The word CBD is often used interchangeably with cannabis, but the two are different.

It’s a non-psychoactive compound found in the leaves of cannabis plants that has been shown to relieve symptoms of a range of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and cancer.

However, its effects can be very different depending on the person, according to a team of researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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