CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis. While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. The effects of CBD are 100% therapeutic in nature – it produces no psychoactive or intoxicating effects whatsoever. So it doesn’t get you high.
Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
For many, CBD is now a major aspect of their routine health. Health practitioners now recommend CBD for the treatment of pain related ailments such as chronic pain, stress, arthritis, and inflammation but that’s not it, CBD has become a great solution to treat US Veterans with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential … to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”