If you’ve been finding yourself being dragged into conversations about medical cannabis a lot lately, you’re not alone. There is no denying that CBD has clearly been making waves in both the health and wellness industry in the past few years.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, the popular hemp plant derivative has been marketed as a cure-all for just about any condition, intriguing supporters and skeptics alike. Now, even though the CBD oil comes from the marijuana plant, it doesn’t cause any form of intoxication as it is not psychoactive like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the sensation of getting high. In short, you won’t have to worry about getting “stoned”.
CBD products are touted as safe, natural, and even affordable but that isn’t the only reason for its prevalence within society. There have been other factors at play, responsible for the promotion of CBD related products and the aid in its distribution.
Legalization Of CBD Products
The legal framework for CBD has changed significantly since 2018 with a number of countries, including the UK, now legalizing CBD products such as CBD oil. For example, the signing of the Farm Bill in the United States closer to the end of 2018 decriminalized CBD Oil at the federal level.
Additionally, the FDA made a groundbreaking decision that promised a greater future for CBD when it approved a CBD-based drug, Epidiolex. This particular drug was approved for the treatment of Dravet syndrome, epilepsy developing during childhood years and can be life-threatening. Such a decision and verdict strengthened the notions of CBD based drugs being effective and credible hence, contributing greatly to the increasing popularity of CBD.
A Wide Range Of Options
CBD, no doubt, is a versatile compound and can be mixed or added to a number of other ingredients. Over the past couple of years, it has successfully made its way into almost everything from lotions and soaps to chocolates and beer. It is even available in liquid form, capsules, pastes, sprays, creams, salves, and even e-cigarettes. The possibilities, from what it seems, are endless.
A number of companies are now focusing on creating new blends of CBD by means of combining them with other active ingredients such as chamomile, in order to aid with sound sleep, or even turmeric, to help with digestive troubles. In doing so, there is limitless potential for what can be achieved and offered, and with the sharp interest increase in CBD currently, we’re sure to witness all manner of further innovations emerging in 2021.
Perhaps the most common use of CBD is in the form of oils. There are different ways of utilizing the oil as well. The oil, mixed with other supporting oils can be applied topically or even ingested. It may even be taken sublingually which would involve placing it under the tongue.
For best results, a 40% CBD Oil will work wonders to anyone looking for faster, better results. However, 40% can make up quite a strong oil and should only be used by those who have had a considerable amount of experience in using CBD.
Another prominent reason for the growing scope of medical cannabis is its easy accessibility and availability. Unlike older times, CBD is not just available in pharmaceuticals and dispensaries anymore but due to the vast distribution channel and improved business activities due to the internet, it can also be sold over the internet, granted it’s bought from legitimate suppliers.
Not only that but they are available in general retail as well: cafes, offering CBD lattes, spas that offer special CBD facials, smoke shops, and even grocery stores with food items consisting of CBD.
CBD seems to be garnering a great deal of attention and the frenzy, which is already at a fever pitch, is only expected to rise higher as alluring and tempting sales pitches rouse curiosity among potential consumers and the world becomes more aware of the benefits CBD has to offer.