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Why Is CBD So Popular?

If you have an interest in cannabis or even if you are a sceptic of the product, it is highly likely that you are aware of how popular it has become over the past few years. This comes even despite the fact that it is still subject to specific regulation standards and legal standings that are shaky to say the least. Simply take a quick browse online and you will see a wide variety of CBD based products for sale, including lotions, oil, and even cbd gummies for sale.

It is not just online where you can find CBD products as well, the likes of retailers Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS now all stock these things. As a result, no longer is CBD seen as something that is alternative and has now well and truly made its way into the mainstream of society. According to the latest research the demand for CBD is set to increase further over the next couple of years.

Understanding CBD

Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a special molecule that is present in the cannabis plant. Another well known molecule found in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – but unlike CBD, this has psychoactive properties that when consumed makes you feel ‘high’. Because of this effect, it is illegal in most parts of the world.

CBD has the exact opposite effect of this by making you feel calm and has a soothing sensation. It is these comforting effects that have seen it become so popular with so many people and with a range of different products using it or being infused with it.

FDA Approval

Following research into the medicinal use of CBD, it has been shown to be useful for treating epilepsy. As a result of this, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the medicine called Epidiolex. It is used for the treatment of two very rare types of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome. However, as it stands, this is the only drug with CBD in it that has been approved in America.  

The FDA does still continue to look into and examine CBD based drugs and medicines to this very day as regulations and standards regarding the substance continue to change. 

Smoking Alternative

For those smokers who are looking to ditch the habit, CBD is something that they can turn to in order to make the transition away from cigarettes that bit easier. Whereas traditionally people looked at patches, gums, chewing tobacco and chewing tobacco alternatives, people are now more interested in getting the calming and soothing effects that a cigarette provides them with from CBD instead.

As is clear then, there is a lot to be positive about when it comes to CBD use and its wider adoption within society. Although some ground has been made, much more work is required in the field of medicine in order to get more CBD based medicines and drugs approved so that everyone can start reaping the many benefits that it has to offer.

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