Recently, we’ve seen the “cannabis” trend on all platforms, especially those that cater to health. We also saw cannabis trend on various products. Just last year, there is a cacophony of cannabis-infused gummies, toothpaste, shampoo, face mask, and more.
In later years, cannabis hasn’t enjoyed any of these attentions due to its reputation and the society’s stigma about it. But as more and more people are educated about the difference between THC and CBD, the lesser the stigma. This modern view is being adopted by some countries. Today, there is a growing number of countries, accepting and legalizing the medical usage of cannabis. With this change, cannabis commercialization has increased in numbers too. Before all this, let’s have a quick look on CBD first.
What is CBD?
CBD is the short term for cannabidiol. CBD is the legal counterpart of its sibling compound, THC. CBD and THC can both be extracted in the cannabis plant. If both can be found in the cannabis plant, why is THC illegal? THC has psychoactive properties that render the feeling of “high” to users. On the CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. CBD is used more on formulations compared to its counterpart, which is THC.
The exploding industry of cannabis
Over the last five years, the sector of marijuana has exploded. The future is not looking bleak too. The cannabis profitability is poised to reach as high as $22 billion by the year 2022, and that is in the US alone.
Cannabis usage is getting trendy in pop cultures and businesses all over the world. In fact, cannabis has been garnering memes all over the internet. Some say that it’s the new avocado and the bitcoin frenzy of the market. Even big personalities like Martha Stewart are supporting medical cannabis causes. Also, news magazines like the New York Times are talking about it. One of their CBD articles gets shared by 35,000 readers. If that doesn’t look like a trend to you, I don’t know what is.
CBD usage is getting trendier
Gone are the days when tie-dyed clothed dudes are the only cannabis users. Now, cannabis is everywhere. Old and young people alike don’t mind using it in public or private premises — businesses like CBD’s flexibility in terms of formulation. For example, CBD oil could be easily infused in morning coffee, gummies, dishes, and more.
CBD became popular in the first place because people with certain unique and incurable diseases look for it. Diseases like epilepsy aren’t going away soon, and more people are in need of a cure.
What do you think about CBD? Is the hype real? Will it go on to still be trendy in the next few decades? Let me know what you think. Don’t be shy to comment below.
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