PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – It’s no secret, a CBD craze is sweeping the country. You can find it at bars, coffee shops, gas stations even.
Christine Smith, owner of Grön Chocolate, makes CBD-infused chocolate in Portland.
“I sold my stock options at my little architecture firm and bought chocolate machines, much to my father’s dismay and never looked back,” Smith said.
CBD is most often extracted from marijuana and hemp plants and is not supposed to get you high.
Those who swear by it, said it helps everything from anxiety, insomnia, and for Mathew Consola, chronic back pain.
“It has drastically changed my life,” Consola said.
But Smith said the regulations around CBD are lacking.
“It’s a little like the dot com boom that we saw in the 1990’s,” she said. “You know everybody, it’s the big money grab.”
“There are some that just want to get in and get out and they’re doing the quick approach and