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Safety of medicinal cannabis and its side effects

Sep. 04, 2023 by SOMAÍ

Safety of medicinal cannabis and its side effects

As with all medicines, medicinal cannabis is not without potential side effects. These vary depending on the person, the type of product and the way in which medicinal cannabis is used. Side effects are typically mild, well tolerated, and temporary.  Some of the most common side effects include:

Disorientation

Dizziness

Euphoria

Confusion

Drowsiness

Dry mouth

Somnolence
(sleepiness or drowsiness)

It is worth noting that formulations that have a high THC concentration tend to have more psychoactive side effects.  However, since THC and CBD work synergistically, it is understood that CBD can to some extent counteract the side effects associated with THC.  Since the ratios of THC and CBD are carefully prepared for each of our formulations, the side effect profile can vary in patients.