For years, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was popular because of its properties that cause feelings of intoxication and euphoria. In recent times, another cannabis component is taking some of the spotlight: cannabidiol or CBD.

CBD has profound medical benefits and often counteracts the feelings of intoxication from THC’s chemical interactions with the endocannabinoid receptors. It’s an appealing alternative medicinal treatment for patients that don’t want to feel intoxicated. Currently, CBD is used to treat conditions like pain, inflammation, seizures, anxiety, psychosis, and other ailments.

Research on humans and animals illustrates that CBD may be an effective treatment for other diseases and disorders like epilepsy, diabetes, PTSD, arthritis, or used as an antipsychotic. It’s even known for its inhabitation of cancer and tumor growth.

There are two popular terms used to describe CBD products. One term is “CBD dominant” which refers to cannabis varieties that only contain small amounts of THC. “CBD rich,” means that the cannabis chemovar has more CBD than THC or equal amounts of both compounds.