CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis sativa hemp plant. It is the non-psychoactive component used in Hemp CBD oils and pet treats. On the other hand, its cousin THC is the psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis sativa marijuana plant. Junella Chin, DO, an osteopathic physician and a medical cannabis expert for cannabisMD states, “CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the plant, so what that means is [one] won’t have any effects like euphoria. [One] won’t feel sedated or altered in anyway.” Visit our History of CBD education center to find out more about the discovery of CBD.