Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical constituent of cannabis, C21H28(OH)2.

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  • n. A non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

cannabi(s) + di-1 + -ol1.

Examples

  • British health regulators have approved the sale and marketing of Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts (primarily the plant cannabinoids THC and cannabidiol aka CBD) as a treatment for symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

    Paul Armentano: Big-Pharma Backed Marijuana Spray Approved As Medicine, But Consumers Of The Natural Herb Still Face Jail

  • CBD is short for a substance in plants called cannabidiol.

    Savages

  • Sativex, an oral spray consisting of natural cannabis extracts (primarily the plant cannabinoids THC and cannabidiol aka CBD) as a treatment for symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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  • But another component of marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) has anti-psychotic effects.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Oddly enough, some evidence suggests that a second marijuana component called cannabidiol actually has antipsychotic effects.

    Yahoo! News: Top Stories

  • In the case of MS patients, for example, there is significant evidence that one of these other cannabinoids, called cannabidiol, places a major role in helping treat their muscle spasms.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Some also say that other less potent forms of cannabis, such as resin, also contain substantial quantities of another chemical called cannabidiol (CBD), which researchers think might counteract the psychotic side-effects of THC.

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  • Unlike skunk, hashish - cannabis resin - contains substantial quantities of another chemical called cannabidiol or CBD and research suggests this can act as an antidote to the THC, counteracting its psychotic side effects.

    Cannabis Culture Magazine

  • Unlike skunk, hash contains substantial quantities of another chemical called cannabidiol or CBD and research suggests this may act as an antidote to the THC, counteracting its psychotic side effects.

    British Blogs

  • He was dressed like a workingman but used the chemists 'shorthand for cannabidiol, the most promising healing molecule, yet in most of the marijuana bought and sold these days, also the most elusive.

    Form of medical marijuana won't get you high, but it's creating a buzz

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