CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is derived directly from the hemp plant. Hemp is different than a marijuana plant because it is much leaner with shinier leaves. Marijuana is significantly bushier. Hemp also has less THC than marijuana. Marijuana has 30% THC whereas Hemp has less than .3%. THC is the psychoactive ingredient that will give someone a high. Since hemp has little THC, it will not get someone high. However, hemp does contain significant amounts of CBD. CBD is a nonpsychoactive cannabinoid. It also exhibits no effects of any addiction possibilities.
CBD is legal everywhere in the United States. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from a cannabis plant. Then, it is diluted with something like coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD has may health benefits without causing a high which makes it highly sought after. It is continuing to become a larger part of the medical world today. CBD can now be found in oils and tinctures, edibles, and lotions.