CBD or full name Cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis and DOES NOT produce a high and is legal and safe for topical use.
The CBD acts on body cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. There are two major types; one in the central nervous system including parts of the brain and spinal cord and secondly in the immune system tissues. Both have been found in the skin. Researchers have shown that CBD appears to modulate and block the effects of the receptors.
One of the main uses for topical CBD products is for musculoskeletal complaints. A report in 2019 from the Arthritis Foundation on a survey of 2,600 patients discovered that 79% of the patients surveyed had considered using CBD and 15% of them were using it topically applied to joints.