An entire industry is being built around CBD, but we really don’t know that much about it

Sarah Toy
An entire industry is being built around CBD, but we really don’t know that much about it

An entire industry is being built around cannabidiol, or CBD, one of the many chemical constituents of the cannabis plant. Advocates of the compound say it confers all sorts of health benefits, from mitigating the symptoms of depression and anxiety to treating glaucoma. “Society has jumped way ahead of the science on this,” said Margaret Haney, a professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.