What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabis Plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils, topicals, and edibles to provide users with a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its closely related cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you high.
The plant is also known as hemp, although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use. Cannabis has long been used for hemp fiber, hemp seeds and their oils, hemp leaves for use as vegetables and as juice, medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. These strains are commonly used for commercially available CBD Products which have little to no THC found in them.