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CBD Still Has A Long Road Ahead To Mass Adoption

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Cannabidiol (CBD) has blasted into wide open cognizance, springing up on store racks across the nation, routinely producing new and improved products and delivery systems. But what precisely is this craze about? What is the legality of the products, and why has it gotten so popular?

Is CBD Equivalent To Maryjane?

No. While CBD is one of several different compounds present in cannabis; it is not psychoactive, i.e., it doesn't deliver the famous "high" that comes from the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) molecule in the plant.

What are the medical advantages of CBD?

Cases have been made with respect to CBD's advantages – from relief from discomfort to a mild tranquilizer, to a disease fix. A report from the World Health Organization found "little to no verified proof of general health issues were made better from the utilization of CBD," yet minimal research exists on the compound.

The one exemption is the impressive proof supporting CBD's viability as an anti-seizure specialist in treating epilepsy. The FDA, as of late endorsed another medication called Epidiolex, a CBD based prescription drug that will stop a seizure right in its tracks.

Given the publicity encompassing CBD and the numerous cases made for its benefit, it's no big surprise buyer request is developing fast. Examiners believe the market for CBD items could top $15-20 billion by 2025, and an ongoing survey by the Consumer Brands Association found almost 66% of American customers know about CBD, and 34% of Americans have acquired at least one CBD item. Most of the CBD purchased is either bought online or in small boutique stores. These small CBD stores are popping all over Charlotte, and more are soon to come. But do these stores educate their customers about the laws pertaining to the legality of CBD?

92% percent of shoppers who know about CBD either erroneously expect or have no clue if government compliance is ever met. Even more significant, 53% believe that CBD is managed by the FDA. Well...it isn't.

For The Sake Of Transparency

CBD's notoriety joined with the absence of thorough research, is at a crossroads that needs to be fixed if only for the sake of transparency alone. If one of our government organizations helped to guarantee and protect the production, manufacturing, and distribution of CBD, many more people would trust the process and products. In turn, helping millions of citizens find CBD as a source to live fuller and more productive lives. Instead, it's the Wild West. On a recent case study on the Dr. OZ show, many of the CBD brands on the market that they tested did not have in the bottle what they say was in the bottle. This not only makes a bad name for the CBD brands that are legit but for CBD overall. The government must move rapidly to support genuine necessary CBD research, and bureaucratic organizations ought to give administrative clearness by setting up a uniform system that ensures shoppers are getting what they pay for.

If you are in the search to find the best and most pure CBD on the market, please visit a local CBD store and ask questions. Make sure your bottle of CBD has a QR code on it to track the certificate of authenticity and make sure everything on the bottle is true. If you do this, you will be better off and hopefully find a product that will help you along the way.


Disclaimer: The views of authors published on Creative Loafing Charlotte are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Creative Loafing Charlotte.

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