CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 80 compounds called cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. The two most well-known of these are CBD, which does NOT make you high, and THC, which does.
No, which is one reason why CBD can be used as a topical ingredient in beauty products.
CBD addresses a lot of issues: it has anti-inflammation properties, vitamins A, D, and E, and essential fatty acids.
Yes, CBD is legal. Cannabis (which does get you high) is legal in much of the U.S. (i.e. medical marijuana in 33 states and recreational cannabis in 10 states, plus Washington D.C.),
How does CBD work?
“CBD naturally elevates the levels of your own endocannabinoid,” says Michele Ross, founder of Infused Health, a cannabis education and health coaching program. “Increasing anandamide in your body and brain has anti-inflammatory effects, but it also has other activities at other receptors.”