Here are some mind-blowing statistics:
● Experts predict that the Cannabidiol market will grow by 700% over the next five years.
● 50% of people who use Cannabidiol products stop taking traditional medicines.
● 97% of CBD users report that the product successfully treated insomnia, depression, anxiety, and joint pain.
● CBD constitutes up to 40% of a Cannabis plant - by far, the most common compound.
● Cannabis product sales are projected to hit $1 billion in sales by 2021.
Although CBD oil is still illegal to sell or obtain in most U.S. states, the demand for it continues to rise.
So what is CBD and why is everybody from economists to physicians talking about it?
CBD: The Anatomy of Cannabis’ Leading Compound
Cannabinoids consist of over 100 different chemical compounds that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system - the network that plays a crucial role in regulating your physiology, mood, and overall sense of well-being. Although researchers have logged countless hours trying to understand the full measure of Cannabinoids, they’re still a long way from fully understanding its capabilities or effects on the human psyche.
Of all the Cannabinoid compounds, cannabidiol (pronounced cann-a-bid-EYE-ol), or CBD, is at the center of numerous research and medical discussions. What distinguishes CBD from other compounds like TCH is that it is non-psychoactive. In other words, you won’t get high taking it.
What is the Difference Between CBD and THC
The average user smokes Cannabis to get high. The active ingredient, THC, is what produces the high. Conversely, CBD does not produce that effect in the brain or nervous system. Yet like THC, CBD does affect the mind… sort of.
Let’s dig a little deeper.
What are the Benefits of CBD
Even CBD’s harshest critics recognize that the extract has psychological and health benefits. 97% of CBD users report that the oil benefits them in the following ways:
● Pain Relief: The most commonly reported benefit of CBD is that it contains analgesic properties. The Journal of Experimental Medicine recently revealed that CBD reduces inflammation, thereby alleviating pain in joints, muscles, and other areas. The main difference between the compound and traditional medication is that there are zero side effects.
● Treats Anxiety: CBD has mood-boosting properties. Users claim that it relieves anxiety, depression, stress, and an overall downcast feeling. CBD also significantly reduces social anxiety disorder.
● Cancer-Fighting Properties: Research suggests that CBD (as well as Cannabis in general) has cancer-fighting agents. It can accelerate the death of tumor cells in both colon cancer and leukemia. Scientists have also found links between CBD and the mitigation of cervical cancer cells.
● Controls Epileptic Seizures: CBD has anti-seizure properties. The New England Journal of Medicine divulged that CBD decreases the frequency of seizures by nearly 25%. The FDA agrees with this assessment. Earlier in 2018, it approved a CBD-based product that those suffering from seizures could take.
Although it’s difficult to make iron-clad medical statements about CBD that are accepted by the medical community at large, research is strengthening the position of its advocates including physicians, medical specialists, scientists, and, of course, users.
Growing Cannabis: The Inside Story
The most common methods for growing Cannabis are outdoor field production, indoor in a greenhouse, indoor in a warehouse. They can be grown in soil and hydroponically. By growing Cannabis in a controlled agricultural environment, farmers can optimize the indoor farm for Cannabis production.
One of the critical elements in growing Cannabis successfully indoors is to provide adequate lighting generated by LED lights. GrowFilm™ offers energy-efficient, space-saving LED sheets and panels that are ideal for controlled indoor settings.
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