The use of cannabis oils is still somewhat of a huge controversy in many circles. Although products containing Cannabidiol (CBD), the main compound found in cannabis, now enjoy legal status in various states where marijuana remains in control, advocates for these products still have a long way to go in pushing for their legal use across the country. Cannabis oil is applied or taken in order to treat various symptoms, particularly those brought about by illnesses such as cancer. However, just like any other potent remedy with good health benefits, cannabis also has its risks on top of the issues that surround its use and legality.

Cannabis oils are oil products containing certain concentrations of CBD. They are mainly used for therapeutic purposes such as relieving pain and fighting against inflammation. CBD oils are seen as excellent natural alternatives to synthetic, over-the-counter drugs that offer the same pain and inflammation relief benefits.

Another area where cannabis oils can be useful is in relieving drug and nicotine withdrawals for people who are trying to get rehabilitated from their addiction. Studies have revealed that subjects who used CBD in one form or another (e.g. CBD inhalers) smoked less and curbed their nicotine and opioid cravings. Other researches also reveal how CBD can be effective in reducing substance abuse-related symptoms like insomnia, pain, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Just recently, FDA approved CBD (epidiolex) for use as a therapeutic treatment for conditions that are related to epilepsy and epileptic seizures. These conditions are namely LGS or Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (which appears in children between 3 and 5 years of age) and DS or Draven Syndrome (which appears in the first year of life as frequent seizures accompanied or triggered by fever).

Numerous other studies are being conducted to test and learn about the effects of cannabis oils and CBD on various other conditions like neuropsychiatric disorders, anxiety, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even acne.