Your Questions About CBD, Answered – The Cut

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CBD is in everything now: skin care, food, and regrettably, even leggings. People have lauded its effectiveness for treating a whole host of issues, from helping anxiety to managing pain.

But is CBD an all-powerful, magical healing ingredient, or is it just a placebo? Or something in the middle? There is still plenty of research left to be done. “The enthusiasm for CBD has clearly outpaced the hard-core scientific evidence for what it actually does,” says Peter Grinspoon, instructor at Harvard Medical School and a board member for Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. “A lot of the studies we have are based on animal studies, and many fewer are based on human studies.”

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