"..In other research, the New York State Attorney General’s Office found that many mainstream “herbal supplements” found on shelves at mainstream retailers contained zero content of the herbs advertised"
Buy strong CBD oil, or don’t bother at all
There has been quite a lot of controversy about CBD oil. Strong CBD oil, it seems, is quite a rarity on the market today. To demonstrate that people aren’t getting what they are paying for, the FDA sampled a number of CBD oils with startling results. One oil, which claimed to be 21% CBD, tested completely negative for any cannabinoids whatsoever. Another, with a label claim of 26% CBD contained just 0.05% when tested.
The strongest CBD oil among the sampling of products tested was intended for pets and contained 2.6% CBD. The makers did not claim a specific percentage of CBD. It’s almost laughable that “strong” CBD oil in the US is so low in cannabinoids, but it stops being funny when you think that people are buying this product specifically for the CBD content. Simply put, they are being ripped off big time!
How can you ever know if it’s strong CBD oil or not?
Given that many makers of CBD oil are making outrageous claims on CBD content, knowing what you’re getting turns into an absolute minefield. You could be paying good money for a completely fake product. It’s not a new phenomenon in the herbal products industry. In other research, the New York State Attorney General’s Office found that many mainstream “herbal supplements” found on shelves at mainstream retailers contained zero content of the herbs advertised.
With most herbs, that’s not a problem. You can always just grow them in your own home garden. You won’t be sure of the exact potency of your plants, but at least you’’ll know you’ve got the plant, the whole plant, and nothing but the plant.
When it comes to CBD oil, though, things get a whole lot more complicated. Although hemp with a high CBD content can’t make anyone high, you aren’t allowed to grow it in your garden because it looks just like marijuana. And even if you could grow your own, you would need a lot of plants to make a small amount of high CBD oil.