Between June and July 2019, Gallup asked survey participants, "For what condition or purpose do you use CBD products?" (source: 14% of Americans Say They Use CBD Products, Gallup, August 7, 2019)
Below is a summary for which conditions or purposes survey respondents use CBD products.
|Sleep / Insomnia||11%|
|Migraines / Headaches||5%|
|Muscle spasms / Soreness||4%|
|General health (nonspecific)||4%|
|Mental health / PTSD / ADHD / Neurological disorders||4%|
|Gastrointestinal / Digestive issues||1%|
A note from Gallup: percentages add to more than 100% due to US adult consumers having multiple responses.
It's important to note that that our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease including the conditions noted above. The FDA notes that CBD products are being marketed with unproven medical claims and are of unknown quality. While our rigorous testing regimen ensures that every production batch of CBD meets and exceeds State of Colorado-mandated standards for quality and consistency, Straight Hemp makes no medical claims about our products.
To date, the FDA has approved only one prescription CBD product that treats two rare and severe forms of epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome). Overall, the FDA states that the government agency needs more data to regulate hemp-derived CBD.
The FDA continues to receive immense pressure from industry trade groups, CBD companies and other governmental groups, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).