CBD is believed to have a range of positive physical and mental health effects. Because of this, it has become increasingly popular as a way to alleviate everything from anxiety to sleep disorders.
However, it’s important to remember that research is still in its infancy and experts do not yet fully understand the potential long-term impacts of CBD usage. For that reason, you should always discuss your CBD use with your doctor.
How to Take CBD
One of the most popular ways to take CBD is as an oil. Such products are made by combining CBD with some type of carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Some more recently developed products include dietary supplements, foods, beverages, lotions, salves, and cosmetics.
While none of these prefabricated holidays have yet become official, banks-are-closed national holidays, Anderson said his company expects about 100 million people to be aware of this year’s National CBD Day.
Note it on your calendar: Thursday, August 8, marks the second annual observance of National CBD Day.
For the past seven years or so, meanwhile, some people have latched on to July 10, or 7/10, as Cannabis Oil Day, a day to give thanks for cannabis oils and extracts. The holiday’s date originated when somebody noticed that the number 710 looks like the word “OIL” when viewed upside down.
“What holiday isn’t?” said Anderson, who noted that nearly every holiday has been “made up.”
Happy Marketing Day
It turns out that National CBD Day is not the result of impromptu merrymaking. In 2017 a North Carolina-based cannabidiol (CBD) manufacturer known as cbdMD applied to have “National CBD Day” added to the calendar. How do you do that? You state your case to National Day Calendar, a North Dakota-based firm that promotes old and new national holidays via old and new media sources.
Anderson’s mindset has been validated by CBD companies, many of which are offering product discounts on August 8.
The company has a form on its website where individuals or companies can apply for the creation of a new national day, week or month.
Not exactly spontaneous…
Anderson said his group gets about 20,000 applications a year for new holidays. “We have a four-person committee that goes through those (applications),” he added, “and if they get unanimous approval then it moves forward.”
The committee discussed cbdMD’s application, and voted it in. A 2018 press release heralding the new holiday said the popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) “has quickly swept the nation, prompting experts to finally acknowledge the significance of the all-natural supplement.”