CBD IS A SAFE AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC PAIN
CBD oil reduces pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions including pain by interacting with receptors in our brain and immune system. This means that the CBD attaches to receptors that would normally tell a person’s brain that they are in pain so the compound that normally sends the pain signal cannot do so. (source)
CBD does not cause the same psychoactive ‘high’ as THC does therefore is more practical for daily use; for example when higher cognitive functioning may be required. This is because THC is a different compound and interacts with different receptors in the brain. (source) And if you’re worried about possible risks associated with smoking, CBD can be consumed via many alternative routes, including; capsules, oils, tinctures, topicals, etc.
A 2008 review has concluded that CBD was not only effective for pain relief but safe to use without negative side effects. (source) Some of these side effects include shortness of breath, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, constipation, fatigue, thought and memory issues. It is common for people taking these medications to build up a tolerance and then require a higher and higher dose to feel the same relief which increases the effect of the negative side effects as well. People also often become dependent on these types of medications so when and if they try to stop taking them they experience extreme withdrawal symptoms (source)