CBD ( cannabidiol) is one of many cannabinoid compounds that comes from the cannabis plant, phytocannabinoids to be exact. CBD can be found in both hemp and marijuana, though it is much more prevalent in the marijuana plant. Because of the abundance of cannabinoids throughout many parts of the plant, it is relatively easy to extract. Cannabinoids bind to receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The receptors that CBD interacts with are most commonly found in the immune system and when CBD interacts with them, it can produce an anti-inflammatory effect.