Washington, D.C.—One in seven Americans say they personally use cannabidiol (CBD) or CBD-based products, according to a Gallup poll.
Gallup also found that younger Americans and those in the Western U.S. are most likely to use these products. 20% of adults under 30 say they use CBD, but both usage and familiarity decrease based on age group: 8% of those 65 and older say they use CBD, and 49% are not familiar with it, compared to the overall average of 35%. In the Western U.S., many states have already legalized marijuana, and the people there show a higher usage of CBD: 21% in the Western U.S. compared with 13% in the South and 11% in both the East and Midwest.
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|Based on U.S. adults who say they use CBD products. Percentages add to more than 100% due to multiple responses.|
|GALLUP, JUNE 19-JULY 12, 2019. Used with permission.|
In terms of usage, roughly four in ten adults use CBD products for pain relief. Women are more likely than men to use them for anxiety (25% vs. 14%), and men are more likely than women to use them as sleep aids (15% vs. 8%).
Gallup concludes by noting that, while older Americans rarely use CBD, they stand to benefit the most from CBD’s pain-relieving benefits.
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