CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of the active compounds from the cannabis plant. This sometimes puts people off, but there are several things you need to understand about cannabidiol.
First of all, it can be abundant (depending on the strain) in both marijuana and hemp. Some hemp-based CBD products are manufactured according to regulations set forth in the 2018 Farm Bill, which allows for the commercial cultivation of hemp in some states.
Secondly, CBD is non-psychoactive. This means that it will not get you high. The high that is usually attributed to cannabis is caused by another compound – THC. Generally speaking, THC is only found in low quantities (less than 0.3%) in hemp.