CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. It is a naturally occurring substance used in products like oils and edibles. CBD can impart feelings of relaxation and calm, and unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive in any way.
In The United States, CBD products produced from the seeds and stalks of industrial hemp are legal to ship across state lines. Federal law however does indicate that CBD poducts must contain less than .3% THC for it to be available for purchase, shipment, or sale.
Not at all. The cannabis plant is made up of two main players: CBD and THC. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, so when taking CBD you will not have any THC related effects like euphoria or paranoia. When taking CBD, you will not feel sedated or altered in any way.
Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure, but there is a slight difference in how the atoms are arranged; this accounts for the differing effects on your body. Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. Because CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound, it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC.