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 contain a low THC content. According to one survey 14% of Americans report using CBD products 40% of users use CBD products for pain, 20% for anxiety and 11% for sleep.
Although the CBD was legalized at the federal level last December, the FDA is continuing its research and some states continue to restrict its use. While 14% of US adults use CBD products, the June 19 Jun's Gallup poll at the July 12 revealed that 50% do not use them and 35% do not know them at all. (Those who are not familiar with CBD products were not asked about their personal use of these products.)
Twenty percent of adults under the age of 30 report using CBD, but use and familiarity are steadily decreasing in older age groups. Only 8% of people aged 65 and older say they use CBD, and 49% do not know it. The same trend is evident in the Gallup data on marijuana use, with young adults reporting a higher prevalence of marijuana use than older adults.
At the regional level, 21% of those in the Western United States use CBD products, compared to 13% in the South and 11% in the East and Midwest. Marijuana use is legal in many western states, and CBD products have been available for longer for residents of these states.
Why some people use CBD
While 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 relief of pain (40%), anxiety (20%), insomnia (11%) and arthritis (8%) as the main reasons for use.
Of the men and women who use CBD products, about four in ten say they use it to relieve pain, but women are more likely than men to use it to relieve anxiety (25% vs. 14%, respectively) , and men are more likely than women to use them to sleep (15% vs. 8%).
Since the entry into force of 2018's law legalizing hemp cultivation last December, many CBD products have been put on the market, but the vast majority of Americans do not yet know them or are not familiar with them. do not use. Those who say they use it are mainly used 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 may benefit the most for the treatment of aches and pains that accompany age.