Not All CBD is What it Claims To Be
I’m gonna cut straight through the bullshit so you don’t have to learn the hard way. NOT all CBD products are created equally. It’s a wild, unregulated world in the CBD industry right now. That means countless companies get away with selling products that are useless and lack any valuable nutrients. Some are downright dangerous.
Don’t get me wrong. You’ll find a lot of amazing products out there, too. But for the time being, until the industry creates some stability and accountability, it’s up to you to determine which is which.
First and foremost, DON’T buy a CBD product without researching it first. If your research comes up limited or lacking, don’t get the damn product! That may seem obvious, but you need to be proactive. Shady gas stations, unlicensed dispensaries and some “health food” shops get away with selling shoddy hemp products, but sometimes unknowingly. People are still buying because they’re NOT researching enough.
Know Where Your CBD Comes From
Always always always double-check where the brand/company sources their product from! Avoid brands that get their hemp in bulk or in isolate or other form from China, the Middle East, and across Europe. From my research, they rarely get product that’s rich in any cannabinoids or terpenes, much less specifically CBD.
Don’t Fall for Buzz Words
Some products claim higher strengths of “hemp extract”. More and more products carry this description. Those are just bullshit buzz words nowadays. It may mean the product just contains hemp oil, which is still healthy for you. It doesn’t necessarily mean the product contains the stated amount of CBD…or any at all!
Check for Lab Test Results
Always ask to see a brand/product’s COA or Certificate of Authenticity. The COA shows test results for CBD and THC levels and for possible contaminants. Unlike hemp-derived CBD products, those made from marijuana have to be tested, at least in states with legal medical and marijuana. THC must be below 0.3% in products made from hemp.
If an online manufacturer, dispensary or retail store refuses to show you or just doesn’t have a COA, get the heck out of there. Shop somewhere else for better products!
To sum it up…
There’s a lot to beware of when treading the CBD market. Thankfully it’s not all f’cked. ? My friends, family and colleagues find high-quality CBD brands and get to use effective, genuine hemp products that work. It takes effort. Again, do your research!
I know I’m repeating myself, but bottom line – make sure the CBD company you shop with sources their hemp in the good ol’ red, white, and blue! Industrial hemp sourced here must contain less than 0.3% THC, be free of pesticides, heavy metals, and other pollutants, and be tested through an independent (unbiased) third-party lab. Now, doesn’t that sound MUCH better than shit-canning your money on some ol’ polluted fake crap? Well NO SHIT! Do your homework!