CBD Oil Side Effects – Is CBD Safe?

CBD Oil Side Effects

CBD and CBD oil are still very new in the eyes of American commerce and most American consumers. But it has very quickly made its way into a large percentage of retail stores, including grocery and health stores.

Even with its new found popularity very little is known about how CBD and other cannabinoids effect the body and mind. Overall, CBD seems to be very safe with very few side effects, but we will talk about a few things to go over when using CBD oils that are worth considering.

Use The Best CBD Oil – Know Your Source

Let’s start with the oil itself. How the CBD Hemp is grown and processed is possibly the most important factor to know whether the product you are using is healthy or not.

There are not a lot of regulations yet when it comes to hemp so many farmers are using unhealthy chemicals and methods to grow their crop so they have less waste. This puts more money in their pockets but puts unhealthy ingredients into your body. It is important to buy from a farm that is either local or has a good track record and testing from reputable labs.

At Fern Valley Farms we include testing results with all of our products and strains so you know exactly what is in your product. You can find our CBD Oil by clicking here.

How it is farmed isn’t the only thing that is important though. The way your oil is made and processed is equally as important. If solvents or chemicals are used and not removed or additives for taste or smell are added that aren’t healthy then that will greatly affect the final product in a negative way.

Using CBD Oil While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Even though there is not an overwhelming amount of research when it comes to using CBD while pregnant or breastfeeding, there are emerging studies everyday. With that being said, you will still be hard pressed to find a doctor to recommend the use of cannabis or CBD while pregnant or breastfeeding because there is no safety data. The medical community doesn’t support the use of CBD in these settings, because proper studies can’t be completed on the effect on the baby or infant.

Many new parents suffer from postpartum depression, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings and detachment from the infant. Along with helping these issues, some studies suggest starting CBD may still allow the mother to breastfeed and prolong the bonding time with the infant. The good news is CBD has been shown to be little risk to both adults and children. We recommend to do your research and weigh the risk versus benefits for the mom and infant.

So, can you smoke CBD oil while breastfeeding? In short, speak to your doctor before starting CBD, especially if you are a new mother.


Fatigue can be a side effect with CBD so keep that in mind if you are a new user or are trying a new product. The strain/terpenes are a big factor in how a product will affect you. A little trial and error is the best way to learn which products are best for you. We recommend trying multiple products in the comfort of your own home to test out the effects.

Smoking CBD Oil

Many people ask, can you smoke CBD oil? The simple answer, yes. Mind you, anytime you ignite something and pull smoke into your lungs there may be some effects such as coughing and dry mouth.

If you have any lung conditions we would not recommend smoking CBD oil at all. There are other ways to ingest CBD where you don’t have to get smoke in your lungs.

Using CBD Oil with pre-existing Health Conditions

Again, it is always good to consult your physician before using CBD Oil with a pre-existing health condition.


CBD oil is pretty mild on the body overall but it is always good to pay attention to what you put into your body. Everyone has a different chemical makeup so no two people react completely the same to CBD.

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