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Consumer interest in CBD is exploding (a recent study found that more than 40 percent of U.S. adults are interested in trying the cannabinoid for health issues and our own cannabisMD research shows searches for “CBD” are currently more popular than those for Kim Kardashian or Beyoncé), but with this interest has come an equal amount of clutter, confusion, and even false claims about CBD product quality and safety. Much of this is because, even though it’s forecasted to become a $22 billion industry by 2022, CBD remains unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There’s not a single government-approved testing process to determine the purity and quality of the products you’re buying. As a result, the CBD industry often feels like the wild west, with independent labs discovering everything from mold to E. Coli in many popular CBD products and, on occasion, finding no CBD at all. This lack of regulation has generated consumer fear and confusion — they’re concerned about their safety, and often rightly so.
In response to this important issue of safety, in an effort to clear up clutter and confusion, and because, frankly, our readers have asked us for just this, cannabisMD, the only non-advocacy consumer education platform focused on the health benefits of CBD and medical cannabis, has partnered with Think20 Labs, a trusted, industry-leading analytical testing laboratory for hemp and cannabis, to independently and blindly test popular CBD products. Taking these test results, we’ve launched a safe, accessible, and credible CBD Shop, one made with you, the consumer, in mind; one where you can educate yourself and trust you’re buying exactly what a product claims to be.
Each product in our CBD Shop undergoes a rigorous screening process, with Think20 Labs running an exhaustive series of tests to determine purity and potency. Products selected for inclusion in the shop are accompanied by a cannabinoid, terpene, and contaminant analysis, along with a full lab test result. Our aim is to provide consumers with a highly-curated selection of the highest quality CBD products that meet the most demanding standards for safety and efficacy. Our shop also includes our doctor-approved guide to dosing and answers to the most frequently asked questions about CBD.
Today, we’re revealing our first five trusted CBD oil tinctures from leading brands — Populum, RE Botanicals, Pure Hemp Botanicals, Pure Spectrum, Joy Organics. In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be broadening our product scope to feature new brands along with CBD topicals, beauty products, capsules, and more.
We hope you enjoy our new shop. And since our goal is to help you, our readers, the consumer, we’d love your feedback. Please send questions, suggestions, or concerns to [email protected].