Here's everything you need to know about CBD, the cannabis compound that's in everything from coffee to ice cream and could soon be a $16 billion business

By Chloe/Leslie KirchoffCBD is one of the key compounds in cannabis.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is popping up everywhere, from creams to coffee to prescriptions. CBD is one of the key compounds in cannabis plants, though it doesn’t cause marijuana’s characteristic high. It’s being touted as a treatment for all kinds of ailments, but the evidence for some uses is thin.

Meanwhile, CBD is already a $US1 billion industry, and some on Wall Street think it could reach $US16 billion, aided in part by a recent change in US law that made some CBD legal.

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