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Although limited studies show CBD can help with epilepsy , he said there are potential side effects.

CBD is one of many compounds derived from cannabis. Another is THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. Unlike THC, pure CBD products won’t produce a euphoric effect.

Last year the FDA sent letters to four CBD manufacturers alleging some products didn’t “contain the levels of CBD they claimed.” Hunt said that’s why “you have to do your research.”

Despite the unknowns, the CBD industry is growing.

About two months ago, Jules Hunt, a 26-year-old New York-based wellness blogger, started taking CBD oil once a day. Hunt told us the oil – recommended to her by her doctor – helps her stomach problems and the anxiety that comes with them.

Widely sold online, CBD now is going mainstream with major retailers offering salves and balms for the skin. Prices range from $12 to $150 an ounce at high-end shops.

CBD, short for cannabidiol and often referred to as CBD oil, is one of more than 100 compounds found in marijuana. It’s extracted using alcohol or carbon dioxide in factories. It’s added to oils, mixed into creams and lotions, and sold in candies and liquid drops.

What is CBD?

Marijuana itself is illegal under federal law. But most states that have legalized it allow marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles.

A 2017 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found 70 percent of CBD products were mislabeled. Researchers used an independent lab to test 84 products from 31 companies. “You’re really flying by the seat of your pants when you buy this stuff,” said author Marcel Bonn-Miller of University of Pennsylvania.

Here’s a look at what we know as U.S. regulators work out what will and won’t be allowed: