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what to watch out for when buying cbd

It is possible to find trustworthy CBD products, especially when the necessary precautions are taken. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to buying CBD oil including terms to know, cost, and how to read a CBD oil label.

CBD oils are popular and therefore not cheap in the current market. A 1-ounce, or 30-milliliter, bottle of CBD oil can cost between $30 and $200. While it’s difficult to say what’s a fair price for CBD, a lab-tested product typically costs $50 to $60 per 1,000 milligrams.

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Most commonly, CBD oil will refer to oil containing pure CBD and no other cannabis compounds. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

While the 2018 Farm Bill (or Agriculture Improvement Act) removed hemp-derived CBD from the list of illegal drugs, it also left the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in charge of oversight. The agency has been clear that CBD-infused products are not approved for sale or use in humans or animals, but that hasn’t stopped some states from creating their own laws.

The term “CBD oil” is used to describe several formulas and products that are either concentrated or infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Most commonly, quality CBD oil will refer to oil containing pure CBD and no other cannabis compounds. CBD hemp oil is extracted from hemp, which is legally defined as containing less than 0.3% THC. Full-spectrum or whole-plant CBD oil includes more than CBD, such as cannabis-derived terpenes as well as trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids. Broad-spectrum contains a similar spectrum of cannabinoids but without any THC. CBD oil and other CBD products may contain trace amounts of THC, but it’s highly unlikely to produce an intoxicating effect or show up on a drug test.

➔ Maintaining the correct ph-balance within the soil
➔ Using hemp seeds sourced from certified companies
➔ Avoiding the use of any pesticides, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and other unnatural practices

How was the CBD Extracted?

Without a lab report, it is near impossible to determine if the resulting CBD product is in fact safe to use or consume. This is why it is crucial to read a valid Certificate of Analysis (lab report) before buying any CBD product online.

What Form of CBD is used in the Product?

The following article is designed to help CBD customers understand lab reports and know what to look for when you buy CBD online (or anywhere for that matter).

CBD Isolate ​ : This is pure CBD which was extracted from the hemp source and then isolated from other cannabinoids that were present, CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD extract.

What Level of THC does the Product Contain?