Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical found in the cannabis plant (the marijuana plant). It doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so while many users experience a relaxation effect when ingesting it or applying it topically, they won’t get high from it.
CBD is increasingly used for medicinal purposes in humans and animals. It’s often used to treat chronic physical pain, as well as mental health issues that include anxiety and depression. It’s available in many states in capsule, edible, and oil form with or without a prescription.