Does CBD Work? Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

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CBD recommendations hope to provide some clarity for using the cannabis-derived ingredient, despite a lack of scientific evidence proving that it works to treat pain.

CBD use has become popular over the past few years. It can be found in creams, pills, tinctures, among other products. However, there has been no guidance on how to use CBD safely. 

That is why the Arthritis Foundation recently released guidelines for people who want to try CBD. Their guidelines are the first from any major patient advocacy group. The guidelines make it clear that other prescribed medications should not be abandoned; but if you want to try it, they indicate how you should do it.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with regulating CBD products since it has been widely available. So far, the agency has not done so.

Until the FDA has completed scientific research to prove safety and efficacy, the Arthritis Foundation suggests people who want to try CBD start slowly with the lowest dose and track symptoms over time.

Read the full story from The Today Show.

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