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HEALING WITH CBD
By MICHELLE GABRIELLE CENTAMORE
Kseniya Sullivan of Bellmore, now 34, suffered with depression since she was 15,
chronic pain since she was 25, and migraines for as long as she can remember.
Her 16-year-old son is challenged with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), major depression disorder, and anxiety. They both felt like prisoners of their
prescription medication up until about one year ago — until they discovered CBD.
Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, cannabidiol, or CBD, is a
nonpsychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant. Not to be confused
with tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the chief psychoactive compound in marijuana
that gives the high sensation, CBD is available over the counter or from a
trusted healthcare provider. It comes in the form of oils, drops, sprays, gummies,
supplements, topical lotions, and more.
Two gummies a day and CBD balm for pain have offered Sullivan positive results.
Her son takes five drops two times per day or eats a
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CBD oil is an increasingly popular treatment for various ailments. (Getty Images)
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CANNABIDIOL HELPS WITH EVERYTHING FROM PAIN TO ANXIETY