CBD oil being bottled in Chattanooga. (Image: WTVC)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
Hemp is getting a lot of attention around the country and here at home.
It is legal to produce and sell in Tennessee – under certain restrictions – but it is illegal under federal law because it’s classified in the same group as marijuana.
Hemp and marijuana are both from the cannabis plant, but their properties are different.
Hemp contains less than .03 percent of THC, so unlike marijuana it doesn’t get you high.
Hemp also contains more Cannabidiol, known as CBD.
CBD is marketed as being anti-inflammatory, with some pretty big claims, including helping people with chronic pain. anxiety and even cancer.
Laura Patty says CBD helps with her chronic pain from sports injuries and a car crash.
When she first wakes up she rubs CBD salve on her joints, and puts a few drops on her tongue.
“I put it on and I can almost instantly just feel how much looser I feel,”