The hemp plant, domesticated 6000 years ago in China, produces more than 400 organic compounds. The two main groups of molecules with bioactive properties found in hemp are terpenes and cannabinoids – CBD being a molecule of the latter.
The hemp plant biosynthesizes more than 60 of them. The major cannabinoids are CBD, CBG, CBC and they differ in their chemical structure and action.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in hemp. While beneficial for supporting wellbeing, CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive properties of its more famous cousin THC, and should not be confused for THC.