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Is the CBD industry worth getting into?


There is no denying that the CBD industry is thriving. As more people realize the benefits of all-natural CBD products the industry keeps attracting new vendors. Starting a CBD business can be fun and profitable. It can also present its own unique challenges to business owners. Here are a few things you should understand before creating your own CBD business.

About the CBD Industry

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CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the primary compounds found in the cannabis plant. Unlike its relative THC, the compound in marijuana that renders a high, CBD can be used for a wide range of therapeutic purposes. It has been promoted as an alternative treatment for stress, anxiety, and even skin issues. There have also been medical trials to determine the effectiveness of CBD in treating epilepsy.

There has never been a better time for starting a CBD business. According to an article published by Fox Business, CBD could be a $7.5 billion industry by 2024. Others predict that this number could exceed $20 billion.

A lot of entrepreneurs and e-commerce professionals are looking for a way to capitalize on the cannabis gold rush. Getting involved with CBD products is much easier than creating a medical marijuana business. Still, there are things the potential business owner needs to know.

Understanding CBD Responsibilities and Regulations

The first thing that you should know is that starting a CBD business involves the same elements as launching another endeavor. You’ll need to craft a business plan and follow all the important steps so that your business gets off on the right foot.

Enlisting the aid of a tax professional and a legal specialist could be very beneficial to the CBD business owner. Legal advice will help you understand the current regulations regarding the sale of CBD.

In 2018 the US Farm Bill made industrial hemp legal. This cleared the way for hemp extracts like CBD to be made available to the general public. This all sounds very good until you realize that any products associated with cannabis still inhabit a legal gray area.

The important thing for you to know is that your state may have specific regulations regarding the sale of CBD. You may be required to obtain a permit and register your business. Always check these regulations and comply with every rule. Doing it right from the beginning will be much less expensive than doing it wrong and paying a hefty fine or worse.

Is a CBD Business Worth It?

The bottom line is that building a CBD business involves jumping through a few hoops. If you are willing to do that and play by the rules the reward could be significant. All indications are that the CBD industry will surpass expectations going forward.

It is also true that more states are warming to the idea of legalized cannabis. This also will open more doors for CBD. Getting in the business now will let you grow with the industry and carve out a sizable portion of the pie.



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