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One man said the CBD oil helps his muscle and nerve pain.

Channel 2 Action News visited Little Five Points Pharmacy in northeast Atlanta where cannabidiol oil is on the shelves.

“I’m very lucky. I feel good. I’m getting on it for years and I think it’s great,” said CBD user Les Howson.

ATLANTA — Marijuana product CBD oil is helping Georgians get rid of prescription pain pills. And that’s because the opioid epidemic is killing people.

Hemp-derived CBD products are legal in Georgia because they contain only trace amounts of the THC.

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Right now, cannabis oil is legal for some patients in Georgia. But it is illegal to grow or bring it across state lines.

Cannabidiol – better known as CBD – is the wonder substance of the moment, showing up everywhere from dog treats in Sandy Springs to an oil-selling booth at Perimeter Mall to craft cocktails in Buckhead.

Hemp: Hemp is a cousin to marijuana that contains lower levels of THC, the compound that produces a “high.” Hemp sold is required by federal law to contain an “extremely low” amount of THC – no more than 0.3%, according to the FDA. Industrial hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis, but they have been bred for different uses and can be distinguished by their chemical and genetic compositions.

“There are hundreds and hundreds of companies that have come out of the woodwork — in the last six months, even the last year — with all kinds of CBD products,” said Katz.

Low-THC oil comes from marijuana, not hemp, and was legalized by the state in 2015 for certain conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, cancer and seizures. Georgia residents with a registration card will be able to buy low-THC oil when it becomes available from local producers, though that could be a year or more away.

The FDA also formed a working group in April to “explore potential pathways for dietary supplements and/or conventional foods containing CBD to be lawfully marketed” as interest in products containing CBD continues to grow, according to the agency’s guide.