The marijuana industry is booming in the United States. Recent polls reveal that 55 million Americans currently use marijuana and one in every seven adults uses CBD products. There is an increasing likelihood that members of the general public will be consuming cannabis or CBD along with prescription or over-the-counter medications. It is not a question of whether or not any of your patients are using cannabis and/or cannabinoid oil products, but rather “which ones?”

As front-line healthcare providers, community-based pharmacists like you play an essential role in alerting and educating the public on cannabis use and on drug interactions that may occur with cannabis and CBD usage. Many questions exist surrounding CBD safety in regard to consumption levels, consuming multiple products simultaneously, pregnancy and child exposure to CBD products, and prolonged usage of CBD.

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2018 Marijuana Usage, ages 12+
According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45.3% of Persons Aged 12 or Older reported a lifetime use of marijuana, 15.9% within the past year, and 10.1% within the past month.
2018 CBD usage
According to Consumer Reports, one in seven persons in the US aged 18 and older has used products containing CBD.