CBD vs. THC: As popularity of cannabis-infused products grow, here's what you need to know

From CBD skin creams to bottled water, lattes and gummy worms, products infused with the cannabis-derived chemical are showing up everywhere.

U.S. retail sales of cannabis products jumped to $10.5 billion last year, a threefold increase from 2017, according to data from Arcview Group, a cannabis investment and market research firm.

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As the marijuana industry marches toward legalization in several states across the country, it’s likely consumers are wondering about CBD-infused products, and what makes them different than those that contain THC.

In case you’re among those still in the dark, this is a handy guide to the two main chemical compounds that are found in marijuana.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a naturally occurring compound is one of the major components of marijuana. While CBD does not make a person feel high, it can provide a calming or relaxing sensation.

CBD can lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC as well, depending on how much of each component is ingested.

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