Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound found in cannabis sativa, a plant with two main species – marijuana and hemp. The class of chemical compounds to which CBD belongs is called cannabinoids. It is these cannabinoids that give cannabis its medicinal, therapeutic, and recreational powers.
The cannabis plant contains over 118 identified cannabinoids among which CBD and THC are the most famous and important.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid that gets you high when you smoke cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating in nature and does not cause feelings of intoxication or euphoria in the body.
Different species of cannabis plants contain different cannabinoids in varying concentrations. the two most common species are Hemp and Marijuana. Marijuana is rich in THC, which is why it is primarily used for recreational purposes. Hemp, on the other hand, is a variety that contains low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD and is typically used for the industrial production of CBD oils and variants