6. Postpartum depression can be treated with CBD oil
Following childbirth, mothers are turning to marijuana for help with postpartum depression.
Many believe that weed is a natural alternative to potentially hazardous antidepressants and the risks to a child’s development when a mother with PPD doesn’t get treatment.
As Dr. Haj-Dahmane of the Buffalo Institute on Addictions explains, “Using compounds derived from cannabis […] to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression.”
Just as THC can disrupt brain development when in the womb, babies can also ingest THC through breastmilk.
Additionally, there has been little research on the long-term effects of THC and CBD use while breastfeeding or pregnant.
If you choose to use cannabis to assuage postpartum depression, it’s safest to use products exclusively containing CBD.