"CBD: On a Real Market High"
CBD is extracted from hemp, in the same plant family as marijuana. It's essentially weed without the high, and those who swear by it say it's helping everything from arthritis to insomnia, anxiety to depression, and maybe much more. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration, it's still against the law for CBD manufacturers to make any health-related claims about their products. "We're having people consuming this compound in large quantities, and we don't know the full health impact," said Yasmin Hurd, PhD, director of the Addiction Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
— Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Systems Therapeutics, Ward-Coleman Chair, Translational Neuroscience, Director, The Addiction Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai