CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis is also the plant marijuana comes from. There are 113 identified cannabinoids, one of which is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the cannabinoid responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive properties -- meaning no THC, no high.
CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of hemp. Hemp is the same plant species as cannabis, but is produced in a way that reduces the amount of THC present in the plant.
(B) The term "marihuana" does not include— (i) hemp, as defined in section 1639o of title 7;
The term "hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
CBD’s popularity has increased astronomically in recent years. It is being marketed in a variety of forms including: oils, pills, gummies, and smokable leaves. It is being marketed as a supplement to aid in a wide variety of ailments from epilepsy to pain to sleep disorders and anxiety.
Many of the claims regarding CBD’s effectiveness are unproven by research as of yet. However, that has not stopped CBD from being wily utilized by the general public.