CBD (cannabidiol) is one of nearly a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are compounds that interact directly with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system, only discovered in the 90s, is a network of receptors that interact with our body’s own synthesized cannabinoids in order to maintain homeostasis. The ECS is responsible for regulating an array of physiological and cognitive processes that are instrumental in maintaining health and balancing our other body systems. CBD does not cause psychotropic effects like another cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD extracted from hemp has less than .3% THC.