Therapeutic Use of CBD Continues to Spread

There has been a substantial growth in demand for cannabidiol (CBD) products around the globe in recent years, mainly in developed countries such as the U.S., France, Canada and the Netherlands. As a result, various cannabidiol product manufacturing companies have partnered with big retail stores to better supply their consumers. To note, CBD has mainly become popular because researchers had discovered that it offers a number of therapeutic benefits. For instance, researchers noted that CBD can alleviate minor medical conditions such as headaches or soreness. By source, the CBD market is segmented into marijuana and hemp. Currently, the hemp segment is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR of 53.1% throughout the forecast period. Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, whereas CBD is present in large amounts, thus CBD-based products are being used as a therapeutic vessel for several health conditions. “We’re witnessing CBD maturing from a cannabis sub-category into a full-blown industry of its own,” said Roy Bingham, Co-Founder and CEO of BDS Analytics. “Our growth forecast for the CBD market, across all distribution channels, predicts a compound annual growth rate of 49 percent by 2024.

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