Cannabinoids are a class of compounds found in several species of plants, like some Echinacea species, and more abundantly, in agricultural (or industrial) hemp where cannabidiol (CBD) can comprise 35% or more of the plant’s extracts. Cannabinoids can even be found in tiny quantities in Broccoli, Kale, and other common foods!
Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid; is not psychoactive; and, has anti-psychotic effects and other beneficial properties. Cannabidiol is a single compound and is one of many dozens of others that together make up the cannabinoid family. Cannabidiol (CBD) is NOT a cannbinol (CBN).
In comparison, “cannabis plants contain at least 489 distinct compounds distributed among 18 different chemical classes, and harbor more than 70 different phytocannabinoids.” (Information For Health Care Professionals, Health Canada, 2013)
You should speak to your doctor or health care practitioner about any possible drug or substance interactions, or any other medical questions you may have.