With the passage of the Farm Bill at the end of last year, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for CBD. Estimates vary, but Business Insider recently put the cannabis-derived supplement at a $1 billion value and Rolling Stone’s most recent deep-dive article reported that by 2022, the CBD market will outpace the THC market, hitting a value of $22 billion. That’s a hell of a lot of hemp. So what exactly is it? How do you use it and where can you get it? We checked in with Jessica Hanson over at My Natural CBD, a vegan and organic line of CBD products from Southern California to get the skinny.
Q. What is CBD?
Jessica: Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a cannabinoid that’s available in supplement form and has a number of possible uses, including help with stress, anxiety, pain, and sleep problems. Unlike medical cannabis, CBD is legal in all 50 states, even if you live in a state where medical cannabis is currently illegal. It is extracted in oil form and then processed and sold in various types of products, including tinctures, gummies, vapes, and CBD-infused edibles.
What is CBD For? What Types of Things Can it Help With?
Where do I start? The biggest benefit of CBD, in my opinion, is the easing of anxiety and mental health issues for people of all ages. Recently, the National Council for Aging Care posted an article touting the benefits of CBD for panic attacks, moderate depression and general anxiety in seniors. It quoted a study showing how CBD gummies help stimulate serotonin receptors in the brain (which is the main goal of medications like Zoloft). I personally have used CBD oil for years for sleeplessness and pain. One of my favorite blogs, The Sleep Doctor, has a great article about how people with sleeping issues can benefit from pain. He explains that “CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in reducing sleeping difficulties and improving quality of sleep. CBD may increase overall sleep amounts and improve insomnia, according to research. CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.” Vice also just put out a great article recently about how CBD oil is thought to have anti-pain, anti-soreness, and anti-inflammatory benefits for everyone from professional athletes to teenagers.
Where Can I Get It and Is It Legal?
In regards to legality, the answer is (finally) YES. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has been reclassified as an agricultural crop and is finally allowed to be treated as such. In terms of where to find it, you have a few options: if you live in a state that has legalized medical marijuana such as California, it could be as quick as driving to your local dispensary. If your state hasn’t quite gotten on the legalization bandwagon, however, you can very easily order it online from a CBD store. Most high-end US manufacturers, like My Natural CBD, will offer a variety of products; both full spectrum and isolate, and will drop ship to you within a few days. There are also reputable subscription services that will auto-ship a 30-day supply to you every day so you never run out. That’s my favorite way- it saves you a ton of time and brainpower from trying to remember to order every month.
Zimbabwe Authorizes License for First Medical Marijuana Company
The New “Miss Marijuana” Pageant Comes With Outdated Guidelines and Transphobia
The Family Growing Cannabis to Help People Get Off Pills in Kauai
Here’s What To Do When Your 420 Instagram Account Gets Deactivated
Knowledgeable Dabbing: A Guide To Our Favorite Quartz Bangers
First Clinical Trial Of Cannabis For PTSD in Veterans Is Now Complete
Oklahoma House Passes Medical Cannabis Protection Bill
Missouri Police Raid Hospital Room of Stage 4 Cancer Patient Using Cannabis
News3 days ago
Indiana State Trooper Seizes $3.5 Million Worth of Cannabis, Vapes
News7 days ago
New Hampshire House Passes Bill to Allow Home-Grown Medical Cannabis
News3 days ago
Colorado Researchers Seeking Volunteers to Get High and Drive
News4 days ago
Study Finds Medical Marijuana Alleviates Seniors’ Pain, Reduces Opioid Use
News7 days ago
Subjects of Mass Weed Arrest Sue Over Violation of Constitutional Rights
Sponsored7 days ago
What’s In a Name? 10 Tastiest Sounding Cannabis Strains
News7 days ago
NY Governor “Isn’t Sure” if Marijuana Legalization Will Be In This Year’s Budget
News5 days ago
Survey Shows 25% of Cannabis Users in Legal States Consume at Work