CBD

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On Friday the Food and Drug Administration launched its first hearing on Cannabidiol (CBD) products. CBD has become widely available in smoke shops and health food stores in tinctures, creams, seltzers and other products. The acting head of the FDA questioned how much CBD is safe to consume among other questions.  The products have been purported to treat a number of ailments from inflammation to anxiety and insomnia. But what does the science tell us about CBD's effects on the brain and body?

The Ohio Senate has voted unanimously to legalize hemp and related products, including CBD oil.

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A medication derived from marijuana could help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. Epidiolex, a pure cannabidiol (CBD) with no THC content, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June.

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A marijuana-derived drug the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved has connections to Cincinnati.