7 surprising uses for CBD oil

Posted at 4:49 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 12:58:46-04

Now that marijuana is officially legal in Michigan, except in public places, there has been a lot of talk about CBD oil-infused, well, everything.

So what is CBD and how is it used?

CBD, or cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis plants and can be extracted from the two strains of cannabis, both hemp and marijuana.

CBD-oil has been found in lotions, creams and food. And although the only CBD products officially approved by the Food and drug Admiration is a prescription oil called Epidiolex, proponents say it can have many health benefits for humans and pets.

Here are the seven common uses for CBD oil
1. Pain reliever
2. Reduce anxiety and depression
3. Alleviate cancer-related symptoms
4. Reduce acne
5. Relief for epilepsy and multiple sclerosis
6. Benefits the circulatory system
7. Treat hyperactivity and joint pain in animals

The Mayo Clinic says more research is needed to determine the benefits and safety of CBD oil. And CBD oil can carry the following side effects: dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue.

Tuesday on 7 Action News we’ll take you inside a new trend in CBD oil. Dinner parties. No more wine pairing parties, the new wave in Michigan is chef-lead, marijuana dinner parties.

Tune in to 7 Action News at 6 for this special report.