The Buzz on CBD: Cannabidiol Catches on in Athens and Beyond

Amidst widespread marijuana decriminalization and easing of pot laws nationwide, a certain weed-related product is garnering a lot of buzz—but it won’t give you a buzz at all. Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, has risen in popularity nationally, as well as in Athens, especially in the last year.

Commonly confused with THC—the main active ingredient in cannabis—CBD is not psychoactive. This means it cannot be used to get the “high” feeling commonly associated with marijuana. Instead, CBD affects the body, and its primary uses are for relaxation and pain relief. CBD can be found at almost any smoke shop and many convenience stores, and since it is not currently regulated by the FDA, there are a myriad of different products and brands available to consumers.

Salina Nelson has been the manager at Remedy Herb Shop in Athens since 2005, and she says CBD is new even to

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