2. It Is One of Cannabis’ Main Components
While there are well over 100 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, CBD is one of the main components, being responsible for a great deal of the plant’s cannabinoid content. Selective breeding has led to more strongly mind-altering varieties of cannabis that have far higher THC to CBD ratios, but now the trend is leaning back towards encouraging higher CBD concentrations.
In the US, legally grown hemp can contain no more than 0.3% THC, so hemp is the primary source of CBD oil due to its higher concentrations. The growing interest in CBD as a medicine has led to many legal status changes within the United States and in countries around the world.