The booming CBD craze, explained The “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s Rohingya 1 day ago   04:51

This marijuana extract is everywhere. But does it work?

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Cannabidiol is having a moment. Increasingly common state legalization and loose federal regulation means that anyone in any state can go online or to a physical store and buy CBD products — from oils to dog treats to bath bombs — without fear of arrest. It’s been shown to help treat a number of conditions including psychosis, anxiety, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy and seizures. For years, people have used medical marijuana to address those conditions — but CBD is showing promise as a possible way to get the benefits of medical cannabis without getting high.

Here’s the catch: Most of the CBD products that have trickled down to the consumer market are poorly labeled and have extremely low doses. Granted, it’s possible that the placebo effect is providing CBD users with tangible benefits. And it’s also possible that low-dose CBD products can act as a form of microdosing, where users take small amounts of a substance to achieve milder or entirely different results than a full dose.

CBD isn’t a scam. It’s a powerful substance with a lot of medical potential. But most of the stuff on the market now probably isn’t worth your time.

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The CBD industry was valued at $350 million in 2017. By 2020 it could top $1 billion. But there's one problem: nobody can say for sure how CBD even works.

Sean Hutsell
It's all in your head.
Kurt Kinde
CBD unless injury is Useless nonsense.
Einstein On The Beach
I love hearing how there’s not enough information about CBD and THC. Like science hasn’t been experimenting with marijuana for decades. Like marijuana is a new plant discovered on earth. I’m calling BS now and you can join me.
This scapegoat of not knowing enough information is a bigger lie than Donald Trump’s many lies.
jorge videira
how come it can be legal on a state level if it's federally illegal?
Kevin Smith
A 5 minute empty video with no conclusion or any depth at all. Here's a summary of the video: We don't know what CBD is accurate, and the government doesnt care yet. Done.
Bernice Panders
2:15 - pure CBD is just as proven to be completely harmless as any of the 'FDA Approved' drugs available, and you failed to mention WHY there is "no substantial scientific data" on any cannabis products! As long as the govt refuses to allow the all-mighty "federal scientific studies" to take place, that's not possible, but it hasn't stopped millions of free-thinking people from conducting their own 'human trials & studies'! It's been documented & proven to treat, & even in some cases cure, many ailments previously only slapped with a temporary bandaid of Rx drugs, all with their own horrible & sometimes deadly side effects! There is documented evidence of cannabinoids killing cancer cells, clearing skin cancer right up, etc.
Karen T
I have some sugar pills that cure everything...
Logan Gaddy
Let me get this straight, you're claiming that a plant chemical that helps people get off medications also has adverse side effects with those medications that they are helping them lean off of? Interesting.
Flat Accord Music
If cbd cured cancer, the FDA would have outlawed it by now.
Mr. Lund
This video is sponsered by the America medicinal industry. 🙂 IT helps me with anxierty and ADD. I got anxierty and other bad sideeffects from ADD medicin.
G Roland
illegal = sin
legal = holy
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Garret Roland
illegal = sin
legal = holy
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Adnan A
It doesn’t even have scientific evidence to support all the claimed health benefits
CBD Product Reviews
Thank you for sharing the info.
Ivan Ivanov
300 mgs, you sure??
Eileen Hernandez
I buy from NativeHemp Solutions, they have an independent lab test each batch for quality & potency!
Chris Barber
There is FAR more research and knowledge of CBD and Cannabis than Ibuprofen, Tylenol etc.... it's also much safer than oxy and other prescription drugs, the USA holds a patent on cannabinoids. CBD and Cannabis products are the future of medicine. The fact that a herbal medicine is more promising than chemical drugs is amazing, it's the only thing that fixes my muscular pain and it's the best product for my anxiety too.
Great video very intuitive information given thank you
Savannah Streeter
So grateful to live in a state with great dispensaries where I could find the right cbd product for my complex regional pain syndrome
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The “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s Rohingya The booming CBD craze, explained 1 day ago   05:15

The Rohingya have been systematically driven out by the Myanmar government leading to the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in recent years.

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