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hemp medicinal uses

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE to take Canadian hemp when pregnant or breast-feeding. The chemicals it contains can harm the heart.

When taken by mouth: Canadian hemp is LIKELY UNSAFE to take by mouth because of its effects on the heart. It can also irritate the throat, stomach, and intestines and can cause nausea and vomiting.

Side Effects

When applied to the skin: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if Canadian hemp is safe or what the side effects might be.

Brinker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions. 2nd ed. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.

No related vitamins found

Don’t confuse hemp with Canadian hemp, hemp agrimony, cannabis, or cannabidiol (CBD).

Lopez HL, Cesareo KR, Raub B, et al. Effects of hemp extract on markers of wellness, stress resilience, recovery and clinical biomarkers of safety in overweight, but otherwise healthy subjects. J Diet Suppl. 2020;17(5):561-86. View abstracts.

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Allergy to cannabis: People who are allergic to cannabis might also be allergic to hemp. Use hemp with caution if you are allergic to cannabis.

Callaway J, Schwab U, Harvima I, et al. Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2005;16(2):87-94. View abstract.

Mikulcová V, Kaspárková V, Humpolícek P, Bunková L. Formulation, characterization and properties of hemp seed oil and its emulsions. Molecules. 2017;22(5). pii: E700. View abstract.