CBD benefits are thrown around like confetti, but are they legit?

We’re all tired of being peddled snake oil. Our ancestors were tired of it and our progeny will be, too. What is it about a “cure-all” that is so alluring to the masses? Its simplicity in use? It’s cost-effectiveness? It’s aesthetic appeal? Probably all of those. But CBD isn’t snake oil. In fact, most research for CBD benefits has come in the last 50 years, despite the plant being around for eons, and most of it was invalidated by lobbyists working with tobacco, paper, sugar, and big pharma. CBD was elbowed out of the running to be a “big gun” in the United States.

Dun Dun Dunnnnnn. Not anymore! With the FDA regulating its sale and the ability to ship across state, and even country, lines, CBD is making its mark in the community and beyond. Legitimate research is conducted every day to determine CBD’s abilities to help with pain, anxiety, and more serious diseases like cancer. No claims at this time on the validity of this research can be made. We must treat all of this knowledge as “conjecture.”

But assuming the research continues and the people get on board with certifying the results, here’s how CBD benefits have been known to help people (and animals).

  1. Pain
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression
  4. Cancer treatment symptoms
  5. Substance abuse treatment
  6. Acne