As per a report by Health Canada, Marijuana Business Daily (2020), the Cannabis industry continues to see impressive month-on-month retail sales growth despite the economic crisis faced due to the current pandemic. Latest figures from the Canadian government show that Federally licensed producers in Canada are stockpiling more cannabis than ever. If we look at the sales figures of Cannabis in Canada, it reflects a positive and strong growth. Just the fact that a lot of shops have shifted to pickup or online delivery only. This definitely indicates that people are still going bonkers about Cannabis consumption.
It’s no surprise that CBD products has sparked a lot of curiosity amongst people and is touted as the next big thing in health industry. So let’s talk about what exactly is CBD and why it is so popular with Cannabis users.
What is CBD?
Cannabis essentially comprises of 2 compounds: CBD and THC. CBD, known as cannabidiol is a non-intoxicating compound produced by cannabis. It is commonly extracted from cannabis and hemp and processed into oils, edible gummies, topicals and other products. Being a therapeutic compound found in cannabis, CBD products have gained popularity as an alternative to manage stress, anxiety and other related symptoms. CBD is available in many one-of-a-kind forms—you can smoke it, swallow it as an oil, vaporize it, or apply it as a lotion. With so many options, it’s easy for anyone to fit CBD into their lifestyle.
How it differs from THC?
CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are two cannabinoids vastly found in cannabis. They both exhibit different properties and lead to different effects when consumed. They are known to behave very differently in our bodies. The main difference in both these compounds is the fact that CBD doesn’t give us that sensation of feeling high, while THC has more intoxicating effects giving the consumer a feeling of state of euphoria. Some products which contain only CBD compound are non-intoxicating unlike TCH-rich products which causes the high in users.
Why CBD is called the New Medical Wonder Drug?
CBD has become a popular remedy among consumers to get relief from certain health related symptoms. Considering its diverse medical potential, it is no surprise that CBD has entered into the health and wellness sector as a therapeutic remedy. Let’s understand the potential health benefits and applications of CBD.
- CBD can help reduce chronic pains: It is known to help with neuropathic and inflammatory pain. Quite useful to treat conditions such as arthritis and sciatic pain, wherein CBD lessens the pain thus offering comfort to the patients.
- CBD has anti-anxiety qualities: Ask any cannabis user around and they will swear by CBD for anxiety and stress relief. It has been observed that when CBD is inhaled through vaping, it provides instant relief to persons suffering from anxiety and depression. Also there are many high-CBD strains or CBD oils that help in minimising acute stress. It shows great potential in treating depression and psychological ailments. Though sometimes the effects may not be instant, yet CBD helps lessen the anxiety to some level.
- CBD and insomnia: Are you lying awake at night? Unable to sleep properly? CBD may help with symptoms causing sleeplesness. It helps induce relaxation and gentle stimulation in a person, thus putting him/her to a sound sleep. It helps to get a peaceful sleep at night.
- CBD’s anti-tumour properties on human beings: It shows a lot of promises in treating cancer and in areas of medicine dominated by complex chemical treatments.
The established virtues of CBD as well as its other potentials are the reason why people in Canda and across the world are veering towards it. CBD already helps people and shows a lot of promise as a therapeutic treatment. One should consume it optimally to get the maximum benefits.