The other day, I was walking past a little strip mall in my Lexington, Kentucky, neighborhood and I saw a sign proclaiming “CBD Sold Here!” Now it doesn’t surprise me to see CBD products sold on every corner in big cities like Los Angeles and New York, but when you start seeing it in small-town, middle-America, you know it’s pretty much everywhere.
And believe me — it is pretty much everywhere. As I reported not too long ago, CBD has gone mainstream – and it’s a perfect example of nullification in action.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from cannabis – generally in the form of industrial hemp. It has proven effective in treating a number of medical conditions, including seizures, pain and anxiety.
The New York Times recently ran a story headlined Why Is CBD Everywhere? highlighting the proliferation of CBD products across the nation and its exploding popularity. A New York advertising executive called it “the chemical equivalent to Bitcoin in 2016.”
“It’s hot, everywhere and yet almost nobody understands it.”
The article noted that “with CBD popping up in nearly everything — bath bombs, ice cream, dog treats — it is hard to overstate the speed at which CBD has moved from the Burning Man margins to the cultural center.”