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CBD has burst into the public consciousness and there is no turning back. But, why is this compound getting so much attention now? What makes everyone from consumers to investors so excited about this substance?
What has surprised users and business owners alike is that CBD is incredibly versatile. The cannabis plant has long been known to help people in a variety of ways. But, the breadth of efficacy that CBD shows is astounding.

The driving force behind the public shift in perception has been CBD’s ability to combat seizures. Many have heard about Charlotte’s Web, a high CBD, low THC strain, that came to prominence in 2011 for helping children with seizures.

Fast forward to 2018 and we now know that CBD is a great treatment for a variety of issues, from insomnia to acne. Now, there has been a rush for studies and more products from powerful CBD tinctures to skin care products.

CBD Oil is made from the hemp plant and contains no THC

The effectiveness of CBD on all these ailments has been astounding. When you see someone who is having a seizure react to the CBD, it’s truly eye-opening. Because of that door being opened, we have learned so much more

One of the major discoveries has been that CBD is also a highly effective anti-inflammatory agent. Sufferers of fibromyalgia and acne have found that CBD gives quite a bit of relief. We are also learning these anti-inflammatory properties are also good for skin care and your workout regimen.

Many CBD users swear by the ability of this substance to help them sleep. There have been studies that show the endocannabinoid system can regulate sleep stability. Many doctors say its valuable to take CBD oil every day.

“One of the major discoveries has been that CBD is also a highly effective anti-inflammatory agent.”
While everyone is excited about the benefits of CBD, the surface is just being scratched. There have been a variety of studies happening in 2018 alone that look to dive deeper into this fascinating compound.

Some scientists and doctors believe CBD may be able to help your fear of public speaking. Others are studying if we can use CBD to curb the opioid epidemic in this country and help with withdrawals.

In 10 years time, the landscape of CBD will have exploded and all our lives will be improved for it. It’s certainly no wonder people are excited about the progression.

Phil Farmer

Because of all this action, there has been an explosion of market potential surrounding cannabis, and CBD specifically. Hemp-derived cannabidiol is projected to be a billion-dollar market in just 2 more years, according to a report by Brightfield Group. The data company estimated that hemp CBD sales had already hit $170 million in 2016 and a 55% compound annual growth rate over the next five years will cause the market to crack the billion-dollar mark.

Now, with Sen. Mitch McConnel introducing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, there is a real shot of hemp and CBD blowing wide open. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 aims to establish hemp as an agricultural commodity, protect state regimes, add crop insurance, and bolster research. And a main component of the bill is that it settles the debates about whether hemp-derived CBD-rich extracts are indeed legal:

“The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

Which would effectively legalize hemp and CBD oil. This is an amazing time for everyone and we can’t wait to see the true value of CBD and hemp. And while you can already find CBD oil in Texas and other places traditionally resistant to cannabis, legalizing it would true progress.

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