The use of CBD-infused skin products such as lotions, balms, or oils, is swiftly increasing in popularity while becoming instrumental in changing perceptions of cannabis, a natural source of CBD.
CBD Rises to the Top
CBD is a hemp-derived compound that is increasing in acceptance as a rapidly growing number of consumers find relief from pain, muscle soreness, and inflammation without the “euphoria” associated with the THC producing sister plant, marijuana – both differing strains of the cannabis plant.
Here are the top reasons CBD topicals are changing perceptions of the cannabis plant.
1. It doesn’t get you high
Agricultural hemp-derived CBD does not produce an “euphoric effect” because it contains little to no THC. It is the sister cannabis plant, marijuana, that contains high levels of THC, responsible for the feelings of being “high” or “stoned” when consumed.
CBD topicals are becoming a preferred method for many to provide powerful relief without the need to consume CBD orally or to smoke it.
2. Hemp is not Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the cannabis plant. Much like orchids, the cannabis plant has many different strains and species, each unique.
Hemp produces high levels of CBD with very little THC (<0.3%), while marijuana produces high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.
The education and understanding that hemp is not marijuana has increased willingness for consumers to treat their symptoms with CBD topicals derived from the cannabis plant.
3. It is legal
Marijuana has been classified as a Schedule 1 Drug with the DEA since the 1970’s leaving a depiction that those involved with cannabis were dirty hippies, shady drug dealers, potheads, or gangsters.
However, increasing numbers of parents, veterans, and the elderly have adopted the use of CBD topicals, and they are helping shift these stereotypes.
This mainstream support has resulted in a shift in politics and the legality of CBD has advanced. The cannabis species of hemp (containing <0.3% THC) is now legal in all 50 states. You can now safely use CBD topicals without fear of legal ramifications.
4. You don’t have to smoke it
Marijuana has long been viewed as a plant that is smoked, leaving an impression that smoking is the only available option for consumption of CBD.
However, the benefits of CBD can be achieved topically and is an effective means of relieving pain and soreness, reducing inflammation, and soothing inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
We at SONA CBD have One Single Mission: We want you to feel better!
We hope that changing perceptions of cannabis will continue to move forward the acceptance of CBD and we hope that you find relief. Do you have personal story of how CBD topicals have helped you? Share them with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.