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(HealthDay News) -- Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD oil, is a chemical in marijuana.

It's increasingly popular among people looking for muscle relaxation and anxiety reduction. But researchers still have a lot to learn about the substance.

MedlinePlus reminds consumers that:

  • There is insufficient evidence on CBD's effectiveness for most conditions.
  • Some medications cannot be taken with CBD.
  • Side effects range from dry mouth to drowsiness.
  • CBD is not the psychoactive component of marijuana.
  • Proper dosages have yet to be defined.

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