What is Cannabidiol?

What is Cannabidiol?

The Cannabidiol chemical structure

Cannabidiol is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana. Over 113 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant. While delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major active ingredient, cannabidiol makes up about 40% of cannabis extracts and has been studied for many different uses.

Cannabidiol known as CBD does not appear to have any intoxicating effects such as those caused by THC in marijuana, but does have significant effects on anxiety and anti-psychotic effects.

Cannabidiol is one of the most exciting cannabinoids — natural compounds found in cannabis — that we are aware of today. Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is transforming from a little-known molecule, to a potential breakthrough nutritional component and treatment.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is found throughout the seeds, stalk and flowers of cannabis plants — including hemp and marijuana. Unlike many of the 85+ cannabinoids that we are aware of, cannabidiol occurs naturally in significant quantities in cannabis, so it is relatively easily extracted from the plant.