You’ll Be Surprised By How Many Americans Use Cannabidiol Products

There is no sign of it’s popularity slowing down either

Is America on the verge of going CBD-crazy? There’s some evidence that we’re headed that way.

Cannabidiol, or CBD – an active but not psychoactive compound found in marijuana (that is, it won’t get you high) – has been credited with near-magical powers. Its proponents claim that it can combat everything from acne to depression to Parkinson’s disease.

While scientists say that it has indeed proven useful for treating childhood epilepsy and may be useful for curing insomnia, anxiety, and some chronic pain, many of its other supposed benefits have yet to be proven. That hasn’t stopped a lot of Americans from giving it a try.

According to a new Gallup Poll on CBD use, 14% – about 1 in 7 – of U.S. adults personally use CBD products. Perhaps not surprisingly, the highest percentages of usage come in the 18-29 age group (20%) and in the western states (21%). Only 8% of those over 65 and 11% of those between 50 and 64 use CBDs. The poll also found that 50% of those surveyed don’t use CBDs, and 35% say they are unfamiliar with them.

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