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Patients in the Epidiolex trials also had more infections and rashes, as well as depressed appetite, sleep problems and elevated liver enzymes.

A recent study by the American Medicine Association tested over 80 CBD containing products from 31 companies, and found that nearly 70 percent of those products were not labeled accurately, and had either higher or lower concentrations of CBD than what was stated on the label.

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is found only in cannabis plants. Hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa plant, and marijuana comes from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plants. Hemp is the term for cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, and marijuana is the term for cannabis that contains 0.3% or more THC. THC is the chemical that makes a person feel “high.”

CBD research is at such an early stage that scientists have not determined the correct doses to test.

Is it safe?

In Europe and the United States, most of the information about CBD’s effects in humans is hearsay or taken from animal studies; few human trials have been conducted.

The FDA still considers CBD a drug, and has issued several warnings to companies that make unproven claims that their CBD products will treat or prevent disease.

So far, the FDA has approved only one drug containing CBD, Epidiolex, after clinical trials found it reduced seizures in children with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy.

SIDE EFFECTS

The most common side effects of CBD are sleepiness and diarrhea.

CBD is the same chemical regardless of whether it’s found in a low-THC or high THC cannabis plant.