Does CBD have any negative side effects?

Does CBD have any negative side effects?

November 12, 2018

Researchers have not identified any significant side effects associated with the consumption of cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound extracted from cannabis and hemp plants, even when used in high dosages.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the most abundant chemical compound in cannabis, causes a feeling of intoxication, typically referred to as a “high.” While CBD has shown medical potential in relieving pain and inflammation, among other things, it does not have the psychoactive properties of THC.

What do the World Health Organization and Food and Drug Administration say?

In December 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that “cannabidiol does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm.” The WHO also suggested that CBD should be taken seriously as a treatment for epileptic seizures.

In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a CBD-based drug used to treat epileptic seizures. It was the first time the FDA ever approved a drug derived from cannabis.

What about mixing with other drugs?

Taking CBD on its own does not seem to cause any negative side effects. When mixed and matched with other medications, though, it can affect how one’s body metabolizes painkillers, statins, insulin and more. Consulting with a medical professional before incorporating CBD into a regiment is always the right choice.

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