According to our data, "CBD" has become one of the most highly searched terms on Leafly. "CBD" is shorthand for the molecule cannabidiol, a cannabinoid (or active chemical component) found in the cannabis plant. Research suggests that CBD-rich medical cannabis has the potential to ease the symptoms associated with a wide variety of conditions, from chronic pain to seizure disorders to anxiety.
How does CBD work, and why does it have so many potential medical applications? This week, the Leafly News team will explore these questions in a special series of articles. Keep an eye out for a variety of CBD-related content on Leafly. All of these posts will featured under the CBD Week tag.