CBD Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Adolescent Rats


The animals showed changes in both slow wave and rapid eye movement sleep.

Many countries, as well as some states in the US, have recently been taking steps to legalize the use of cannabis, but the long-term effects of using cannabinoids are still unknown. Cannibidiol (CBD), one of the compounds in the cannabis plant, is increasingly being self-administered to treat health conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, and epilepsy without the overt effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis compound that causes a psychoactive high. The CBD industry is projected to reach $16 billion in the United States alone by 2025, and the compound is being administered to children to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in a clinical trial, according to The New York Times. The 2018 Farm Bill declassified CBD products containing less than 0.3 percent THC.

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