Can CBD Really Do All That?

How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all

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By Moises Velasquez-Manoff

When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called…

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