Research into the science behind CBD is ongoing, but some studies have already suggested that it may help to reduce anxiety and inflammation, alleviate pain and discomfort, and even help to improve sleep. What's more, CBD is thought to be non-addictive and non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not produce the same kind of ‘high’ as THC.
THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol to give it its proper name, is the cannabinoid in cannabis that gets you high. CBD is another important compound from the cannabis plant that has a wide range of potential health benefits, but does not make you high.
The research into medical cannabis is ongoing, but there's been so much attention surrounding its use that the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has launched a study to explore the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, as well as the national opioid epidemic.
As doctors continue to learn more about the cannabis plant and its many compounds and uses, it is still their opinion that the plant does has medicinal uses that can benefit the body. There is still along way to go for us to fully understand all of the science that surrounds this amazing plant.