Don’t take CBD oil if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women to avoid marijuana because of the potential risks to a baby’s development. Although the effects of CBD itself are unclear, CBD does pass through the placenta.
The men who took 300 mg of CBD oil showed less anxiety than those given a placebo. Interestingly, the men who took 100 mg or 600 mg of CBD oil didn't have these results.
More research on CBD has been emerging as it has gained popularity. Still, there are only a few clinical studies on the effects of CBD oil.
Don't drive or use heavy machinery when taking CBD oil since some of them contain THC. This is especially important when you first start treatment or use a new brand.
THC is what's responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis—in other words, what makes you feel "high." CBD oil generally doesn't have THC, although trace amounts might be in products sold in certain states.
Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have a strong connection with cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These are the molecules that THC binds to create psychoactive effects.
Not necessarily. While some use these names interchangeably, hemp oil might also be used for hemp seed oil, which is used for cooking, food production, and skincare products.
Sophie Watts receives funding through a Vanier Scholarship from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Bedrocan International funded the research referenced in this article.
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Detailed strain analyses
An example that illustrates the inconsistent use of these labels is that in 1999, a cannabis strain named “AK 47” won the Sativa Cup in the Cannabis Cup. The same strain went on to win the Indica Cup in the same competition four years later.