Aaron Horn first came across cannabidiol, or CBD, about three years ago in Glastonbury – the town, not the festival. Horn found using CBD lifted his mood. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana and hemp plants.
“I suffered from some PTSD symptoms, flashbacks,” he says. “And some other issues.”
Cannabis Trades Association UK estimates suggested that there were 250,000 cannabidiol consumers in this country in 2017, double the number from the previous year.
For Horn, CBD is simply the perfect drug for the way we live now. Something to take the edge off. Just as you might find a couple of off-licences on high streets now, Horn believes it won’t be long before there are two shops selling cannabis products.
“CBD will change culture,” he predicts. “It will drastically affect the way the world looks in 20 or 30 years and the way we live.”