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NATIONAL CBD DAY - August 8

NATIONAL CBD DAY

On August 8th, National CBD Day recognizes the natural hemp product everyone’s clamoring for! Learn about CBD and updated laws impacting its use.

Over the years, hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) has made quite a name for itself in the wellness world. Since a growing number of products – from tinctures to topicals – hit the marketplace, CBD continues to be shoppers’ favorite option for holistic alternatives. As an added bonus, CBD does not possess the psychoactive properties of THC.

Another advantage of CBD is that it is naturally sourced and extremely versatile. Try swallowing it, vaping it, rubbing it on your skin, or bathing in it. You can even give it to your pets!

CBD Through the Ages

The hemp plant has withstood the test of time and politics; herbalists have long used hemp to promote wellness, while farmers have grown it as a source of fiber to make cloth and rope. But in the 20th century, governments clamped down on all things cannabis and everything related to it.

Nowadays, political leaders recognize what scientists long knew: properly sourced CBD won’t get you high. Since 2018, the federal government has defined hemp, which has little or no THC in it (less than .03% to be exact), as a legal plant that is distinct from marijuana. Therefore, hemp-based products like CBD oil don’t fall under national anti-drug laws.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCBDDay

Seek the powerful properties of CBD and experience the wealth of natural relief and recovery. Join others seeking natural support on #NationalCBDDay, and get proactive about your wellness regimen.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag on social media to help spread the message on #NationalCBDDay.

NATIONAL CBD DAY HISTORY

cbdMD founded National CBD Day to bring awareness to what CBD (cannabidiol) brings to millions of people annually.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National CBD Day to be observed annually beginning on August 8, 2018.

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On This Day in History

1876

Patent #N.180,857 issued to Thomas Edison for Improvement in Autographic Printing. Samuel F. O’Reilly would make further modifications to Edison’s motorized pen design for use in the tattoo trade.

1900

The first International Lawn Tennis Championship begins. It would eventually become known as the Davis Cup.

1908 

Five years after the Wright brothers achieved motorized flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they present their flying machine to a public audience for the first time. Wilbur Wright piloted the aircraft at a racecourse in Le Mans, France.

1942 

“The Squakin’ Hawk” is released by Warner Bros. and debuts the character Henery Hawk. The spirited brown hawk appeared in 13 Looney Toon shorts, often pursuing a chicken for supper. His most popular target was Foghorn Leghorn.

1942 

During World War II, 6 Nazi spies who brought their activities to the United States, are executed for treason in Washington, D.C.

1950 

Florence Chadwick swims the English Channel from France to England. Her time of 13 hours and 23 minutes broke the record previously held by American Gertrude Ederle.

1960 

Brian Hyland’s “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” hits #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

1966 

The Beatles release “Yellow Submarine” in the United States. The flip side of the single included the song “Eleanor Rigby.” 

1974 

President Richard Nixon announced on national television that he would resign the presidency effective noon the next day.

1963 

A British mail train becomes the target of a heist when 15 thieves relieve a mail car of £2.6 million. All the thieves are later convicted but the mastermind and insider is never revealed.

1985 

In the new agreement, Major League Baseball will permit two new National League teams in 1993. The teams added in the expansion year were Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (Miami Marlins).

1988 

Sara Ferguson, Duchess of York, gives birth to a baby girl.

1988 

The Chicago Cubs play their first night game at Wrigley Field 112 years after their inception. When darkness set in, 91-year-old Harry Grossman threw the switch that brought to the theater below. However, the game was never completed due to rain at 3 1/2 innings. It’s interesting to note that the first night game ever played at Wrigley Field came in 1943 during World War II when the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League played their All-Star game under temporary lights.

1992
US Dream Team wins Olympic gold in Barcelona Olympics.
1995 

Coolio releases “Gangsta’s Paradise” which features music from Stevie Wonder. The song would go on to be featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds.

2004 

Denver Bronco’s quarterback John Elway elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2013 

Former Washington Post editor, Benjamin Bradlee, receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Born on This Day

Matthew Henson – 1866

In an expedition led by Robert Peary, Henson became the first African American to reach the North Pole. 

Robert Smith – 1879

Also known as “Dr. Bob,” Smith co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Ernest Lawrence – 1901

The physicist is known for inventing the cyclotron. In 1939, he won the Nobel Prize for his invention.

Paul Dirac – 1902

The 1933 winner for the Nobel Prize in Physics, the British physicist contributed to the advancement of quantum physics.

Esther Williams – 1921

Swimming champion turned movie star, Williams appeared in many of her films doing what she does best – swimming. She would earn her star on the Walk of Fame in 1960.

Mel Tillis – 1932

The country musician and songwriter is known for songs like “Coca Cola Cowboy” and “Let’s Go All The Way Tonight.”

Dustin Hoffman – 1937

An Oscar-winning actor, Hoffman made his film debut in 1967 in The Tiger Makes Out. He’s also known for his roles in The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie, and Hook.

Svetlana Savitskaya – 1948

Pilot and cosmonaut, Savitskaya achievements include being the 2nd woman in space, the first woman to complete a spacewalk that took place during her second flight. Savitskaya is the only Russian woman to perform a spacewalk. 

Keith Caradine – 1949

Television and film actor, Carradine is known for many roles including FBI Agent Frank Lundy in the HMO series Dexter and Lou Solverson in the FX series Fargo.

Deborah Norville – 1958

An Emmy-winning journalist, Norville is best-known for anchoring Inside Edition.

Manjul Bhargava – 1974

In 2014, the Canadian American mathematician earned the Fields Medal, often viewed as mathematics highest honor.

Roger Ferderer – 1981

The Swiss-born tennis player holds more men’s singles Grand Slam championships than any other player.

Anthony Rizzo – 1989

At first base, Rizzo has played in Major League Baseball since 2007 when he was drafted by the Red Sox. He has also played for the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs.

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