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.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.A study in Journal of Experimental Medicine suggests that CBD can reduce chronic inflammation and pain.
For a lot of people, CBD oil can help reduce anxiety, stress, and tension.
There are some people who are against CBD and believe that it's exactly like marijuana.
Like Walgreens, for instance.
via: Getty ImagesIt 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.
via: Getty ImagesCNBC 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?
via: Getty ImagesSelect stores in New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, Illinois, and Indiana will sell CBD products.
This is pretty cool.
via: Getty ImagesWalgreens 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...
Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in select states. https://t.co/pfaWefxJHR— CNBC (@CNBC)1553727665.0
The CVS products include "creams and salves."
About a week after CVS announced some of its stores will sell CBD products, Walgreens said it will sell CBD product… https://t.co/APTZT9Pf1n— USA TODAY Money (@USA TODAY Money)1553751723.0
Congress passed a farm bill last year, making CBD derived from hemp now legal.
Walgreens to sell CBD products in 9 states, report says https://t.co/B9smrqUTRH https://t.co/lxYIfOwarj— 11Alive News (@11Alive News)1553769049.0
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.
CVS launches CBD products soon to be available in 800 locations. They already started selling CBD products includi… https://t.co/8o7K4WlwjI— Complex (@Complex)1553198043.0
"And so it begins..." another person commented.
via: Getty Images"Walgreen is my HERO," one Twitter user replied.
CBD has gone mainstream.
And so it begins. CBD is going mainstream, with CVS selling topicals (lotions, roll-ons) in some states https://t.co/tyy3mVO9fl— angelicalavito (@angelicalavito)1553122297.0
The CBD market is a money-making machine.
Walgreens announces it will follow CVS' decision to start selling #CBD products: "After a thorough review and anal… https://t.co/2e66Q23bnp— Zack Guzman (@Zack Guzman)1553710544.0
That's a 700 percent jump since 2016.
Oh look at that Walgreens putting CBD on the shelves of 1500 stores.— Tim Seymour (@Tim Seymour)1553731978.0
The World Anti-Doping Agency also took CBD off of its list of banned substances.
!!! CBD MANIA !!! Seriously though, it's everywhere now. I've heard even convenience stores in downtown high rises… https://t.co/aQq22EXo1w— Ally Marotti (@Ally Marotti)1553724355.0
CBD isn't THC
Walgreens says it will sell CBD products in some stores. https://t.co/22GGRIxrB7 - @CNBC— NBC News (@NBC News)1553718725.0
There are studies that show how CBD oil helps epilepsy in remarkable ways.
via: Getty Images"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.
via: Getty ImagesCBD 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.
via: Getty ImagesHopefully 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.
via: Getty ImagesSo if you're interested in trying CBD products, they are definitely out there and available.
But, like anything, do your research.
via: Getty ImagesAnd make sure you're purchasing CBD products from legit companies.
CBD could be a good alternative for someone looking for natural remedies.
via: Getty ImagesBut 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...
via: Getty ImagesIt 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.
via: Getty ImagesThe 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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