Vermont Public Radio

John Kalish

Why Vermont Investors Are Banking On Hemp

A substance known as CBD, or cannabidiol, is found in the hemp plant. Although the Food and Drug Administration has barred pill makers from saying there are health benefits to CBD, it is believed by many consumers to be effective in treating a variety of medical problems, including arthritis and epilepsy.

Reporter Jon Kalish found that a number of investors in the state are banking that growing hemp to produce CBD supplements may be its newest niche product.