The amount of research about the many compounds found within the cannabis plant is expanding daily. The one cannabinoid that is gaining the most mainstream examination and exposure is cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most commonly occurring compounds found within the cannabis plant. CBD popularity has grown due in large part to scientific research providing evidence that the compound has a number of medicinal uses and relatively few negative side effects.
Why Is CBD Becoming So Popular?
There are a number of factors that are contributing to the skyrocketing popularity of CBD. Scientific studies providing evidence for the efficacy of the compound have been largely to thank. Also, the groundbreaking first time FDA approval of a cannabidiol-based drug. The CBD-based Epidiolex was approved by the FDA to treat Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy that occurs in childhood and is often life-threatening. The notion that a branch of the federal government of the United States had enough confidence in the medicinal power of cannabidiol-based drugs is one of the main reasons the mainstream popularity of CBD continues to increase. To learn more about which cannabis products are FDA approved and other important cannabis information make sure out check out some of our industry-leading online courses.
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CBD seeing FDA approval and garnering support from the mainstream has created a market. Recently, CVS has decided to begin carrying CBD products in around 800 stores starting this year with plans to expand soon after that. This “trial run” from CVS will likely only continue to increase the popularity of CBD and cannabidiol.
What Can CBD Do for You?
CBD has been shown to treat a number of ailments ranging from everyday aches and pains to epileptic seizures. CBD has been shown in some cases to help relieve anxiety and depression. The compound can be used in a number of ways and the wide variety of products available to the consumer makes it easier than ever to harness the positive effects of CBD. The compound is able to do all off this due to its anti-inflammatory nature. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties much like tetrahydrocannabidiol, or THC, with none of the high-inducing psychoactive effects. The relatively few side effects from the consumption of CBD makes it an option for children and those who do not enjoy the psychoactive effects of THC.
While all of the medicinal possibilities of CBD are yet to be discovered, its known uses are enough to make headlines. Large companies like CVS are taking steps towards destigmatizing cannabis based medical products and public perception of CBD is taking a largely positive turn. It is clear that cannabidiol is beginning to be seen as nothing but a medicinal compound derived from a largely safe plant.
Lane is based in Southern California and is a content curator for Medical Marijuana 411. He focuses his research into finding informative stories that can help medical marijuana patients better understand their diverse medicine.