Econ 919: CBD, THC's close cousin gains popularity

Jun 8, 2018

When cannabis first made inroads to social acceptability starting about 20 years ago, it was through medical marijuana. There was enough clinical and anecdotal evidence by that point that there were ingredients in cannabis that soothed anxiety in terminally ill patients, gave appetites back to cancer patients and was good for reducing inter-ocular pressure for what would become a small "epidemic" of "glaucoma." Now recreational cannabis, in the form of marijuana, is widely available, and on its coattails comes CBD, a cannabinoid in cannabis like THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not induce a high and is becoming a sought-after herbal remedy in its own.  Learn more on this week's Econ 919 as we meet the folks at Majestic Gardens, who specialize in the supplement.