This week is our fifth installation of This Week in CBD. We’re covering CBD in the news to keep you in the loop on the latest developments in the industry.

To check out our last installment of This Week in CBD, click here (we skipped last week, so the link will take you to our post from two weeks ago).

This week, we’ll be covering some recent CBD industry news. We’ll also review results of a recent Gallup poll on CBD use, provide an update on the FDA’s stance on CBD, and more.


CBD in the News

Today is National CBD Day – but Why?

As of 2018, August 8 is National CBD Day. The origins of this “holiday” are similar to other semi-official national days – it was primarily developed for marketing purposes. According to the founder of National CBD Day, the holiday was a way to get the word out about CBD. It’s extremely difficult to market CBD via traditional means, so CBD companies need to get creative.

14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products

Check out this poll conducted by Gallup. It reviewed CBD consumption habits in the U.S. According to the results, about 14% of Americans have tried CBD. Some interesting finds include the fact that CBD use tends to be correlated with age – the younger you are, the more likely you are to have tried CBD. In addition, those living on the west coast are twice more likely to use CBD than those on the east coast. The most popular reasons for taking CBD are for pain, anxiety and sleep, in that order.

This is the Biggest Mistake You’re Making When it Comes to CBD

We covered some of these topics in our blog post from earlier this week. But here’s a great article if you’re thinking about buying CBD but are not sure where to start. Even if you’re a regular CBD shopper, this article will help you learn how to find quality CBD products.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About CBD but Were Too Afraid to Ask

If you’re relatively new to CBD, here’s a great article to get you caught up on the basics. It also reviews some recent developments in the industry. In addition, the article dives into the topic of CBD and the beauty industry, which is becoming a huge industry in the U.S.

A Beginner’s Guide to Common CBD Terms and What They Mean

CBD or Cannabidiol? Marijuana or hemp? The cannabis and CBD industry is full of unfamiliar terms. Here’s a great article to get you caught up on the CBD lingo.

CBD Health and Wellness News

CBD for Pain Relief: What the Science Says

A really detailed look into CBD for pain relief. This article reviews the research that’s been conducted on CBD for pain relief and how treatments may evolve as additional research is conducted.

Former FDA Chief Warns Consumers That All Forms of CBD in Food is Actually Illegal

The former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has spoken up in the past about the CBD boom. He’s made it clear that he believes restaurants, bars and coffee shops that are adding CBD to food and drinks are breaking the law.

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