Behind THC, CBD is typically the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. However, it’s quickly becoming preferred among medical patients over THC because it has zero psychoactive components – that is, it will not get you high.
Products like CBD oil (as well as CBD edibles, topicals, and even CBD-rich flower) contain all of the therapeutic and healing properties of cannabis, without producing the stereotypical “high” that’s commonly associated with the drug.
In fact, the vast majority of quality CBD products don’t even come from marijuana. Rather, they come from a strain of industrial hemp which contains less than 0.3% THC by volume. Though both hemp and marijuana come from the same exact species of Cannabis sativa L, they are entirely different strains of the plant which have significant differences in their active cannabinoid content.