CBD is extracted from hemp plants that are bred to contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. On the other hand, marijuana plants are bred for the opposite purpose: they have low CBD and high THC. Despite their differences, they tend to merge, which is unfortunate for CBD as it sometimes gets a bad reputation.
So what’s the point? CBD is a completely natural and alternative solution for treating anxiety, depression, seizures, insomnia, and more. There is some evidence of beneficial effects from the consumption and use of CBD, but more research is needed to confirm many of these claims. The FDA is currently approving one drug containing CBD that helps reduce seizures.
While CBD has a difficult past with the law, legislative changes such as the 2014 Agriculture Act and the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act have lifted many restrictions on cannabis cultivation and allowed large-scale CBD production. This explains the recent boom in CBD products and stores.
CBD has also begun to infiltrate the food and beverage industry, and some restaurants are even creating special CBD menus. CBD is predicted to start appearing in grocery stores and retail chains. CBD is going mainstream and it is arguably the closest thing to legalizing marijuana for a while. So here’s your opportunity to hop on the CBD bandwagon before it gets cool.