CBD oil, derived from cannabis, gains popularity

There’s a fast-growing part of the cannabis industry that doesn’t involve pot: a compound known as cannabidiol, or CBD. Some use it for a variety of conditions including anxiety, insomnia, depression and seizures. Unlike THC, one of the other components in marijuana, CBD won’t make you high.

All but four states allow its use. But CBD does not have FDA approval. The supplements are largely unregulated and haven’t been studied at length.

About two months ago, Jules Hunt, a 26-year-old New York-based wellness blogger, started taking CBD oil once a day. Hunt told us the oil – recommended to her by her doctor – helps her stomach problems and the anxiety that comes with them.

“What did you first notice when you started to use it?” asked CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula.

“I think you start to feel it a bit over time and then you realize, ‘Oh,

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