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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second most prevalent cannabinoid and active molecule in the Cannabis plant. It has been shown to have many medicinal properties, including reduction of frequency and intensity of seizures, anti-inflammatory capabilities which can help those with chronic pain, and as an anti-anxiety and stress medication.
Biochemically it is similar in many respect to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), except that it produces none of the psychoactive effects of the aforementioned molecule, making it safe to consume at higher levels and also making its legal status less controversial. CBD is synthesized in vivo from the same precursor molecule as THC, and only diverges at the very last step of synthesis by the action of a separate enzyme, CBDA-Synthase.