A new study has found that nearly 70 percent of CBD products sold online contained either higher or lower concentrations of the medicine that specified on the label…
And if that wasn’t a problematic enough issue, the study also found that many of these ‘pure CBD’ products actually contained THC, the cannabis compound that makes you high. As the author of the study out of the University of Pennsylvania, Marcel Bonn-Miller, told reporters, “Parents could be giving their kids THC without knowing it.”
The CBD Testers Program, which you can read about more at the end of this article, could be a viable way to counteract the mislabeling issue, as strict checks are carried out on all their CBD products
The study was an interesting and very revealing one, as Bonn-Miller and his colleagues spent four weeks researching the web for quality CBD products. They purchased 84 of these products from 31 companies and analyzed them all.
Shockingly, they found that at least 42 percent of the CBD products they purchased contained a higher concentration of CBD than was stated on the label. More than that, they also found that 26 percent of the products contained a lower concentration of CBD than stated.
While Bonn-Miller isn’t concerned about patients overdosing from CBD, he and his are concerned that some patients are getting ripped off, as they aren’t receiving the CBD concentration that they paid for. Bonn-Miller said, “Say I have a kid with seizures who’s in really bad shape, and I ordered some CBD oil as a last-ditch attempt to treat them. If I happened to order something that has hardly any CBD in it, that’s a problem. Number one, I might not be getting any therapeutic effect, and number two I’m probably spending a decent amount of money for CBD that I’m not actually getting.”
The researchers concluded that the many inconsistencies on packaging were due to a lack of regulation from the FDA. According to Bonn-Miller, the way to avoid buying mislabeled CBD products is to check your sources, “The first step is ordering products from reputable sources or getting advice from other people you trust.”
And that’s exactly where the CBD Testers Program comes in, with impeccable timing, to counteract this labelling issue…
The CBD Testers program collects high-quality samples from leading CBD manufacturers and distributors, and then our in-house team tests each sample individually to ascertain its CBD concentration level, and to confirm the product is pure and accurate, in line with the labelling. In this way, patients wanting to use CBD can rest assured that ALL products received from the program are tried and tested to the very highest industry standards.
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