CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most abundant active ingredient in cannabis after THC. It is a strong anti-oxidant, non-psychoactive and has a wide range of medical applications. CBDs have anti-psychotic and anti-tumor properties. They work to prolong the effects of THC while simultaneously providing relief from anxiety, muscle spasms and seizures.
Although it can be found in all cannabis strains in small amounts, CBD is the dominant active compound found in industrial hemp. Cannabis strains containing more than 6% CBD are being developed to meet the demands of medical cannabis patients. Cannabis rich in CBDs can be processed to extract the active compounds into a number of products, including oil, butter and tincture. This versatility gives the medical cannabis grower a wide range of options in medicine preparation.