CLEVELAND, Ohio—If the marketers of cannabidiol, or CBD are to be believed, their product can treat everything from insomnia to schizophrenia. CBD is being sold in creams, oils, ointments, gummies and even facial masks.
And consumers are grabbing it up: the market for CBD is growing faster than cannabis, with one recent analysis estimating it will become a $22 billion industry over the next few years.
Recently, The Plain Dealer asked readers about their use of CBD and the questions they have about the exploding popularity of the product. We heard from people using CBD for a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, arthritis pain, depression, migraine headaches and insomnia.
Many readers had two main questions about CBD: Where is it legal to buy it, and does it actually live up to the hype?
We’ll have to get back to the first question after Ohio settles its policy on