CBD Products: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth? - TNMNews.com

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Cannabidiol, one of the major chemical components of the cannabis plant, has been in very high demand these past few years for its purported health benefits such as pain relief, helping with anxiety disorders, restoring appetite, among many others. However according to a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania where they tested CBD products from several different purveyors to confirm their potency, over two thirds of the products involved in the study were not properly labeled with regards to their actual CBD content.

Many of the products tested were shown to have a significantly different concentration of CBD than advertised which brings into question the overall quality control and effectiveness of their products. This is potentially terrible news for cannabis enthusiasts that use CBD products on a regular basis and can pose a significant concern for those that rely on these types of products for medical reasons.

The university’s study tested over eighty CBD products purchased online from over thirty different purveyors and concluded that less than one third of them were appropriately labeled. More than a quarter of the products tested, which included oils, tinctures, and concentrates contained less CBD than their labels indicated. Some of the other discrepancies found by the study included: