CBD Or Not To Be? ODI, NDI Or IND?
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Cannabidiol is found in the hemp plant and other sources and is not an intoxicant, but a "human neurotransmitter and a normal part of the cannabidiol neurotransmitter system in the human body," says "Vitamin Lawyer" Ralph Fucetola.
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