By Sarah Climaco
As we continue to adapt to changing norms due to stay-at-home orders, many are adding cannabidiol to their comfort consumption habits during this time of social isolation. Spending time away from others gives you a chance to focus more on your own personal wellness, and a better you often translates to better experiences for people around you. CBD skin care, cosmetics, and infused bathing products are popular gifts for Mom, especially with Mother’s Day just around the corner.
Although CBD products can provide some relief during this crisis, it’s important to know that CBD does not treat COVID-19 at all. Some people have been using it to cope with anxiety and sleep loss triggered by current events, including myself. Like any new supplement, people might have to spend more time experimenting to figure out what kind of dose and product works best for their needs – but social isolation makes that a little easier.
Cannabidiol Isn’t a Known Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to two CBD companies that marketed false health claims about their products. These companies insinuated that their products could combat opioid addiction and a variety of other medical conditions. It does not.
The opioid crisis continues to be a serious problem in the United States, and we will continue to crack down on companies that attempt to benefit from selling products with unfounded treatment claims.
CBD has not been shown to treat opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a real problem in our country and those who are addicted need to seek out proper treatment from a health care provider.FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.
Government Opioid Addiction Resources
|U.S. Department of Health and Human Services||This resource provided by the HHS allows you to search for treatment centers close to you.|
|The National Library of Medicine||A comprehensive collection of resources on opioid addiction and recovery, with a focus on understanding what addiction is.|
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration||The National Helpline is a 24/7 phone service offered by SAMHSA. It helps connect people with local public services to get help with substance abuse or mental health crises.|
April 7 Declared Charlotte Figi Day in Colorado
The news of Charlotte Figi passing has continued to move through the CBD industry. Governor Jared Polis announced that April 7 is now “Charlotte Figi Day” in the State of Colorado. Governor Polis, an avid supporter of hemp and cannabis, shared: “Charlotte Figi passed away, having left the world with a life-changing story of overcoming adversity through courage and grace.”