We know what’s in our CBD products. So should you.
The cannabidiol (CBD) industry is governed by regulations that might be confusing and even conflicting on the local and federal levels. Some people may have concerns — justifiable ones — about the lack of regulation and quality control in an industry that’s expected to hit $22 billion a year by 2022.
With so many CBD products available and new brands popping up every day, it can be difficult for consumers to navigate the CBD market. Some brands do make misleading or downright false claims about their products, but if you know what to look for and where to find it, you can be a savvy CBD consumer.
At Crescent Canna, we’re here to add clarity and help our customers get what they want — and should expect — from their CBD products.
Falsely Labeled and Contaminated CBD Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still in the process of developing CBD regulations. Currently, it’s federally mandated that CBD products be tested for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and must contain less than .3% delta-9 THC — the cannabinoid that gets you high — to be legal.
However, testing for CBD content is not technically required by the FDA. While local regulations may require that CBD content be included on product packaging, there is minimal accountability to ensure labeling is accurate.
While many CBD companies make false claims about the benefits of CBD, what’s even worse is the prevalence of CBD products that contain potentially harmful contaminants.
As a result, the FDA has consistently been cracking down on unscrupulous manufacturers, issuing dozens of warning letters to CBD companies selling mislabeled, falsely advertised, adulterated, or contaminated products.
How Much CBD Are You Getting?
Amplifying its efforts to evaluate CBD products currently on the market, the FDA recently conducted a second congressionally mandated sampling study of CBD products. The agency found that some products tested did not contain the level of CBD advertised or contained THC.
According to the report, nearly 20% of products tested contained less than 80% of the amount of CBD indicated, while more than a third contained a higher amount of CBD than was indicated on product packaging. Nearly half contained THC or THCA concentrations above what is allowed.
As a next step, the FDA will release a draft guidance on quality considerations for clinical research, but the industry doesn’t expect any new rules on CBD regulations to be introduced.
Purity of CBD Products
When you invest in your wellness by purchasing CBD products, you want to be sure you’re getting what you pay for: The CBD oil strength you want, without the impurities or toxins you most certainly don’t.
That’s Crescent Canna’s promise to our customers: The CBD potency and ingredients you see on the label will always match what you actually find in the bottle. Whether you’re looking for the strongest CBD oil on the market or an on-the-go dose, you deserve to know exactly what you’re getting in your CBD products.
That’s why we make batch-level, full-panel lab reports available for each and every product we offer. Just scan the QR code on your label, or visit our CBD testing page to see exactly what’s in your bottle of Crescent Canna.