When it comes to CBD or Cannabidiol, you have surely heard what is said about the health benefits of this little known part of the marijuana plant, which comes from its flowers. Some say it relieves muscle aches, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, chronic pain and more.

What Does The Science Say?

Dr. Susan Weiss, an expert from the National Institutes of Health is the source of the information you'll see layed out in this article. Dr. Weiss is the director of the External Research Division of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

What is CBD?

CBD (or cannabidiol) comes from the cannabis plant (marijuana).

The chemical compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the part of the cannabis plant that most people know because it is the one that produces the euphoric effect. Most of the effects of marijuana that people have heard about are caused by THC.