As more states across the country legalize the use of medical and recreational marijuana, THC is becoming more widely accepted by mainstream America. However, THC isn’t the only cannabinoid on the scene.
Hemp CBD, or Cannabidiol, is another chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that provides a wealth of beneficial effects, yet hemp CBD does so without the psychoactive “high” of THC.
Due to a variety of reasons that this blog will explore, hemp CBD is poised to overtake THC in the marketplace according to some experts. For example, at the Brightfield Group released a report that conservatively estimated that the US CBD market could reach $24.4 billion by the year 2025. That’s more than a 130% increase in just five years! It’s clear to see that hemp CBD is fast gaining popularity and may soon eclipse the demand for THC.
What is hemp CBD? A brief look.
Hemp CBD, like THC, is a cannabinoid that can be found in both hemp and marijuana. While hemp has a lot of CBD (10% or more) and little THC (less than 0.3%), most marijuana is THC-dominant, although CBD is present in many strains in lower levels.
According to Harvard Medical School, hemp CBD is popular with patients looking for relief from: insomnia, anxiety, spasticity, chronic or acute pain, inflammation, epilepsy, and many other ailments.
To learn more, read our blog entitled “Hemp vs Marijuana.”
Below are 3 Reasons Why Hemp CBD is Popular:
Hemp CBD is 100% Legal in all 50 States
The 2018 Farm Bill made a legal distinction between hemp and hemp products like CBD, and marijuana. So now, hemp CBD which contains less than 0.3% THC is completely legal to purchase, and consume federally, although some states like Virginia require you to have a prescription to do so.
That means, unlike with THC, you don’t need to worry about the legality of consuming and buying hemp CBD products in the US. You’re in the clear!
Hemp CBD is Easier to Buy
While products with high amounts of THC (like Marijuana) are only available in the United States at medical and adult use dispensaries, you can buy hemp CBD online, in grocery stores, and in convenience stores, just to name a few places.
Plus, because CBD is federally legal, you can travel domestically (and in some cases, internationally) with hemp CBD without having to worry about breaking any laws.
Hemp CBD Has More Product Variety
There are a wide variety of exciting CBD applications, products, and uses available to the average consumer. Beyond smokable flower, food, drink, and CBD skin cream (which you can also find for THC), CBD is infused into a wide variety of other products, including, pet food, makeup, lip balm, CBD patches, and bath bombs!
Keep an eye on hemp CBD, it is more than a trend and is poised to overtake THC based products in popularity!
Some people use CBD as an alternative to marijuana because they prefer the relaxation that a high CBD may provide. Others prefer CBD because they just don’t want to worry about the legality of the product. Whatever the reason for using CBD, there is no denying that hemp CBD is becoming more popular every day and is poised to take center stage over THC based products.
If you have never tried hemp CBD flower, we welcome you to check out our Online Hemp CBD Store, Ruby’s Happy Farm. Our hemp flower is premium, responsibly grown, and organic. We offer hemp CBD flower, pre-rolled hemp flower joints, hemp CBD topicals, and more.
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