When buying any product, researching safety and quality can be nerve-wracking, especially with CBD.  Being ripped off with your CBD is a justifiable worry.  At 502 Hemp we strive to educate our customers and community about all things CBD. When purchasing a CBD product, we want to help you to be informed.  502 Hemp has a few tips on safeguards against CBD rip off.  

Know Your Terms

It is important to become familiar with several terms within the CBD industry to know what is in your CBD product.  CBD isolate, hemp seed oil, and full-spectrum hemp extract are all terms that could help you understand what is in a product.  CBD beginner’s guide addresses basic CBD and hemp terms.

Know-How Your CBD was Made

Inquiring about where, how, and what your CBD product was made with is crucial.  Commonwealth Extracts, the manufacturer for 502 Hemp CBD products, work with local Kentucky farmers and use a CO2 supercritical extraction process.  This partnership is best practice and ethics for a better CBD product. They are vertically integrated from seed to shelf. When CBD companies develop this kind of relationship, they can offer you more accurate information.  502 Hemp can easily and with certainty, inform any customer or community member that our hemp is organic industrial hemp.

Once, you know what and where your hemp plant comes from, it’s vital to ask about the extraction process. CBD companies should know how their hemp extract is produced and about the process. Just as it is important that no pesticides are used in growing hemp plants, hemp extract should come from a clean extraction process as well.  Supercritical CO2 produces a clean and pure hemp extract that is environmentally friendly. Ask a CBD company about where their plants come from and how they are extracted. If they can’t answer this, you probably shouldn’t buy their product.  

Expect Transparency

Little information from a CBD company is not a good sign, expect openness and knowledge.  CBD companies should not use big words without an offer of explanation. Ask a company about any term you are not familiar with, especially on terms such as hydrocarbon and nano-encapsulation. To prevent CBD rip off, third-party testing is a must with CBD products and a Certificate of Analysis (COA) should be available for viewing.  Commonwealth Extracts has a Ph.D. chemist on-site to ensure quality in addition to third party testing.

CBD companies should openly offer Certificates of Analysis for their products. COAs should state the product name and batch number clearly on the document. The level of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids are the main pieces of information that a COA tells about a particular CBD product.  All products in Kentucky must be under 0.3% of THC and this should be on the COA. The level of CBD or hemp extract should match the label on the CBD product as well. If a CBD product states CBD Isolate or THC Free- all four THC compounds should be -0- or ND (not detected) on the COA. 502 Hemp keeps COAs in-store and online. 502 Hemp is dedicated to having the best quality CBD products.  

Expect Knowledgeable Staff

Knowledgeable staff working in a CBD company/store is a crucial part of you being informed.  A CBD company at any point should be able to consult with you concerning CBD industry terms and the science behind CBD and how it works in your body. There are some drug interactions with CBD and concerns that need to be worked through during a CBD consultation. If you can’t ask questions or the store isn’t able to answer your questions, then they are simply selling CBD and more-in-likely have no idea how to truly help you.   502 Hemp will always consult with you and answer any questions you may have.

502 Hemp is here to help you find the best product for you.  Feel free to connect with us at one of our locations, through our contact page, or by email at [email protected].