CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most abundant active ingredient in cannabis after THC. It is also the dominant active compound found in industrial hemp. It is a strong antioxidant, non-psychoactive and has a wide range of medical applications. CBD has anti-psychotic and anti-tumor properties. It works to prolong the effects of THC while simultaneously providing relief from anxiety, muscle spasms and seizures.
Cannabis rich in CBD can be processed to extract the active compounds into a number of products, including oil, butter and tincture. The versatility gives the medical cannabis grower a wide range of options in medicine preparation.