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Can CBD Help Me and My Medical Condition?

South Carolina has a budding medical marijuana program. Since the process to start can be slow, we want to use this time to get you educated so once there is a fully functioning program you are confident you want to get your medical marijuana card with us!

We reviewed last week what CBD is and how it impacts the body. With this knowledge base, today we are going to get into what conditions CBD is best known to treat!

If You Have Anxiety, CBD Can Help

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 40 million people over 18 in the U.S. have anxiety and due to the pandemic, this number is growing daily. CBD is best known as a treatment for anxiety because it is the number one condition people seek CBD treatment for. Because of this, there actually is a lot of research available on how CBD helps anxiety!

In the past, research on CBD was in the very beginning stages so they were preclinical or were performed using animal testing. Now, we are seeing a big shift where CBD is supported by strong clinical trials that have human subjects, many of whom are struggling with anxiety. Although there is anecdotal evidence supporting CBD as a treatment for anxiety, it is always nice to have that backed up by the research too!

An important study looked at 37 teenage participants that were all diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (SAD). They were split into two groups; one using CBD oil daily for treatment and the other using a placebo. After four weeks of treatment, the results revealed that those who were in the CBD oil treatment group saw a major reduction in the SAD symptoms. It was even shown that CBD was a comparable treatment to the traditional prescription medication that is used to treat SAD!

Another study looked at 47 anxiety patients in a mental health facility in Colorado. These patients were given CBD treatment daily for three months. The results showed that within the first month alone 79.2% of patients saw a significant improvement in their anxiety symptoms!

If You Are Struggling With Chronic Pain, Think About Using CBD

The number one use for medical marijuana is to treat chronic pain. This is why you will always see chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana programs. This is because medical marijuana is a great treatment for pain!

A comprehensive research review was performed by Harvard Medical School which looked at 28 studies on the effectiveness of medical marijuana to treat pain. The results concluded that in fact medical marijuana is an effective treatment for chronic and neuropathic pain and is supported by high quality research!

CBD is also great because it not only treats chronic pain but improves people’s quality of life and decreases the use of opioids. If you are dealing with any of these issues, CBD could be the treatment path for you!

Having Trouble Sleeping? CBD Could Help That Too

If you have ever had a bad night of sleep, then you know how important sleep really is to functioning at your fullest the next day. For those with medical conditions, if you can’t sleep, you can’t heal.

Based on the CBD research around sleep and insomnia, it has been shown that the dosage level is the most important factor. Research has revealed that those who take a higher dose of CBD before best have longer sleep durations than those who take smaller doses.

Another reason why CBD helps with sleep is because it can help first treat what is keeping you up at night. Many people with chronic pain toss and turn for hours at night. CBD can first soothe your chronic pain which can then in turn help you sleep better. This goes not only for chronic pain but other medical conditions as well!

Can I Get CBD in South Carolina?

Today in South Carolina you can only legally purchase hemp derived CBD since it is federally legal. Even though cannabis derived CBD is much more effective, it is not available for purchase in South Carolina since there is no medical marijuana program in place yet.

You’re in the right place. Start your medical marijuana journey towards relief today!


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South Carolina Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-6670, or simply reserve an appointment to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out South Carolina Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information!

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Jul 23, 2022

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