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The History of National CBD Day

There are many excellent, meaningful holidays that we celebrate during the summer. There’s Memorial Day, Flag Day, Juneteenth, and the Fourth of July. But among these special days, there’s also National CBD Day. If you’ve never heard of this unique holiday before, read on to learn its history, what is accomplished by celebrating it, and how we all can celebrate National CBD Day.

What is National CBD Day?

National CBD Day is a day to celebrate CBD and its rich history, as well as a day to ponder all of the struggles that people in the industry have had, and continue to have, fighting for acceptance and legalization of the cannabis plant. During this unique holiday that was created by cbdMD and that lands on August 8 each year, cannabis enthusiasts can commemorate the legalization of CBD, what the plant means to them, and how CBD products have helped them in their lives. In short, this is a special day for everyone to acknowledge the fact that hemp-based CBD products are federally legal and that we all now have access to a natural form of supplementation that works with the human body in scientifically proven ways. 

History of National CBD Day

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National CBD Day has not been around as long as some other, more recognizable holidays. In fact, the very first National CBD Day was celebrated on August 8, 2018. Also in that same year, the federal government passed the 2018 Farm Bill which made hemp-based CBD legal to sell and buy across the United States. In order to understand why National CBD Day is so important, it’s first best to get a grasp on the history of CBD. 

Back in 2014, the Agriculture Bill was passed by the United States Federal Government. Within that bill, a hemp pilot farming program was created that was meant to test out the regulatory and commercial viability of a cannabis crop that had low levels of THC. Sadly the Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, was not very cooperative. Despite the language in the Agriculture Bill, the agency filed many lawsuits against growers and people who sold low-THC cannabis extracts.

CBD was also included among the list of extracts that were considered problematic because it has a similar chemical structure that’s close to THC. In fact, both THC and CBD derive from the compound CBGA. While CBD will not get you “high,” large concentrations of THC, like those in the marijuana plant, will. The DEA was concerned that legalizing CBD, which is different by one atom from THC, would stop them from being able to enforce regulations on THC. Subsequently, this concern caused the agency to push back against CBD. 

While all of this was going on, scientists were researching the potential for CBD to help with various diseases and issues in humans. What they discovered was that all humans have an endocannabinoid system, or ECS, that works to bring the body back into a state of balance, and that the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant can work with the ECS to help give it a boost. All of these facts bring us to why National CBD Day was created in the first place. This special day not only commemorates the history of CBD, it also shines a light on CBD legalization, activism, and the scientific advancements that were made using various species of the cannabis plant. 

How Did National CBD Day Become a Thing?

As we stated earlier, National CBD Day became a thing because the brand cbdMD created it. The brand did so as a way to promote cannabis and its possibilities, as well as to help advance the effort to legalize other aspects of CBD. To that end, the brand sent in an application to the National Calendar Board to make August 8th the first National CBD Day. In order to boost their efforts, they also held events and ran ads that targeted those who were likely to adopt and celebrate the holiday or who would be interested in learning about ways that CBD could be applied to their daily lives.

Even though the first National CBD Day was not a huge success, the brand’s effort was able to draw more support to its cause. And by 2018, a bipartisan group of legislators were able to push through CBD legality as well as legalize the growing of low-THC strains of cannabis, like industrial hemp, throughout the United States. Then in December of 2018, the Farm Bill was enacted. 

How Can I Celebrate National CBD Day?

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The great news is that it's easy to celebrate National CBD Day, even if you do nothing more than take a moment to reflect and appreciate CBD and how it has affected your life. Some avid CBD enthusiasts use the day as a way to introduce their favorite products to family and loved ones. 

You can also give someone a CBD-inspired gift to commemorate the day. Thanks to innovations in the CBD industry, along with CBD oils you can now buy creams, topicals, gummies, softgels, pet treats, drinks, cosmetics, and even skincare products. Any of these products will make an excellent gift and is a simple way to introduce CBD to someone you love. 

Some other things you can do to commemorate this special day are: 

  • Educate yourself on what CBD is and on its history. 
  • Try a new CBD product from a reputable brand. 
  • Contact your legislators to let them know you want to keep CBD legal, available to the public, and safe.
  • Post info about National CBD Day across your social media platforms by sharing your favorite recipes and experiences with CBD.

Choosing the Best CBD Brand on National CBD Day

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Thanks to the growing popularity of CBD, there’s no shortage of brands or products on the market today. The key to choosing the best CBD brand is to do your research and go with trusted brands, like FAB CBD, who make clean, potent, and effective CBD products

Spend some time looking at: 

  • Where the brand sources its hemp 
  • The extraction method that’s used
  • Verified customer reviews
  • Third-party lab reports
  • Product labels and ingredients

If you’re confused about where you should begin, you can always start by cruising around our website. You’ll find a wealth of clean and potent products like our full-spectrum CBD oils, CBD+CBG Oil, Topical CBD Cream, Full Spectrum CBD Salve, Complete Cannabinoid CBD Softgels, “Anytime” and “Nighttime” CBD Gummies, and Calm & Cool Crunchy CBD Pet Treats. 

How to Determine the Best CBD Brands

The very best CBD brands in the industry care about being transparent and about making clean and potent products. In determining what the best CBD brands are, you should deeply research all of the main points we’ve mentioned above. Only when you spend some time thoroughly looking into these items will you then be able to find a brand and a product that best suit your goals and needs. 

While you’re at it, take some time to learn about what CBD is in general. Knowledge is key to finding the best brands and products. A great rule of thumb is to keep researching until you’ve completely answered all of your questions. Lastly, the products and the brands you choose should closely align with your goals, needs, and beliefs. 

Don’t be seduced by flashy brands that sell cheaply priced products. Just because a product is sold at a rock-bottom price doesn't mean that it’s good for you. Sadly, lots of cheap products sold by lesser known brands contain dangerous pesticides, solvents, and other harmful chemicals and additives in them. This makes the products unsafe as well as less potent and effective overall. 

The Legitimacy of National CBD Day

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National CBD Day is fast becoming a legitimately observed holiday among CBD enthusiasts and those in the CBD industry. Even though the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-based CBD products across the United States, there’s still a lot more work to be done. While CBD is exploding in popularity and is something that most Americans know about, there are still a lot of myths surrounding CBD lurking out there on the internet. This National CBD Day and every day, take the time to teach your family, friends, and loved ones how to buy high-quality CBD that’s marketed in an honest and transparent way. 

There are still plenty of people out there with questions about how to use CBD, how much CBD they should take, what the best products are, why certain products are taken for different issues, and more. And now with the introduction of Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC products by many trusted brands, there are more questions about CBD from consumers than ever before. Therefore the legitimacy of National CBD Day stands and is more solid than ever. 

Final Thoughts on National CBD Day

This National CBD Day should be all about having fun while commemorating the hard work of CBD brands, consumers, and hemp growers who pushed for it to be legalized throughout the United States. It also should be about spreading awareness about the history of CBD, how people can use CBD to help enhance their lives, and educating others about the immense potential of the cannabis plant. 

You might also want to spend this National CBD Day buying and sharing some of your favorite products or trying out some new ones. Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to observe this unique day. The important thing is that you take part in it and have fun.