ST. CLOUD — More stores in the St. Cloud metro area are selling CBD and touting its pain-relieving and anxiety-reducing benefits. But is it safe, is it legal and does it really work?
CBD — also known as hemp oil or cannabidiol — is a compound derived from the cannabis plant that purportedly reduces anxiety, relieves pain and even claims to kill cancer cells. But limited clinical trials have been conducted on CBD and some experts are wary of the compound’s health claims.
Others, though, embrace it.
Marie Schneider and her husband, Chris, opened a CBD-focused store in the Midtown Square Mall in May called