CBD is one of the many naturally-occurring compounds that are specific to the cannabis family of plants. CBD is an acronym for the compound’s full name – cannabidiol. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential and is is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile and that to date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
Current effects of cannabidiol are thought to include relief of acne, some mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, chronic inflammatory pain such as arthritis, muscle spasticity associated with MS, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer or cancer treatments, nerve pain and sleep disorders. All of these benefits are currently based on anecdotal evidence and some preliminary studies.