This article was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.
If there’s one thing that the U.S. seems to enjoy, it’s health fads.
There has been no shortage of health-conscious trends that have made their way into the public eye only to become yesterday’s news in a matter of months.
Keto dieting, kale integration, juice cleansing, gluten avoidance, and even colonic hydrotherapy are just a few examples of health fads that seemed like they were going to change the world, only to quickly become a relic of their time.
This has led to CBD being considered a wonder drug by some and snake oil by others.
There’s no doubt that CBD is very much “in” right now.
The numbers back this up, looking at Statista’s list of CBD sales over the years: $108.1 million in 2014, $262.2 million in 2016, $512.7 million in 2018, and a projected $1.812 billion in 2022.
Beyond the profits, curiosities have greatly piqued, as Google Trends shows that “CBD” has been searched more often than the term “cannabis” since June 2017, peaking in popularity in May of this year.
However, in speaking with those outside of the cannabis world, the general public seems split, with conversations both online and in-person debating the validity of …