CBD products have been legal in Michigan since 2018, which means if you’ve spent any time in the state you’ve probably seen them around. Even if you don’t visit dispensaries regularly, you probably have noticed CBD products at gas stations, claiming to be “pure” or “organic.”
While on the surface, these products might seem fine, they’re actually different from the products found in a dispensary, and can be harmful to people who don’t know what they’re looking for.
How can you tell the difference between a good CBD product and a bad one? Let’s discuss it.
What’s the difference between a reputable CBD product and a non-reputable one?
The important thing about reputable CBD products is that they’re tested and held to standards. This means that they’re considered “full-spectrum.” In other word the product will contain the entire range of cannabinoids, which naturally occur in the cannabis plant.
Non-reputable CBD products may only contain isolated CBD molecules. In addition, because of the lack of standards, their packaging might be dishonest. The Food and Drug Administration found that some products claiming to contain CBD have a CBD content of nearly 0%.
These factors mean that a non-reputable product can be less effective, making you waste your money.
What are the dangers of using a non-reputable CBD product?
A waste of money isn’t the only thing you have to worry about when it comes to non-reputable products, however.
Some non-reputable products wind up using harmful chemical solvents to remove the CBD from the plant. This can lead to you putting hazardous things in your body.
In addition, some non-reputable products call themselves “miracle cures,” which can be problematic for a number of reasons. Products like these lead to people to avoiding getting real relief for problems. In general, be wary of any product that calls itself a “miracle.”
How can I be sure I’m using a reputable CBD product?
Reading the label is the best way to discern reputable CBD products. Most reputable CBD products give plenty of information, including:
- Amount of active CBD per serving.
- Supplement Fact panel, including other ingredients.
- Net weight.
- Manufacturer or distributor name.
- Suggested use.
- Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate.
- Batch or date code.
If the product doesn’t include this list, it’s a sign that it’s not reputable.
Also, as Weedmaps states, the FDA isn’t to the point where it’s cracking down on dishonest labels. In particular, be wary of products labeled as hemp oil or hemp seed oil, which usually do not contain any CBD at all. On the other hand, products that use the term “CO2 extraction” are usually a good sign, as that means they didn’t use chemicals when creating the product.
The best way to ensure you’re getting a reputable, tested product, however, is to purchase your CBD products from a dispensary like Wayne Releaf.
What kinds of CBD products does Wayne Releaf carry?
Wayne Releaf works with several tested and true vendors, making sure that you’re getting the best product possible. Just some of the CBD products we carry include:
Zilla’s: Gummies, tinctures, topicals
Earthbound Remedies: tinctures, disposable vape pens, balms/topicals, Roll on Freeze gel, chapstick, soap, bath soaks, drops for pets
Mary’s Medicinals: transdermal patches & gel pens
Green DR: bath bombs, flower and pre-rolls
Care Division: tinctures, rubs & serums