Every January from this year onwards will be celebrated as National CBD month. This observance recognizes the buzz that hemp and its derived products have created over the past few years.
Hemp, a Cannabis Sativa plant that was stigmatized for years, has now been legalized in many parts of the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Hemp became a trending product over the past year after the U.S. federal government removed hemp from the list of Controlled substances and legalized its production.
The Evolving Era of CBD
Millions of Americans turned to hemp-derived products such as cannabidiol or popularly known as CBD for treating several ailments. CBD infused products such as gummies, oils, tinctures, isolate, creams, vape pens, and others became easily accessible on the Internet as well as brick and mortar stores.
More consumers realized that hemp-derived CBD might have a significant influence on their health, both physical and mental. From treating anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia to decreasing the aftermath of intense medications such as chemotherapy, CBD became a popular and widely trusted compound.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that does not produce mind-altering chemicals and hence does not trigger hallucinations or seizures. In fact, CBD helps reduce seizures in epilepsy. After the federal government in the U.S. legalized hemp, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also started delving into the matter and began its research.
Currently, the only FDA approved CBD product is Epidiolex, an oral solution that is used to reduce the symptoms of two rare and severe ailments – Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome. Many parents whose children suffer from epilepsy have been relieved by the government and the FDA’s decision to legalize CBD.
However, the FDA has its fair share of doubts and skepticism when it comes to the side effects of CBD. The agency is unsure about the safety of CBD and concerned about public health. It recently issued warning letters to 15 companies that were allegedly selling illegal products under the name of pure CBD or were marketing their CBD based products as an alternative to medication.
With the legalization of hemp, companies hopped on the CBD bandwagon and started rolling out hemp-derived products such as CBD oils, tinctures, capsules, etc. While some companies sell legitimate products with legal ingredients, others are trying to leverage the existing booming CBD market and marketing harmful products labeled as CBD.
THC, the psychoactive component found in marijuana, is one of the chemicals that companies are using in their products. While it is not completely illegal to use THC, it is limited to a maximum of 0.3% per dry weight according to the Farm Act 2018. Even a slight increment than this approved limit could put users in trouble and may result in a positive drug test.
Since consumers can not verify if a product labeled as high-grade hemp contains pure CBD oil or high traces of THC, they end up purchasing what seems like a legit product. The FDA has shown its concerns over this issue and warned consumers to be more aware of the legal guidelines surrounding CBD and its products. It has also recommended customers to buy CBD products only from trustworthy stores and not a random pop-up shop around the corner!
Research has shown high potential for CBD. It has been unveiling many of its benefits that can be used in treating not just humans but your furry friends as well.
How to Observe #NationalCBDMonth
If you have not tried CBD yet, the National CBD month is a great time to get started! Consult with your physician or medical examiner to discuss whether or not if you should use CBD products. Ask them how you can fit CBD into your overall wellness regime. Talk to your friends about their experience with CBD. Research about the products that would best suit you (oil, gummies, tincture, etc) and discover suppliers that provide high-quality, tested and unadulterated CBD. Also, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalCBDMonth in the month of January if you are using CBD products or want to spread awareness about it.
National CBD Month History
The National CBD Month is founded by cbdMD to celebrate the positive impact of CBD and how its products are helping people around the world. The first observance of the month will be January 2020.
National CBD Month will be observed throughout January, annually as per the Registrar at National Day Calendar.
cbdMD is a popular CBD brand that has an array of authentic, verified and high-quality CBD products. It is the official founder of the National CBD Month and it aims to provide ample of CBD products to consumers with great deals and quality at affordable prices.
It only uses U.S. hemp grown with organic methods, ensuring that each and every product of their company is effective, safe and THC-free. cbdMD also founded National CBD Day, which was first celebrated on August 8, 2018.