This article was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.
CBD, one of the main components of the cannabis plant, is now being looked at as a highly effective remedy for all kinds of conditions.
Although not enough research has been conducted to prove it can cure any specific ailments, research indicates it can be effective in treating a wide variety of health issues.
When you read about all of its benefits, it almost seems like some kind of “miracle drug.”
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a miracle drug.
Even though it is holistic and safe, CBD does have some side effects associated with its use.
How Has This Been Proven?
Some advocates will argue that CBD has no negative side effects, and there are reasons for that attitude.
Indeed, the side effects of CBD are very mild when compared to most pharmaceutical products, but they are still there.
As far as we can tell, the best evidence for these side effects comes from a series of medical trials on Epidiolex.
Epidiolex is a commercial drug and its main ingredient is CBD.
As such, it had to be rigorously tested and vetted by the FDA and other organizations.
They found that CBD (or at least, this form of CBD) had a few negative consequences associated with its use.
These include several minor problems like sleepiness and decreased appetite.
The only serious side effect would seem to be an increase in liver enzymes.
As you probably know, CBD …