Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects adults and children alike, causing distractibility, hyperactivity, and poor impulse control. Cannabis treatments can be used in combination with pharmaceutical ADHD treatments and many consumers report that CBD products reduce the jitters they receive from their medications.
Interestingly, studies have shown that ADHD may cause an increase in self-medication with cannabis medicines due to the relieving effects users report.
Low-myrcene, high-pinene, and pure CBD cannabis strains seem to encourage hyper focus for up to 90 minutes. The momentum established from 90 minutes of task focus often precludes the need for further cannabis doses that day. Interestingly, lower doses of 5-10mg CBD seem to work best for ADHD relief as opposed to higher doses.
Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen and Dr. Eva Milz conducted and analyzed a clinical study in Germany between 2012-2014 that demonstrated successful therapy and treatment of ADD/ADHD with cannabis. Among 30 patients that were treatment-resistant to conventional pharmaceutical therapies such as methylphenidate, atomoxetine and amphetamines, or their derivatives like Ritalin and Adderall, 22 of them ceased all stimulant use and switched to cannabis as their sole treatment.
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Always check with your medical provider before discontinuing any medications or providing CBD to your children. It is not recommended to give full spectrum products to children.
“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana, by Michael Backes, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2014, pp. 184