What is CBD, or cannabidiol, that everyone's buzzing about?
The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids (CBD), which interact with the body's endocannabinoid system in ways that researchers are still working toward understanding.
CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it won't get you high — and there's a growing body of evidence that it has a number of health benefits.
What are some benefits of CBD?
To name just a few: studies have pointed to CBD's anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties, NPR reports. A study is underway to see how CBD helps patients with PTSD and alcohol use disorder, and another is exploring how CBD might help curb drug cravings in people with opioid addiction. Cannabinoids like CBD may also be effective at treating cancer-related side effects, according to the National Institutes of Health.