The Brief: CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis that many people use to treat pain and relieve stress.


Literally speaking, CBD oil is “a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis“. When applied topically it’s meant to relieve pain, though it can also be vaped, eaten, and/or drunk.

CBD has fondly been referred to as ganja for the non-stoner.

Unlike marijuana, CBD does not get you high. Instead, people use CBD to help treat epileptic seizures, manage anxiety, or simply, “chill out”. It’s a better alternative to addictive opioids like Percocet and though it may not completely eliminate pain, it can certainly make it more tolerable.

An eBay executive recently explained the CBD oil phenomenon amongst younger generations by saying that because many Gen Zers and Millennials are worried about long-term issues like financial debt and global warming, they’re also more aware of products that can help ease their state of mind.