From Alaska Dispatch News:
It won't get you high, but cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana, is tripping up Alaska's cannabis industry.
Cannabidiol — commonly referred to as CBD — is a chemical compound often used in pain management. CBD is non-intoxicating, unlike its psychoactive counterpart THC, and it has shown promise in treating a wide range of illnesses, from anxiety to epilepsy.
CBD is found in both marijuana and hemp, and confusion surrounds its legal status nationwide.
In mid-February, imported CBD products were seized from Alaska marijuana shop shelves.
And in December, a flurry of news articles proclaimed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had suddenly made CBD illegal — a contention policy experts say isn't true.
So what's really going on with CBD?
Read more here.