What is cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive.It is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated.

Generally, there are two ways the cannabinoid can be found. Naturally, the cannabidiol can be found in both hemp and marijuana varieties of cannabis. The main functional difference between hemp and marijuana is the level of THC. Cannabidiol can also be produced synthetically in a laboratory. However, synthetically produced cannabidiol is a regulated substance, and possession of it is legal outside of few specialized circumstances.