Questions About Hemp & CBD

questions and cbd

CBD Use in the United States
In 2018, the U.S. Congress made a law, the Agriculture Improvement Act, which made hemp legal and allowed for CBD from hemp. But, some states still consider hemp illegal, so where you can use CBD varies.

CBD is found in many products like:

  • Food
  • Oils
  • Lotions
  • Capsules
  • Makeup

How Can CBD Affect Your Health?
Is CBD a drug?
Researchers are still figuring out how CBD works. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a CBD medicine called Epidiolex for rare types of seizures. It’s proven safe and works well for this. But, the FDA hasn’t approved CBD for other uses yet.

Common Questions About CBD

Potential harms and side effects
CBD isn’t risk-free. The FDA doesn’t have much information on CBD’s safety. Think about these possible risks before using CBD:

  • It might react badly with other medications, causing harm or severe side effects.
  • It can make you sleepy or drowsy.
  • It might cause diarrhea or change your appetite.

Using CBD during pregnancy is not recommended.
You shouldn’t use CBD when pregnant. We don’t know how it might affect your baby’s health. In animals, high CBD doses have harmed unborn babies. And, we don’t know if CBD can pass to a baby through breast milk. Since there are known risks, people breastfeeding should avoid CBD.