What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in both the cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana. It is merely one of about 140 other compounds found in cannabis, most we are just learning about (exciting!).
"All animals, including vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish) and invertebrates (sea urchins, leeches, mussels, nematodes, and others) have been found to have endocannabinoid systems."
-Robert J. Silver (Published through the US Gov.)
While there are many great things about CBD, CBD does not cause any psychoactive effects. The commonly referred to "high" is from of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) another compound found in cannabis.
More info on CBD from
"Cannabidiol (CBD)-what we know and what we
don't" - Harvard Medical School
"What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD"
- Published by FDA
"The Endocannabinoid System of Animals"
-Published in the US National Library of Medicine