Hemp is a plant with thousands of uses that were first utilized over 10,000 years ago. Hemp is a particular variety of the Cannabis Sativa L. species that is grown specifically for its derived products. Although all of its uses have likely not been identified yet, currently hemp is used in an assortment of commercial products ranging from building materials to food.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. First isolated in 1941 and structure established in 1963, CBD has been proven to have a wide range of therapeutic properties without psychoactive effects. In single molecule studies, CBD has been identified to have antitumoral, antispasmodic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antiaddictive, neuroprotective, antipsychotic, antianxiety, antioxidant and antibiotic properties. It is also a known analgesic (painkiller).