5 Reasons Why CBD Should be Allowed in Food Items

At the State level, acceptance of and regulation around CBD products varies. At the individual level, CBD still remains mysterious for many consumers and producers alike. The reality is, CBD is a versatile and approachable ingredient for a variety of products – here are a few reasons why CBD should be allowed in food and beverages:

CBD is not intoxicating.

Although very similar in molecular structure to the THC strain of cannabis, CBD is not intoxicating. This makes it a great option for infusion in various edible products and should remove a great deal of consumer concern over safety.

Americans are already using cbd regularly

Nearly 7 percent of Americans are already using cannabidiol (CBD), placing the potential market opportunity for the much-hyped cannabis compound at $16 billion by 2025, according to a new analysis by Cowen & Co

Many consumers claim to use CBD as a wellness product.

Almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition. The top three medical conditions were pain, anxiety, and depression.  [A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users]

the 2018 farm bill

The federal 2018 Farm Bill lifted a nationwide ban on producing hemp, from which the oil is made, and which formerly was classified as a controlled substance. But the bill left states to follow their own laws, many of which still classify hemp as illegal, reports The New York Times. The federal-level acceptance of hemp is a good indicator for future product development and widespread acceptance of hemp-infused products.