So it’s taken me a while to write this week’s blog and I blame the warm weather for it. As Spring arrives and the days are warmer, I find myself just wanting to be outside… or maybe it’s that I’ve decided that this year is the year in which I restore balance among all my endeavors. Anyway, whatever it is, I am now back writing about CBD. Why CBD? Well, it is not only a hot topic, but I have received many calls from vendors proposing me to offer it at the office. While it is an alluring proposition, I have decided to wait before proceeding.
There’s much talk about CBD and CBD-based products’ benefits for medical purposes, from epilepsy, sleep disorders, chronic pain and more, but now this has been extended to facial moisturizers. The argument is that hemp is low in the intoxicating compounds of the Cannabis plant, THC, and high on the beneficial ones, CBD. Luckily, Prof. Steve Chaney, PhD, whom I follow, has recently published his take on it based on a report from the National Academy of Sciences. The academy concluded that the evidence is still inconclusive for a full benefit vs. risk assessment of CBD products by themselves, but regardless, many products are labeled inaccurately with some containing little to no CBD, yet containing detectable levels of THC. Another caveat is that the amount of CBD assumed in such clinical studies to analyze the benefits is higher than the actual amounts used in the CBD products themselves. However, as a side note, they stated some of the risks for the use of marijuana, including the possibility of low birth weight babies when the mother smokes, development of schizophrenia or other psychoses, progression and more.
Personally, I can not offer my clients what I would not apply on myself, and CBD products is not something I would use on my skin at this time. Therefore, I have refrained from any such offerings. When in doubt, please call us at 305-356-7402 or email us at email@example.com. Please remember, “Our Promise Is More Than Beauty”.