Cannabidiol (CBD) Adverse Effects and Toxicity
Updated: Aug 30, 2022
Key Findings: "CBD is not risk-free although its use is expanding around the world for diseases that lack scientific evidence of the drug's efficacy. In animals, CBD adverse effects included developmental toxicity, embryo-fetal mortality, central nervous system inhibition and neurotoxicity, hepatocellular injuries, spermatogenesis reduction, organ weight alterations, male reproductive system alterations, and hypotension, although at doses higher than recommended for human pharmacotherapies. Human CBD studies for epilepsy and psychiatric disorders reported CBD-induced drug-drug interactions, hepatic abnormalities, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, and somnolence."