What is CBD?
Cannabinoids are ingredients of the hemp plant. Besides THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most dominant cannabidoids. Both are mainly extracted from the female inflorescences, as the proportion of cannabinoids is highest there.
The “high” feeling typically associated with marijuana consumption is triggered by THC. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, so it is not intoxicating. Meanwhile, more and more hemp plants are being cultivated that show an increased CBD concentration and hardly any THC. The THC content of the hemp plants from which CBD is extracted may not exceed 0.2 % in the EU.
To make CBD suitable for daily use, oils or tinctures containing CBD are commonly offered. While CDB tinctures are alcohol-based, cannabis oil containing CBD is mixed with hemp seed oil.