CBD: Elixir for an Anxious Population?

CBD Drink

Talk of cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be everywhere nowadays, including in direct selling circles.

It is being touted as a magical elixir in mainstream media. In January, actress Mandy Moore said she was experimenting with CBD oil to relieve the pain from wearing high heels. In July, music legend Willie Nelson introduced a line of CBD-infused coffee beans called Willie’s Remedy. And earlier this month, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gave a qualified endorsement of CBD on “The Dr. Oz Show.”

“I think there is a legitimate medicine here,” Gupta said. “We’re talking about something that could really help people.”

But it may be that CBD is just a fix for these anxious times. According to a recent The New York Times article, the defining sociological condition today, especially among millennials, is anxiety:

  • anxiety about our political dysfunction
  • anxiety about terrorism
  • anxiety about climate change
  • anxiety about student loan debt
  • anxiety about artificial intelligence taking away all the good jobs

Read more here.

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