When looking at an overview of CBD, it becomes clear that the substance offers a range of exciting benefits that can help users. From reducing chronic joint pain to lessening the intensity of epileptic seizures, there’s really not much that CBD can’t help with. Check out some of these compelling facts and statistics to learn more about what CBD really has to offer:
What can CBD do for your health?
- 79% of those surveyed said they have used or are considering using CBD for arthritis pain.
- Recent research about CBD shows that cannabis reduces anxiety levels.
- CBD benefits migraine sufferers — it can reduce pain by 55%.
- CBD research from 2019 indicates that Epidiolex reduced the number of seizures by 39% to 51%.
- CBD can reduce resting blood pressure by 6mmHg, health statistics reveal.
- States where medical marijuana is legal witnessed a 20% drop in specific opioids prescriptions.
- As many as 80% of children diagnosed with ADS saw a decrease in problematic behavior after using CBD.
- People claim that CBD can treat everything from acne to cancer. But the most common uses are for pain, inflammation, anxiety, and insomnia.
- CBD can reduce the body’s pain response to surgical incisions
- CBD treatment has been shown to significantly reduce sciatic nerve pain and inflammation
- CBD is able to work with receptors in the endocannabinoid system to reduce the intensity of chronic pain caused by conditions such as arthritis
- The properties of CBD are able to aid in reducing nausea and vomiting that is caused by chemotherapy
- Concentrated CBD can help kill cancer cells in the human breast
- An FDA certified, CBD oil medicine named Epidiolex has been shown to significantly reduce seizure activity in children with rare forms of epilepsy
- An oral spray that contains CBD and THC (called Sativex) has been successful for patients with multiple sclerosis
Is CBD use common?
- Of those who use CBD, 22% said it helped them supplement or replace prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
- 33% of American adults have used CBD once or more.
- An estimated 64 million Americans have tried CBD in the last 24 months.
- 64% of Americans are familiar with CBD and/or CBD products.
- 24% of pet owners use CBD products for themselves, their pets, or both.
- The global CBD industry is projected to grow by $3.52 billion during the 2020-2024 period (has a CAGR of over 32%)
What to know about CBD in America
- In overall cannabis sales, Colorado tops the list, having sold over $1 billion since 2014.
- Of the Americans who use CBD, the most common uses are for pain relief (64%), anxiety (49%), and insomnia (42%).
- From 2017 to 2018, United States hemp farmland increased from 25,713 acres to 78,176 acres.
- The top states for CBD sales are California ($730 million), Florida ($291 million), and New York ($215 million).
- Hemp-derived CBD products are legal in all 50 states, as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC.
- The most popular way to consume CBD in America is through the use of CBD oil and tinctures
- The overall market for CBD products in the US is projected to surpass $20 billion by 2024
- The United States is the largest importer of hemp products in the entire world
- In 2020, Canada was the main source of imports for the United States hemp market
Who uses CBD?
- 20% of people ages 18-29 use CBD
- 16% of people ages 30-49 use CBD
- 11% of people ages 50-64 use CBD
- 8% of people age 65 and older use CBD
- At least 33% of the US population has tried CBD products, CBD usage statistics show.
- Most users of CBD tend to have a higher education degree. They are also more likely to have a full-time job than people who don’t consume CBD.
- Based on CBD trends in 2020, women seem to make up over half of all CBD users (59% vs. 40%)
- 39% of CBD consumers are married
- 44% of CBD consumers have at least graduated from college
- 44% of CBD consumers earn between $30,000 and $100,000 a year.
What is CBD?
- CBD is one of two main ingredients in cannabis (the other being THC)
- CBD is not psychoactive which means it can’t create the same high that is created by THC
- CBD is usually extracted from the buds and flowers of indica and sativa plants
- There are two primary species of the cannabis plant — cannabis indica (marijuana) and cannabis sativa (hemp). Both produce CBD.
- THC and CBD have the same exact chemical structure (the difference lies in how the atoms are arranged)
- CBD oils are often mixed with carrier oils such as hemp seed oil, MCT, or coconut oil
- If CBD is taken sublingually, the therapeutic effects can begin to set in within just 5 to 10 minutes
- Overheating CBD oil is often not advised because it can cause it to taste bad to the user
- CBD infused lotions and creams can be utilized to treat arthritis, sore muscles, and inflammation
- CBD topicals work by interacting with endocannabinoid receptors that are located right under the skin
- CBD skin patches, unlike tinctures and topicals, work by allowing the substance to actually enter the bloodstream
- CBD can be consumed by way of vaping. A condensed version of the cannabinoid is heated up so that it can be inhaled.
- When CBD is inhaled through the lungs by way of a vape, the therapeutic effects are able to be felt almost immediately.
Can CBD be used for pets?
- CBD oil has been shown to reduce joint pain in animals
- There are a variety of ways for pets to safely ingest CBD including through the use of CBD infused treats and sublinguals
- In 2020, the CBD pet market reached $37.4 million globally
- The CBD pet market is expected to reach $399.2 million by the year 2027
- One of the most popular places for pet owners to buy CBD products for their pets is on online pet stores
- Hemp-based CBD pet products will represent 3-5% of all hemp CBD sales by 2025
- 29% of vets reported that they were asked about CBD weekly by their clients