Today is August 8, 2022 and that means it’s National CBD Day! On this day we celebrate what CBD (cannabidiol) brings to millions of people around the world annually.
The wellness industry has taken notice of hemp-derived CBD throughout the years. Since an increasing number of tinctures, topicals, and smokable options have entered the market, CBD has remained consumers' preferred holistic choice. Additionally, CBD lacks the THC's psychotropic characteristics. The fact that CBD comes from a natural source is another benefit. Even your pets can benefit from CBD.
Five years ago, in 2018, National CBD Day was established to increase public awareness. Back then, the one cannabinoid that everyone knew was Delta-9 THC and the public had little awareness of other non-intoxicating cannabinoids. In addition, federal law still made it unlawful to possess cannabis products. But the 2018 Farm Bill, which would alter everything, was in the works. The Farm Bill was passed into law in December 2018, making all hemp products lawful on a national level. The CBD industry we know today was born out of that.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National CBD Day to be observed annually beginning on August 8, 2018.
There are many ways to consume CBD and each has its advantages depending on your reason for using it. Here are some popular options for ingesting CBD: oil tinctures, vapes, capsules, softgels, bath bombs, CBD topicals and roll-ons, baked goods, CBD-rich hemp flower, and pre-rolls (sometimes called CBD cigarettes.)
Of the more than 100 cannabinoids known to exist in cannabis, CBD (cannabidiol) is by far one of the most researched substances. It's one of at least 85 active substances found in cannabis plants, and it's increasingly gaining popularity with people looking for alternative methods of daily wellness.
Similar to THC, CBD is absorbed by the body through the endocannabinoid system, a group of cannabinoid-friendly receptors that regulates immune function, sleep patterns, and reproductive health. However, unlike THC, CBD does not bind to the main CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body; instead, it functions to control how these receptors and cannabinoids interact.
Happy National CBD Day, everybody!