The answers to those questions aren’t necessarily straightforward. The only thing that is clear at this point: The marketing has gone way ahead of the science and the law when it comes to CBD products.
Is CBD marijuana?
Currently, there is only one CBD product that has FDA approval: a prescription medication called Epidiolex, used to treat some rare severe seizure disorders in children. The bottom line is that in order to understand whether CBD is legal where you live, you’ll need to consult your state health department website or professionals in your community.
Is CBD safe?
For adults, CBD appears to be a very safe product. CBD does produce side effects for some people, including nausea, fatigue, and irritability. It may also interact with certain medications, so always check with your doctor before use.
I tried CBD for the first time last night (in 25mg capsule form) and although it did give me a pleasant relaxed feeling, I could not fall asleep. At 2am I finally relented and took a full Ambien. I didn't feel wired. I just couldn't fall asleep. Has anyone else had this experience.
On a positive note, I took it again this morning and went out for a walk 90 minutes later and it does seem to help with my recent sciatic issues.