CBD Status & Upcoming Trends

The current state of the CBD industry is promising and growing. New products are coming out almost daily, and according to this article, is expected to reach $70.4 Billion by 2025. Let’s look a bit further into the specific trends in CBD.


DELTA-8

The newer term in CBD, Delta-8, is available and legal in 27 states. According to this article however, in 19 states it has been regulated, restricted, or banned.

So what is Delta-8 exactly? It is a lesser known compound of the cannabis plant that binds to the CB1 receptors in the body, now being recognized as the super strain of THC. It differs from the more widely known Delta-9, which can
create the high-feeling effect on the head and body when consumed. Studies found the psychoactive effects of Delta-8 to be much lower in comparison to Delta-9. This makes consumption more manageable during the day, helps to reduce brain fog and anxiety, and can even improve your mood, provide more energy, and enhance your focus, according to the study.


CBD IN COSMETICS

With a growing presence in cosmetics, CBD is now a top ingredient in body care products. According to this journal, CBD popularity in cosmetics is due to the properties that can help treat skin conditions and reduce inflammation via topical creams and roll-on products. According to this article, CBD oil provides numerous benefits to the skin. This can include helping to moisturize dry skin, reduce inflammation, and even clear up acne prone skin. The future is exciting, including the new bodycare products in the pipeline at The Happy Labs!


STRONGER INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE

The legalization of CBD is not the same in each country and even varies by state. According to this article, laws have charged or are beginning to favor legalization in countries including Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. The article also shares the increase in demand for skincare and topical products that contain CBD in European countries. Since the changes in 2020 which made CBD more widely available, in Europe, 22% of all CBS purchased was for mental health purposes. As a whole, demand for CBD continues to increase and the legality becomes more clear and defined in individual states and countries. 
*The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.