What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most prominent cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds naturally occurring in the cannabis plant (phytocannabinoids) and in the body (endocannabinoids).

As a cannabinoid, CBD is suggested to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Unlike the most prominent cannabinoid Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning it does not affect your cognitive function, i.e. ‘make you high’. At the same time, it does not have “abuse potential or cause harm” as coined by the World Health Organisation’s Expert Committee on Drug Abuse in 2017.

In recent support of that, the renowned American Journal of Neurology published a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study this year - the gold standard for evidence-based investigations of the effects of interventions - showing no signal of abuse. CBD has thus received increasing attention and a wide array of CBD products have been developed.

Origins of CBD

How is CBD made?