Cannabidiol, often known as CBD, is an anti-inflammatory and non-hallucinate chemical compound that can help with a variety of medical symptoms – ranging from stress and physical bruising, to epileptic fits and depressive moods. It is even being currently researched into as a viable alternative to chemo-therapy in the treatment of cancer as well.
While CBD hemp oil for sale is available throughout many states, there are a variety of other products that can carry the beneficial compound within. From CBD vape juice and edibles to even shampoos and skin creams, the variety of CBD infused products are as wide as the symptoms that CBD helps to relieve.
With this growing awareness of CBD, let us look at how the legalization of this organic compound has been increasingly legitimized as a form of alternative medicine from governmental agencies to big businesses. If you have always wondered about how effective CBD is at being legalized and made as a viable alternative medicine, continue reading on to find out more info about this market and cultural changer.
The 2018 Farm Bill Introduces CBD to U.S. Market
There was prior research and studies gathered in prior years but with several layers of intersecting state and federal restrictions in place (such as the 2014 Farm Bill), it was a hodge-podge and hassle to ensure to do so legally. That all changed with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which allowed the cultivation of industrial hemp for commercial and scientific study.
Every 5 years, the House and Senate must pass agriculture bills that determine the cultivation and research studies of various products – from food to medicinal plants. Under the 2018 Farm Bill (and it’s ilk), we in America are in a current period that will allow the cultivation and distribution of industrial hemp as long as the percentage of THC inherent in the industrial hemp and their derived products are not above a certain percentage under the federal watch.
While some states allow THC and THC products to be sold in their states markets, CBD only products such as CBD cream, edibles, and the like are able to cross most state lines since they do not contain a trace of THC.
The World Health Organization Weighs In
Not only is CBD able to be sold on the open market and researched by various research bodies, but it has also been seen as safe for consumption by the World Health Organization (WHO). A global and interconnected network of leading professionals on health & medicine, WHO acts as a global player in presenting the most developed health guidelines and medicinal research by pooling from the most current and best from the United Nations.
With such a leading authority on health and wellness, CBD received an international boost in market and personal health publicity when WHO made an announcement that they concluded that CBD could not be overdosed on or be the grounds for other cannabinoid addictions. Calling for CBD to be taken off the list of federally controlled substances, it was through the recognition of WHO that made CBD be taken in a more serious and approachable manner. What several research studies have concluded earlier, was affirmed and held in regard by WHO’s own research and insistence that CBD should be legally viable as a medicinal compound.
Growing Trends and the Future
Now with these sweeping governmental legalizations and credentials from respected health institutions, the growing body of CBD and its effects continue to grow in abundance and acceptance in the modern landscape. It has grown to such heights that even big-name pharmaceutical companies and chain-stores are looking into supplying CBD infused products to consumers over the counter.
Just recently in April of 2019, Wal-Greens made the announcement that they will be stocking and distributing CBD products throughout its 1,5000 stores across nine states. It is expected for several other major pharmaceutical and corporate companies to stock and distribute CBD infused products in this growing awareness and keen interest in this developing market.
While CBD products are already available from several small companies, it is apparent and clear that CBD and CBD research is not going to be leaving the market and cultural eye anytime soon. It will continue to grow in research, in profit, and in understanding on all levels of American society – and it is exciting to watch it develop.