You may have heard so much about cannabidiol (CBD) from the media, your friends or even from your barista talking about their CBD-infused espresso. What exactly is CBD though and why are people talking about it this much?
Cannabidiol or Marijuana?
First, CBD is the second most predominant active ingredient contained by marijuana, which is also called by its scientific name, cannabis. Though a key component of medical marijuana, CBD is produced directly from hemp, which is a cousin of marijuana. Cannabidiol may be one of the hundreds of compounds that exist in marijuana, but it does not have psychoactive effects, which simply means it wont make you high.
Everywhere in America, there are laws legalizing CBD, albeit with varying degrees of restriction; and while the federal government treats the compound equally as marijuana, it is not necessarily aggressive in enforcing against it. Truth is, the governments stand on CBD is quite confusing and partly depends on whether the compound was obtained from hemp or marijuana.
CBD has been recognized for its help in resolving various health issues, but when you talk about scientific evidence, there is …