Last updated on February 25, 2020 Contributing Food Editor By Liz Moody Medical review by Bindiya Gandhi, M.D.
CBD has exploded onto the wellness scene and become almost commonplace—but questions about the product, which is said to have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects, still abound. Is it actually legal? What healing properties does it actually have? Is it safe for anyone to take? We reached out to Joel Stanley, the CEO of , and Heather Jackson, the CEO of cannabinoid research nonprofit , to separate myth from fact.
HJ: In addition to THC, the cannabis plant can produce over 100 unique chemicals called cannabinoids, one of which is CBD. While marijuana causes intoxication, CBD by itself does not. Marijuana is a slur or slang term referring to a cannabis plant containing high levels of THC. Cannabis with less than 0.3% THC is legally considered .