Von, ensure its good oil. Its America so everyone wants to capitalize on a trend, so lots of garbage out there. Stick with Charlotte's or CV Labs. Someday it will be more regulated, so better for consumers. And am I SPECIFICALLY referring to CBD compunds, not hallucinogens.
In pill form ,they should have at least 15Mg in them. 5 mg wont do a thing. So check your labels and go with a reputable brand. I found Charlottes a few years back when a family member wanted to try CBD for anxiety. A very good brand, as is CV labs.
Myself and clients are shareholders in Charlottes Web, as a matter of disclosure. www.cwhemp.com
Placebo or not, it works for too many people to ignore. It is subtle, not like a pain pill. A professional bass player I know uses the balm, as do a few pro hockey players. To call it snake oil or a "miracle cure" is sort of childish; it works with subtle effect. And again, be sure you use the right brands, as many are garbage.
An interesting note I've uncovered in my research.....in a short time there will be no such thing as "medical marijuana". The cannabinoid, both CBD and THC are quite easy to synthesize. So we wont be growing weed for medicine kids. It will be pharma grade and synthesized in labs.
Growing HEMP, on the other had has alot of side benefits. I was briefed by someone who would have been a 7th gen hemp farmer in MN once. Great crop with many uses.
California is the place for the "good stuff" Bill. Yanks and Canucks way ahead of europeans. My favorite is a sativa laced cinnamon-flavored breath spray avail in CA. But, with edibles, you can essentially be "high" all the time. I don't drink bourbon day and night, so pretty sure getting high 24/7 is identical. They make it too easy. with edibles.
BTW, for sleeplessness, crossing over into the THC world may help. I bought some "Midnite" brand chocolates for a family insomniac while in CO. They say they work. I tried one late one Sat afternoon once my chores were done....and fell asleep during a NFL playoff game,,, so too well I may add.