Some studies show that cannabidiol (CBD), the active ingredient in cannabis, may be an option for treating certain types of anxiety, such as social anxiety
. It also seems to come with few adverse side effects. However, more research is needed to better understand the safety and effectiveness of the drug. Due to gaps in knowledge about CBD, it is not always recommended by experts. For example, as of 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved one CBD product and it’s a drug that treats seizures.