Cannabidiol (abbreviated as CBD) is one of the active components of marijuana, the proportion of which in the plant extract of cannabis reaches 40%. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, which is also found in the plant, CBD has no effect on the psyche. It does not provoke hallucinations and euphoria, but at the same time, it is able to regulate anxiety states in patients and helps to streamline cognitive processes. CBD also has an anticonvulsive effect and can be used as a sedative. Israeli scientists have also confirmed the fact of the stimulating effect of CBD on the formation of bone tissue, which suggests its possible use for patients with fractures. In addition, they are actively conducting research on the effectiveness of CBD in the treatment of oncological diseases.
Today, despite the clinically proven benefits of CBD in the treatment of a wide range of pathologies, this substance causes a lot of controversy in the scientific community. It has been proven that cannabidiol is safe for the human body. Conducted studies on both animals and patients confirm this fact. At the same time, it is also known that CBD can enhance the psychoactive effects of THC when interacting with tetrahydrocannabinol.