CBD has been gaining popularity with consumers looking for an alternative pain medicine and as alternative to opioids.
“Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world,” says the non-profit organization, Project CBD, on its website. ”Safe, nonaddictive substance, CBD is one of more than 100 ‘phyto-cannabinoids’, which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD can be incorporated into many different product types. Oils, creams, bath bombs, lip balms, soaps and vaping products. The main use of CBD products is to alleviate pain, anxiety and stress. There are many other benefits too, but CBD is not regulated like many other food supplements, so it is not advised to claim specifics. Anecdotal feedback speaks volumes for fantastic benefits and improvements.
Because CBD is just now finding its footing in the marketplace, there are a lot of misconceptions.
The most important thing for customers to know is that the CBD products are THC (the psychoactive compound) free and will not get them high.
Any professional who may want to use CBD to alleviate pain and stress can do so knowing no THC will be detected in any blood or urine analysis. Products are derived from the unfertilized female flower tops of high-resin CBD-rich industrial cannabis/hemp plant. Those plants are much better suited for medicinal oil extraction than low-resin fiber hemp.
Customers are exploring medical cannabis to treat a range of ailments.
There is a healthy difference in patients who managed their pain using cannabis instead of opioids. Patients do not exhibit the dependency behaviour like in painkillers users, who always show a kind of emptiness or neediness about them. Cannabis / CBD consumers do not have that. They are typically people who are engaged in their own health management. They are appreciative of the medicine, but they can do without it.
Consumers remark that when they are feeling good, they would often forget to take their medicine for a week. That never happens with opiates or benzodiazepine. The seed is sown the moment conventional medicine is prescribed to them. They are set on a path. There is something put in their life that will make them forever tied to the medical system, tied to a substance and looking for it for the rest of their lives. Medical community has been reluctant to acknowledge medical cannabis as a viable alternative to prescription painkillers. There has been some progress, but there is also still a lot of head-in-sand doctors who are dedicated to their position and refuse to look at the evidence. Their job is to manage people’s opiate regimens. But the users themselves are finally seeking other pathways and for many of them, that is medical cannabis.
Older adults are embracing cannabis as a safer, healthier alternative to prescription painkillers.
Medical cannabis consumers do not want to get ‘high’, they just want to get better and feel better. Older users are also going for alternatives to smoking the flower, which these days can include oils, capsules, pastes or vaping pens.
CBD consumers swear by CBD, the wellness weed without the high that even young people are now using as a soothing remedy for high-stress lives. Enthusiasts say that “everybody over 50 needs CBD”, just as they would take Centrum multivitamin, because it reinforces their immune system so they will live longer and live more enjoyable life. You start getting more active, it gives you a type of energy that you want to get out of the chair and go for walk.