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CBD Awareness Month 2023: Celebrate With cbdMD this January

It’s no secret that CBD has greened out the world (and all its people) with love for the hemp plant; we even invented a month for it. Every year, our medical professionals at cbdMD have dubbed January the official CBD Awareness Month— where we embrace all of the life-changing benefits full-spectrum CBD encompasses for physical wellness, mental health, and much more.

CBD—What’s So Special About It?

Since the 2018 Farm Bill passed, CBD has exploded in popularity and leveraged in many forms, like CBD oil tinctures, edibles for pain relief, immunity gummies, anxiety roll-ons, and pet products (the list goes on) to treat virtually anything. The recognition is due to CBD’s striking similarities with its counterpart, cannabis. The main difference is that CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the leading chemical responsible for getting you high.  

Because it does not get you high, CBD has been incorporated into many people’s daily lives and routines, even attracting the attention of public figures and celebrities who voice its benefits.

The History of National CBD Month

But great things don’t come without backlash. The close connection between CBD and cannabis—which was only just federally legalized for adult consumption in 2018— has garnered a negative outlook from the media. People began to reject CBD on the mere basis that it spawns from a previously classified Schedule I drug, causing people to question the legitimacy of its positive impact. That’s why cbdMD has made every January a CBD holiday to fight the negative stigma and counterfeit products surrounding it.

Because cannabidiol oil (CBD) contains less than 0.3% THC, which is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, it became the perfect loophole for consumers and researchers to explore its effects. In 2019, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that CBD was the fourth most Google-searched health topic in April. This study revealed to the world that CBD is in high demand, and people want it.

Our partners at cbdMD founded National CBD Month in 2020 to celebrate the normalization of CBD and its increased integration into our society. We are on a daily mission to ensure everyone is educated on the wonders of CBD and make our full-spectrum CBD formula (made from all of the good parts of the hemp plant) available to all. With our recent 2022 win with the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, we’ve streamlined our CBD skincare products, gummies, oil tinctures, and more from our ISO-certified labs to millions of homes nationwide. 

CBD Awareness Month Timeline

CBD has effectively taken the world by storm over the past decade. Let’s break down some of the key milestones that have caused the 2020 launch of our beloved holiday below.

2014 – The Fight for Legalization Begins

The 2014 Agriculture Act makes hemp-derived CBD legal in the U.S. Utah becomes the first state to pass legislation for low-THC high-CBD legalization, followed by ten more states by the end of the year.

2015 – Medical Breakthroughs 

A surge of professional research (around 49 clinical studies) finds that CBD can help manage a multitude of problems. See what some of those are here.

2017 – WADA Approves

The World Anti-Doping Agency permits hemp-drawn compound CBD cannabidiol use. The Californication of commercially sold industrial hemp through Senate Bill 566 enacts as a result.

2018 – The Farm Bill

CBD extracted from hemp (not marijuana) and has less than 0.3% THC becomes federally legal, removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

How Can I Celebrate?

Spend CBD Awareness Month your way with endless activities that include the mind-relaxing remedy. Incorporate cannabidiol into the new year by using this month to reflect, experiment, and relax. This January is the perfect opportunity to share CBD with a family member or friend to explore your health together. Here are a few ideas from cbdMD that you can try with a partner or solo:

  • Enhance your skincare routine.  Our CBD Botanicals Facial Exfoliant, Body Butter, and Body Oil use a holistic, full-spectrum formula to rehydrate and rejuvenate damaged skin.
  • Detox the mind and body.  Choosing CBD and healthy foods over processed foods and over-the-counter medications triggers your body to flush out years’ worth of toxins. Our vitamin-packed Immunity Gummies are available in three strengths to restore mental, cardiac, and digestive health.
  • Relax and recover. It’s essential to give yourself a break, especially after a day of strenuous work or exercise. Replenish tense muscles with a topical Cream or use an Anxiety Roll On to soothe stress through a mind-to-muscle connection.

Now that you know the ins and outs of CBD, why not make self-care your New Year’s Resolution? Put your health first by exploring CBD with the Hemp Pharmacist, your reputable medical provider. Need a mindful healing guide?  Call The Hemp Pharmacist for dosage assistance and hemp-related questions. Happy CBD Awareness Month!

**The information provided in this blog is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information about CBD and its potential uses, we are not healthcare professionals. The statements made regarding CBD products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.**

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