Some caveats as we begin our long march to collectively identify the effects of CBD:
• Although CBD is not innately psychoactive, does not cause a high, has no LD50, possesses no major toxicity, and exhibits no abuse potential, it is still on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and, therefore, is considered forbidden by the Federal government .
• The amount of CBD present will not be the only factor influencing the effects of a given cannabis-based medicine. The ratio of CBD to THC may be as or more important. Terpenoid and flavonoid content also appear to be very important.
• We are capable of placebo-effecting ourselves individually and collectively. We must not exaggerate the possible benefits of CBD or raise false hopes.
• Drug Warriors may try to use the news about CBD to further stigmatize high-THC Cannabis, claiming it's "out of balance" and therefore harmful. It is out of balance, in a sense, but that doesn't mean it's harmful. The turkeys we feast on at Thanksgiving have been bred to produce inordinate amounts of breast meat, not to be normal birds. They are way out of balance, but not harmful —unless, of course, you overdo it. Same with high-THC Cannabis.
• The analytical labs that have begun serving the medical Cannabis industry have not been audited and may not be providing accurate data. In due course they will audit one another, or be audited by a third party —maybe Project CBD.
• Products listed on this website have not been tested or certified by Project CBD unless otherwise indicated.