What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 80 scientifically-identified cannabinoids (or chemical compounds) derived from the flowering plant cannabis.  Each of the cannabinoids within cannabis elicit unique neurophysiological effects.  CBD is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant.  Unlike the more well-known molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive.  For decades, medical professionals and the public overlooked CBD.  Now, the medical potential of CBD has been brought into the mainstream.  Preclinical trials over the past four decades have showcased the therapeutic power of CBD.  Preliminary evidence suggests that CBD may act as an: anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, analgesic, anti-tumoral and neuroprotective agent.

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