What is CBD and CBG & Is it Safe to Consume it?
Cannabindiol (CBD) and Cannabigerol (CBG) are cannabinoids found in both the marijuana and hemp plant. Neither CBD or CBG contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient that causes people to feel “high”. CBD and CBG are federally legal when produced from the hemp plant (meaning it has under 0.3% THC) is proven to be non-addictive, non-psychoactive and confirmed to have a slew of benefits like decreasing symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are some CBD health risks to keep in mind. Some negative effects of CBD and CBG, though often tolerable, include dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, fatigue and diarrhea. CBD is safe, but it can interact with medications like blood thinners. With any legal drug, it’s best to speak with a licensed physician about any worries or side effects of cannabidiol.
Can You Overdose on Hemp Products?
How much is too much CBD, CBG or CBN? According to Open Access Government, “the general consensus among professionals and even the World Health Organization, is that even in extremely large doses, all three main forms of CBD, CBG and CBN (full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate) are likely to cause extreme drowsiness, lethargy, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhoea and other unpleasant, disorienting side effects, not death.” So there you have it, you can’t overdose on CBD. What about a CBD with THC overdose? Still no. Even full-spectrum CBD or marijuana with high amounts of THC “will not cause a person to overdose in the traditional sense,” says WebMD.
Is CBD, CBG or CBN addictive?
In a word, no. Medical News Today states that “not only is CBD not addictive, but it may even help treat drug addiction.” A study found that one of the benefits of consuming CBD is that it may actually help treat nicotine and cannabis addiction and mitigate side effects of detox to prevent possible relapse.
What Does the FDA Say About CBD Overdose?
FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products is still in its early days. Currently, there is only one FDA approved drug product that includes CBD, which is why Dad Grass never makes any medical claims that our products will heal, fix or correct any symptoms or ailments. Some companies do market their CBD products to treat diseases, which is why the FDA is raising an alarm to keep consumers in need of specific medical treatments safe and up to date on all necessary legal information. According to their website, “the FDA has seen only limited data about CBD safety and these data point to real risks that need to be considered before taking CBD for any reason.” That being said, just because the FDA doesn’t have anything to say about CBD, CBG or CBN overdoses, doesn’t mean other reputable and credible scientists have nothing to say about it. Check out what Medical News Today, WebMD, World Health Organization and Open Access Government have to say about hemp products.
Can You Overdose on CBD Joints?
You can’t overdose on a CBD joint. What about a CBD with THC overdose? Still no. Even full-spectrum CBD or marijuana with high amounts of THC “will not cause a person to overdose in the traditional sense,” says WebMD.
Does CBD Have Health Risks?
All legal drugs have health risks. But according to Open Access Government, “the general consensus among professionals and even the World Health Organization, is that even in extremely large doses, CBD is likely to cause extreme drowsiness, lethargy, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea and other unpleasant, disorienting side effects, not death.”
Can You Get Addicted to CBD?
In a word, no. Medical News Today states that “not only is CBD not addictive, but it may even help treat drug addiction.”
How Long Does CBD High Last?
CBD doesn’t get you “high” in the traditional sense, because it doesn’t have THC, the intoxicating components of marijuana. However, the effects of CBD can last from 2 to 6 hours depending on your body, how much you take and how you take it (from smoking a joint to popping a gummy).
Can Too Much CBD Oil Make Anxiety Worse?
Hemp derived CBD, CBG and CBN products don’t contain high amounts of the intoxicating effects of THC which sometimes aggravate symptoms of anxiety in some people. Because some CBD products have high amounts of THC, it’s important to always buy and consume products from trusted suppliers and do any necessary research on how products may mingle with pre-existing conditions.