You know you’ve made it when you reach the top of Google
Google has released its results for 2018 of the most-searched terms in its algorithm for the U.S. While some of the top hits, such as the World Cup and Brett Kavanaugh, are certainly not surprising, others – “how to apply magnetic lashes” was the top beauty question – were a little odd. When it came to searches on food, though, the third most-searched term shows how the cannabis industry has evolved. “CBD gummies” has made it to the big time.
CBD gummies started relatively low at the beginning of the year. Google indicates that, on a scale of 0-100 (0 being no interest, 100 being the most interest), the term scored less than a 25 in January. By December, it ranked 97.
Vermont was the state most interested in CBD gummies, scoring 100 on Google’s scale. Tennessee came next, scoring 92. The Volunteer State allows certain medical marijuana products, as long as they don’t contain more than 0.9% THC. Legal sales of CBD oil, however, are still not allowed.
“CBD gummies” wasn’t just in the food category, either. There were searches for “cbd gummies for sleep” and “cbd oil for anxiety,” both of which saw a 550% increase in activity. Just for fun, “how many cbd gummies can I eat” saw an increase of 4,150%.
The only two terms to beat CBD gummies were “unicorn cake” (number one) and romaine lettuce. The latter came about following a major E.coli outbreak.