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CBD News — NIH

Q&A: "Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking CBD?"

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It’s not uncommon for customers to ask us, “Is it safe to drink while I’m taking CBD?” The short answer is “Yes, but you may get drunk more quickly than you’re used to. If you want to avoid this effect, you may want to wait until after drinking to take the CBD.”

The long answer delves into the pharmacology of drug metabolism, dopamine and reward, and emerging research elucidating CBD’s broad range of effects. 

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Neurogenesis: How Cannabinoids May Affect the Brain's Ability to Grow New Neurons and Why It Matters

Posted by Chris Howard on

There appears to be a growing body of evidence that cannabinoids, including CBD, exert a direct influence on our ability to grow new neurons in the area of our brains involved in memory, learning, and emotions (and possibly even morality). These findings have important implications in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other conditions, and this area of research will doubtlessly expand in coming years.

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Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, and CBD

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In general, those with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury and their guardians look to CBD for relief after running the gauntlet of conventional therapies and becoming discouraged by distressing adverse effects. Many of these individuals do find relief with CBD products, and find that their relief comes without any unwanted side effects.

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