CBD stands for cannabidiol (canna-bi-die-ahl). CBD is a compound that is extracted from legal industrial hemp plants to achieve a wide variety of therapeutic effects. CBD has virtually no traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol—the stuff that makes you feel high), so when taken, there are no psychoactive effects. This makes CBD popular among people looking for better sleep, increased mood, decreased anxiety, and reduced pain.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that translates signals it receives from different cannabinoids. CBD is a cannabinoid that does not produce feelings of being “high” because it does not have the same receptors as THC.
CBD is currently being used by people around the globe to treat various physical and mental health ailments. CBD is increasingly being researched and there is a growing body of evidence that suggests it has a number of health benefits.
CBD is currently not regulated by the FDA and must contain less than 0.3% THC to be considered legal. CBD is legal in most states, but it’s always important to check your state’s laws before purchasing and consuming.