Is CBD helpful or just a hype?

Staff: Jessica Winter
Jessica Winter

All of a sudden, CBD is everywhere. The New York Times says that CBD, short for cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic component of cannabis and hemp, is being advertised as the newest miracle treatment. Supporters rave about its supposed anti-remedies. You can get CBD in almost any shape and form such as drinks, oils, vapes, and lotions. Available in-store and online across America, the list is endless when it comes to choosing which form to buy. 

According to the Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm, CBD sales are growing faster than cannabis in the United States and are predicted to be a $22 billion industry by 2022. Protect CBD says the drug has been shown to help treat several conditions including anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, seizures, and depression. As stated by Vox, for years, people have used medical marijuana to address those conditions — but CBD is showing promise as a possible way to get the benefits of medical cannabis without getting high. 

So the question is: Is CBD helpful or is it just a hype? 

In my opinion, I feel like it’s safe to say that CBD is here to last. It is a safe, effective, non-addictive component that shows true benefits to many of its users. Of course, as with everything else, CBD is different for every person. Harvard Health Publishing says that CBD has a number of well-known researched medical benefits and many more that are yet to be found and tested once studied more intently. 

I personally feel as if there is of CBD oil benefits and side effects that we have yet to discover. From what I have read and know it, it really does deserve the “miracle drug” label that a lot of people are quick to give it. It may not work for everybody, but its special interaction with certain areas of the body is undeniable. If you've never tried it before, The CBD Oil Review recommends starting with a low dose and gradually increase until you get the results you’re looking for.



Article Rating

Vote Data