Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoids identified in cannabis. The Cannabis plant is a genus of florae in the Cannabaceae family. Cannabis can be used as an extract and is also known as hemp. However, hemp is the term that refers only to the variety cultivated for non-drug use.
The CBD is a major phyto-cannabinoid, which can make up 40% of the plant's extract. CBD does not have intoxicating effects like those caused by tetra-hydro-cannabinol (THC), which is its more popular cousin. On the other hand, it has been found to have many medicinal applications, such as having a positive impact on thinking disorders and anxiety.