CBD Oil pulled from Kansas shelves
Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor
March 19, 2018
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A few months ago, I was referred to a psychiatrist in the Lawrence area for my anxiety and depression, as my previous antidepressants were only managing, rather than improving my mental state. This was and will remain the most memorable appointment I have ever had, and I left wondering if what this woman—who went to medical school—was saying could be legal in the eyes of Kansas law.
As I confided in her my current psychological state, as well as my desire to switch my antidepressant prescription, she asked if I had ever considered Cannabidiol, or CBD oil. I vividly remember her telling me the address of the CBD shop on Massachusetts Street and explaining its legality.
Both my roommate and I found ourselves in this clean, welcoming shop a week later, sampling CBD gummy bears and chatting with the owner.
Now, just four months later, if my doctor suggested I go to this business, she would be committing a crime in the eyes of the state, one which may not be taken lightly by conservative lawmakers.
My roommate and I struggled with anxiety and are both easily stressed, Type A personalities, so we thought why not try it? Cannabidiol hemp oil contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana. When taken, one feels none of the stimulant effects of marijuana, receiving only the healing benefits of the plant without the high.
I found the oil had incredible effects on my sleep, and every night I took it before bed, I not only no longer struggled to fall