CBD Oil with high THC Warnings for pregnant and lactating women and children.
In recent months, I have developed interest in CBD Oil products and I have made a decision to share every bit of information I come across regarding this product, favorable or unfavorable. So recently I came across this CBD Oil warnings especially in pregnancy and breastfeeding and decided I have to share the information as well.
As I already stated, I use CBD oil for anxiety and depression management and I am very eager to know what other people (user) think about these products and recent research findings. My goal is to stay away from CBD oil with THC or at least go with those that contain the bare minimal level of THC such as the allowed 0.3% content.
What is CBD Oil?
This I already defined and discussed in my previous posts on CBD oil.
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As I continue to read and research on the benefits of the CBD Oil products, I also keep my eyes open for any significant side effects or potential problems with the use.
I recently came across a write up in WebMD.com that stated some warnings to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are using CBD products and marijuana during pregnancy and lactation. This warnings were actually supported by another article by American College of Medical Toxicology 2016.
It stated that though research results are inconclusive (ACMT, 2016) but there are known dangers of using CBD Oil with high level of THC and marijuana during pregnancy and lactation as it affects the unborn child and breastfeeding infant’s health and wellbeing.
The article though supported the evidence that CBD Oil (without or with little amount of THC) which is a product of hemp or marijuana plants could be used in the treatment and management of health issues such as seizures, chronic pain, cachexia from HIV/AIDS, muscle spasms, migraines, PTSDH, glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease and neuro-oncologic disorders.
The article also reported that CBD Oil low in THC has been used to treat and manage epilepsy. The article concluded the result as inconclusive because some of the patients continued to take their seizure or epilepsy medications while taking CBD oil during the treatment.
Warnings for pregnant and lactating mothers
CBD Oil with high level of THC and use of marijuana during pregnancy and lactation exposes the fetuses to THC as it easily crosses the placenta barrier and is also abundant in breastmilk. Perinatal exposure to marijuana is linked to poor cognitive development, low IQ scores, low cognitive function and attention disorder (Day NL, Richardson GA, Goldschmidt L, Robles N, et
Perinatal use of marijuana is also linked to increased hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention symptoms (Goldschmidt and co on effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10.
It is also linked to deficits in visual-motor coordination, processing speed, visual memory and interhemispheric transfer of information even up to the age of adolescence. It may be linked to psychotic behaviors in adolescents as well.
The research on dangers of CBD Oil with high THC content and marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation are still ongoing just as the benefits and possible side effects of CBD Oil.
The goal is to not use the treatment during pregnancy and lactation but like every other treatment plan, the provider determines if the benefit out weighs the side effects. This is why you need to stay in touch with you health care provider.
WebMD.com stated that high doses of CBD use in epilepsy might make the muscular movement and tremors worse.
It is advised to stay in a safe dose range, weigh the benefits against adverse effects.
To read more about the dangers of using marijuana or CBD products with high concentration of THC check out these articles.
Journal of Medical Toxicology (2017) 13:99-105 Pediatric concerns due to expanded Cannabis use.
Neurotoxicology Teratol. (1994) 16(2): 169-75 Effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on the cognitive development of offspring at age three.
Neurotoxicology Teratol, (200) 22(3) 325-336 Effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10.
I will still recommend CBD Oil without or with low level of THC product for adults with anxiety, depression and pain