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World Health Organization (WHO) says CBD is safe, with no potential for abuse
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CBD is considered harmless to use by humans and animals because it is non-psychoactive and has minimal side effects.
CBD is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans, even at high amounts. A research paper titled Safety and side effects of cannabidiol explored this subject.
The research originated from the Department of Clinical, Toxicological and Food Sciences Analysis at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. The research review suggests that controlled CBD administration is safe and non-toxic in humans and in animals. According to the research team, “high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.”
This level of daily CBD intake is far greater than what is present in the suggested servings for our products.
While hemp’s cousin marijuana is specifically bred to contain the compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical in marijuana that creates its euphoric effects, hemp naturally contains low levels of THC.
In fact, for cannabis to be considered hemp, it must contain no more than 0.3% THC per dry weight. Instead, hemp produces significant levels of cannabidiol (CBD), another cannabinoid in cannabis that does not get users high.
This difference is based on the ways in which each cannabinoid interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid (ECS). Responsible for maintaining balance in the body, the ECS has two cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2.
The CB1 receptor is located in the central nervous system, and CB2 can be found throughout the peripheral nervous system. THC specifically fits with the CB1 receptor to generate its psychoactive effects. CBD, on the other hand, interacts with endocannabinoid receptors indirectly and is not psychoactive.