Strong CBD Statistics. Facts for a More Resilient 2021

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CBD has become one of the most recognized acronyms in the United States and all around the world. Alongside THC, it is recognized as part of cannabis plants.

Even your grandmother knows what CBD is but likely doesn’t know many details about it. Here are some helpful stats to make 2021 a better year than 2020.


Facts and Stats About CBD

  • Contains at least 108 cannabinoids!

As already mentioned, everyone has heard of THC and CBD. Who knows what THCV is? Or CBDA? They are another two of the more than 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis. Scientists have isolated all of these cannabinoids and they are becoming available on their own in some markets.

  • CBD second-most plentiful in cannabis

            CBD is found in cannabis and is second only to THC in volume.

In comparison to all the other cannabinoids, some of which are only present in trace amounts, CBD is abundant, but THC is the most abundant. CBD has become popular for the therapeutic qualities it embodies, while not giving the high that is so prevalent with THC.


  • CBD is the most medically impactful

CBD has been researched widely and thoroughly. It’s been found to have many wonderful benefits. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, and even anti-seizure therapy. It has been used with success for minimizing pain associated with arthritis, as well. 


  • CBD oil is carrier oil with CBD added

CBD is extracted from cannabis. To make it easily used, it is then combined with a carrier oil (often MCT oil or hemp seed oil) and marketed as CBD oil. Before using, shake your bottle well to ensure that the mix remains well-balanced. The milligram on the bottle refers to the total amount of CBD added to the carrier oil in that bottle.


  • No adverse reactions to CBD recorded

CBD has been deemed safe after extensive testing. Some side effects have been documented. These include dry mouth, drowsiness, and even mild light-headedness. Nursing or pregnant women should avoid CBD use simply due to there not being enough research at this point. There is a lack of research on the effects of CBD on infants.


  • Low addiction risk

CBD not only is less addictive than alcohol and tobacco products, but it’s also been shown to have a positive role in helping break the addictions to these things. CBD has been used successfully to break nicotine, inhaler, and alcohol addictions by as much as 40% after only one week of therapy.


  • You don’t get high from CBD

CBD is not the cannabinoid that causes the head high. That comes from THC use. Therefore, you can generally use CBD without any concerns. Some people even find that their focus and concentration are markedly improved. CBD products do tend to have trace amounts of THC, but it must legally be under.03% and that isn’t enough to cause anyone to feel high.


CBD Stats

  • Most CBD users are 18–34

People 65 and older are responsible for just 8% of total CBD usage but they are also one of the fastest-growing groups of CBD users. As they learn about the positive effect on arthritis, this may continue to increase.


  • Women are more than half of all CBD users

Women make up 55% of all CBD users. This may be due to the positive impact of CBD on stress, depression, pain, and anxiety. These all seem to impact women more than men typically.


  • A third of CBD users for anxiety/depression

Nearly 4% of the world’s population suffers from anxiety, according to Healthline. 37% of CBD users are taking CBD to help them with their battle with anxiety.


Facts on CBD Benefits

  • Treat acne with CBD

When pores clog with dirt on the skin, it combines with the natural oils of your skin. This triggers blackheads and acne. It can also happen due to hormonal imbalances (as with teenage acne), be stress-related, or a nutritional problem. CBD has antibacterial properties that can help cleanse and treat the skin to help acne.


  • Long-term CBD use deemed safe

CBD is totally natural, plant-based, and therefore perfectly safe to use as often as you like. You should always let your doctor know what products you are using, so it’s recommended to make them aware of your CBD use as it can interact with prescription medications, they may wish to prescribe to you.


  • CBD used as epilepsy treatment

CBD was so helpful that scientists studied it when used for seizures and found that it eased the number of seizures and also reduced the severity of seizures. In 2018, Epidiolex was approved by the FDA for seizure medication. It contains CBD as the primary ingredient. It is the first of its kind. It may be prescribed to those as young as two years of age.


  • CBD helps with autism management

One in every 160 children is now diagnosed with autism. There is no cure for autism. CBD has been shown to lower aggression, incidents of self-injury, stress, and seizures.


