can·​na·​bi·​di·​ol | ˌka-nə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl How to pronounce cannabidiol (audio) , kə-ˈna-bə-, -ˌōl : a crystalline, nonintoxicating cannabinoid C21H30O2 found in cannabis and hemp that is sometimes used medicinally

Note: After THC, cannabidiol is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis.

A 1986 study by Consroe and his colleagues … showed that cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, calmed the abnormal movements of five people suffering from dystonia, a rare condition characterized by muscle spasms that contort the body.— Kathleen Fackelmann

— called also CBD

— compare cannabinol

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