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CBD doesn't get you high and has been around for thousands of years, doctor says

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CBD is becoming a familiar term in mainstream society but it's not a new and innovative supplement. Its use has been around for thousands of years, says Dr. Gary Garner. (Photo: KUTV)

CBD is becoming a familiar term in mainstream society but it's not a new and innovative supplement. Its use has been around for thousands of years, says Dr. Gary Garner.

Garner, a physician at Utah Valley Hospital, recommends cannabinoid products to his patients.

He told 2News Reporter Ginna Roe:

With the loosening of the legal restrictions on it (CBD), it’s becoming much more commonly talked about and heard about.

WHAT TO KNOW:

  • CBD is a chemical found in marijuana and hemp plants that don’t get you high.
  • CBD is also known as Cannabinol oil.
  • CBD is unregulated and unmonitored by the Food and Drug Administration.

According to the Ministry of Hemp blog, the first person who was successful in extracting CBD from the cannabis sativa plant was chemist Roger Adams, who graduated from Harvard University.

The blog states:

However, when Adams first managed this in 1940 he wasn’t aware that he succeeded in extracting a chemical compound and didn’t even know what he had done. Years later, Adams and other scientists realized what he had done and started researching the possible benefits of CBD.

Since that time, CBD oil has been researched and found to possess medicinal qualities. Utah was among 11 states in 2014 that passed laws legalizing CBD for medical purposes.

Now the substance is being used in a variety of products that can even be purchased over-the-counter.

Follow 2News Reporter Ginna Roe in her special report on those uses, Monday at 10.

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