Products containing Cannabidiol — better known as CBD oil — might seem pretty widespread these days.
Evidence and research about some CBD products’ health claims, however, might be a little harder to find.
CBC News looked into what experts are saying about CBD to answer five big questions.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of more than a dozen major cannabinoid chemicals produced by the cannabis plant. It is dramatically different from THC, however, as it causes no intoxication or high.
Some tout it as an over-the-counter solution to aches and pains and insomnia. In the U.S., where CBD is less regulated, some companies even promote it as a cure for deadly diseases.
But many scientists and health professionals think some of those claims are exaggerated and have little evidence to back them up.