Cannabidiol, better known as "CBD", is a non-psychoactive chemical compound that's derived from two different types of cannabis plants - the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. CBD tends to be extracted from the hemp plant because there's much less exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants.
Cannabis oil is the concentrated liquid that's extracted from the cannabis plants; however, only one type (extract with high THC levels) is strictly enforced by government agencies. See Legality page for clarification.
CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are loosely regulated by the United States' Drug Enforcement Agency and, therefore, can be sold by retailers and purchased by consumers in most states.
Cannabis oil that contains more than 0.3% THC can only be purchased in states where cannabis has been legalized for medicinal or recreational use.
CBD is known to alleviate anxiety, pain, inflammation, and many other medical ailments. Click here to view the full list of medicinal uses.
"Full Spectrum CBD" versus "CBD Isolate"
Simply put, "full-spectrum" oils include all of the cannabinoids (all chemical substances found in the cannabis sativa plant), while "CBD isolate" is separated from the other chemical compounds found in the plant.
CBD isolate products typically claim the "purest form" of CBD (or 0% THC), although many believe that there are greater health benefits when consuming the "full-spectrum" oils, that include trace amounts of THC, and other cannabinoids.