What is CBD?
Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over one hundred active ingredients found in cannabis, and is derived from the hemp plant, a close relative of the marijuana plant. Even though it is found in marijuana, CBD is considered to be a non-psychoactive component, meaning that it does not produce a “high.” According to the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Patients most commonly use CBD-containing products to relieve pain and anxiety, but it has also been used for bipolar disorder, diabetes, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and more. Although more clinical trials are needed to fully determine the rate of effectiveness, CBD oil shows great potential in treating many ailments.