Image and molecule of CBD, or Cannabidiol
CBD, or Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the help plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In human, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential... to date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."