5 things you need to know about drug interactions with cannabinoids

Cannabinoids in CBD oil

For a few years now, I’ve been starting my day with 5 drops of CBD oil.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of two natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s non-psychoactive (there’s no “high”). Those few drops of CBD oil help me keep the nerve pain of trigeminal neuralgia under control.

But a substance that can do that is bound to have some interactions with other drugs you may be taking.

The cannabinoids in CBD can affect the potency of drugs you’re taking for other conditions. They can speed up the elimination of important drugs from your system. On the other hand, certain drugs can elevate CBD levels.

And the effect of cannabinoids, when compounded with the effects of certain other drugs, can create some dangerous symptoms.

Here’s what you need to know about possible interactions before you start to use CBD.

Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.