You might be wondering, what should I look for when buying Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp Oil Online?
- Is there THC in the CBD Oil? If so, how much?
- How do I determine the amount of CBD to buy in terms of the number of doses it will provide for me?
- How can I find and tell the potency and purity of the CBD oil I buy?
- What method of extraction is used to produce the CBD oil and does it matter?
The number one concern about the level of THC in CBD oil is ... will it show up on a urinalysis. To be legal in all 50 states, your CBD must have less than 0.03% THC. CBD oil with less than 0.03% THC won't have the mind altering, psychoactive effects that marijuana would. And CBD oil with less than 0.03% THC complies with the guidelines of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA). According to the Director, Division of Workplace Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, in a letter (subject: Use of Marijuana Oils or Marijuana Infused Commercial products) to Federal Agency Drug Program Coordinators, Federal Medical Review Officers and Federal Partners dated November 22, 2017, "CBD is chemically distinguishable from THC and will not cause a positive drug test result under the drug testing panel in place at the time but was a Schedule I drug. However, CBD products may contain other cannabinoids such as THC, therefore, use of CBD oils and marijuana-derived products may result in a positive urine drug test for THCA."
Determining what size bottle, amount or strength of the CBD oil you want to buy can be challenging. The first thing to do is to determine the amount in milligrams (mg) of the dosage of CBD you determined is good for you. Here's a link to a simple to use CBD Dosage Guide and Calculator.
To assure the quality (purity and potency) of the CBD products you buy, you have to examine the Certificate of Analysis (COA). The COA is the lab report of the quality of a particular batch of CBD product. Manufacturers should be lab testing every batch of CBD product they produce. This testing is for the safety of the company selling the CBD product, as well as the consumer.
CBD is made by extracting CBD oil from the hemp plant through an extraction process.The process of extraction is the method used. It can be solvents (natural or hydrocarbon), steam distillation, or carbon dioxide. There are benefits and drawbacks to each method. The CBD Awareness Project recommends CO2 extraction because it regularly makes the highest concentration of CBD, making it a higher quality. And, because it doesn't leave behind any neurotoxic residue, it makes for one of the safest methods of extractions.
I'm sure others will come up with more questions. My best suggestion is to do your homework before buying CBD online. And look for a website like Assuage Hemp CBD Products that provides as much in the way of information as they do in the way of product advertisement and placement!