CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the over 400 non-psychoactive ingredients in a cannabis or hemp plant – meaning it’s not part that gets people high. Instead, CBD works behind the scenes and with other parts of a cannabis plant that seem to have an effect on inflammation – the root cause of many pain symptoms, and mood – often the root cause of anxiety and sleep disorders.
The difference between CBD and THC, comparing just two of the many cannabinoids found in a cannabis plant, is whether it induces a psychoactive effect. Strains, especially those with less than 0.3% THC content in the phytocannabinoid – labelled as hemp – is legally grown in many parts of the world, and contains CBD.
While CBD in itself isn’t psychoactive, it does interact by by sending signals to systems in our bodies that are within and outside of the endocannabinoid system. Some people who ingest CBD may describe a sense of well-being, calmness and a “mellow”
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