Cannabidiol: Rising star or popular fad?

Behavioural pharmacology scientists discuss how CBD works and whether its 'miracle' reputation is justified
Professor Jenny Wilkerson Professor Lance McMahon
Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become a household name. On many social media sites, people suggest “but have you tried CBD oil?” on posts pertaining to any health-related issue.

CBD, a minor constituent of marijuana, is widely touted as nature’s miracle by CBD enthusiasts. It does not get people high, unlike marijuana’s main constituent, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, given the recent surge in its popularity, you’d think the molecule is magic.