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Forget back-alley drug deals and sketchy smoke shops to get cannabis, in Burlington, cannabidiol can be found in coffee shops and grocery stores.
CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical component of weed, according to the World Health Organization.
It can offer anxiety-reducing and antidepressant effects as well as relieve joint pain, according to WHO.
Sophomore Lara Cwass uses CBD oil in a tincture that she drops under her tongue.
“I’ve read about CBD being great for inflammation and a number of other health benefits,” Cwass said. “But my primary use is to relax my body before going to sleep.”
For Cwass, this cannabis product isn’t a drug.
“Combined with meditation, it is a wonderful, natural