Hemp seems to be all the rage these days. You keep passing signs that say CBD products sold here – in health food shops, beauty salons, and even video rental stores! Clothing lines are also advertising products made from hemp bags, shoes and even pants. The marketing blitz is working because you are intrigued, but you don’t know how to be sure you are buying quality hemp products.
CBD Product Labels
It’s a little easier to locate quality hemp products in this market. Products need to carry labels that show how much cannabidiol is in the product and whether it contains tetrahydrocannabinol. By federal law, a CBD product must contain less than 0.3% THC by weight. Labels will also let you know about the CBD concentration of the product – from a full spectrum (which may contain THC as allowed by law), a broad spectrum (THC removed, but other compounds remain) or an isolate (CBD in its purest form). If the label doesn’t tell you all this information, don’t buy it. It’s not only likely to be poor quality, but it also is not in compliance with the law.
Industrial Hemp Products
Finding quality hemp products for other uses might take more leg work. One place to start is by finding a state or national hemp association that aims to educate the public on hemp. Fashion media outlets will also compare different product lines and share their findings online. Building materials, biofuels, plastics, and even cord made from hemp can all be researched to find out what specific industry experts found when testing hemp products.
Whether you are looking to buy CBD butter to bake a special treat for your friends or want to reduce your plastic use, hemp products are there for you. Just be sure to a little time researching before you buy!