CBD Sales Continue To Rise Despite COVID-19. And Perhaps Because Of It.
The number of shops that sell CBD has dramatically increased in Austin since last summer when Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill legalizing hemp and derivatives such as CBD with less than 0.3% of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.
Austin recently put a ban in place to stop people from gathering together to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Soon after, loads of people started visiting these places to get cannabis to deal with stress. While it is illegal to sell CBD products as a dietary substance, the companies and some doctors stand by it. They believe CBD without THC helps calm the central nervous system. However, marijuana is illegal in Texas for recreational use.
Store owners have seen a terrific rise in sales following the shutdown. As many as 30 shops in the Austin area sell CBD. While some only sell CBD, others are set up as juice or vaping stores. Users can find CBD in a variety of forms ranging from gels and tinctures to oils and drinks. There are even CBD hand sanitizers out there! Shops like Joy Organics and Greenbelt Botanicals are getting increasingly more online orders since the people are no longer getting out much due to the coronavirus.
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