Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. It’s not something that would make your grandmother aghast if she knew you were taking it. It’s actually a hugely popular (and getting more popular by the minute) chemical compound from the cannabis plant that ― no, will not get you high ― and ― no, is not illegal. Actually, it takes a natural approach to promote wellness for everything from joint pain to anxiety to insomnia, and much more. And the numbers of staggering – Marketwatch stated that in 2018, $620 million worth of CBD products were sold in the U.S. Looking ahead, the market for all legalized cannabis, including CBD, is expected to quintuple from $8 billion in 2018 to $41 billion by 2025, according to new data from Nielsen.
People are loving CBD so much that it actually has its own day ― National CBD Day ― observed on Aug. 8. And, to make this holiday even more meaningful, August as a whole is National Wellness Month, which focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. In honor of national CBD Day, we at Aspen and Fort Lauderdale-based public relations agency Durée & Company are pleased to educate readers and break down any misconceptions surrounding CBD.
How do we know so much about CBD? Working with a number of clients in the space, from brands sold in big-box retailers to processing facilities, we’ve learned quite a bit about this amazing product and what it can do.
We thought we would take this opportunity to share a glossary of some frequently-used terms:
- Hemp: A strain of the cannabis sativa plant that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products and is often used for oils and topical ointments, fiber for clothing, paper, rope, and more. It has very low levels of THC but is high in CBD concentrations.
- Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD is produced from the non-intoxicating compounds (no psychoactive effects) of the hemp plant. It’s known for its many health-related benefits.
- Cannabinoids: The active chemical compounds found in cannabis that work with the body’s cannabinoid receptors, also known as the endocannabinoid system, to alter the neurotransmitter release in the brain for desired results.
- CBD Isolate: The purest form of CBD, which is created by removing all other compounds found in the hemp plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts and all other cannabinoids.
- Broad Spectrum: The pure oil extracted from hemp that contains all the same cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial plant molecules that are present in the oil except for THC.
- Full Spectrum: the complete oil extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant so that all of the cannabinoids present in the plant such as CBD, CBG, CBN, THC, terpenes and other beneficial plant molecules are present in the oil.
- Entourage Effect: The interdependent action of cannabinoids and terpenes, on the human endocannabinoid system, when present together, act synergistically to amplify each other’s effects to provide the optimal physical benefits.
- Terpenes: A large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, that often have a strong odor and may protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores.
- Topicals: Anything that can be applied externally, including lotions, salves, lip balm, and more.
- Edibles: Anything that can be consumed, including pills and capsules, oils and tinctures, vaping and even pet products!
Our Aspen office provides us with great accessibility to the Colorado farms where a lot of the country’s hemp is grown, and therefore, to the heart of the CBD industry. If you’re interested in learning more about the CBD industry, call our Aspen office at 970.452.2195, our Fort Lauderdale office at 954.723.9350, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Durée & Company – Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm founded in 1999. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. Durée & Company serves the corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas for local, national and international clients. Services include public relations, social media, marketing, content development, advertising, special events, branding, radio promotions and more. Durée & Company clients include well-known names in yachting, business, fashion, hospitality, travel, wellness and CBD, art and culture, nonprofit organizations, legal and professional services and real estate. Durée & Company is a member of PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI), an international network of boutique PR firms. To learn more, go to https://dureeandcompany.com/, visit Durée & Company on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DureeCoPR/, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dureecopr Twitter at https://twitter.com/dureecopr or YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/DureeAndCompany, or call 954-723-9350.