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Congress Makes CBD Legal To Treat Chronic Illness

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

As part of the recently-passed farm bill, Congress has declared that cannabidiol (CBD) is now legal in

Wait--Congress Did Something Right?

all 50 states. CDB is derived from marijuana, but it has none of the mind-altering characteristics of that plant. 

Effectiveness Debated

Though some debate about CBD's effectiveness, many people insist that it helps with chronic pain caused by such conditions as arthritis. CBD has also been linked to reducing anxiety and depression. I have written in the past about CBD and seizures.

Check With Your Doctor Before Starting

For those persons disabled by such chronic conditions as arthritis, depression, anxiety, and seizures,

CBD To The Rescue?

the fact that CBD is now legal everywhere is good news. It is worth discussing CBD with your doctor to see if she thinks it could aid any of your medical problems.  This is notably true for those persons with seizures--this is not a condition to try to treat on your own. 

Not Hemp Oil

If your doctor okays it, you can buy CBD from a local food cooperative or health food store. If you do, keep in mind that you want CBD from marijuana plants. Do not buy hemp oil, derived from marijuana seeds, as it has almost no active ingredients.  Many retailers will try to confuse the two items.

Working For You?

Are you using CBD? Is it helping? Are you prepared to try it now that it is legal all across America? Let me know.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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