Anxiety relief without the high? New studies on CBD, a cannabis extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there’s growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.

It’s marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.

Part of the appeal, at least for people who don’t want to get high, is that CBD doesn’t have the same mind-altering effects as marijuana, since it does not contain THC, the psychoactive component of the plant.

By one estimate, the CBD industry has doubled in size over the last two years, and is now worth $200 million. But with this popularity the hype may have gotten ahead of the science.

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