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Is CBD Oil Safe? Learn About the Possible Side Effects

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The past two years have been the years of CBD oil. It cropped up everywhere — in health food stores, in local shops, in big-brand shops, and even at gas stations. People who had never heard the three letters put together before — C-B-D — suddenly saw the stuff everywhere: in vape pens, as oils and tinctures, in chocolates and mints, and even in CBD-infused lotions. The cannabidiol industry really took off in 2019, thanks to the passing of 2018 Farm Bill, which redefined hemp and derivatives of cannabis. Previously, hemp and derivatives of cannabis — even versions with extremely low concentrations of THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis — had been defined as marijuana and were prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act or CSA.

The 2018 Farm Bill removed those restrictions so that now, hemp and derivatives of cannabis — with no more than 0.3 percent THC in dry weight — are no longer classified as marijuana. This was massive for the hemp and CBD industry, but with everyone going cuckoo for CBD oil in a short amount of time, there really have not been that many long-term studies that look at the long-term effects of CBD oil and whether or not it is truly safe.