You’ve heard it championed by the likes of Martha Stewart. You’ve spotted it on the shelves of pet stores. You’ve even read into the health benefits that sellers are touting. The question that millions of American consumers are asking themselves in 2020 is this: “What is CBD and how can I make the most of it?”
Health benefits are at the forefront of stories on cannabidiol (CBD) and for good reason. This extract of the cannabis plant has become synonymous with pain relief and the promotion of general health. If you’re looking to learn more about the extraction of CBD, its use in off-the-shelf products and companies leading the charge, you’ve come to the right place. There’s little doubt that 2020 will be another banner year for this sector so get up-to-speed now and start realizing the benefits of CBD!
Clearing the air: It’s easier to start things off with what CBD isn’t – which is marijuana. The THC that gets people “high” can’t be found in high concentrations in CBD so that concern is immediately out of consideration. CBD effectiveness can be attributed to the human body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates “sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response,” according to Healthline.com. The article goes on to say that “CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.”
Sourcing CBD: As a naturally occurring substance that can be extracted from the hemp plant, CBD oil can then be added into all means of health-promoting and pain-relieving products. Extraction can be done with CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon or lipids followed by purification and filtration. Each approach has its benefits and drawbacks, but these steps taken along the way to arriving at a final product are closely monitored by manufacturers. As a result, safety and effectiveness are ensured.
User guide: The proliferation of products containing CBD says more about consumer preference than anything else. Chronic pain drives many to learn more about CBD and given the risks associated with opioid painkillers, this is the right path for many. LA Weekly suggests that those considering CBD pills, gummies or capsules to look at the CBD content. “For example, for epilepsy or seizure disorders, the dosage is high and should be prescribed by a doctor. For anxiety or healthy skin, the dosage is low, often one or two capsules per day,” the article says.
Staying at the forefront: According to SF Weekly, a study by BDS Analytics found the CBD market could “be worth $20 billion by 2024.” This major driving force in the cannabis sector is one worth learning more about if you plan to launch a business in the industry any time soon. To learn more about best practices, pitfalls and connections that can make the entire process unfurl seamlessly, CWCBExpo returns to New York City, Los Angeles and Boston later this year.
About the CWCBExpo
The CWCBExpo cannabis event is a business-to-business trade show for the legalized cannabis industry. It is held three times per year in the largest business, financial and media markets: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. It is the leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.Go back