Cannabidiol (more commonly referred to as CBD) is a natural remedy made from the cannabis (or marijuana plant), Cannabis Sativa. It is a natural remedy for a range of ailments.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) is the psychoactive compound that is found in cannabis and is responsible for the psychoactive effects that marijuana is known for. CBD however, does not have this effect. CBD oil products are made by extracting the CBD compound from the cannabis plant and then diluting it in a carrier oil (such as coconut or hemp seed oil).
Its adherents say that it relieves pain, can reduce anxiety and depression, alleviates cancer related symptoms, helps reduce acne, may have neuroprotective properties, benefits heart health and has other beneficial properties. It has also, for example, been said to have anti-psychotic properties and to be useful in substance abuse treatment to relieve symptoms of withdrawal.