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Structure of cannabidiol

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 60 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD is considered to have a wider scope of medical applications than THC. An orally-administered liquid containing CBD has received orphan drug status in the US, for use as a treatment for dravet syndrome under the brand name, Epidiolex.[1][2]


"What is CBD?" by Weedmaps TV (December 7, 2011) at YouTube:


Additional Resources


  1. Marijuana for Epilepsy: Weighing the Evidence (March 25, 2014), WebMD
  2. A cannabis-based drug is showing 'promise' in children with severe epilepsy by Denise Roland, The Telegraph. Retrieved October 14, 2014.