Is CBD safe to use?
Cannabis is a plant with thousands of years of use, from many cultures and with many applications – industrial use, therapeutic use and so on. It is also important to note that there has never been a reported death from cannabis use. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a careful approach to using.
Cannabidiol has many positive effects, but its interactions with certain medications are also important, as it inhibits the activity of an enzyme group (CYP450) that plays an important role in the metabolism of several medicinal drugs.
These drugs include several anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic agents and there is possible interaction with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This is why it is of the utmost importance to consult your physician/doctor and pharmacist to ensure the safe use of cannabidiol preparations.
Interactions are an issue that we must take seriously and it is a misconception that because hemp is a natural thing, it is also completely safe for use by anyone regardless of history, medication, supplements and so on. The doctor-pharmacist-patient connection is a chain where which each link is integral.