  • Sleep better with CBD

Sleep can make or break your day. A poor night of sleep can make life very difficult, ruin our moods, and even cause health issues when lack of sleep is constant. CBD has been shown to help restore normal sleep patterns.


  • CBD can help with cancer-related illness

Many people who are undergoing chemotherapy are subjected to extreme nausea which makes it difficult to remain healthy during chemotherapy. It is often the illnesses that come from the treatment that the patient succumbs to. CBD can help restore the appetite and quell nausea that becomes otherwise problematic. There are some claims that CBD can help shrink cancer cells, but this is not yet substantiated with solid research.


CBD State by State

  • North America uses the most CBD

Canada/US users of CBD have solidified them as the major player in the global CBD market. The availability of products online and in local shops has driven sales substantially in recent years.


  • Whopping 14% of Americans use CBD

SingleCare survey revealed that 33% of Americans have tried at least one CBD product at some point.




  • 40% of Americans seek CBD to ease pain

40% of US users sought CBD as pain therapy. 20% have used it to ease anxiety, and 11% use CBD to sleep better.


  • 89% of US hemp imports from Canada 2019

After the farm bill passed in 2018, more crops have been authorized and grown legally in the US. Imports have dropped accordingly ever since then.


CBD Industry Statistics

  • The global CBD market could be worth $16.32 billion by 2026

As CBD is legalized in more countries, the demand increases. As the market dictates, the market rises to meet demand. More products, including edibles and vaping products, continue to flood the market and drive the demand. As more research is carried out, there is no doubt that more people will want to try using CBD, as well.


  • Therapeutics grade expected to hold lion’s share of the market

The market for therapeutic-grade CBD is expected to hit $9.3 billion by 2026. This will remain the most significant market share.



  • The global CBD beverage market could be worth over $1.4 billion by 2023.

A new market for CBD reveals products such as CBD-infused soda, beer, and other commercial drink products. This will make consumption more convenient for new audiences and regular users, as well.


  • CBD 100% efficacy in treating migraines

Not enough research done yet, but studies do show CBD is effective as a pain manager, especially for headaches. In one study performed in 2015, all migraine sufferers reported relief after taking CBD for their migraines.


  • The market eyes the fibromyalgia segment to become the highest-growth CBD market by 2026

This chronic condition causes pain that floats around the body. It may be in the bones or muscles and seems to move from place to place. CBD is often utilized by Fibro sufferers and based on statistics; the fibromyalgia market is expected to reach over $4 Billion by 2026.



Due to the extreme flexibility of the products that can be created from CBD, more and more people are ready to try it all the time. CBD has proven itself to be safe, effective, and flexible in consumable forms. It’s been increasing in production, cultivation, and marketing in the last few years and is nowhere near hitting a cap anytime soon.


The popularity of CBD and the products made from it has led to enormous demand, pushing growers to continue expanding crops. This is pushing global markets, which in turn is contributing to the global economy. Aside from products made as therapeutics and supplements, there is also a massive by-product market with products such as soaps, skincare, and household cleaning products.


Cannabis is a plant that cleanses the soil it grows in, so it’s an earth-friendly crop. It grows with less water than many other crops. It’s employing farmers and manufacturing workers all over the planet. More than that, it’s giving so many people relief and hope from illnesses, aches, and pains. There is no doubt that CBD is here to stay, and its popularity will only continue to grow.


Author bio: Dawn R. Greer is a former blogger at Butch Ramblings where she worked toward equality for all, using her blog as a tool to garner attention to issues that surrounded the community and the human condition. Between the years 2011 and 2012, she self-published over ten short books under a pseudonym.

In 2013, she began writing web content for a living, becoming an SEO expert. Since then, she has produced nearly ten thousand articles for clients and worked as a ghostwriter on several books. A recent collaboration, Breaking Free - 45 Years in the Wrong Body, was written with Joelle Circé. It is a memoir of Ms. Circe’s life before, during, and after sex reassignment surgery. It has been contracted by Brainspired Publishing in Canada. It is set for release by the end of June 2021.

In March 2020, her article, A Tiny Town on a Big Lake, was published in ROVA travel magazine. This was her first print publication appearance, but she has also written articles for many online magazines and travel blogs. She is a regular contributor for, for example and is currently working on her new novel, River of Time.

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