The Sunday Times, January 5 2020, 12:01am
Arriving home for the holidays, I was pleased to discover that a kindly PR had sent a huge box of goodies to my parents’ house. You might imagine this kind of thing happens all the time to journalists, but it really doesn’t. Or at least not to people like me.
So I opened my parcel excitedly, hoping for a lush festive hamper or a free trip to Maui. Instead, what I got was a dizzying selection of CBD products — vapes, drops, gummies, bath oils — mostly in Seville orange flavour. Colour me disappointed. Is this really what PRs are sending out these days?
Evidence that CBD — also known as cannabidiol, or the “less strong bit” of weed — has any real health benefits remains hazy.…