Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

CBD Confusion: UW Experts Urge Research to Clarify Claims


An op-ed published today by ADAI senior scientist Bia Carlini, PhD, MPH, Dr. Greg Carter, and pharmacology professor Nephi Stella points to the dearth of science-based information about the rapidly proliferating products containing CBD (cannabidiol) — a non-intoxicating component found in cannabis and hemp.

“Today, cannabis is federally criminalized and research into its potential medical value is stifled, while hemp products are widely commercialized with almost no oversight.

For consumers, the confusion over what is legal and where is only heightened by the proliferation of CBD balms, potions, and tinctures near cash registers everywhere and, of course, online.” Read more . . .