Three little letters seem to be the secret trick to making a new concept go viral. First, it was OMG, than LOL, and now it’s CBD. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you more than likely noticed these three letters popping up almost everywhere. CBD is the newest crave, trend, and innovative method of holistic medicine to show up on the scene. You may have heard people talking about it as if it’s the newest cuisine sweeping the nation, but it’s much more than that.
CBD is scientifically known as cannabidiol. CBD comes from the cannabis sativa L. plant where over 80 natural compounds are found. These compounds are also found in marijuana and hemp plants. It is the non-psychoactive cousin to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is found in marijuana. CBD is the natural substance known to provide relief from physical pain and anxiety, while helping with hair growth, sleep issues, and immune system concerns. In 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act (the Farm Bill) legalized CBD from hemp plants, and the production of CBD products began to pop up everywhere. CBD from marjiuana is not legalized in the United States and cannot be produced in various states. The FDA (there’s another one of those 3-letter creations) has not approved any cannabis for treatment of drugs, but there are several innovative companies making CBD a viable alternative for traditional pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines.
CBD changed the holistic medicine world and created a brand new lane for many business owners and early adopters. From California to North Carolina, new CBD investors are diligently working to produce the purest and most effective use of CBD. Chicago, a large metropolitan area in Illinois, is the most recent to see a boom in CBD-focused ventures, businesses, and shops take shape. So, how is CBD changing the world? CBD seems to be making changes one oil drop, sweet edible, and oral spray at a time.
You can find CBD in several forms, including:
Lotions and lubes
Here’s a quick CBD-infused recipe you may want to try:
- 3-medium ripe avocados, peeled
- 1 small can of diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ medium onion, diced
- 1 large garlic clove, minced (1 tbsp pre-minced)
- ½ jalapeno pepper
- 1 Bunch of cilantro; chopped
- 1 mL of full spectrum CBD Oil
- Fill a bowl with your peeled avocados
- Add in lime juice, sea salt, cumin, and cayenne
- Blend well.
- Add diced onions, tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeno pepper
- Mix well.
- Add CBD oil.
- Stir gently.
- Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
These products are used for a variety of issues, such as:
- Chemotherapy side effects
- Seizure disorders
- Hair loss
- Eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions
CBD is also changing the world in other ways.
CBD is changing how we handle and work through pain management. Many individuals who focus solely on pharmaceutical drugs are evaluating CBD as a viable option for pain relief.
CBD is changing the narrative on marijuana and other herbal alternatives that were once looked down upon. For many years, the use of marijuana, weed, or dro was not acceptable in our society. Now, as CBD takes front and center, many societal perspectives are shifting about the use of these plants.
CBD is changing the business landscape. As growers and producers continue to learn new ways to use CBD, the market continues to expand. Before long, CBD will be just as popular as Tylenol or aspirin.
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