Do you use CBD oil? We are hearing this question at Healing Touch Charlotte with more frequency.
The short answer is no. The long and detailed answer is below:
The question of CBD (cannabidol) oil use has arisen since the passage of the Federal Farm Bill, which grants states the power to legalize hemp products.
But there is not a law legalizing CBD use in North Carolina – only a Federal law permitting the state to choose to make it legal.
The official statement issued by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy:
“An LMBT is required to abide by local, State and Federal laws. An LMBT is not permitted to use or sell substances that are illegal. Until North Carolina passes a law that says CBD oil is legal to use as a lotion in a massage and bodywork therapy session in North Carolina or is legal for an LMBT to sell in North Carolina I cannot legally advise the Board that CBD oil is legal to use as a lotion in a massage and bodywork therapy session in North Carolina or is legal for an LMBT to sell in North Carolina.”
The board has also expressed additional concerns regarding the massage use of CBD oil:
- What would the correct dosage be?
- For which ailments?
- What percentage of CBD oil vs carrier oil?
- What would the effects be on the therapist after several hours of use on their clients?
Some of my own questions include:
- Can the therapist (legally and safely) drive home after several hours of CBD exposure?
- What are the possible effects of long term use (months/years) on the clients?
- What are the possible effects of long term use (months/years) on the therapists?
So, the long answer is no – because we don’t know.