CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of the primary extracts from the cannabis plant, more commonly known as marijuana, or cannabis.
CBD, when extracted from the cannabis plant on its own, contains such low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that users don’t get the same mind-altering effects they do when using marijuana. In other words, CBD use by itself does not cause a "high."
What they do get, more and more people are beginning to discover, is a non-addictive way to deal with anxiety, movement disorders and, for pro athletes, debilitating pain that would otherwise be dealt with by using prescription drugs.
CBD comes in different forms, from pain relief creams and rubs to bath oils, gummies and smokable oils.