CBD Belongs On Shelves Across America
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CBD Belongs On Shelves Across America

CBD treats epilepsy, anxiety, and chronic pain — so why is it looked at as a drug?

CBD Belongs On Shelves Across America
Lexi Hammond

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has significant medical benefits without psychoactive properties. It helps treat childhood epilepsy, addiction, and depression. Cannabidiol also contains anti-inflammatory as well as anti-anxiety properties. CBD oil can give a consumer the medical benefits of marijuana without getting them stoned. With plenty of evidence showing the benefits of medical marijuana, some states are legalizing it- so what is the issue with CBD?

Several states have banned CBD, causing parents of epileptic children to have to move states in order to be able to effectively treat their children. These states have CBD listed as a schedule 1 drug, which is in the same category as LSD and heroin.

How can it be possible that a natural cure for several health problems with no "high" is as dangerous as the drugs it as categorized with?

Some states, such as Indiana, have been back and forth with the legality of CBD. Indiana State police raided an Indianapolis natural goods store to prove that CBD was illegal.

However, state officials admit they don't even know if CBD products are illegal or not.

In April, Indiana passed a law allowing CBD oil with 0.3 percent THC or less to medical patients, but that didn't stop state police from taking thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.

The State Police apparently had a "change of heart," and Fresh Thyme officially has their shelves stocked with CBD products again. CBD users all over Indiana were angry and confused because their treatment for chronic pain and other medical issues was taken from them.

CBD oil retailers all over the state pulled the products off their shelves until they received more legal clarification. The police stated they would no longer confiscate CBD oil unless the products clearly violate the law.

The products they seized were never returned to Fresh Thyme.

Local CBD retailers no longer carry these products, although it is supposedly legal now. CBD is very helpful and helps wean patients off of prescription pain medications.

It should be not only legal but available to everyone. There is no "high" effect, only positive benefits. The fear the government has toward a plant is insane.

We need to help the people and keep CBD on the shelves.

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