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It's short for cannabidiol, a substance found in both marijuana and hemp plants. It doesn't make you high. CBD can be made into CBD oil and sold as pills, gels, creams, and other formulas. Some people use CBD to treat pain, seizures, and other health problems. But scientists aren't yet sure how well it works or if it's safe over the long term.

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 13, 2019

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American Cancer Society: “Marijuana and Cancer.”

National Health Service (UK): “Cannabis: the facts.”

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research : “An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies.”

CBD.org: “The Care By Design product family.”

CDC: “Marijuana and Public Health.”

Colorado Department of Public Health: “FAQ -- Health Effects of Marijuana.”

Consumer Reports: “What Is CBD? What to Know Now About This Cannabis Product.”

Epilepsy Currents: “Cannabidiol: Promise and Pitfalls.”

European Journal of Pain: “Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis.”

Government of Canada Department of Public Health: “Health effects of cannabis.”

Harm Reduction Journal : “Cannabis and tobacco smoke are not equally carcinogenic.”

Journal of Epilepsy Research: “Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Epilepsy: Hard Evidence at Last?”

Journal of Experimental Medicine: “Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Marijuana,” “Medical marijuana.”

National Academies Press: “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.”

National Cancer Institute: “Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version.”

National Institute on Drug Abuse: “Marijuana,” “What is marijuana?” “How does marijuana work?” “Secondhand Marijuana Smoke?” “What are marijuana's effects on lung health?” “What are marijuana's long-term effects on the brain?” “Researching Marijuana for Therapeutic Purposes: The Potential Promise of Cannabidiol (CBD).”

Nemours Foundation: “Marijuana.”

New England Journal of Medicine: “Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use.”

Michele Baggio, University of Connecticut; Alberto Chong, Georgia State University: “Recreational Marijuana Laws and Junk Food Consumption: Evidence Using Border Analysis and Retail Sales Data.”

University of Mississippi: “Marijuana Research.”

FDA: “FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy.”

World Health Organization: “Cannabis.”

Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research : “Simultaneous vs. concurrent use of alcohol and cannabis in the National Alcohol Survey.”

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology : “Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Legalization.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 13, 2019

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