The lack of THC means, when CBD is taken, it becomes a relaxant. This is often used for individuals who are dealing with pain according to one employee at the Art of Glass smoke shop.
"People come in here looking for CBD products usually have either anxiety issues or some pain problems that affect them on a daily or weekly basis," Philip Weatherall of Art of Glass smoke shop said.
CBD, while legal, is not without fault. It is not highly regulated which means there can be inconsistencies in the CBD depending on the company that is producing it.
"(There is a) high prospective of pesticides, insecticides, and heavy metals ... so you are taking a risk" Dr. Mechtler said.
Correction: The initial version of this report stated that CBD comes from the marijuana plant. While marijuana-based CDB oil does exist, it is not the version that's on sale in New York State. CBD is derived from the hemp plant, in the same family as the marijuana plant.
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