There’s quite a controversy surrounding the age requirements associated with the use of CBD products, mainly because full-spectrum CBD products contain THC – which is still heavily regulated in several states across the United States of America.
The legal debate surrounding the appropriate age for the use of CBD has raged for ages; in theory, hemp-based CBD that is free of THC should be usable by all ages and demographics but isn’t, due to the fact that most people still associate CBD with the psychoactive properties of THC.
In a landmark decision in June 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a prescription cannabidiol medication used to treat seizures in children from 2 years. This decision proves that CBD with less than 0.3% of THC can be safely used for children. CBD has also proven itself to be very effective in the treatment of conditions including epilepsy, autism, chronic pain, and other conditions that affect children; along with providing relief from arthritis and counteracting free-radical damage, conditions common in the elderly.
However, it is important to use CBD products that contain less than 0.3% of THC and monitor the reactions of children and the elderly to varying doses before settling on the ideal dose.