As the second most prevalent cannabinoid found in cannabis, CBD or Cannabidiol, has the reputation as a cure-all for many physical discomforts. Although not quite the Fountain of Youth, the medicinal effects of CBD can be very helpful for a wide variety of ailments. Despite its non-intoxicating properties, CBD provides versatile relief as it activates serotonin and many other brain receptors that affect our mind’s processes when it comes to anxiety, pain perception, nausea and even body temperature. Through this natural system, CBD is able to aid us by encouraging homeostasis and the “healthy” responses our body already encompasses. Due to its non-psychoactive effects, CBD can balance out the intoxicating properties of THC and balance out your “high” as well as provide a more therapeutic experience. It is also a popular day-time aid, as it keeps pain at bay without slowing you down. For any novice smoker, or anyone worrying about their productivity levels while managing pain, CBD is an easy option and worry-free first step into the realm of cannabis. Be aware however, trace amounts of THC will be found in any cannabis derived CBD product, so consume with knowledge!