CBD is the abbreviated name for cannabidiol, which is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating and will not make the user feel “high.” CBD does have mood-enhancing properties and is therefore referred to as non-intoxicating rather than non-psychoactive. CBD is currently being researched for its potential medical properties, and the findings are positive.
CBD is commonly used to manage stress, anxiety, nausea, chronic pain, and arthritis. It also has medical applications in the management of more serious diseases such as Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Parkinson’s Disease.
Hemp-based CBD products are not covered by the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program and contain less than .3% THC, by law. Cannabis-derived CBD may contain higher amounts of THC and is covered under the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program.