CBD is a mnemonic for cannabidiol, the medicinal part of the marijuana plant. It’s purported to soothe anxiety and provide healing since it binds to receptors in many parts of the body. Legally, even though CBD is an extract and does not create a “high” like the full marijuana plant can, it is still categorized as a drug and therefore, is illegal. In states that passed legislation allowing the use of marijuana and those who receive a prescription for use, its use is still permitted.
- CBD helps people with medical conditions without the side effects of smoking marijuana
- The DEA listed CBD as a marijuana extract and lumped it in with the plant.
- CBD reacts with receptors in the body like the central and peripheral nervous systems.
“Anyway, cannabidiol—that miracle drug more commonly known as CBD—is the second most prominent compound found in cannabis, but it’s the part that has the most medicinal properties.”