Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis plant that is being studied by scientists and doctors for its therapeutic properties. CBD is one of over a hundred phytocannabinoids unique to cannabis and has a robust therapeutic profile. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another medicinally active phytocannabinoid, CBD does not cause intoxication or a "high" feeling. Instead, CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD is appealing to those who want the health benefits of cannabis without the high.
CBD has been shown to have neuroprotective effects, and researchers are investigating its anti-cancer properties. This makes it a multipurpose molecule that can provide relief with many potential benefits and uses.