What is CBD?
Simply put, cannabis. CBD is extracted from the marijuana plant (hemp too) Cannabis sativa.
The difference between THC and CBD are very different when talking about the chemical compounds.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two types of cannabinoids found naturally in the resin of the marijuana plant. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body, but the types of effects brought about by these compounds couldn't be more different. For this reason, CBD is more often used as a medical treatment than THC, but both can be used medicinally. below is a list of the diferences theyy both can help with and what they effect.
CBD accounts for up to 40 percent of cannabis extract. Its plentiful nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “high” effect, make it a strong candidate for medical applications.
The benefits of CBD range wide and far. CBD has different effects on different people and different conditions. A minimum dosage is usually 5-10 milligrams, however can be less for others. There is no maximum recommended dosage, CBD is non-toxic. Some conditions can require doses up to a hundred (or more) milligrams a day. If you are just beginning CBD, start with the minimum dosage for what you're trying to aid with for a few days and increase as needed. Although CBD’s effectiveness varies from person to person, here are some suggested dosages for just a some of the conditions which are commonly treated with CBD:
General Health: 2.5-25mg/daily
Chronic Pain: 2.5-75mg/as needed
Anxiety and Depression: 3mg-15mg/3x daily
Insomnia: 5-150 mg/daily
Epilepsy: 100-300 mg/daily
Schizophrenia: Up to 1000 mg/daily
Here are some research/studies connecting CBD with Autism.