Cannabidiol, abbreviated to "CBD", is one of approximately 115 "phytocannabinoids" naturally occurring in hemp (cannabis) plants.
Cannabinoids are a diverse group of chemical compounds naturally found in the human body (endo-cannabinoids) and also in cannabis plants (phyto-cannabinoids).
Cannabinoids interact with receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in the body to restore a normal state of healthy balance.
No, CBD present in all strains of hemp is not a psychoactive compound—CBD will not get you high.
On 20th December 2018 the Farm Bill declared that all "hemp" extracts (CBD) are legal agricultural products provided that they contain <0.3% THC.
Industrial hemp is the hemp plant which has been used historically to produce hemp seed oil, rope, paper, household items, clothing and now CBD extract. By law, industrial hemp strains must contain less than 0.3% THC.
Legally we are not allowed to make any health claims about CBD however you can research CBD studies easily online.