The weed-adjacent dietary supplement known as cannabidiol, or CBD, has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. People are using it to treat their dog’s separation anxiety, soothe their aching backs, and even to help alleviate the symptoms associated with more serious conditions like Parkinson’s disease.

You wouldn’t know it from its ubiquity in every corner store, but most CBD products are actually illegal under current law — at least until the FDA writes some new rules of the road for the supplements.

Join STAT as we walk you through everything you need to know about CBD, from how the Trump administration is likely to regulate these products to whether they even work at all.

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  • Great video, however there has been significant research performed outside the United States regarding CBD integration, US handcuffed itself, preventing research for many years because hemp generated CBD was considered a psychoactive drug like marijuana, and researchers could not access the plant for research, many US physicians have been using research from Israel and other countries for early guidance, however, we must develop our own regulatory framework, fortunately properly extracted CBD has been categorized as a scheduled five product which means it is safer than some of the energy drinks your 12-year-old can buy at the corner 7-11

  • Relief-scout.com works to vet safety and consistency of CBD products. We also look at efficacy through customer feedback and data collection about what CBD works for unique individual needs.

  • I use CBD tincture and cream for my osteoarthritis. It has allowed me to reduce other pain and anti-inflammatory meds. Keep me posted

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