Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.
CBD is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. It is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications. This is due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (as is typically associated with ∆9-THC), and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions.
CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC, and therefore does not make you feel high like THC does. It can however, help with pain, inflammation and insomnia, when inhaled or used topically.