The Origin Story Behind National CBD Day | Westword

Happy National CBD Day, everyone. No, we’re not joking: National CBD Day is now a sort of official day on the calendar, according to the not-very-official National Day Calendar. But where did this day come from?

As with most “national days,” National CBD Day is rooted in commercial interests, indicating just how powerful the CBD industry, expected to hit upwards of $15 billion by 2025, has become in a short time.

“Think of Hallmark. There is a reason we have a Mother’s Day and Father’s Day: because they wanted to sell more cards. Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army around World War I. There are stories behind every one of them,” explains National Day Calendar founder Marlo Anderson. “Quite frankly, every national holiday is made up, too. It just depends whether they get the national designation or not.”

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