In 2018 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) passed its stamp of approval on oral capsules of cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of seizures. However, nobody quite knew at the time what effect food would have on its absorption.
CBD is the second-largest active ingredient in the extract of the cannabis plant. It is always found in all forms of marijuana used medically. However, medical CBD is obtained not from the cannabis plant but from the hemp plant, which is closely related to it. The difference between CBD and other cannabis compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is that it does not produce euphoria, or a “high.” As such, the WHO states that CBD does not have the potential to cause addiction, dependence or drug abuse, and as such, does not cause any public health problems when used in the pure state.