We’ve written about many of the purported health and wellness benefits of CBD on our site, and we aren’t the only ones. It seems like CBD is everywhere these days, and it’s clear CBD is gaining popularity — and press. A recent Newsweek article delves into the details, and backs up this observation with some data. Below we look at some of the interesting stats around CBD adoption today, as well as where it may be headed in the future.
Takeaway: CBD Is Becoming More Popular and Widespread
The data shows that Ameircans are increasingly recognizing CBD, and gaining a better understanding of what it is and how it may be used. This is likely due to all the news and increasing evidence that suggests CBD offers a variety of benefits.
2/3 of Americans are familiar with CBD
1/7 of Americans use CBD as an over-the counter treatment
Takeaway: CBD Is Very Versatile
While there is still a lot of research to be done and claims to be validated, more and more people are reporting their personal experiences with CBD and describing how it helps them with health and wellness issues. Around the web, some of the most widespread uses for CBD include as a solution for the following:
- Sleep Issues
- Muscle Spasms
- Digestive Issues
- Skin Ailments
CBD is being tested for some more serious medical issues or ailments, including the following. Research is still needed, but many people are open to CBD as a treatment option.
- Epilepsy (this use is the first CBD application approved by the FDA)
Takeaway: CBD Is Used By People (And Pets) Frequently
CBD isn’t just widely recognized, it’s being used frequently across the country.
Of CBD Oil Users, 40% take it daily
⅓ pet owners give CBD to pets (Dogs or cats)
Takeaway: CBD Is Popular As A Natural Alternative
CBD’s status as an all-natural substance made it appealing to many people from the get go, and its natural properties seem to be increasingly popular. CBD is being used to replace some more traditional – and chemical – treatments.
22 percent of CBD users are using it as a substitute for prescription medications
CBD is increasingly popular as a replacement for OTC (over-the-counter) drugs such as Advil
Takeaway: CBD Comes To The Mass Market
CBD has been available online, of course, as well as through small stores around the country for some time. But as CBD continues to increase in popularity, its availability is spreading into the mass market. CBD is finding its way to the shelves of major retailers including:
- Walmart (upcoming)
Takeaway: CBD Isn’t Just Popular In the USA
Many other countries and places around the world are interested in CBD, and in some cases are even far ahead of the USA in terms of their research and attempts to validate its applications. Two of the leaders are:
Takeaway: More Is Coming
Although the jury is still out on some research, CBD is increasingly being cited as a safe substance with many potential applications. Uses for wellness – as well as recreation (there is talk of CBD ice cream and beer on the horizon) – continue to expand. We can’t wait to see what comes next!