CBD - short for cannabidiol - began to make waves in 2018 as it was studied and believed to have some affect on a variety of health issues, from inflammation to diabetes. It was soon popping up in products relating to skin care and pain relief. Even some athletes were openly supporting it as a way to boost both energy and workout recovery. But what exactly is it and how is it making its way into our food and drink?
As its name suggests, CBD is derived from cannabis and hemp. A close cousin to THC, the idea driving it as a trend is its ability to relieve pain and anxiety without the psychoactive side effects normally associated with THC. You get what that means. So, as cannabis is slowly starting to legalize in states across America, so to is CBD making its presence known.