There has been a lot of discussion about the medicinal properties of CBD and the potential value it can bring those who suffer from a variety of illnesses.
Anxiety is one of those illnesses that studies have shown CBD to be extremely beneficial for. A 2012 study showed that CBD has the same properties of a pharmaceutical "anxiolytic" drug. Basically this means that CBD has the same affect on the body as your typical anti-anxiety medication that big pharma produces. The study went on to state that they believe CBD can be an effective treatment for social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A study in 2011 tested the a group of 24 people with social anxiety disorder that have never been treated during a public speaking even. Half the group received CBD and the other half a placebo. The test concluded that those who received CBD, "significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alertness in anticipation of their speech." Compared to those who received the placebo who experience and increased anxiety leading up to and during the public speaking.
In conclusion it seems we have yet again found another illness that can benefit from this incredible and all natural compound.