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3 Things to Avoid When Buying CBD Products!

Most people are well aware that all CBD products are not created equal. What they sometimes don’t know is what to avoid when buying these types of products to ensure...

Most people are well aware that all CBD products are not created equal. What they sometimes don’t know is what to avoid when buying these types of products to ensure they don’t get something inferior, or worse yet, ripped off all together.

And now, even Congress is beginning to address this issue. On Thursday, July 27th at 2:00 PM ET, U.S. Hemp Roundtable General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, testified during a historic hearing on hemp and CBD before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services. The hearing, “Hemp in the Modern World: The Years long Wait for FDA Action,” was the first time Congress has formally scrutinized the impact of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) failure to develop a regulatory pathway for the sale of ingestible hemp products such as CBD.

Hearing witnesses and members of Congress shared the same sentiments: 1) a regulatory framework for hemp-derived cannabinoids is urgently needed, 2) FDA has the existing data, tools, expertise and authority to regulate hemp-derived cannabinoids, and 3) a continued lack of FDA regulations for products containing hemp-derived cannabinoids poses a major consumer health and safety issue.

“Lack of a federal framework has led to the proliferation of unregulated products, some of which raise significant quality, safety, and other consumer protection concerns,” said U.S. Hemp Roundtable General Counsel, Jonathan Miller.

Frankly, we’re delighted to see this kind of intervention. But until this type of intervention results in new legislation, here are the 3 things to avoid when buying CBD products: 

1.Don’t buy products that originate from overseas. Some of the product available today is neither organic, nor US grown. In fact, some of the CBD products, especially ones available in places like gas stations and convenience stores may utilize imported material to compound their product Stateside, or ship it in in its finished state from places like China. In addition, product that is manufactured in whole or in part overseas is not legal in the US.

At Imbue, ALL of our hemp is Colorado grown and processed. We maintain strict “chain of custody” throughout the entire process, from seed all the way through to the consumer. 

2.Don’t buy products that contain mostly isolate CBD. So much of the competitive product contains only isolate, or refined, powdered CBD which is shown to be far less effective in laboratory studies when compared to whole plant extracts like Imbue Botanicals exclusively utilizes.

Our unique low-temperature, low-pressure processing helps ensure we preserve the naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes so we can deliver what we think is one of the best full spectrum product lines there is. CLUE: if the milligrams of CBD in the product seem extremely high, it’s probably isolate. 

3.Don’t buy products that aren’t processed in cleanroom environments under strict control, and grown in human agricultural fields. Much of the hemp grown overseas in places like China is not grown in prime agricultural fields, but rather grown in less productive soil. It is, after all, a weed and grows well even in less than ideal conditions. But for years, it’s also been grown to help “clean up” contaminated soil areas. Hemp has a natural affinity for contaminants, and once contained in the plant, that’s where they stay. And that’s a real problem if you’re planning on consuming it!

At Imbue, we grow our product only in Colorado at high altitude for maximum sun exposure in fields that grow human consumable crops, test the soils for any contaminants or pesticides prior to planting, process it ourselves in cleanroom environments, independently test our products prior to shipping and batch label for complete traceability. 

Beyond all that, our premium Colorado grown hemp CBD products are organically-grown, non GMO, cruelty free, gluten free, vegan and contain no added flavorings or sugars.

So here’s the best advice we can offer to avoid those costly mistakes when buying CBD products…be in the knowSIMPLY BUY IMBUE BOTANICALS!

You’ll be glad you did.

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