Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is developing a reputation as the cure of the moment. But science knows very little about what it does in the human body. Therefore, the operation of this drug – even if it works – is a mystery.
There is one exception: tests of a medical cannabidiol oil (also known as CBD) called Epidiolex show that it can reduce seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. A committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended this week to approve Epidiolex as a new drug.
What is CBD?
Cannabis contains more than 100 chemical compounds called cannabinoids.Read more »