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What is Cannabidiol CBD?

Cannabidiol CBD Molecule

With so many explanations available online now in 2022, it does sound confusing, doesn’t it? Don’t worry we will simplify it for you.


CBD is short for Cannabidiol. CBD is the main active ingredient of the natural Hemp plant once it has grown. It’s best to describe all the natural ingredients from the Hemp or Cannabis plant as Cannabinoids. Other key Cannabinoids include: CBG, CBC, CBDa, CBDv, CBN, THC and others.

CBD was discovered in 1940


CBD is clustered as one Cannabinoid. To date, we know the Hemp plant naturally produces around 100 different Cannabinoids and approximately 300 non-cannabinoid chemicals.

Generally speaking, CBD is upto 40% of the natural Hemp plant extracted Cannabinoids. However, since we are in year 2022, modern science allows hybrid strains to be developed with higher or lower CBD percentage plant strains.