Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural extract from Cannabis plants (a 'cannabinoid'), which has recently been approved as a much needed therapy for the treatment of orphan pediatric epilepsy syndromes. It may also have benefit in schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder. The major advantage of CBD over other cannabinoids such as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol
, is that it is devoid of psychotropic effects, whilst retaining analgesic, anti-inflammatory and other beneficial actions.
CBD is also commonly represented with the structure shown by CID 26346