CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is an active compound found prevalently in the cannabis plant. Cannabis is a plant category that includes hemp and marijuana, which means CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana.
CBD does not have any Psychoative (high) effects
CBD is a cannabinoid, which is the term for a compound that interacts with our cannabinoid receptors. CBD is not the only cannabinoid found in cannabis; in fact, over 100 cannabinoids have been discovered so far. Unlike THC, which is also a cannabinoid, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it will not create a high. In fact, CBD is known to cancel out the effects of THC.
CBD Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System
Interestingly enough, we also produce cannabinoids on our own, which are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors make up the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for a variety of biological functions. Most importantly, it assists in keeping our body in homeostasis.