What is CBD and How Does it Differ from THC?


Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis, derived from the hemp plant. It has a rich history as a medicine dating back thousands of years.


CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is a vital component of medical marijuana, it is directly derived from the hemp plant, a cousin of marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and non-addictive.

World Health Organization Statement

According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."

Potential Health Benefits

CBD has been studied for its potential to ease symptoms of various health issues. It has gained popularity as a natural approach to pain relief for chronic pain sufferers. Common uses include:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune Booster
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