A recent Forbes magazine article confirmed cannabidiol (CBD) as now more popular than the Beatles, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West. Its massive therapeutic values are capturing consumer markets worldwide. There’s no stopping CBD turning into a rockstar. Bigger than Jesus even, according to the article.
Numerous studies have shown that cannabidiol can be very effective in treating a range of medical conditions including chronic pain, epileptic seizures, acne, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and many more. It is also good for overall neurological and cardiological health.
To satisfy the growing demand, the CBD industry is expanding very fast. There are a huge range of CBD-related products available in the market. These days, the online cannabis dispensaries and their mail order marijuana (MOM) services have made various CBD products even more accessible. You no longer have to go to an actual store physically. Internet and digital money can take you to where you want to buy. You can order your favorites from home and get them safely delivered to your doorstep.
If you are a first-time buyer, there’s a list you need to go through on what to know before buying your MOM CBD. Don’t worry, we are here to help you. Here are 10 questions that you need to ask before purchasing any MOM CBD product.
There are now a large number of MOM services selling an extensive range of CBD products. Navigating this fast-growing online market of CBD can be a little daunting. Understanding what to know before buying your MOM CBD is crucial to avoid fraud.
- What is the source of the CBD?
As you probably know, there are two types of cannabidiol available in the market – one is sourced from cannabis plants and the other from industrial hemp plants. Different strains of both cannabis and hemp come with varied CBD contents. Knowing the source of the plants from which the CBD is extracted is necessary as it will assure you that they are grown in certified organic soil using the best cultivation techniques, without pesticides and Non-GMOs.
- What type of CBD is there in the product?
Check what type of CBD is used in the product – whether it is Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate. The CBD Isolate,with no trace of other cannabinoids in it, is the purest (99%) CBD extract available in the market. Full-spectrum CBD products contain traces of THC (usually less than 0.3%) and other cannabinoids, terpenes and other essential oils besides cannabidiol. Broad Spectrum CBD is produced by removing the THC content from it, but it has other cannabinoids, terpenes and other useful compounds. The presence of other cannabinoids along with CBD in these last two varieties produces the entourage effect which increases the medicinal benefits of these products.
- Does it come with 0.3% THC or less?
In the US, where cannabis is still a federally banned substance in some states, CBD products with 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or less are allowed. A trace of THC in that percentage or less has no psychoactive effect on the consumer and is considered to be safe for beginners. Products with 0.3% THC or less won’t make you high but will provide all the health benefits of cannabidiol.
- What is the extraction method?
A number of different extraction methods and chemical solvents are used to process cannabidiol. Not all processes are equally effective in producing a pure, uncontaminated product with all the terpenes and various nutrients from the original plant duly preserved in it. According to the experts, CO2 extraction is the most favorable process in this regard.
- What ingredients are used in the product?
Besides the cannabidiol extract, various CBD products often contain other secondary ingredients. Look for the list of ingredients and ensure that it doesn’t include anything which is not good for you or has side-effects. Products which contain only organic ingredients are ideal choices.
- Is the product quality tested by third-party labs?
One of the basic ways of ensuring the purity of the product is asking for the third party lab analysis report done on it. Ask for the Certificate of Analysis report of the product; never buy anything which doesn’t have one.
- Does the manufacturer have a good reputation in the market?
Buying products made by local manufacturers is an effective way to ensure good quality. There are now a number of established homegrown CBD brands in the market which sell a variety of top-class cannabidiol-infused products worth their prices.
- What are the other customers saying about it?
Another way to ascertain the quality of a product is to check the feedback and reviews of the customers who have bought and used it before. Often the CBD products listed on a MOM website come with customers’ ratings, which is a good indicator of how satisfying a particular product is.
- What is the current market price of the product?
Price is a crucial factor in determining your purchase options. MOM websites often offer a range of deals, promotional sales, special prices and discounts on the CBD products. A particular product might come cheaper than its actual retail price if you buy it on sale, so make sure you keep an eye out for promos. While considering whether the product is fairly priced or not, take into account its various ingredients, features and the reputation of the manufacturing brand.
- Does the MOM service have a good reputation?
Try to buy CBD products from well-known or reputable online mail order marijuana services only. Never trust a website that doesn’t have the required licenses or seems shady in any way. Make sure that the MOM provides secure payment options and timely delivers the order via trusted courier services like the Canada Post.