The Safe, Organic Alternative

Non-euphoric, non-psychotropic, non-toxic and non-habit-forming, CBD is a safer and, in many instances, more affordable alternative to pharmaceuticals. Unlike traditional drugs, it delivers the therapeutic benefits without the undesired side effects – many of which we’ve compiled below. 

Here are some of the adverse effects associated with the pharmaceuticals – not CBD – used to treat these common conditions:

Acne

  • Skin dryness
  • Skin irritation
  • Upset stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Depression
  • Cholesterol fluctuation
  • Liver function interference
  • Reduced birth-control effectiveness
  • Severe birth defects
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Nightmares
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Difficulty thinking or remembering
  • Increased saliva
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Decreased sexual performance
  • Depression
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Cold hands
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Excitement
  • Trouble sleeping
  • High blood pressure
  • Bleeding or blood-clotting problems
  • Slow wound-healing
  • Heart damage
  • Autoimmune reactions
  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Mouth sores
  • Trouble breathing
  • Cough
  • Fatigue

  • Headache
  • Hair loss
  • Organ damage
  • Allergic reactions
  • Increased risks of certain infections
  • Second cancers
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Sexual problems
  • Suicidal thoughts and/or actions
  • New or worsening depression
  • New or worsening anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • New or worsening irritability
  • Aggression or violence
  • Acting on dangerous impulses
  • Mania
  • Mood swings
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bloody urine or stool
  • Impaired vision
  • Bulging soft spot on the head of an infant
  • Disturbed color perception
  • Changes in skin color
  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Cough
  • Infrequent urination
  • Difficult or troubled breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dilated neck veins
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Fast, slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Hives, itching or skin rash
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet or lips
  • Pain
  • Pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  • Welts
  • Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  • Seizures
  • Sweating
  • Swelling of the face, fingers, feet or lower legs
  • Tenderness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Weight changes
  • Absent, missed or irregular menstrual periods
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Decreased sex drive and performance
  • False or unusual sense of well-being
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
  • Restlessness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unsteadiness
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Ataxia
  • Blurred vision
  • Tremors
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Liver failure
  • Bone thinning
  • Rash
  • Behavioral changes
  • Double vision
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Slurred speech
  • Acne
  • Gum thickening
  • Hirsutism
  • Dry mouth
  • Peripheral edema
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Hair loss
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Hearing loss
  • Decreased platelets
  • Pancreas problems
  • Kidney stones
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry vision
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased sweating
  • Suicidal thoughts and/or behavior
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Infrequent urination
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Constipation
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Red or brown pee
  • Tar-like stools
  • Persistent bleeding from gums or nose
  • Coughing up red things
  • Severe headache or stomach ache
  • Unusual bruising
  • Cuts that won't stop bleeding
  • A bump on the head or serious fall
  • Bleeding strokes
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Rashes
  • Wheezing
  • Throat swelling
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Leg swelling
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mild constipation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet or legs
  • Changes in appetite
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty keeping balance
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Mental and physical impairment
  • Stomach pain or tenderness
  • Convulsions
  • Unusual dreams
  • Weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue or throat
  • Vomiting
  • Liver problems
  • Mood swings
  • Menstrual cycle changes
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Hair loss
  • Nerve damage
  • Chest pain
  • Reduced heart rate
  • Lower white blood cell count
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Fainting
  • Significant weight loss
  • Risk of addiction
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Liver damage
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Kidney problems
  • Increased risk of heart attack and/or stroke
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Swelling of hands and feet
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cataracts
  • Constipation
  • Thinner skin
  • Reduced effectiveness over time
  • Skin irritation
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • Birth defects
  • Hair loss
  • Liver problems
  • Depression
  • Dry, cracked skin and/or lips
  • Hair loss
  • Joint pain
  • Nosebleeds
  • Trouble seeing in the dark
  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Weakened immune system
  • Kidney damage
  • High blood pressure
  • Unusual changes in behavior
  • Hostility
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts and/or actions