Can CBD treat anxiety, addiction, and more? Breaking down each claim about the substance’s effects

As CBD has risen in popularity over the last few years, more and more people have touted the substance — more formally known as cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating compound in cannabis — for its ability to treat everything from anxiety to epilepsy to chronic pain. Some users have even gone as far as to deem it a miracle drug. Yet when you look into how effective CBD has been proven to be so far, it’s unclear whether it’s the holy grail of healing or just another wellness trend.

A recent poll of 2,000 Americans found that 86 percent of respondents had heard of CBD, and investment researchers predict CBD sales will top $20 billion over the next few years — but research on it is still developing. The few... read more at: