National CBD Day – August 8

August 8 is observed as National CBD Day across the United States. cbdMD founded this day to raise awareness of the many health benefits of CBD. A non-psychoactive variety of cannabis, CBD is legal federally in the United States if it does not contain more than 0.3 percent THC.

CBD has been shown to possess many health benefits when consumed and is rapidly becoming popular across the United States. This craze has resulted in an overflowing market, overwhelmed by a multitude of CBD products. Regulation is not standardized and it is often difficult for the novice buyer to figure out which products are of good quality when shopping for CBD. Additionally, some states continue to place restrictions on CBD consumers. In Virginia, for example residents can only buy and possess CBD if they have a prescription. New York, a state with an open and thriving CBD market, has recently banned food and beverage products containing CBD statewide, a massive blow to many consumers and innovative businesses which have developed as a result of the continually expanding hemp industry.

Many users report that CBD has properties which promote wellness and have observed relief from pain and inflammation, as well as related insomnia and immuno responses. CBD has also proved to be beneficial in the maintenance and treatment of a large and diverse number of health conditions inducing Multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, seizures, epilepsy, anxiety, acne, type 1 diabetes, cancer, smoking cessation, drug withdrawal, and even at reducing some of the effects of both Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions which include schizophrenia.

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As the utility of CBD continues to be discovered by millions of Americans, many are calling for increased regulation and research, but also increased accessibility to these products, to ensure consumers are not denied a potentially lifesaving, natural medicine(1) .

August 8 is also national “Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” a day established for gardeners as a way to rid themselves of extra produce… Who would have thought? If you haven’t joined in the festivities yet, you better get moving!

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