There are very few molecules that have taken the world by storm as CBD. This non-psychoactive cannabinoid was in a massive cloud of smoke for decades, but the smokey suspicion is finally clearing these days.
CBD vape cartridges are disrupting the pharmaceutical industry, and it seems their presence will only continue to grow. CBD vape cartridge products are some of those working to bring back the balance into our lives and help us experience CBD wonders.
The CBD sector is reaching new heights, but will the pharma industry join the ride or keep its feet on the ground?
Let’s see why and how CBD vape cartridges are taking on the pharma industry and how they could finally remove the decades-long stigma.
There was never a balance between innovation and access when we discuss the pharmaceutical industry.
The more innovative a product is, the more expensive it is, which means it’s not accessible to everyone. Wealthier countries have always had better access to more expensive medicine.
Well, CBD vape cartridges offer that balance – they’re both innovative and accessible. It doesn’t cost much money to grow hemp, extract CBD, produce CBD oil, and manufacture the cartridges. Anyone can buy them for medicinal use, thus leave traditional medicine out on the shelves.
This doesn’t look like a pretty picture to the pharma industry. The tension is there, but pharma is slowly beginning to realize the opportunity.
In fact, in 2018, the FDA approved the first and only CBD-based pharmaceutical medicine, Epidiolex, for treating seizures in children with epilepsy.
It’s a revolutionizing step towards what we believe will be a bright CBD future.
The science must support the claims when it comes to any product, be it a dietary supplement, medicine, cosmetics, or anything else. People need scientific proof that a product is good or bad.
Fortunately, there’s a growing body of research on medical cannabis and CBD. There’s more and more evidence supporting the claims that CBD can have numerous health benefits.
Of course, more controlled trials are needed, but the fact that science is catching up with the hype is very promising for the CBD sector. CBD could be well on the way to becoming evidence-based medicine.
Even with all the studies on cannabidiol, there’s still a lot of stigma around CBD. The negative connotations dating back to the 60s remain today.
In great part, that’s because cannabis was prevalently smoked back then, which meant inhaling tar. With vaping, there’s no combustion, so there’s no tar or other toxic chemicals.
Another reason for the stigma is THC, a psychoactive cannabinoid that puts the “stoner” hat on to the cannabis plant.
But CBD vape cartridges are entirely changing the perception of cannabis because they contain purified, non-psychoactive CBD.
Big Pharma has already reared its head into the cannabis space, so it could altogether remove the stigma if it enters the sector wholeheartedly. It could ensure the highest possible standards regarding quality and purity, precisely what the sector needs to come out on top finally.
What’s mostly pulling the brake on the widespread use of CBD on a global scale is the general lack of regulations. Cannabis is legal in some countries and states, but it’s still a Schedule 1 drug in most places.
But precisely because Big Pharma could ensure higher quality and purity standards is why we need regulations. The industry could have more control over the manufacturing process, which means all CBD-based products would be as safe as the scientific studies have shown.
The pharma would push out low-quality CBD vendors who falsely label their products and make way for top-notch CBD oil with the FDA clearance.
It’s safe to say we’re getting there. Lots of CBD products are already legal – those that are derived from industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is rich in CBD and contains less than 0.3% THC, so there’s very little psychoactive content.
CBD vape cartridges and other products based on CBD oil are completely disrupting the pharmaceutical industry. They’re innovative, accessible to everyone, and can positively impact one’s overall health. They may not be regulated everywhere at the moment, but they’re slowly entering the legal space.
What’s greatly helping are more and more scientific studies and the fact that CBD is a plant-based compound. Nothing can beat organic products, don’t you think?
The green rush is picking up the pace, but when will it reach the finish line? Only the future will tell. We can only hope it’s right around the corner.