Understand Your Legal Position
Hemp products like CBD have only been legal since 2018, and the plant itself remains right on the border of legal and illegal. At the federal level, the law is relatively simple. As long as the plant contains no more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, it is classified as legal Hemp. If its Delta-9 THC content is any higher than that, it becomes classified as illegal Marijuana.
Because of this, it is vitally important to be careful about sourcing. Some producers of CBD Hemp are less diligent than others when it comes to following this law because they know the tests are not performed on the majority of their products. Once you buy the merchandise, you then become liable for its content.
Regulations May Increase In The Future
CBD is already regulated at the state level, and those restrictions may increase over time. This business is getting larger and larger all the time, and it seems unlikely that lawmakers will not begin to take more notice. Due to its association with Marijuana, some politicians may see it as a useful campaign issue, and that is likely to lead to new regulations.
The important thing here is to familiarize yourself with all the regulations at the state level. Once again, when it comes to federal regulations, you just have to read the 2018 farm bill. When it comes to state-level regulations, you might have to do a little more digging. It is best to look at any law relating to CBD or the Cannabis plant in general. Obviously, not all of those laws will apply to CBD products, but it never hurts to be thorough.
Understand And Keep Track Of The Market Conditions
In the last few years, the CBD market has seen a lot of growth, and that is good news for potential investors like yourself. That being said, markets can be fickle and indecisive beasts. For example, let’s take a look at some numbers relating to the growth of this industry in 2020.
As you can see, the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic caused the growth forecasts to fall short of the gains that had been expected. Obviously, this happened because of a worldwide crisis, but those don’t come around all that often. It is worth noting, however, that the CBD market still experienced a growth of 14% during 2020, amounting to roughly 4.7 billion dollars in sales. Thus, we can logically predict that this market will continue to grow, regardless of current events. The only question lies in the degree to which it will grow within a certain time frame.
Choose The Right Companies
When choosing CBD companies and ventures in which to invest, it pays to be very picky. For a start, you can take a look at the CBD companies that are currently traded on the stock market. These companies will have metrics that you can easily track, allowing you to judge their performance over time. This article gives a good list showing a few of the more popular investment choices, but that list is by no means comprehensive.
It also pays to look at every aspect of how a company does business before you invest your money. First, you want to make sure that the people running the company do not have any criminal or suspicious associations. You also want to make sure that the company is solvent, and that it is likely to remain so. Finally, you should get a good look at their manufacturing process from start to finish. If a product turns out to be unsafe, unsanitary, or illegal, you don’t want to be the one holding the bag.
CBD Is Likely To See More Pharmaceutical Use In The Future
For investors, the prospect of CBD becoming a normal prescription drug are pretty exciting. That means more widespread use, and that always means more money for investors. The FDA has now approved one CBD-based drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of certain epileptic disorders. Now that one CBD-based drug has been approved, it is likely that others will follow. We already know that CBD has a large number of medical benefits apart from seizure reduction, so it’s only a matter of time.
Understand That The Current Growth Rate Cannot Continue Forever
Although the CBD market is on a very strong upward trend, it is important to remember that such a trend cannot continue forever. Public interest is a fickle thing, and one economy only has so much money to go around. Because of this, there are real limits to that kind of exponential growth.
Obviously, we aren’t trying to say that the market will bottom out (that seems highly unlikely), but you also shouldn’t buy into some of the massive growth estimates that are being tossed around on the internet. The problem is that they are based on current growth rates which cannot continue indefinitely.
Overall, this is a great time to invest in the CBD industry. There is still a lot of potentials yet to be fulfilled, and the products themselves also have a lot of room to evolve and improve. One thing is for sure: Public interest in the industry is high, or else the public wouldn’t continue to spend so much money on CBD products. Still, any investment should be approached with caution and this is no exception. We hope that our information has been helpful.