A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer’s to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there’s little evidence supporting the claims
â€śIT WILL cure, eliminate or definitely help any disease,â€ť an assistant in a shop just around the corner from New Scientistâ€™s office in London tells me. Although these extraordinary claims arenâ€™t made on the productâ€™s packaging, the substance it contains is quickly gaining a reputation among consumers as a cure-all. Pain, anxiety, depression, cancer, psoriasis, Alzheimerâ€™s, irritable bowel syndrome â€“ you name it, someone somewhere is saying this substance will help.