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The power of knowing why and how to use CBD starts with trusted medical professionals such as RNs

Top U.S. health issues call for alternative guidance for insomnia, inflammation, pain

With so many CBD products of varying quality on the market, it’s difficult to know if or when to take products, which products to take and how much. Combining these factors with a lack of labeling requirements prompts legal experts to sum the problem up as people not knowing what they are getting.

Jeri Schulz, MSN, RN, has seen firsthand how healthcare professionals and patients can use CBD to “heal without the high” when properly educated. This experience called her to start Tulip Tree, a CBD products company, that integrates the safe and effective use of CBD into healthcare practices by providing professionals tools for giving advice to patients and taking care of themselves when most days they are taking care of others.

“I want healthcare professionals to have the highest level of confidence when speaking with patients and their families about CBD and its use. A strong knowledge base helps remove stress and empowers care teams,” said Schulz. This knowledge base is especially important because no official CBD certification currently exists for nurses.

Dr. Loraine Glaser-Zakem, a Cincinnati-based internal medicine physician and director of Medical Marijuana Health Consultants, understands the importance of managing or removing stress.

“Patients ask me: ‘what am I getting in these 200 milligrams?’ Many brands say ‘hemp-derived oil’ or ‘CBD oil’ and that can be misleading,” notes Glaser-Zakem. “Most physicians have not educated themselves or [don’t] know much about cannabis and its compounds. It’s a real problem.”

Schulz supports the development of prescribing standards that include indications for use, specific dose, route, expected effect and possible side effects. She believes in establishing evidence-based standards for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids that includes CBD. 

Tulip Tree believes in transparency for its consumers. It collaborates with trusted partners to provide beneficial, safe, reliable and simple products.