Into the Weeds: Walking the Regulatory Line of CBD in Cosmetics


Cannabidiol (CBD), a substance derived from the Cannabis L. sativa plant, has quickly gained mainstream popularity. The Cannabis L. sativa plant is known to contain over 100 cannabinoids, including cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG) and others. Of the many cannabinoids, CBD is found naturally in the plant in the highest concentrations. Hemp is one strain of the Cannabis L. sativa plant that contains high concentrations of CBD and low concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. CBD is not known to have the same psychoactivity of THC—in other words, you do not get high from CBD.

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