CBD is the second-most common cannabinoid found in cannabis after THC. CBD has very different effects to THC. It is not intoxicating, so it does not make users high or feel stoned. Rather it leaves users clear headed and able to function. CBD is thought to have many therapeutic properties and CBD-dominant strains are often used to help with pain, inflammation and other chronic conditions. CBD-dominant strains may also appeal to those who are sensitive to the side effects of THC, such as dizziness, anxiety and paranoia.
CBD-dominant cannabis strains tend to be less resinous than THC-dominant strains and have less pronounced aromas. The strains can be smoked, vaporized and even used to make infused oil. The CBD from the strains influences the body’s cannabinoid receptor activity and encourages production of the body’s natural endocannabinoids, and it is this property that gives the chemical so many therapeutic uses, more of which are being discovered on a regular basis.