Medical cannabis experts at Leafwell recently researched the different states that use CBD the most. During the research, experts examined Google Trends data of search terms frequently used by people interested in CBD. These terms were then combined to give each American state a “total search score” to discover which states have been the most interested in CBD over the past 12 months.
“This year we have seen a significant jump in interest for CBD and medical marijuana across the U.S. The popularity of CBD is likely due to considerable research into the substance, resulting in its many benefits, such as relief of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders and depression,” said a spokesperson for Leafwell. “This study provides interesting insight into which states remain most interested in CBD despite some states being more unaware of the benefits of the substance. The states at the top of this list appear to be keenest to know more about medical marijuana and widen their knowledge on THC.”
The study revealed that Oklahoma ranks highest as the state most curious about CBD. With a total search score of 562, Oklahoma topped the list for its population, having the highest search levels for the phrases “CBD,” “CBD Oil,” “Medical Marijuana,” “Cannabis,” “Buy CBD,” “What is CBD” and “THC” combined. Additionally, the population of Oklahoma search for “Medical Marijuana” the second most in America.
The state of Vermont is America’s second most curious state about CBD, with a total search score of 539. Vermont has the highest proportion of its population searching for the term “Buy CBD,” placing it second in the ranking.
New Mexico places as the third state most interested in CBD. The state has the second-highest level of searches for the term “Cannabis,” in addition to being the state searching for “What is CBD” and “THC” the fifth most in America, giving New Mexico a total search score of 533.
The state of Maine also ranks as one of America’s states most interested in CBD, placing fourth overall. With a total search score of 524, Maine has the sixth-highest level of searches for the term “buy crypto” and the highest number of searches for “Cannabis.” The state also had the second-highest number of searches for “Buy CBD.”
The fifth most CBD-curious state is Arkansas, with a total search score of 502. The state has the highest number of searches in America for “Medical Marijuana” and was the eighth-highest state searching for “Buy CBD.”
West Virginia is the sixth most CBD-curious state, with its population searching the most for “Buy CBD,” “What is CBD” and “THC.” The state has the highest number of searches in America for “What is CBD,” which secured its sixth position in the rankings and gave the state a total search score of 500.
In the seventh position in the rankings is Nevada, with a total search score of 490. The state saw the highest number of searches in America for both “CBD” and “CBD Oil” which helped it secure its seventh position despite having the 18th lowest number of searches for “Medical Marijuana.”
Florida places eighth in the rankings, with the state having the third-highest number of searches for “CBD Oil” after Nevada in first and Texas in second. Florida has a total search score of 486.
The ranking reveals Ohio is the ninth most CBD-curious state in America, with 481 as a total search score. The state had the seventh-highest number of searches for “Medical Marijuana” and the fourteenth most searches in America for “CBD Oil.”
The tenth state in the rankings revealed to be the tenth most CBD-curious state in America is Missouri. Missouri has a total search score of 476, with the state’s popular search terms being “THC,” “What is CBD” and “CBD.”