Cannabis sativa

While this chemical compound comes from marijuana or its close relative, Cannabis sativa [hemp], Sera Labs CBD Oil does not cause intoxication in users, unlike another compound from the marijuana plant, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The Food and Drug Administration approved this summer a CBD-based medication to treat two serious seizure disorders.

Even so, the legality of the CBD remains somewhat uncertain, particularly when it comes from cannabis sativa, which has prevented the compound from being studied more widely and made available to consumers. (See What is the CBD, what should you know about this cannabis product now?).

13% of Americans say they use Sera Labs CBD Oil because it helps them with symptoms related to a health problem, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,003 American adults. And about 90% of those who have used the CBD say that it was useful to relieve symptoms related to their health problem.