Cannabidiol, or CBD , is one of over 100 chemical components found in the Cannabis sativa plant, which is often known as marijuana. The psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most common psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is responsible for the “high” sensation. CBD , on the other hand, is not psychoactive in the same way that THC is. CBD is an excellent option for people who want to relieve pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or other pharmaceutical medications. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from cannabis plants and diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.