By: Sydney Baum-Haines
From gummies to body lotions to honey sticks, people are putting CBD — aka cannabidiol — in everything these days. The products are marketed as treatments for a myriad of things, including anxiety, pain, and inflammation. But while plenty of people say CBD works great for them, the science on its benefits is lagging behind.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of several chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). The “psychoactive” part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which affects brain function and gets people high. It interferes with information processing in the brain and causes euphoria, among other things.
CBD is similar in structure to THC, but it doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects on people. Both interact with the human body’s endocannabinoid system, which […]
Last modified: September 11, 2019