An American on 7 says he cannabidiol-based products (CBD)
Young Americans and those in the western United States are the most likely to report using these products, which are widely touted for their therapeutic benefits without any psychoactive effects because they are low in THC. According to a survey 14% of Americans say they use CBD products 40% of users use CBD products for pain, 20% for anxiety, and 11% for sleep.
Although CBD was federally legalized last December, the FDA continues to research and some states continue to restrict its use. While 14% of American adults use CBD products, the Gallup poll from June 19 to July 12 found that 50% don't use them and 35% don't know about them at all. (Those unfamiliar with CBD products were not asked about their personal use of these products.)
Twenty percent of adults under 30 say they use CBD, but usage and familiarity gradually decline in older groups. Only 8% of people aged 65 and over say they use CBD, and 49% are unaware of it. The same trend is evident in Gallup data on marijuana use, with young adults reporting a higher prevalence of marijuana use than older adults.
Regionally, 21% of those in the western United States use CBD products, compared to 13% in the South and 11% in the East and Midwest. The use of marijuana is legal in many western states, and therefore CBD products have been available for longer for residents of those states.
Why some people use CBD
As the FDA continues to research the uses and effectiveness of CBD products, marketers say they have a wide variety of medical and therapeutic benefits. CBD users in the United States cite pain relief (40%), anxiety (20%), insomnia (11%), and arthritis (8%) as the top reasons for use.
Among men and women who use CBD products, about four in ten say they use them for pain relief, but women are more likely than men to use them for anxiety relief (25% vs. 14%, respectively) , and men are more likely than women to use them for sleep (15% vs. 8%).
Since the law of 2018 legalizing the cultivation of hemp came into force last December, many CBD products have been brought to the market, but the vast majority of Americans do not yet know or do not know them. not use. Those who say they use them do so primarily to treat pain, anxiety, and insomnia.
Older Americans are less familiar with CBD products and are less likely to use them now. As the FDA begins to regulate CBD products and if they become more common, older Americans could benefit the most for the treatment of aches and pains that come with aging.