More and more people are turning to CBD and hemp-based products for self-care than ever before, as recent sales continue to grow at an astronomical rate.
At the height of The Coronavirus Pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion people were put under ‘lockdown’ restrictions. This accumulates to around 25% of the global population, as governments took extreme measures to protect their citizens.
These ‘lockdown’ restrictions changed our daily life dramatically, as our routines were severely impacted. People were advised to stay at home unless it was for completely essential purposes, such as shopping, work or medical reasons.
As the global pandemic took hold it brought with it a whole host of new experiences, including working from home, home schooling and indoor exercising. As this new way of life becomes the new normal, people have been looking towards a diverse range of coping mechanisms.
Whether that be a daily meditation session, an online yoga class, or a challenging exercise routine.
However, more and more people have turned to CBD (cannabidiol) as a way of helping with the overwhelming uncertainty and anxiety, that this new way of life has brought upon us.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive chemical derived from cannabis that does not typically contain more than 0.3% of THC, this is the chemical that makes people feel ‘high’. Therefore, it is the perfect antidote for those who have been struggling of late.
For some people dealing with conditions such as anxiety, CBD is fast becoming the holy grail. Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce anxiety and could also help with a whole host of conditions such as PTSD, depression, OCD and epilepsy to name a few.
CBD oil is the product that has made the biggest impact on the market following an explosion in demand since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Forbes have reported sales at an all time high and are this is only expected to increase further.
However, the sales boom does not exclusive to CBD oi,l with a wide range of CBD and hemp products now being brought to the forefront, sales of other CBD products have also sky-rocketed.
CBD flowers are one product that have also benefited from the latest sales boom, with the smokable flowers providing many of the benefits of CBD oil. Users describe the benefits from smoking CBD flowers as feeling more comfortable and relaxed, which can be especially beneficial for those with high anxiety levels.
Then there is the market for CBD edibles which include anything from brownies to lollipops. This market has also seen a spectacular increase in sales during COVID-19, this is another area where we can expect to see an increasing demand.
As consumers become increasingly aware of the wide range of negative effects that are associated with prescription drugs, CBD is becoming the new go-to product for patients with a wide range of medical conditions, the CDB market is likely to continue to proliferate.