CBD Boom: NYC Is Cracking Down on Cannabidiol in Food, Drinks | News 4 Now
Just as the CBD craze was taking off in New York City, it has been grounded by the city’s Department of Health.
City health officials have started cracking down on restaurants, coffee shops and bars that sell food and drinks with the popular cannabis derivative called cannabidiol, known as CBD.
CBD is a chemical compound in the cannabis plant closely related to tetrahydocannabinol, commonly known as THC —the main component in marijuana. But unlike THC, CBD will not get you high. Some people even call it a miracle treatment used to treat anxiety, pain, inflammation, insomnia and several other ailments.
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