Yes and no. Cannabidiol is one of the two best-known active compounds derived from the marijuana plant. The other is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the substance that that produces the “high” from marijuana.
Is marijuana-derived CBD legal?
Yes, there is evidence that CBD works for some conditions, but certainly not all the conditions it is being promoted for these days. There’s no evidence, for example, that CBD cures cancer. There is moderate evidence that CBD can improve sleep disorders, fibromyalgia pain, muscle spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, and anxiety.
Is CBD safe?
The safest way to take CBD is orally, as a tablet, chewable, or tincture (a concentrated liquid typically administered with a dropper). Steer clear of any illegally sold synthetic CBD products, sometimes called “spice” or “bath salts.” These products have induced psychotic reactions in some people and pose a major health risk.
Some CBD gummies use CBD isolate for infusion, while others use “full spectrum” CBD, which includes a variety of other cannabinoids and nutrients that can also have beneficial effects.
What Are CBD Gummies?
Several state and local governments have defied this by passing laws to the contrary, or by merely declining to enforce the FDA’s rule since the FDA has no police force of its own.
How Are CBD Gummies Made?
For extra zing, there’s citric acid and malic acid, which naturally give the tang to lemons and sour apples, respectively.