CBD

It’s in chocolate, cocktails, soap, gummies and bath bombs. These days, it seems like you can buy cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, mixed in with just about every product imaginable.

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It’s supposed to make a user feel calm while relieving aches and pains. And CBD products are everywhere.

The Food and Drug Administration is holding its first public hearing on CBD, the cannabis extract that has quickly grown into a billion-dollar industry. Today's hearing will help officials determine how to regulate CBD products.

The compound can be extracted from marijuana or from hemp. It's promoted as a way to ease anxiety and inflammation – and it doesn't get people high because it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.

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An oil made from hemp flower called cannabidiol, or CBD for short, contains almost no THC and is currently used to treat epilepsy in children. The drug epidiolex was approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 2018.

Now a pilot study conducted at Colorado State University, suggests CBD may do the same for dogs suffering from seizures.