CBD is one of over 100 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.
It is considered to have a wide range of medical applications due to clinical reports showing lack of side effects , particularly a lack of psycho activity and non- interference with several psycho motor learning and psychological functions. The reason why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD also produces a reduction of psychotic symptoms in Schizophrenia due to a significant increase in anandamide levels. This is a fatty acid neurotransmitter which affects the central nervous system.
CDB has been shown to act as a receptor in the central nervous system in our endocannabinoid system. It can also stop metastasis in many types of aggressive cancers. Metastasis is the spread of disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part.