Madeline Kennedy Nov 29, 2021
Marijuana and CBD products both come from cannabis plants. The difference is that marijuana comes from plants that contain a larger amount of the psychoactive substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Whereas the industrial hemp plants bred for CBD products are required by US law to contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. In other words, "CBD does not get you high," says Houman Danesh, MD, the director of Integrative Pain Management at Mount Sinai.
While there are some preliminary studies on how CBD affects the body, more research is needed to understand all its different health benefits. Here's five health benefits of CBD that researchers have found so far.