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CBD for Emotional Well-being

by Tucker McCleary

Using cannabidiol (CBD) for emotional well-being has become a preferred remedy since the 2018 Farm Bill allowed hemp to legally be grown for CBD production. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 40 million Americans are affected by anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another form of mental health ailment each year.

In his book Cannabis Pharmacy, Michael Backes states, “The density of CB1 receptors found in the brain indicates that the endocannabinoid system can regulate emotional disorders since their structures regulate anxiety and other related conditions.”

The National Center for Biotechnology Information published an article about 23 studies conducted on CBD that found low doses ranging from one to 50 milligrams a day to be effective for treating anxiety or other emotional disorder symptoms.

An article from shows vaping CBD is a fast-acting way to get almost instant relief, but offers the shortest duration of relief. CBD that is ingested orally or sublingually is the most effective option because it will slowly bind with receptors in the body throughout the day.

It is important to contact a trained medical or mental health professional to discuss symptoms concerning mental/emotional well-being and overall health in general, as well as potential interactions with current medications.

Tucker McCleary is the CBD American Shaman Carlisle branch store manager with basic and advanced certifications in medicinal cannabis, cannabis business and dispensary operations. For more information, call 717-254-6643 or email [email protected].