CBD oil still in studies, but it’s spreading

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CBD oil has been growing in popularity nationwide, which can be seen locally in the number of stores offering the cannabis-based product.

In Downtown Manhattan, the oil can be found in shops like Dramatics NYC, at Fifth Ave. and E. 16th St., which offers back massages with CBD oil; CBD Oil Bros NYC, an herb shop at 1 Irving Place; and CBD oil New York, a vitamin and supplement store at 99 Battery Place.

There are also over-the-counter products made by a new company called CBDMedic available at many CVS stores, as well as at Sage Fitness, at 139 Fulton St. near City Hall.

CBD stands for “cannabidiol.” It is a chemical compound that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant but won’t get you high.

But people have started to use the oil for many other purposes, with some of the top ones being relaxation, stress relief, improved sleep and relief of joint and muscle pain.

A recent poll found that about 85 percent of Americans have heard of CBD, and about one in

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