CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, but the atoms are arranged differently. This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect while CBD lacks such an influence.
CBD accounts for up to 40 percent of cannabis extract (3). Its plentiful nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “high” effect, make it a strong candidate for medical applications.
The effects of CBD include (3):
* Reduction of psychotic symptoms* Relief from convulsions and nausea* Decreased anxiety* Decreased inflammation