Can CBD Cause Liver Damage?

Doctor holding a bottle of hemp oil,


Adrian Devitt-Lee, is the young genius behind of Project CBD. He is reputed to be formidably knowledgeable regarding CBD. Here, Devit-Lee along with renowned doctor, Peter Grinspoon, weigh in to clarify if cannabidiol really killed four-and-a-half mice in a hotly debated study and will subsequently cause liver damage.

A recent article by Mike Adams for Forbes, asserts that CBD “could be damaging our livers in the same way as alcohol and other drugs.” This and other conclusions drawn by Adams caused the Henny Pennies of Twitter to insist the sky was falling. (Forbes‘ format does not include reader’s feedback, so many readers took to Twitter to vent their anger.)  

Of Mice and Men

According to Devitt-Lee this sensational claim was based on a dubious study of CBD and liver toxicity conducted by researchers (Ewing et al) at the University

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