Watch: An introduction to CBD — and what Washington might do about it – STAT

The weed-adjacent dietary supplement known as cannabidiol, or CBD, has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. People are using it to treat their dog’s separation anxiety, soothe their aching backs, and even to help alleviate the symptoms associated with more serious conditions like Parkinson’s disease.

You wouldn’t know it from its ubiquity in every corner store, but most CBD products are actually illegal under current law — at least until the FDA writes some new rules of the road for the supplements.

Join STAT as we walk you through everything you need to know about CBD, from how the Trump administration is likely to regulate these products to whether they even work at all.

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