More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?
By Dawn MacKeen
The CBD industry is flourishing, conservatively projected to hit $16 billion in the United States by 2025. Already, the plant extract is being added to cheeseburgers, toothpicks and breath sprays. More than 60 percent of CBD users have taken it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by the Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm.Chronic pain, insomnia and depression follow behind. Kim Kardashian West, for example, turned to the product when “freaking out” over the birth of her fourth baby. The professional golfer Bubba Watson drifts off to sleep with it. And Martha Stewart’s French bulldog partakes, too.
Cannabidiol, or CBD,is the lesser-known child of the cannabis sativaplant; its more famous sibling, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the active ingredient in pot that catapults users’ “high.” With roots in Central Asia, the plant is believed to have been first used medicinally — or for rituals — around 750 B.C., though there are other estimates too.
Cannabidiol and THC are just two of the plant’s more than 100 cannabinoids. THC is psychoactive, and CBD may or may not be, which is a matter of debate. THC can increase anxiety; it is not clear what effect CBD is having, if any, in reducing it. THC can lead to addiction and cravings; CBD is being studied to help those in recovery.
Cannabis containing 0.3 percent or less of THC is hemp. Although last year’s Farm Bill legalized hemp under federal law, it also preserved the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of products derived from cannabis.
CBD is advertised as providing relief for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is also marketed to promote sleep. Part of CBD’s popularity is that it purports to be “nonpsychoactive,” and that consumers can reap health benefits from the plant without the high (or the midnight pizza munchies).
Just as hemp seedlings are sprouting up across the United States, so is the marketing. From oils and nasal sprays to lollipops and suppositories, it seems no place is too sacred for CBD. “It’s the monster that has taken over the room,” Dr. Brad Ingram, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, said about all the wild uses for CBD now. He is leading a clinical trial into administering CBD to children and teenagers with drug-resistant epilepsy.
Dear Valued Clients, Colleagues and Friends,
I’m writing today to inform you of an important change in the structure of One Health WI. As of last Friday, my business partner and I have mutually agreed to part ways. As always, you can count on me to continue to deliver the highest quality products at the best prices, just with a new look and new name! I’m excited to introduce you to: Native Roots Hemp !
As our new company continues to grow, so will our brand with a new look and feel. In the coming weeks you’ll see our online and print presence update with the new logo and information.
Many of you know that I am originally from Algoma, WI and have been very excited to move my family “back to my roots” as we launched our CBD business. We’ve already helped thousands of people across the country to feel better through our quality products and we’re looking forward to having our company’s name and brand signify getting “back to our roots” as well !
As our team at Native Roots Hemp continues to work with my family in Brussels, WI, who are farmers in the hemp industry, as well as our other valued suppliers from the past, rest assured you will continue to receive the highest quality products in the country, as you have since September, 2018.
Thank you for trusting us. You are all like family to our team and we look forward to continuing to partner with you on your wellness journey!
Please join me at the Luxemburg Pharmacy today, August 28th, from 8-2 for FREE samples and to answer any questions you may have.
See you soon!
Stacy Deprey-Purper, CEONative Roots Hempwww.NativeRootsHemp.com
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