There’s arguably been no hotter industry over the past couple of years than legal marijuana. A number of the most popular pot stocks have seen their share prices rise by a triple-digit — or maybe even quadruple-digit — percentage on the heels of strong expected growth and ongoing legalizations in both the United States and throughout the world.
But the cannabis industry has numerous avenues that have generated their own hype. Right now virtually nothing is getting more attention than the rise of cannabidiol (CBD), the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid best known for its perceived medical benefits.
Explaining the buzz (and lack thereof) surrounding CBD
Cannabidiol can be extracted and processed from either the cannabis plant or hemp plant. Since hemp plants are generally easier to grow from a climate perspective than cannabis, and hemp plants are usually rich in CBD but contain very little or trace amounts of