CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a phyto-cannabinoid compound within the category of cannabinoids, active components of cannabis. Unlike THC (the cannabinoid compound that produces a “high” in the user), hemp-derived CBD is notable for its lack of psychoactive properties. What CBD does possess, however, is the reported ability to positively affect certain functions in the human body. These reported effects allow CBD’s potential health benefits to be accessed by more people in a wider variety of circumstances.