CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that won’t get you high.
Researchers are beginning to study its potential health applications, which range from pain relief to curbing certain types of epileptic seizures.
Scientists and startups working on cannabis-based drugs say the biggest hole in CBD research has to do with dosing — so they’re tackling that first.
CBD is thought to be responsible for many of marijuana’s therapeutic effects, including pain relief and reducing inflammation or swelling. Because of that, the compound may have a range of therapeutic applications, but research on it remains in its infancy — mostly due to marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug in the US, which limits the scope of medical research on it.
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