The cannabis plant contains more than 120 ingredients known as cannabinoids. One of the most popular is cannabidiol-CBD. CBD is extracted from certain varieties of cannabis, in particular it can be found in varieties with a high content of THC (the psychoactive substance of cannabis), but also in varieties that have a low content of THC (varieties that we usually call hemp or hemp fiber). In Greece, the law defines Cannabis Sativa L as a textile-industrial hemp with a content of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) less than 0.2%.
Unlike THC, cannabidiol is not a psychotropic substance, it does not cause euphoria in those who use it. Research into the healing properties of CBD is constantly evolving and so we are learning more and more information about the plant and its use. Indicatively, we can mention some of the basic properties of cannabidiol, such as its application in relieving pain, treating inflammation, improving the quality of life of those suffering from diseases such as Parkinson's, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. It also seems to have positive effects in the treatment of glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia.