It seems like CBD oil is everywhere these days. A new poll by Gallup said 14% of adults use cannabidiol products.
With its growing presence, you may be wondering what exactly CBD oil does.
Is CBD legal?
Laws surrounding marijuana can be complicated, so you might be wondering what this CBD craze is all about and whether it's legal.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical in marijuana. However, experts said on its own, it doesn't give users a high.
CBD is now legal across the U.S. as long as it comes from the hemp plant, but it isn't regulated, so distributors can't advertise it as medicine or a cure-all.
What is CBD used for?
People are known to use the marijuana chemical for a variety of reasons.
"A lot of it is older people - for everyday aches and pains, joints, anxiety, or their kids with epilepsy," said pot shop owner Paul Cornwell.
How do you take CBD?
It comes in many different forms.
"We have salves, isolates, tinctures, oils, vapes," Cornwell listed.
Where can you find CBD?
If you're thinking about stopping at your local grocery store and picking some up, you may want to do some research first.
Experts suggest finding a trustworthy store that specializes in CBD, and just like any supplement, make sure you ask your doctor before trying it.