Living during a pandemic is an interesting time. We’re all sick of talking about COVID-19, but at. thesame time… any time anyone mentions Coronavirus, we’re listening. So when we heard about a recent rise in CBD sales related to COVID-19, we paid attention.
In an article from near Palm Beach, Florida, a sharp increase in CBD sales was connected to Coronavirus-related anxiety, insomnia, and pain.
Read the article at Sun Sentinel here.
CBD was approved by voters in 2016, and sales have been steadily rising. However, this year sales increased by 59%, largely due to the pandemic.
Here’s why this is exciting to us: Rising sales in CBD mean a reduction in the CBD stigma.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. What we typically think of as marijuana – weed that you’d smoke – contains significant amounts of THC, another cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. THC is psychoactive and will get you high. And that line is where the stigma (and legality) lie.
The Farm Bill of 2018 legalized hemp with less than .3% THC. (Good news – everything in our shop contains less than .3% THC)
So the biggest gap between the incredible anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral effects of CBD and better health among our citizens is one thing: the stigma.
Increased sales in CBD mean people like you are starting to get it. CBD isn’t bad for you. It’s actually really good for you. CBD is proven to help with anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, fibromyalgia, addiction, blood pressure, pain, and even your teeth.
Yeah, we know.
If you’re ready to give CBD a try, take our free quiz to determine what CBD product is right for you. Don’t let misconceptions and myths interfere with your health!