The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recognizing the significant interest in the development of therapies and other consumer products derived from cannabis and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD), recommended the following in a recent publication:
If you are considering using cannabis, or any products containing THC or CBD, you should be aware of the following:
FDA strongly advises that during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, you avoid using CBD, THC, or marijuana in any form.
Although many of these products are being sold, FDA has not approved these products, other than one prescription CBD drug product and two prescription drug products containing dronabinol, a synthetic version of THC (which are approved to treat certain side effects of HIV-AIDS or chemotherapy). All three of these prescription products have associated risks and side effects.
Always talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist before taking any medicines, vitamins, or herbs while pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not put yourself or your baby at risk by using cannabis products while pregnant or breastfeeding.