SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - You may have noticed more CBD stores popping up in western Massachusetts.
More people are buying CBD to treat anxiety, muscle stiffness, and other health problems, even though it's not FDA approved
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound found in industrial hemp plants and marijuana. Research has shown that it may help treat several health conditions without providing the user with the "high" feeling like marijuana.
CBD is advertised as a product that treats muscle stiffness, epilepsy, anxiety, inflammation, and seizures. 22News spoke with Jason Warchelak, the owner of Your CBD Store in Wilbraham.
Warchelak said, "The product is 100 percent organic and its THC free and it has shown many health benefits, a lot of customers have benefited through arthritis, back pain, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia."
Warchelak also said their CBD products include oil-based textures, gummies, and gel caps.
CBD is also being sold in pet stores.
The FDA is still trying to determine its effect on animals and recommend talking with your veterinarian about the best treatment options for your pet.