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Learn a bit more about this unique form of health supplement that is derived from the cannabis plant, called CBD. National CBD Day is here to bring attention to and raise awareness about this natural medicinal product. 

History of National CBD Day

The oldest recorded date of using cannabis can be traced all the way back to 2900 BC was when it was first brewed into a tea in China. Over time, this plant has continued to pop up throughout history, but it wasn’t until 1940 when CBD (cannabidiol) was first isolated from the THC in marijuana, allowing for some of the benefits without the “high”.

Throughout recent decades, scientists and medical researchers have continued to discover ways that CBD can be helpful in all sorts of products to influence mental health, physical health, chronic pain and more.

National CBD Day was founded in 2018 when it was started by the brand cbdMD with the hopes of raising awareness and knowledge about CBD, its uses and more. The inaugural day included events and advertisements to encourage individuals and groups to get more involved with CBD. That same year, a bipartisan group of legislators was able to make it possible for cannabidiol to become legalized, which feels like another great reason for people to celebrate.

How to Celebrate National CBD Day

Get involved with National CBD Day and explore its unique uses with some of these ideas for the day:

Understand CBD Uses

When used appropriately and safely, CBD offers a number of different ways that it assists people with different health issues. Most commonly used to treat and bring relief to those with chronic pain, it also has a number of other uses including some of these:

  • CBD affects the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in the functions such as regulating pain.
  • CBD may also help to reduce inflammation
  • CBD oil may be effective when used to treat mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD-related symptoms and more.
  • CBD may be used for cancer patients to effectively reduce symptoms and side effects of treatment, including nausea and vomiting, as well as pain.

Learn Facts About CBD 

One of the most important reasons behind celebrating National CBD Day is to help the public to get more informed about this substance that comes from the marijuana plant.

Because of its origins, there are often misunderstandings about CBD, and this day is meant to help improve understanding. Talk to a medical professional and check out some of these facts about CBD to get started:

  • CBD is often taken as a supplement through oil that is placed under the tongue.

  • While many people assume that CBD will get them high, it is not psychoactive in the same way medical marijuana is. However, it can still be used to help improve the mood in many people.

  • CBD contains active ingredients that can interfere with certain medicines so it is important to check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking it.

  • Most products infused with CBD are labeled as supplements, which means they aren’t regulated by the FDA, so it’s important to be careful with sources.

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