CBD (cannabidiol) is a nonintoxicating cannabinoid (C21H30O2) found in cannabis. CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in the cannabis plant and is best known for its use as CBD oil. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then binding it to a carrier like hemp oil.
Cannabidiol is most commonly used for epilepsy. CBD is also known to help with pain, anxiety, Parkinsons, chron disease, fibromyalgia and many other conditions, however, there is no strong scientific evidence to support many of these uses. It was discovered in 1940 and accounts for up to 40% of the cannabis plant’s extract.
CBD is often extracted from the hemp species of the cannabis plant and does not have the psychoactive effects as THC. Scientists believe that CBD oil that has trace amounts of THC (Full Spectrum CBD Oil) may have stronger medicinal effects due to the entourage effect of both chemicals working together.