What are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?
First, it’s important to understand that CBD oil will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high”. Because CBD oil comes from cannabis (hemp), a common misconception is that it is psychoactive.
The truth is, both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants. Unlike medical marijuana products, CBD oil that’s derived from hemp, however, contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the well-known psychoactive cannabinoid.CBD oil is therefore completely non-psychoactive. This means that, as opposed to THC, it not will adversely affect:
There are dozens of studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating various conditions.
Most of these studies conclude that this cannabinoid is safe and virtually free of side effects. This review paper on the Safety and side effects of cannabidiol1 by the NCBI for example, suggests that controlled cannabidiol administration is safe and non-toxic in humans and animals.
It also does not induce changes in food intake; nor does it affect physiological parameters like heart rate, body temperature or blood pressure.
Also, according to this review paper, “high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.”
There are very few known side effects of CBD, these are mostly minor but you should be informed before taking CBD in case they arise :
Inhibition of hepatic drug metabolism/decreased activities of p-glycoprotein and other drug transporters;
Increased tremor in Parkinson’s patients
Low blood pressure