CBD—a compound found in marijuana and hemp that doesn’t get users high—is found in pills and creams, gummy bears and brownies, even bottled water, beer, and coffee. CBD (cannabidiol) is now being used to treat anxiety, joint pain, epilepsy, and opioid addiction. Does it really work? Can you trust products on the market? And what about marijuana itself? CR investigates.

 

Last Updated: Nov. 19, 2019

CBD Goes Mainstream

What's really behind the CBD craze? Consumer Reports' video team dug deep, talking with a runner in Maine who says it eases the pain of her marathon training, and a military vet in Minnesota who says it helped her wean off opioids. We visited a hemp farmer in Kentucky, talking with him about why he switched from growing tobacco to cannabis. Finally, we talked with medical experts across the country about what is really known about the effectiveness, and safety, of CBD.

 

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