Mind and Body

Test your knowledge of CBD with this 5-question quiz

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What is cannabidiol, or CBD?

A. A plant related to cannabis

B. A synonym for cannabis or marijuana

C. Another active ingredient in cannabis, like THC

D. A plant that is unrelated to cannabis with a similar name

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C. CBD is the second strongest of the active ingredients in marijuana.

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What seemingly counterintuitive use have scientists found for CBD?

A. Helps fight cannabis use disorder

B. Helps athletes run faster

C. Helps build muscles faster

D. All of the above

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A. Helps fight cannabis use disorder. Scientists found that using prescription CBD can actually help cannabis-dependent patients abstain from using cannabis.

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True or False: CBD has been shown to help fight covid-19.

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False. There are no credible human or animal studies showing that CBD has any effect against the novel coronavirus or the disease it causes.

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What disorders or ailments has CBD been shown to help?

A. Symptoms of psychosis

B. Certain forms of epilepsy

C. Anxiety

D. All of the above

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D. All of the above. Although the science isn’t 100% clear, some studies have shown that CBD can help relieve symptoms of psychosis, epilepsy, and anxiety.

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Despite the anecdotal benefits, CBD isn’t a cure-all. What did the Mayo Clinic find as a potential downside to using CBD?

A. Heart disease

B. Liver damage

C. Seizures

D. Addiction

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B. Liver damage. A massive research review by the Mayo Clinic found that CBD use could lead to liver damage.

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