CBD in a spray…

Written on: August 1, 2021 by Ava Caridad

Years ago, I lived in Perth, on the west coast of Australia. Those cheeky Australians love to shorten words—for instance, afternoon is referred to as arvo, a cup of tea is a cuppa and football (or soccer) is called the footy. Perth’s Central Business District was nicknamed the CBD. Many cities, of course, have a CBD, but Perth’s is special to me because it was there that I first heard the term, so therefore, in my particular world view, the phrase must have been invented there.

The CBD was a fun place, full of bookstores, cinemas, cafés, The West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the hum of business getting done. Say “CBD” and my ears prick up, because I used to love visiting the heart of that lovely city so much.

Then, a few years ago, I started to hear the term “CBD” more often. The thought that there could, possibly, be more than one phrase claiming the CBD acronym had never occurred to me. Why was everyone suddenly so interested in the City of Perth’s Central Business District?

Well, they actually weren’t. As most readers will know, CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in the cannabis plant. Not many consumers had heard of CBD prior to the passing of the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp farming. However, since then, all types of products infused with CBD have come to market very quickly, with no end in sight.

This issue of SPRAY takes a look at the latest spray products to incorporate CBD into their formulas. You won’t find any pot-head marketing with iconic marijuana leaves and Cheech & Chong driving by in a magic bus with these products; instead brands take a firm position in the popular “Health & Wellness” category, toting benefits such as pain, inflammation or nausea relief, anxiety reduction and cardiovascular health. CBD can make your skin glow, your hair shine and your muscles relax.

Passing fad or long-term wellness ingredient, SPRAY will be sure to keep readers up-to- date on the latest CBD and hemp products in aerosols and pumps, as well as all other up- and-coming consumer trends.

Annual Buyers Guide
This issue also includes SPRAY’s 2021 Buyers Guide. We have compiled everything needed for packaging a new spray product into this useful resource guide, which lists a variety of special services, components and raw materials. We are also featuring its companion piece, the 16th edition of Corporate Profiles, which provides the latest information from the companies committed to providing the most up-to-date products and services for our industry. The Buyers Guide is also offered online and can be found in our digital version, as well. Visit www.spraytm.com for more information.

If your company is not represented or under-represented, or even represented incorrectly, please contact me at [email protected]. Each year, we strive for accuracy and try to make the Buyers Guide more streamlined and efficient than the year before. We can only do this with your help and participation, however.

Please review the Buyers Guide and determine if your company is properly represented; a matter of updating contact details can sometimes be all it takes to make sure accuracy prevails.