It is important to discuss potential side effects with your doctor. The risks and potential side effects of medicinal cannabis depend on the type of product, and the individual.
Cannabidiol (CBD) generally has minimal side effects. However, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known for making people feel ‘high’.
Common side effects for both include:
- Tiredness or drowsiness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in appetite
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
- Cognitive effects
Medicinal cannabis can interact with some other medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use or plan to use.
Balnce also advises against smoking cannabis, as this poses risks to lung health.