1. Will CBD show up on a drug test?


Possibly, the use of CBD products can potentially lead to a positive drug test.  To minimize the chance of a positive test for THC, only purchase CBD products that provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) demonstrating  no more than 0.3% THC.

2. Are CBD products psychoactive? 


No, while cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, it does not get you “high.” Taking larger doses of cannabidiol will not result in the traditional “high” experience with THC consumption.

3. Can I take more than the recommended dose of CBD?


You should not take more than the recommended dose of CBD. Consuming more than the recommended dose can result in unpleasant side effects, including diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach, dry mouth, and sometimes drowsiness.

4. Will CBD interact negatively with my prescription medications?


Yes, potentially. Penn State College of Medicine researchers identified 57 medications that may conflict with cannabidiol (CBD) supplements.  Some of the medications include blood thinners (Warfarin), heart rhythm medications (Amiodarone), and Thyroid medications (Levothyroxine). 

Prescriptions for seizure disorders may also be contraindicated, including Clobazam, Valproate, and Lamotrigine. Talk to your physician to determine whether cannabidiol supplements are a safe choice.

5. Should I take CBD supplements if I am pregnant?


No, you should not take CBD while you are pregnant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly advises pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding to avoid both CBD and THC products. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any vitamins or herbal supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding.

6. Can CBD creams help with back or muscle pain?


Yes, potentially. Several clinical studies suggest that cannabidiol supplements and topicals can help reduce inflammation that causes back or muscle pain.  Chronic pain symptoms are often caused by inflammation, and topical creams and gels have provided promising results for some patients.


7. Can I get addicted to CBD?


No, studies worldwide have not found evidence that CBD will cause dependence or withdrawal symptoms.  When used responsibly, there is no reason to believe that CBD will cause addiction.


8. Will CBD cream help with diabetic foot pain?


Possibly, patients who want a natural alternative to opioids or NSAIDs for pain relief should try CBD topical creams.


9. Can I travel with CBD? Is it legal in all countries?


After the 2018 Farm Act, CBD products with less than .3% THC are legal in the United States.  This means you can travel with CBD through airports and every state across the country. 

However, CBD is not legal in all countries.   Make sure you ask your travel advisor or research cannabis laws if you plan to travel internationally.


10. Will CBD make me feel sleepy?


No, CBD tinctures like CALM will not cause drowsiness if taken according to the directions on the bottle.  CBD alone does not cause drowsiness.  However, there are some supplements formulated for nighttime use. They may contain terpenes and other natural extracts to promote relaxation and sleep.