Can You Overdose On CBD?


Can too much of a good thing hurt or kill you? 

Remember the monsters that lived underneath our beds and came out only when we would go to bed? We were children at that time, and we didn’t know it then, but these monsters were none other than anxiety, insomnia, and migraines that prevented a good night’s sleep.

Scary, right?

Well, as we grew up, these monsters became more familiar and led us towards our search for the ultimate relief from these symptoms. We did what any other adult would – we unloaded the internet and found ourselves searching for cannabidiol.

They say that we humans are known by the company we keep or our surroundings. The same goes for cannabidiol. Since cannabidiol is an active ingredient of the cannabis plant, otherwise known as ‘the Highness,’ or the ‘Green boom’ – it was rumored to be associated with paranoia and psychoactive symptoms that make you feel as if you’re on cloud nine.

Well, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the actual culprit – and just because it coexists with other ingredients of cannabis, doesn’t mean it influences cannabidiol as well.

The main questions, therefore, arise:

  • How much CBD should one consume for complete alleviation of chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia?
  • But do people care about the dosage of products that aren’t approved by the FDA in the first place?

We think the question that has the ability to raise eyebrows is: Can you overdose on CBD?

Well, can you overdose on CBD?

Not only was cannabidiol declared legal in all of the 50 states of the U.S, as declared in the 2018 Hemp Act of the 2018 Farm Bill, but so were all industrially-grown hemp products.

This Declaration of Independence was signed on Dec. 20th, 2018, allowing the government to lift the 80-year long ban on hemp farming and sales concurrently.

With CBD gummy bears available at your local legal marijuana dispensary, you would think that there is a new snack in the market! The journal of Current Drug Safety studied the toxic effects of too much cannabidiol on the system in a study published in 2011. But what is too much?

The study, therefore, declared 20,000mg of cannabidiol as the benchmark for creating toxicity in the body only if the said amount is ingested within a short period of time.

CBD is currently available in various applications that range from edible gummy bears to soft gel capsules, sprays, vaporizers, applicators, oils, and drops. According to the U.S Hemp Authority Guidance Program, it is recommended that people who are new to CBD should monitor their usage by consuming soft gels for a fixed yet pre-portioned dosage.

If the need knocks and you can’t find softness, be assured that you can easily find CBD oil in Las Vegas and it is safe to consume.

Does CBD have any Adverse Effects?

According to W.H.O, CBD doesn’t exert any indication of being addictive as it doesn’t have any dependence potential, and is, therefore, declared safe for use due to the body’s tolerance.

However, there have been reports regarding multiple side effects such as extreme somnolence, nausea, and vomiting, decreased appetite, and fatigue from people who have participated in placebo studies concerning the safe administration of CBD. Some have, however, also reported of CBD-associated convulsions, while others’ signified alterations in their liver function testing profiles.

Following the Farm Bill 2018, the current jurisdiction and safe administration of CBD are now under supervision by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Many researchers concluded that cannabidiol was (and is too) regulated without a check and balance on its ingredients. Therefore, there is a possibility that there could have been impurities mixed within the CBD ingested by the people who reported dire side effects.

Since cannabidiol is a derivative of medical marijuana, the possibility of it being mixed with other psychoactive components of the plant is more than just a notion.

Since the market is currently contaminated with hundreds of thousands of unregulated CBD products, the chances of you getting a hoax product in the name of ‘pure CBD’ are too high.

Can you die from Excessive Usage of CBD?

That’s a bit too extreme, don’t you think?

According to a study conducted on the outcomes of various dosages of CBD in 2011, it was concluded that no, you merely could not. However, the research’s highest dose of CBD was 1,500mg per day, which slightly conflicts with the level of toxicity induced by ingesting 20,000mg in a short period of time, as stated above.

By taking 1,500mg a day, participants were only found to be sleepy and extremely fatigued, but does this mean that you can overdose?

Another study conducted in 2017 concluded that CBD Oil could help lower the levels of your resting blood pressure. Given that high blood pressures are associated with stroke, myocardial infarction, and metabolic syndrome, taking CBD Oil every day in the prescribed dosage can help you maintain your blood pressure and live a quality life, indeed.

However, since 1,500mg per day is the benchmark of excessive CBD dosage, try to curb down your usage by following the prescribed administration dosage.

It is advised to take CBD in advised amounts in order to escape fatigue or somnolence. So, try to build up your tolerance by taking 1mg per day until you reach the optimal dosage experienced with profound effects.