CBD, or cannabidiol, is suddenly everywhere. In oils, creams, bath products -- even food and pet treats. But what is it? And will it end up being a big medical breakthrough or just the latest fad?
CBD is the most abundant non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana and hemp. It’s different from THC, the compound that gives pot users a “high.”
Epidiolex, the first drug containing CBD, was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat specific rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
Dr. Orrin Devinsky, neurologist and director of NYU Langone's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, spearheaded the studies of CBD that led to Epidiolex. He joined us on "Take Care" to talk about the benefits of cannabidiol.