In an era marked by a loss of faith traditional institutions (governments, banks, hospitals), [CBD] has flourished , perhaps because it seems new, mysterious and untainted by the mainstream.

In short, it's no wonder that CBD has been described as an industrial "miracle plant".

The THC-free cannabis sativa oil, derived from the CBD plant, has been purported to reduce anxiety, pain, and inflammation, fight cancer and Alzheimer's, and basically chill you out--but not get you high.

"Early research suggests that taking 160mg of cannabidiol before bed improves sleep in people with insomnia. However, lower doses do not have this effect."

The cannabidiol (CBD) business has exploded in recent years. CBD is now found in medicine, foods and beauty products.

Though CBD is just one atom arrangement away from becoming THC, that microscopic difference is actually huge. No matter how much CBD oil you consume or how much CBD balm you rub on your body, you cannot get high from it.

What don't they use it for? People say CBD helps reduce pain, anxiety, depression and stress, improve the immune system, reduce inflammation, and more.

CBD is known to cause an increased sense of relaxation without the "high" feeling that comes with cannabis consumption. It's also used to soothe aches and pains.