You’ve probably seen stores that offer CBD or cannabidiol popping up in your community. Even small towns across the US are seeing an exponential increase in the number of stores offering CBD. There are good reasons why this is happening and why this may be the tip of the iceberg in terms of its potential.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a product that is mostly derived from industrial hemp but is more often associated with marijuana. The CBD itself does not contain the hallucinogenic THC, which is commonly associated with marijuana inhalation. Instead, the CBD is a product that offers a mild relaxation effect and is used as a treatment for certain conditions.
In the medical field, CBD has been used for those suffering from epilepsy. However, recent research has denoted the potential of CBD for those with anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other mild conditions. Until 2018, CBD was facing considerable resistance in terms of its use due to a combination of state and federal laws.
However, the 2018 farm bill removed industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances. This meant that CBD derived from the hemp was no longer subject to federal regulations. As a result, the proverbial floodgates were opened for the distribution of CBD in a wide range of products.