What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is one of the main cannabinoids present in the Cannabis
sativa plant and can often be confused with the other main
cannabinoid in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Despite their similarities, these two cannabinoids have
very different effects. THC is primarily responsible for the
euphoric effects of cannabis, whereas CBD has been
associated with anticonvulsant and neuroprotective effects.1
Surprisingly, whilst CBD and THC are structurally very similar, they seem to work via entirely different mechanisms in the body.