A juice shop in Wichita, Kansas now sells cannabidiol (CBD) lemonade.
The shop is called Songbird Juice Company. It offers mindfully sourced fresh juices, smoothies, and bowls. The CBD lemonade available at the shop has become a hot item – so much so that they run out every other day.
CBD is a cannabis derivative, but the amazing thing about it is that it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the high-inducing component of cannabis.
In short, CBD products don’t get you high. Users claim that cannabidiol products can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and pain. The FDA is yet to put a stamp on the health benefits of CBD, which – it seems – will happen soon.
CBD products are gaining popularity all over the US and the rest of the world. The FDA is on the verge of approving a CBD drug to treat epilepsy. Once approved, more CBD products and medicines are expected to seep into the US pharmaceutical market.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently proposed a bill to legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity on a federal level. More importantly, the bill aims to remove hemp from the list of controlled substances in the US. The government is likely to approve the proposal soon because it can create jobs and boost the economy.
In other news, Zimbabwe recently legalized cannabis for medical and scientific use.
CBD lemonades are not the only CBD products available in the market. Many biotech companies have developed hemp-derived CBD products for different purposes like pain relief and stress.
Products like CBD-infused coffee and tea are also gaining popularity. People who have tried these say that they significantly lowered stress and anxiety. Trials and studies that prove the efficacy of cannabidiol are underway.
As awareness about the benefits of CBD increases, analysts expect the demand for CBD products to rise. The Hemp Business Journal predicted that the market for CBD products would grow to $2.1 billion by 2020.