We regularly give you our deep thoughts with Jack Handy on cannabis products, but rarely do we focus our sights on good old CBD. But maybe that’s too narrowly focused, you know? After all, CBD can be a great tool for many users, depending on what you’re using it for.
And if you’re a resident of a prohibition state, CBD may be the only option you have related to cannabis. While that’s sad, it’s also proof of why it’s extra important to understand what you’re doing when looking into CBD products.
As a whole, CBD products are much less formally regulated. Cannabis sales, cultivation, usage, and distribution (and any other facet) are held in a tight grip by the states where it’s legal, but with CBD a wide open market, any company can dive in.
In turn, not all CBD products are created equal—and if you’re going to ingest it or put it in or on your body, you should know how to find the best options for you. So, to help you out, we’re breaking down the major factors that will guide you to make an informed decision. Here are five things you should consider before buying CBD products.
1. The content and concentration
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a CBD product is the amount of CBD. You need to make sure that the product you are buying contains enough CBD.
You have to be careful as some companies inflate their CBD content. The amount of CBD per milliliter is known as the “strength” of the product. It is very important that you understand the strength of the product you are purchasing.
You also have to keep in mind that different products have different CBD concentrations.
High-concentration CBD products have a concentration of more than 1,000 mg/ml. This means that each milliliter of the product contains over 1,000 mg of CBD. Medium-concentration CBD products have a concentration of 500 mg/ml. Each milliliter of the product contains 500 mg of CBD. Low-concentration CBD products have a concentration of less than 500 mg/ml. Each milliliter of the product contains less than 500 mg of CBD.
You have to consider the concentration of CBD in your product. If you want to buy a high-concentration product, then you have to buy a higher-volume product type.
For example, tinctures have lower concentrations than edibles. An edible might have a concentration of 30 mg/ml, while a tincture might have a concentration of 10 mg/ml. Therefore, you have to consider the type of product you are purchasing.
2. The purity of the product CBD isolate is CBD in its purest form.
This means that it doesn’t contain other cannabinoids or terpenes.
Many companies add these cannabinoids and terpenes to their CBD products. They do this for a variety of reasons. For example, terpenes have been
shown to have a positive effect on the smell, taste, and effectiveness of a CBD product. They also add other cannabinoids such as THC and THCA.
You need to consider whether you want a pure CBD product. If you do, then you should look for CBD isolate. It is also important to consider the difference between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD contains a full range of cannabinoids and terpenes.
3. The THC content (if any)
One of the most common cannabinoids is THC. THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis,while CBD has no psychoactive effects. You might be wondering what the THC content is of your product.
You have to be very careful when purchasing a CBD product, as there is a chance it contains THC. THC is considered a controlled substance by the FDA and is illegal in some states.
If you live in a state where it is legal, you might be wondering what the THC content of your product is. For example, if you live in Colorado, you can purchase a CBD product with up to 10% THC. If you live in Washington, you can purchase a CBD product with up to 0.3% THC.
If you live in a state where it is illegal, you might be wondering how to spot a THC product. Some CBD products might have a very weak odor, but others have a strong odor. You might find cannabis leaf symbols on the product’s label or packaging. If you find these symbols, you might want to avoid purchasing the product. However, you should always check with your state’s CBD law.
4. The lab results (or lack thereof)
It is very important to purchase a CBD product that has been lab-tested. This is an important factor to consider, as it will ensure that you are receiving a high-quality product.
Without lab testing, you have to rely on the reputation of the company to ensure that you are receiving a high-quality product.
However, you can’t always trust the reputation of the company. Many companies have been known to overstate their CBD content. Additionally, there are a lot of sellers who use misleading advertising and packaging. You need to rely on your own research to determine if a CBD product is high-quality.
Lab testing is the only way to ensure that you are receiving a high-quality product. The lab tests the product to make sure that all the important factors are present. It checks to make sure that it has the amount of CBD it claims, that it has no traces of THC unless specified, and that it doesn’t have any other impurities. Many CBD companies provide third-party lab testing.
This is an important factor to consider, as it ensures that the product is high-quality. However, you should check to make sure that the lab tests the product yourself.
5. The sourcing (hint: go for organic)
CBD is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant. When you purchase a CBD product, it is important to make sure that it is organic. Some companies use harsh chemicals when extracting CBD from the cannabis plant. These chemicals can be harmful to your health when you consume them.
You might find that some CBD products are organic. However, others are not. You have to research the company and product to find out if it is organic. If you want to buy an organic CBD product, you need to find out if it is organic and how it is made.