The Brief: CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis that many people use to treat pain and relieve stress.
Literally speaking, CBD oil is “a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis“. When applied topically it’s meant to relieve pain, though it can also be vaped, eaten, and/or drunk.
— Gnome Serum (@gnomeserum) March 8, 2019
Unlike marijuana, CBD does not get you high. Instead, people use CBD to help treat epileptic seizures, manage anxiety, or simply, “chill out”. It’s a better alternative to addictive opioids like Percocet and though it may not completely eliminate pain, it can certainly make it more tolerable.
Yeah being a millennial is mostly about crushing dread but at least I can get nail art and CBD lemonade in the same place pic.twitter.com/ka1w2VnTQE
— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) November 20, 2018
just injected cbd oil into my veins to keep me relax from my flight anxiety 💉😌
— SOUTH BY SOUTHPHONE ☎️ (@HousePhon3) March 14, 2019
An eBay executive recently explained the CBD oil phenomenon amongst younger generations by saying that because many Gen Zers and Millennials are worried about long-term issues like financial debt and global warming, they’re also more aware of products that can help ease their state of mind.
A Gen Z Twin Peaks where Coop appreciates a good jar of CBD cold brew and a slice of galaxy cake and everyone Juuls constantly
— Mike Barthel (@michaelbarthel) February 10, 2019