Raphael Mechoulam, PhD, Lionel Jacobson Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, et al., wrote in their 2007 paper "Cannabidiol - Recent Advances" in Chemistry and Biodiversity:

“CBD… has been shown to produce a plethora of pharmacological effects, many of them associated with both central and peripheral actions… The plethora of positive pharmacological effects observed with Cannabidiol make this compound a highly attractive therapeutic entity in inflammation, diabetes, cancer and affective or neurodegenerative diseases.”