The CBD Industrial Complex

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    Times are weird for CBD, the increasingly popular, non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, which can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, seizures, and, perhaps, other ailments. Just a few years ago, most people hadn’t even heard of it, but now, even though it’s still of uncertain legality both nationally and in California, outlets like CVS and Walgreen’s are gearing up to sell it, and producers are piling into the market. Some of them are among the most prestigious players in cannabis, and some of them are marginal sleazebags whose products might not even contain any CBD,

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