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CBD oil. Your patients are using it. Here’s what you need to know

Felker, Lori

Lori Felker is director of the PA program at Widener University in Chester, Pa.


Cannabinoid (CBD) oil is a trend in self-care management. In this digital age, patients have access to products from across the globe, and these products may not be regulated. Healthcare providers must be at the forefront of the latest trends in medicine and alternative therapies to better serve patients’ needs. This article reviews various medical conditions for which CBD oil already is being used, its other medicinal uses, major adverse reactions, and what patients should know before they decide to consume CBD oil.