The Top 6 WORST Places To Buy CBD
CBD is amazing. Every day people are discovering the many benefits CBD has to offer. And now, with the new 2018 Hemp Farming Act, CBD is going to be even more accessible and you can buy it almost anywhere- but the doesn't mean you should! Here are the top 6 worst places to buy CBD from...
Remember when you were in high school and got a job selling knives and it sounded so rewarding and easy but then your really just guilt tripping your mom, relatives, and neighbors to buy overpriced cutlery? That's what a lot of CBD companies have started to do. You may think you're helping out the sales rep, but really most the profit goes up to the top of the pyramid. What's worse is often their sales reps and/or websites make false claims of treatments or cures for those using their overpriced products.
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Gas Stations:If the store you are at also sells alcohol, cigarettes and Ho Hos chances are they do not have the best source of CBD for your health. Here, the attendant is most likely not trained specifically to answer your questions about CBD. This can also apply to Beauty Salons, Pet Stores, Head Shops and Vitamin Shops. CBD remedies are complex and require thorough research and training to understand the different methods of application, side effects, and beneficial properties. Think of it this way, you wouldn't go into a McDonalds and expect them to answer your questions about Kobe beef.
Online:While some reputable brands do offer online purchasing, there are 100s if not 1000s of unreliable websites out there claiming to sell the best CBD. You may not only end up with a sub-par product but you also could be giving out your personal information to untrustworthy companies. Don't just take my word for it- a recent study found that Diomand CBD, a very popular online CBD store, contained unnatural and potentially dangerous ingredients that were never disclosed to their customers! Read more on the disturbing findings here.
Friends Basement:You may be able to find a great deal from homemade CBD products, but chances are accurate potency, consistency, and a sterile environment may all be lacking when your friend is making CBD remedies. No matter how clean and precise they may be, without undergoing proper regulations, it is very likely not every batch is store quality. Here in Denver, CBD stores and manufacturers have to abide by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to ensure their products are safe for humans!
Imported CBD:Many CBD infused products are sourced from hemp grown in China. A lot of the time this hemp is not made for human consumption, but for textile purposes. Often this hemp can end up tainted or have residual impurities. Hemp is a super-absorbent plant and will suck up any pollutants around it. Many areas of China have 10x the level of pollutants compared to the US! Ameican grown hemp, especially when it's grown in Colorado, has stricter regulations. And after all, Coloradoians know their cannabis!
Dispensaries:Here in Colorado, dispensaries have to have THC in their products. This means you will not find any pure or hemp derived CBD options at a dispensary. They are catering to those looking for a psychoactive effect so if you want the benefits of cannabis without being intoxicated, better look elsewhere! Furthermore, these products are currently illegal to cross state lines.
Where to Shop?Whenever possible, visit a store that specializes in hemp products, such as Canvas Organics in Denver, CO or the CBD Boutique in Albuquerque, NM. Stores like these have teams trained specifically to help customers with CBD, they work closely with health care professionals, have educational resources readily available and often have a large selection from many reputable sources.
If you can't make it into a specialty shop, always ask for the testing results or Certificate of Analyses for the CBD product before buying and research the lab testing it. This will clearly show you how much CBD is in the product and will prove its cleanliness. Always avoid deals that just seem too good to be true (they are) and any product or sales rep that tells you it will treat/cure your ailment, calls their product medicine, or use terms such as dose, prescribe, and/or guarantee.
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