Some say it treats anxiety. Others claim it’s the newest answer to Parkinson’s disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, though, cracked down on its marketing while also approving it for treatment of two forms of severe epilepsy.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is popping up on shelves across the country in oil, extract, vaporized liquid and capsule form, according to the Mayo Clinic. Interest in the product skyrocketed after Congress passed the Farm Bill last year, making some cannabis plants legal.
Here is USA TODAY’s breakdown of what you need to know about a substance that appears in products from lip balm to gummies.