Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 144 active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is the main cannabinoid present in cannabis sativa and the second most present in cannabis indica. Cannabidiol is mostly concentrated in the upper part of the plant and in the flowers.
In many member states of the European Union, the cultivation of hemp plants with high concentrations of CBD is legal for producing fibres, seeds, leaves and flowers, which can be used to produce thousands of different products. These include: paper, materials used in green building, biofuels, food, cosmetics and remedies.
In recent years, we have seen an interest in the therapeutic potential of CBD-containing hemp products, as they are free of psychotropic effects and side effects, even if consumed in massive doses.
Although relatively few clinical trials have been completed, ongoing research continues to confirm the therapeutic power of CBD against many ailments, symptoms or diseases.