CBD OIL GUIDE
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, it is the second most prominent of the active ingredients of the cannabis (marijuana/hemp). CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that does not cause a "high".
According to a report from the WHO, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential..."
CBD is one of more that a hundred chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, which are unique to cannabis. CBD is closely related to another active cannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the "high".
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis (hemp) plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil such as hemp seed or MCT oil. The content of THC in such product should not exceed the statutory limit of 0.2%.
Third-Party Lab Test
Proper testing of CBD oil has to be performed in order to confirm potency and check for impurities. These tests ensure that the amount of CBD on the label is what is in the product. They also confirm that the legal level of THC is bellow 0.2%. Proper testing shows the company’s transparency in their practice.
What is a COA?
A Certificate of Analysis (COA), is a document from an accredited laboratory that shows the quantity of cannabinoids in a product.
What to check out in a COA?
By law, it cannot contain above 0.2% THC.
It is very important to make sure the COA reflects the advertised CBD content on product's label.
Third-party lab tested
Always check if the COAs come from an accredited third-party lab. If the COA came from the company themselves, meaning they tested it in-house, ask if they can provide one from third-party lab as well.