Whether you deal with anxiety, tense muscles, or just want to relax in general, you may have heard of CBD. It's the main component of cannabis and is incredibly popular. While it's been around for quite a while, in recent years it's now popping up everywhere. There are CBD smoothies, CBD cocktails, CBD bath bombs...the list goes on and on.

CBD stands for cannabidiol and does not change a person's state of mind when they use or take it. You can't get "high" from CBD the way you can from marijuana. There have been studies that suggest CBD oils treat conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, ADHD, heart disease, and bacterial infections (plus many more).

Since CBD is a component of cannabis, you used to be unable to just walk up to any old store and purchase something with CBD in it. But it's 2019, and that's changing. It was recently reported that Walgreens is going to start selling CBD products in a whopping 1,500 stores in the United States.

CBD is considered medical.

Even though CBD does not change a person's state of mind, there are studies that suggest it does have a profound impact on the body, treating a wide range of symptoms and issues.

Hemp plants are used to create CBD oil.

CBD can be used as a natural pain relief method and is good for inflammatory issues. A study in Journal of Experimental Medicine suggests that CBD can reduce chronic inflammation and pain.

CBD oil can be added to numerous things.

CBD is incredibly versatile.

CBD cocktails are quite popular.

As well as CBD lattes. Plus, they're great for the 'gram.

For a lot of people, CBD oil can help reduce anxiety, stress, and tension.

Some people use it before they go to bed, in order to help them get a great night's sleep. The uses are versatile.

There are some people who are against CBD and believe that it's exactly like marijuana.

But that's simply not the case. If you're not familiar with CBD products, you'll probably start seeing them pop up in drugstores.

Like Walgreens, for instance.

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It was reported by CNBC that Walgreens will begin to carry CBD products in 1,5000 stores across several states.

The drugstore chain will begin to sell all different kinds of products.

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CNBC reported that Walgreens will start to carry CBD creams, sprays and patches in select states. Talk about convenient!

Which U.S. states will sell CBD products?

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Select stores in New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, Illinois, and Indiana will sell CBD products.

This is pretty cool.

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Walgreens spokesperson Brian Faith told CNBC, “This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers."

It seems Walgreens is just following suit...

CVS has already introduced CBD products in its stores in eight states.

The CVS products include "creams and salves."

CBD products are incredibly popular right now. Maybe it's time to start investing into the CBD industry?

Congress passed a farm bill last year, making CBD derived from hemp now legal.

But even though it's legal, the FDA says that companies cannot add CBD to food or sell it as a dietary supplement.

Walgreens hasn't confirmed which brands the stores will carry.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. The anticipation!

There's a lot of excitement that comes with selling CBD products in major drugstore chains like CVS and Walgreens.

Twitter, of course, has a lot to say about it. "CBD now. THC later," said one user.

"And so it begins..." another person commented.

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"Walgreen is my HERO," one Twitter user replied.

CBD has gone mainstream.

Before you purchase CBD products, it's always valuable to know what exactly you're spending money on.

The CBD market is a money-making machine.

According to Men's Health, the CBD market is estimated to be worth $2.1 billion by 2020.

That's a 700 percent jump since 2016.

I truly can barely wrap my head around that. CBD is thriving.

The World Anti-Doping Agency also took CBD off of its list of banned substances.

There are a ton of ways to take or use CBD. You can put it on your skin with an oil or cream, you can drop some under your tongue - really, there are so many options.

CBD isn't THC

CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are both found in marijuana, but it's the latter that gets you "high." CBD - as stated before - will not alter your state of mind.

There are studies that show how CBD oil helps epilepsy in remarkable ways.

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"I have seen cases where a child who's having hundreds of seizures a day got put on CBD and had a truly phenomenal benefit," Dr. Orrin Devinsky, MD (director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Health), told Men's Health.

Like anything you take or ingest, it's important to consult with your doctor.

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CBD may not change your state of mind, but it's always worth talking to a medical professional about it.

Especially if you've never used CBD products before.

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Hopefully the fact that major drugstore chains will begin selling CBD products will take away some of the stigma that surrounds it.

CBD is more accessible than ever.

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So if you're interested in trying CBD products, they are definitely out there and available.

But, like anything, do your research.

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And make sure you're purchasing CBD products from legit companies.

CBD could be a good alternative for someone looking for natural remedies.

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But it really just depends on what you wish to treat. Plus, every person is different.

I have bad news for you if you're not a CBD fan...

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It doesn't look like it's going anywhere, anytime soon.

It'll be interesting to see if CBD products will make it into every Walgreens and CVS chain.

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The popularity of CBD products (skincare, creams, etc.) seems to be growing every single day.

It'll be interesting to see where the CBD industry goes from here.

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