CBD is still a very new asset we can add to our lifestyle.
Although, it evolved so fast in the past year, it is now a very accessible thing. We used to be able to find it only online or in a small amount of speciality store, like tobacco shops, recreational marijuana retailers or natural groceries stores.
Today it is easy to find CBD oil/ tinctures or CBD derivative on common retailer’s shelves like regular grocery stores, convenience stores, drugstores or even gas station.
After the the removal of Hemp from the Controlled substance Act in the Farm Bill of 2018, retailers weren’t scared of displaying CBD products in their stores.
As convenient as it is to have such a great accessibility to those products, it is now hard to know where to buy the best quality products.
It flooded the market in a very short amount of time and a lot of brands aren’t as trustworthy as others.
Two options are now at your reach. You either buy your CBD products from a physical shop or you buy online. They both have a big variety of good and bad products.
For a good physical shopping experience, my first advise is to locate specialities stores with well informed employee.
Just like any other speciality products you might be shopping for; you want the best of the best. Those kinds of stores will have a better selection of products and the people working there will be able to answer your questions well.
I would still recommend making some more research online before going out shopping. Be able to tell if you are shopping for isolate, broad spectrum or full spectrum before entering the store.
Another important thing to ask for is, the lab tests of the products you want to purchase. That is the one disadvantage of shopping in a physical store. These test results are harder to find and access.
When shopping online, the lab tests are usually very easy to find, on trusted brand websites.
The advantage of shopping online is the ease of comparing the different brands lab results.
The lab tests are important because at the moment, there are no quality or control for CBD products production.
The lab reports are providing a list of everything you can find in a product. The lab reports shouldn’t look the same for the different types of CBD (isolate, broad/ full spectrum).
When looking at lab test you want to ensure the products doesn’t contains any traces or as little as possible of: heavy metal, microbes, pesticides or solvent residue.
Another asset of online shopping is the simple access to comments or testimony of satisfied/unsatisfied clients.
Moreover online, you might have access to better/bigger promotions than in stores.
At the end, the key to finding a good CBD product is to have a good basic knowledge of it from the start. Don’t go running in stores and buy the first thing you see. Even online, be careful where you shop and ask questions.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet. Most workplace and competitive sports drug screens focus on delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not screen for Cannabinol (CBD) or other legal and natural hemp-based compounds. Be advised, studies have shown that consuming hemp foods or oils can cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening. We recommended (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest CBD or hemp oil before consulting your healthcare practitioner or your drug screening testing company or employer.