CBD is just one of may compounds in marijuana, and it is not psychoactive. Smoking cannabis is not the same as using CBD oil. Using CBD oil is not the same as using or smoking whole cannabis.
A person can use CBD oil in different ways to relieve various symptoms. If a doctor prescribes it to treat LGS or DS, it is important to follow their instructions. CBD-based products come in many forms. Some can be mixed into different foods or drinks or taken with a pipette or dropper.
Others are available in capsules or as a thick paste to be massaged into the skin. Some products are available as sprays to be administered under the tongue.
Recommended dosages vary between individuals, and depend on factors such as body weight, the concentration of the product, and the health issue.
Due to the lack of FDA regulation for most CBD products, seek advice from a medical professional before determining the best dosage. As regulation in the U.S. increases, more specific dosages and prescriptions will start to emerge. After discussing dosages and risks with a doctor, and researching regional local laws, it is important to compare different brands of CBD oil.