CBD oil is completely legal in the UK, and the industry built around it is growing. Market value of CBD is expected to exceed $2 billion in 2020.]
There are many products that are being produced from hemp and today we are going to talk about the most popular and well-known one - CBD oil.
Of course, CBD oil...CBD, or cannabidiol, was first discovered in the 1940s; though at this time, unable to isolate the genetic structures within cannabis, scientists presumed it to be a precursor to THC. It wasn't until cannabidiol could be extracted from the structure as a whole, in the mid-1950s, that it became apparent that such assumptions were incorrect; CBD was entirely non-psychoactive, unlike THC. It was at this point that the battle to legalise CBD began as a separate compound.
Today CBD is completely legal here in the UK, and the industry built around it is growing exponentially. This form of cannabis oil can be found on the high street, is advertised within the mainstream media, and has a grip on the public's attention.
CBD can be used and consumed in a variety of ways, and for a whole array of reasons. Tinctures,capsules, sprays, creams, vape liquids, and edibles are a few of the ways cannabidiol can be used; though even more are likely to arise as the market continues to grow and expand.
CBD oil is commonly used to help with the relief of anxiety, depression, and stress. It's also often used by athletes to aid in muscle growth and healing, as well as acting as a sleeping aid. Users also report using cannabidiol in place of over-the-counter painkillers, claiming it as a more effective solution to simple aches and pains. However, it is unlawful in the UK to make medical claims surrounding CBD, as it is classified as a food supplement NOT a medication.
CBD has also assisted a good deal in decreasing the stigma surrounding cannabis as a whole. The mainstream acceptance that cannabidiol has beneficial properties means that the cannabis plant is viewed in a whole new light. Whilst cannabis users were, and continue to be to a lesser extent, stigmatised; cannabis products are now sold in large chains of high-street shops.
Celebrity endorsements have also helped to push cannabidiol awareness and enthusiasm surrounding CBD products. Nate Diaz, a mixed martial artist, has been at the forefront of endorsing cannabidiol recovery products within the UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship. MMA is one of the most physically punishing sports in the world, with major injuries and lingering pain coming with the territory. For this reason, it's not hard to imagine why such fighters, particularly those competing at the top level within the UFC, would turn to CBD oil for natural pain relief. There has also been a long- standing problem of such athletes becoming addicted to painkillers, to which Diaz has put forward CBD as a solution.
The market value of CBD is expected to exceed $2 billion by 2020. It's clear that the cannabidoil industry is on the rise, with no signs of slowing down. However, many have questioned how the classification of these products has affected its reputation. With limited research published on the medicinal aspect of CBD, personal anecdotes and recommendations often drive sales (particularly when those endorsements are from pro-athletes). The future of CBD, however, looks as though it will continue to be bright. Further awareness and acceptance, along with new and exciting products, testimonies from users themselves, and further research should only help to drive the industry further to the top.
We always recommend doing your own research with CBD products, what they are good for and how to use them. Here at The Dab Lab, we supply you with the highest quality CBD certified products for all your CBD needs. Our goal is to provide our customers with a safe and reliable gateway to CBD andits products. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality selection of CBD products, from thebest, and most trustworthy CBD brands.”
[Source: Hemp and CBD Mag Magazine (2019).]