Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active ingredients of medical marijuana from the Cannabis sativa plant. Of all the chemical compounds present in cannabis, its the second most prevalent. Unlike its sister ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause euphoria or the sudden ‘highness’ experienced by THC and recreational marijuana consumers. This is because it isn’t a psychoactive ingredient.
Although CBD originates from the marijuana plant, it is interesting to discover that, unlike THC and other drugs produced from recreational marijuana, it is not addictive. This is probably one of the reasons for which it thrives in the medical field. Also, while THC is known to increase anxiety (being a psychoactive compound), it effectively promotes calmness of mind.
Generally used to relieve stress and anxiety, CBD may have lots of other benefits as it has proven effective in its scientific use to treat a wide variety of skin and health issues. Its potency could be attributed to its hemp oil content.
There is no question to it that hemp is the buzzy wellness plant of the moment. For the records, hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species grown primarily for the industrial use of its derived products.