Cannabis contains many pharmacologically interesting properties, which are primarily responsible for two groups of substances, cannabinoids and terpenes. Among the cannabinoids, Δ9-trans-tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short, has been of particular interest over the last decades, especially in the area of ​​consumption.
Only a few years ago, a second cannabinoid has been recognized by science and the public, making it the most interesting agent of hemp for many people today, especially for those who do not want it intoxicating. Of course we are talking about cannabidiol (CBD), a molecular compound that can have a lot of medicinal functions without the psychoactive effects that THC has.
Cannabidiol is harmless and healthy at the same time
Since CBD has proven to be very useful and harmless, legal cannabinoid has made it into a variety of health-promoting agents for external and internal use. Whether for consumption in food or dietary supplements, or even applied to the skin by ointments, tinctures or creams, CBD has become the trend of the health and wellness industry. In addition, it remains interesting for medical research and practice. Epilepsy, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD and many other diseases can be treated successfully with cannabidiol.
The contradictory treatment of CBD
Some of the conditions for which CBD promises relief, such as epilepsy and ADHD, affect children in particular. Entering specialty stores whose product ranges are CBD cannabis products, however, may generally be entered only from the age of 18 years.
Thus, it is quite understandable that some people are unsure about whether CBD can cause harm to children. If it is not psychoactive and harmless, can it then be administered to a child on a private basis, so that it also benefits from the health benefits?
Do you have to hide your CBD products from your children, or can you keep them accessible to them? How compatible is the safety of cannabidiol with the age restrictions that CBD shops are subject to?
Cannabidiol in public and legal perception
To understand these circumstances, one has to take a closer look at several factors. The legal situation that exists for CBD is due to the fact that cannabidiol is still an active ingredient derived from cannabis. This and the THC content which is often present in CBD products, even if in very low concentrations, justify the age restrictions for CBD shops. Of course, the fact that they mostly sell smokers and smokers in addition to CBD oils and Co. is also a good reason not to let minors into the shops.
Thus, the legal position for CBD could change in parts insofar as an assortment includes only products with no THC content and no goods associated with smoking or other non-intoxicating cannabis applications. Health food stores or pharmacies offering hemp products are not subject to such age restrictions. It is therefore also a question of the milieu, with which the CBD products surround themselves, whether they are perceived as health-promoting or as questionable.
Safety of CBD is confirmed by WHO
After intensive research into the substance, the World Health Organization WHO has declared Cannabidiol safe to use. No adverse health effects or risks associated with the use of CBD could be identified during the studies carried out by the WHO itself.
This means in plain language that you could not prove any side effects or the like. This makes CBD safer than most drugs that are available in the pharmacy over the counter. So who would give his child an ibuprofen in pain or aspirin, which should also be able to safely administer CBD, if the child has a condition that can be positively influenced by CBD.
Is CBD suitable for children only as a remedy or as a nutritional supplement?
The fact that CBD can help children suffering from epilepsy, for example, or other serious ailments has been proven by numerous studies and is now also relatively well-known through reports that have become public. However, many people may believe that they need to keep their CBD products away from their children. This is not the case, because CBD is also excellent for children for general health promotion. For example, if children are sleeping badly, or are suffering from anxiety, or are generally tormented by restlessness, cannabidiol can help them relax and sleep well.
Even in children diagnosed with ADHD, CBD can be used effectively to prevent treatment with Ritalin. CBD can easily be integrated into a child's everyday life without the impression of medication. Many of the very natural products can be used to prepare drinks and food.


GLASMANN, Dieter Klaus. Ist CBD für Kinder geeignet? 1 [online] Dec, 2018, Dostupné z: https://www.hanf-magazin.com/medizin/cannabinoide/cbd-in-der-medizin/ist-cbd-fuer-kinder-geeignet/
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