Unless you have been living far out in the backwoods with no internet for the last couple of years, you will probably be aware that cannabis is now legal in Canada. Since 2018, the market for cannabis and cannabis-derived products has seen a massive boom as people immediately began to buy from licensed cannabis retailers instead of their dealers.
Apart from the fact that it is now much easier to get your hands on products containing THC, this relaxation in the law has also opened the door for products containing cannabidiol (CBD). It’s one of the other main active ingredients in the cannabis plant. CBD in Canada is now available in a wide variety of different forms, including oils, vapes, isolate, capsules and many others.
However, another way CBD is becoming popular across Canada in the form of gummies and other edibles. In this article, we will briefly look at the benefits of CBD before explaining why many Canadians prefer gummies to other CBD products.
Benefits of CBD
The first thing to say about CBD is that it will not get you ‘high’ like its more famous cousin THC. “So why do people take it?” you might ask yourself. The answer lies in a growing awareness of CBD’s potentially myriad health benefits. Many of these benefits come from CBD’s interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid systems, a system of receptors and neurotransmitters that is responsible for a wide range of bodily functions, including appetite, sleep, immune function, stress, memory, mood and pain.
There is evidence that people have been using hemp, the plant from which CBD is most commonly extracted, for its medicinal properties of literally thousands of years. Despite this, modern medical science is only really just waking up to the potential of CBD’s potent analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in the treatment of a number of diseases related to autoimmune deficiency and progressive neurological damage.
More research is seemingly coming out all the time that proves that CBD can alleviate symptoms and even prevent or slow the onset of a growing number of these chronic health conditions.
However, surveys have revealed that CBD is most commonly taken to treat anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders that people suffer in the world today. While research into the potential of CBD to prevent relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression are still very much in their infancy, the early signs are incredibly promising. Regardless of the scientific evidence, however, all you have to do is to ask one of the hundreds of thousands of people who swear by CBD as a bulwark against anxiety if you want confirmation of its calming properties.
Why CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies have become the preferred way to take CBD for many Canadians for a number of reasons:
Some people are put off from taking CBD by its earthy taste. While you can now get CBD oil which is flavored to mask the taste, lots of people opt for gummies because they taste great. In fact, those people with a sweet tooth will be happy to hear that the taste of your favorite gummy candies is not interfered with at all by the presence of CBD. You would not be able to tell a CBD gummy from a non-CBD gummy even if you tried!
Another attractive aspect of CBD gummies is that you do not have to measure doses. When taking oils or other forms of CBD, it can be quite easy to accidentally administer doses which are either larger or smaller than you intended. When taking gummies, this is not a problem since manufacturers ensure that each gummies has a CBD content which is measured accurately and reliably.
One of the great thing about CBD gummies is their convenience of use. Gummies can be carried around in your bag without any risk of spillage or breakage. They are great for when you are on the go as you never have to stop and measure out a dose of oil or search of a suitable place to fire up your vaping device.
Rightly or wrongly, there is still somewhat of a stigma that surrounds products derived from the cannabis and hemp plants. Many people remain ignorant of CBD and its uses, and it is not uncommon for some people to react critically or strangely if you decided to take CBD oil at work or on public transport. Since there is no telling CBD gummies apart from regular candies, you can take them anywhere without drawing any unwelcome attention.
CBD gummies are increasing in demand at an incredible rate across Canada. They are now available in almost every delicious flavor under the sun. Their discreetness, convenience and accuracy of dose makes them a great choice for people looking for an alternative to oils or vapes. Why not try some the next time you make an order to see what they might do for you?