As consumer interest in CBD grows ahead of the Oct. 17 legalization of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals, here's a primer to answer common questions about its health claims for seizures, pain and other conditions.
Doctors weigh the science behind cannabidiol claims
"Chronic pain management continues to challenge patients and physicians alike, and investigation into potential therapies such as CBD and hemp oils is a promising area for the future of clinical pain management for both pain relief as well as addiction management," Dr. Karen Mauck, an internist at Mayo Clinic, and her co-authors wrote.
What is CBD commonly used for?
A research letter published in 2017 in JAMA found nearly 70 per cent of CBD extracts sold online were mislabelled.