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So, with that said, CBD oil is often used to address pain associated with various conditions. It can be difficult to live with persistent pain day after day, so those in chronic pain will look to a variety of solutions to solve their problem. If CBD oil has the potential to help reduce your pain, it is at least worth a closer look. The oil has the potential to manage pain by altering something called endocannabinoid receptor activity within your body. By reducing inflammation, you might be able to cut down on your level of pain through this simple treatment.

With regard to side effects, there is some good news – most CBD oil users don’t experience notable side effects. Everything you put into your body comes with the potential of some side effects, but for the most part, the risk of significant side effects is pretty low when using CBD oil.

What is CDB oil?

· Low blood pressure – Obviously, anything impacting your blood pressure should be taken very seriously, so this is not a side effect to overlook.

This is the natural place to get started. What is this stuff, anyway? If you first associate CBD oil with marijuana when you hear it brought up by friends or family members, you aren’t far off – but this isn’t the same thing as marijuana. Rather, to make CDB oil, the chemical compound cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant. That compound is then diluted with an oil before it is sold.

The potential benefits of CBD oil go well beyond pain management. There are other issues that you can attempt to treat with this product, such as anxiety, symptoms that result from cancer treatment, and even acne. Again, the actual efficacy of CBD oil when dealing with these conditions is up for debate and not proven, but there has been some indication that it might have a positive effect for some individuals.

Will Medicaid pay for CBD oil? What if prescribed by a doctor?

No, Medicaid, nor any other insurance, will pay for CBD (cannabidiol) oil. This holds true even if it is prescribed by a physician.

To explain, despite the growing popularity of using CBD to treat medical conditions, it has not been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for this purpose. That said, there is one exception that exists. In June of 2018, the FDA approved a prescription CBD medication, Epidiolex, which is used to treat two types of epilepsy. Please note that this is the only CBD product for which Medicaid will pay.

Further complicating the use of CBD oil for medicinal purposes, and Medicaid coverage, is that the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Agency) still classifies CBD oil as a Schedule I Drug, the same class of drugs as heroin and ecstasy. As a side note, any FDA-approved CBD product with no greater than 0.1% THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) are considered to be Schedule V Drugs. This class of drugs has a low potential for abuse and contains some cough and anti-diarrhea medications.