Cannabis & CBD Side Effects

Cannabis and CBD side effects. What causes them? And what can you do to avoid them?

People typically use cannabis or CBD in pursuit of wellness goals. And, there are a number of steps you can take to improve your own experience. However, cannabis and to a lesser extent, CBD, can have unwanted side effects that prevent you from enjoying the full benefits. Whether you have a medical marijuana card or not, there are options for you.

Side effects can range from mild to severe, depending on the person, product, and dose.

People can experience:

And those are just the short-term side effects. The long-term side effects are not well-documented or understood due to a lack of federal legality and study funding.

What causes Cannabis and CBD side effects?

Little is known about what causes cannabis side effects and what you can do about them.

Because cannabis is still federally illegal, the scientific community has been unable to perform the rigorous, controlled studies that could answer these questions. 

But these side effects exist – and they can prevent you from enjoying the full benefits of cannabis. For some people, the side effects prevent them from using cannabis at all. 

CBD is generally considered to be well-tolerated by the human body. First, approved to treat certain cases of specialized epilepsy, CBD is now legal for everyday use. These uses range from anxiety control to pain management and often carry little adverse effects on individuals. However, the best way to avoid possible side effects is to be mindful of your dosing

Do you experience any of these side effects? And, is there anything you can do to manage, minimize, or prevent them?

Getting answers with Jointly

Jointly is Your Cannabis Companion – a smartphone app with a cannabis social network that answers your important questions by aggregating experiences from a community of users just like you. Jointly is safe, secure, private, unbiased, and easy to use. Jointly only includes legal and licensed products from legal and licensed brands.

Using Jointly, you can learn about products and methods which may reduce or eliminate the side effects you are experiencing.

Jointly can help you identify the best products for your goals, based on real experiences of other people, like you, with the same goals.

Then, Jointly helps you learn how to use those products to their full potential. You can determine your optimal dose, and learn how the quality of your cannabis experience can be impacted by sleep, hydration, exercise, diet, and more.

We hope you get the results you deserve. And, be sure to learn about the steps you can take to increase your odds of success. Check out our Wellness Center for helpful information.

And, if you have any feedback or ideas for improving Jointly, please let us know. We’re here to help, but also to learn.


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