CBD being explored for medicinal purposes

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With CBD starting to pop up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced this week they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, supplements, and cosmetics.

Your CBD Store opened Saturday right here in Irondequoit and owner Thalia Pabon said her goal is to provide quality products for medicinal purposes.

“We follow our product from soil to oil so we know what it is. And if you’re looking to get high, this is the wrong place. This is medicinal,” she said.

Pabon said our bodies already produce cannabinoids in limited quantities and she’s here to provide a balance for those who might need more in their system. 

“Chronic pain, anxiety, depression. So it depends, I’ll try to figure out what is it that brings them in, and I’ll try to explain to them and figure out what’s best for them,” Pabon said.

A neurosurgeon with Rochester Regional Health said there’s not always a traditional medical fix for certain conditions he sees in patients. He said CBD might be another outlet to explore for those with chronic pain or other issues. 

“Patients will be sitting there and they’ll say, ‘I tried everything, am I supposed to live like this?’ That kind of leaves you there saying I wish…there should be more out there for people,” said Dr. Anthony Petraglia.

Dr. Petraglia said educating people on the proper way to use CBD products is important.

“You have to really grill patients on what they’re using it for, try to guide them as far as what the product is. Is it a quality product, because all of that is gonna determine the dosage you recommend somebody takes,” he said.

Your CBD Store sells the products in several different forms, such as water solubles, edibles, skin care, and gel caps.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be holding a public hearing in Silver Spring, Maryland on May 31 to gather more information on the science and manufacturing of CBD.

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