With legalization growing across the globe, fresh merchandise and intake trends are ever increasing in the Cannabis industry. Research and new product development can be hard to keep up with for any long time or newer user. If you’re looking to feel more familiar with recent movements in marijuana…look no further. Let’s brush up on the latest emerging trends in Cannabis.

Get low (not high)

While CBD was all the rage in 2018, the non-THC counterpart is expanding even further in the year to come. Also known as Cannabidiol, CBD is popular amongst users looking to feel the effects of medical relief, without feeling ‘stoned’ or high. Which is why its’ growth into common use items has been elevated, as of late.

Companies like Coca-Cola, are infusing beverages with the natural properties of CBD to deliver relief with a sip or a drink. Popular mixtures include CBD water, wine, soft drinks, and even cold brews. The benefits provided by these discretely helpful drinks include what CBD normally offers when consumed – relief for pain, stress, insomnia, and other ailments.

And who else might be suffering from such conditions? Friends, family, and loved ones…like pets too. And that’s our next Cannabis trend – CBD for your furry friends. Whether fear from storms, or anxiety from a rescued past…pets can be anxious, like people.  And CBD can help.

Not only can CBD be calming, but pet owners are stiffening symptoms of arthritis common in older animals. A recent study at Cornell University was conducted, and found that 2 mg per kilogram of CBD twice daily “can help increase comfort and activity” in dogs with osteoarthritis. And many are choosing more natural meds for their pets, like humans are opting for CBD too.

Other household products like cosmetics are being infused with the calming components of Cannabidiol as well. Popular publications like Allure, Glamour or New York Times, are listing their best CBD skin-care products and the benefits are abundant. CBD is becoming known to help skin conditions like acne, rosacea, swelling or soreness due to its’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Go organic

Like groceries, clothing and skin care too…Cannabis has gone organic. With wellness, and natural products rating higher on consumers’ requirements, weed is no different. Users, recreationally and medically, are seeking organic grown flower, or products for their intake.

And what is organic weed? Like common goods, the plant is grown naturally without chemicals. ..that is, without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, or genetically modified organisms.

To keep up with demand, and proof of production many Cannabis growers and brands are increasing their testing and result communications. Dispensaries are developing new ways to distribute specific product make-up by delivering full lab reports.

CBC, CBG & CBN, oh my…

Due to a rise in research, our knowledge on the components of Cannabis that aid a multitude of symptoms, is rising too. The most recently noted, being CBC, CBG and CBN. While most common strains contain low amounts of these non-toxicating compounds…experiments continue to prove their effectiveness for conditions in need of treatments.

CBC, or cannabichromine, is a cannabinoid found helpful for pain, depression, inflammation and healthy brain function. And another big C word…cancer. CBC interacts directly with the body’s endocannabionid, anandamide, which has been shown to fight breast cancer.

CBG, or cannabigerol, is being researched more actively once positive results were produced in studies of aiding glaucoma, huntington’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, bladder dysfunctions and again…cancer.

CBN, or cannabinol could be the sleep therapy all insomniacs are searching for. Other than being sedative, CBN is also being further investigated for promotion in growth of bone cells, ceasing convulsions, stimulating appetite, and relieving pain or inflammation.

So old, yet so new

Cannabis is one of the oldest medicines around…yet, so new to being discovered through legalization in the modern age era of research. As its’ inner components are more scientifically extracted, and researched, brands will continue to put the compounds to good use. Keep experimenting to keep up with the trends, and to find the natural (and new) way that works for you.