CBD Side Effects
What are the side effects of CBD?
Studies have explored CBD and its potential for side effects. There needs to be more literature on this topic especially to determine long-term safety and possible interactions with other medications. However, the limited data does show that even chronic use and high doses are generally well tolerated by people.
In fact, a study from Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research in 2017 concluded that the comparison of adverse reactions of pharmaceutical drugs to CBD medications used for the treatment of similar medical conditions showed a better side effect profile for CBD. This could improve patient compliance and adherence to treatment.
An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies 2017
While there haven’t been reports of serious adverse side effects from CBD, these are a few potential side effects to be aware of with its use:
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in weight
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
Most patients tolerate CBD well with out any side effect.
Also, it should be noted that potential side effects can vary according to different parameters, including some that are beyond the patient control. Side effects can vary due to the CBD dosing, age, fat consumption, and factors that will affect the absorption of CBD.
In addition, two international health organizations supported its safe use in 2018. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that "CBD exhibits no effects of abuse or dependence potential and no evidence of health related problems associated with it." The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances.
World Health Organization Cannabidiol (CBD) Critical Review Review 2018