CBD is an abbreviation of Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid that is present in Cannabis. CBD is not psychoactive, so you won’t get high or stoned from it. There have been a number of studies and clinical research on the effects of CBD for a variety of complaints. CBD does not have any known side-effects and there is no risk of addiction.
CBD and THC are the best known and most common cannabinoids of the Cannabis plant. Both have an effect, and though THC is prohibited in many countries CBD is not. CBD is also present in industrial hemp. THC is psychoactive and CBD is not.