CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in Cannabis and is an essential part of Medicinal Marijuana therapy.
How is Cannabidiol different to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?
Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid compound. While CBD is a component of the marijuana plant, by itself it does not cause a “high”. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD” (1).
Is Cannabidiol safe?
CBD is a non-toxic, non-euphoric substance that doesn’t make people feel high. Side effects of CBD are minimal when compared to similar class medications. Potential side effects include dry mouth, nausea and light-headedness. There is no withdrawal period, so stopping CBD at any time is safe to do if the side effects are not tolerated.
The bottom line
CBD may be a safe option when treating a range of different conditions. Although it may be a safe option, you should always consult with your regular health practitioner about any medication you are looking to take for treatment of your chronic condition.
References 1. https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396837/
1. CBD as a potential treatment for Anxiety https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/
2. CBD as a potential treatment for psychosis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24309088
3. CBD as a potential treatment for epilepsy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5688214/
4. CBD’s Anti-inflammatory properties: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632236