CBD oil is seen as a magic elixir — but the jury is still out on its medical effectiveness

published on September 6, 2019 in CBC Radio

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia to aches and pains.

CBD is one of the hundreds of chemical substances called cannabinoids derived from cannabis plants. However, it does not produce the same psychoactive effects as its sister compound, THC, according to Health Canada.

Typically found in oil or capsule form, CBD is legal in Canada when sold in compliance with the Cannabis Act. But finding reliable medical information about it can be difficult.

White Coat, Black Art asked two experts about what information exists about CBD, and what questions remain unanswered…

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