In an era marked by a loss of faith in 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 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.

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.