What is CBD?

What is CBD?

CBD is one of the most buzzworthy wellness topics on the market today, but what exactly is it? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound derived from the hemp plant and close cousin to the marijuana plant. However, CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects as marijuana and has 0.3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or the stuff that gives you that “high” feeling. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

Okay, so why is CBD such a big deal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp cultivation as an agricultural commodity, states are now empowered to regulate the production of hemp without federal intervention. Now, farmers can legally grow, process and sell hemp and this has paved the way for hemp-derived, CBD-infused products to hit the market in a growing number of states.

Now, CBD is being used to make a variety of consumer and commercial products across many industries from beauty to athletics to wellness. These products are found on grocery store shelves, in pharmacies and beauty stores, and at golf courses, among other easily accessible locations.

What does CBD do?

CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. This system uses neurotransmitters, that send messages through the body to help maintain balance, stability, awareness, memory and much more. Some scientists believe that CBD encourages our bodies to produce more of its own endocannabinoids as part of this system, which may help reduce anxiety, pain and inflammation.

With the broad and unique impact CBD can have on our bodies, it’s no surprise that there are a variety of products on the market today – the market for CBD sales in the U.S. will surpass $20 billion by 2024.[1]

There are people from all walks of life and all ages discovering the benefits of CBD every day, so maybe it’s time you gave it a try.

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BDS ANALYTICS AND ARCVIEW MARKET RESEARCH, https://bdsa.com/u-s-cbd-market-anticipated-to-reach-20-billion-in-sales-by-2024/