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23. October 2020
CBD Charts News North America Trends & Insight

Market Data Snapshot: Reasons for CBD Use Among U.S. Consumers

A 2019 Gallup poll found that 14% of Americans use CBD, while a more recent 2020 SingleCare survey, of 2000 U.S. consumers, found that a third of recipients were currently using CBD.

That same survey provides some interesting insight into the reasons for people choosing to use CBD.

Market Data Snapshot - Reasons for CBD Use Among U.S. Consumers - Figure 2

Data source: singlecare.com

What are the reasons for using CBD?

  • 64% of CBD users take CBD for pain
  • 49% of CBD users take CBD for anxiety and stress
  • 42% of CBD users take CBD for sleep and insomnia
  • 27% of CBD users take CBD for arthritis
  • 26% of CBD users take CBD for depression
  • 21% of CBD users take CBD for migraines and headaches
  • 12% of CBD users take CBD for recreational use
  • 8% of CBD users give CBD to their pets
  • 8% of CBD users take CBD for other mental health conditions (i.e., PTSD, ADHD)
  • 8% of CBD users take CBD for digestive issues
  • 6% of CBD users take CBD for acne or skin care
  • 5% of CBD users take CBD for general health benefits
  • 2% of CBD users take CBD for other reasons
Market Data Snapshot - Reasons for CBD Use Among U.S. Consumers - Figure 1

Data Source: singlecare.com

Key Figures for U.S. CBD Usage

  • 33% of Americans have used CBD
  • 47% of Americans think the government regulates CBD
  • 32% of people who’ve used CBD have not found it effective
  • 64% of current CBD users use CBD for pain relief and inflammation
  • 36% of people use CBD in addition to a prescription
  • 45% of current CBD users have increased their use of CBD since the global coronavirus pandemic

 

Data source | SingleCare CBD Survey 2020