What Research Says:

Unfortunately, the volume of data on the safety of cannabinoids for adults and kids is lacking and not likely to grow anytime soon because of restrictive laws that make conducting clinical trials difficult. While more research still needs to be done, findings so far do indicate that one cannabinoid — cannabidiol (CBD) – is safe for children.

Oxford University’s Dr. Leslie Iversen, who has studied the safety profile of different substances, believes that cannabinoids are even safer than aspirin and can be used long-term without serious side effects.

One 2012 clinical trial, in which volunteers were given cannabinoids, concluded, “CBD has proven to be safe and well tolerated.”

An open-label study investigating CBD-based medications provided evidence of an adequate safety profile, including certain drug interactions, in children.

In March 2017, renowned Mexican physician Dr. Saul Garza Morales found CBD hemp oil to effectively reduce seizures in children with severe pediatric epilepsy while causing zero adverse side effects.