Did you know that the CBD market exceeded $4 billion in 2019 and around 14% of Americans use CBD products? It seems as if CBD is a buzzword that is becoming louder by the day. Huge brands are incorporating CBD and hemp into their skincare ranges and snack foods. More and more people are turning to CBD for relief from pain and illness.
Bur why do people love cannabis so much and how much is the CBD industry really growing?
We cover everything you need to know about CBD, its benefits, and the booming industry in this guide. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know — including how to get involved!
CBD benefits – Why People Love Cannabis
Why do people love hemp-infused products so much? We’re seeing CBD pop up in everything — from skincare products to energy drinks and even supplements for your pets. In recent years there has been plenty of research concerning the benefits of CBD which has caused CBD products to boom in popularity.
Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it’s particularly appealing to people who want to reap the benefits without any intoxication or feelings of being ‘high.’
Here are just a few symptoms and ailments that CBD may prove successful in treating:
- Sleeplessness and insomnia
- Chronic pain
- Acne and other skin problems
- Anxiety and depression
- High blood pressure
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp may be useful in treating these diseases:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Epilepsy and Seizures
The research overall has been very positive and CBD is now perfectly legal, too. People also love CBD hemp oil because it’s perfectly safe, with rare and mild side effects.
Just a couple of years ago the only form of CBD available was oil. Nowadays there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing how you’d like to consume CBD.
Oils and Tinctures
This is still the most widespread and common CBD product. It’s a processed form of CBD that you consume orally by placing a few drops under the tongue a couple of times a day.
Pills and Capsules
CBD oil doesn’t have a strong taste — many describe it as earthy or grassy. Some companies even flavor the oil. However, if you just don’t find it palatable, there is the option of pills or capsules. These typically contain CBD oil or CBD isolate and you consume them the same you would any vitamin or supplement.
A huge variety of CBD edibles has begun to flood the market. These range from CBD chocolate bars to CBD tea and candy. One of the most popular edibles is CBD gummies. Edibles tend to take a bit longer to enter the bloodstream.
The research on CBD benefits for skin and hair has shown a lot of promise. Many cosmetic companies have released a range of hemp-infused oils, creams and lotions to be applied topically. Topical application may also be beneficial for treating localized pain.
This involves inhaling a CBD vaporized liquid. It works the same as an e-cigarette but does not contain any nicotine.
A Booming Industry Creating CBD Jobs
In 2018 the US Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp and medical and recreational cannabis at a state level. The full legality of CBD sits in a bit of a gray zone in many areas in the United States. However, in other areas, you can pick up CBD products at your local gas station and pet stores.
Regardless of the area, the hemp industry has taken off with a bang and shows no indication of slowing down.
CBD products are sold online in states where legality is confusing, and at dedicated cannabis dispensaries in states that it is legalized. The global cannabis market is expected to hit $73.6 billion by 2027. Alongside specialty shops, health and wellness brands incorporating CBD into their products and online sales is the creation of CBD jobs.
In fact, the biggest boom of job creation in the stats could come down to the cannabis industry. As more states turn to full legalization, the job market will continue to thrive and grow.
With new products and businesses entering the market daily, one of the most in-demand jobs is sales. However, the cannabis industry needs many experienced people, from cultivation directors to graphic designers.
And with a new(ish) industry comes brand new jobs. In dispensaries where medical or recreational cannabis products are sold, you’ll find a budtender behind the counter. This is someone with knowledge of cannabis who can answer a client’s questions, suggest dosages and specific products for their needs.
If you’re looking for a new job in the hemp industry, it’s recommended to get your budtender certification. While it’s not a strict requirement at the moment, sufficient knowledge is essential for securing a good job and rising in the industry.
Hemp Oil, Cannabis and CBD on the Rise
So, it’s safe, it’s legal, it’s creating tons of money and plenty of jobs, and has numerous potential benefits. It’s no wonder people love cannabis so much! From hemp-infused products to CBD face creams and recreational vaping liquid, the cannabis industry is exploding and the trend only shows a continued boom.
In fact, the cannabis industry might just become the number one job creator and top $70 billion in under a decade. That’s pretty revolutionary.
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