What is CBD?


When it comes to discussing the active ingredients of cannabis, THC has historically been the hot topic. You may have seen the acronym CBD thrown around. But what does CBD stand for, and what is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is one of the many ‘cannabinoids’ present in varying quantities within almost all cannabis. THC is the most commonly known of these cannabinoids and is also well-known as the most psychoactive part of cannabis. There is much more scientific research available with regards to THC than there is for CBD. Fortunately, this fact is changing as cannabis becomes more widely legalized. The current research on CBD is looking at how it can be used to treat many diseases which in the past were thought to be largely untreatable. These diseases include Huntingdon’s disease, Dravet syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. CBD is not psychoactive like THC. This means that it will not produce the same ‘high’ feeling associated with cannabis consumption. Therefore, many medical consumers will seek out strains which are known to be high in CBD and low in THC. This way they can be sure of receiving the medical benefits of cannabis consumption without having to worry about feeling ‘high’ all the time. A common way to consume CBD by itself is through the taking of CBD oil.