CBD often gets mixed up with THC, which is another cannabinoid found in cannabis. Yet, it’s important to distinguish them as they have fundamentally different properties and benefits.
THC is the phytocannabinoid responsible for causing the “high” that people who smoke or consume marijuana experience. CBD isn’t mind-altering in the same way. If anything, people who try CBD report feeling more relaxed and, often, more focused. There’s even some evidence that CBD can counteract the “paranoia” some THC users report. This may be related to why CBD seems to reduce symptoms of anxiety for so many people.