How To Purchase High-Quality Cannabis Products

Cannabinoid (CBD) and marijuana (THC) have many similarities. They are both compounds of the cannabis plant, and they offer therapeutic relief for medical conditions and diseases. The defining difference is that THC is psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a high. Therefore, when you receive medical cannabis in Oakland Park, you may experience symptoms such as relaxation, euphoria, and hunger. Whereas CBD is nonpsychoactive, making it a better option for many.

As medical marijuana doctors in Fort Lauderdale, we consider it our responsibility to inform the general public about their options in alternative medicine, such as CBD. Before you buy it, it is a good idea to know whether you are purchasing a high-quality product or an inferior one. In this article, we’ll tell you what to look for so you can safely buy CBD.

What Is Certified Third-Party Lab-Tested CBD? 

When buying CBD to treat a medical condition or disease, you should make certain that it is tested by a third-party lab. CBD that is tested by a third party verifies it is not contaminated with harmful ingredients, such as pesticides. 

Many shoppers are not aware that the industry is highly unregulated, which applies to purchasing marijuana as well. Companies can claim their products are uncompromised even if they are and the federal government will not intervene. Additionally, when you buy third-party lab-tested cannabinoids, you know that the information is accurate because, in general, third parties do not have a reason to lie about the results.

Read The Product Ingredients

Cannabinoid comes in many forms. It can be vaped, smoked, eaten, applied with cream, or as an oil. As a result, certain products will have additional ingredients. You should always read the product’s full ingredient list before you make a purchase. For example, taken in oil form it can have hemp, carrier oil, and other ingredients to improve the taste. We do not encourage individuals to buy products from companies that do not list their full ingredient list. This may be a red flag. You should always know what other ingredients are included and most of them should be recognizable. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t recognize some. Research it before buying to see if it is a natural ingredient, as even natural ingredients have complex names.

Be Wary Of Cheap CBD

Nobody wants to spend more than they have to, not even for alternative treatment. Nevertheless, you should know that products like CBD and marijuana can be pricy because they are expensive to manufacture. You may be able to find affordable products but if you see a price that looks too good to be true, unfortunately, it probably is. Even if you see that the product was tested by a third party and the ingredients are natural, a “cheap” product could mean that there is less CBD than advertised. However, it is highly unusual for products that are third-party lab tested with natural and/or organic (preferable) ingredients to be very affordable.

Where Was The Hemp Grown?

It is unfortunate the number of precautions you must take when buying CBD, but until products like it and marijuana are legalized at the federal level, these are the steps you must take. Knowing where the hemp is grown is one such step. Some brands will buy from a supplier because they are selling CBD at the lowest price. How can they sell their product at a low price? In most cases, these suppliers are selling their products at such a low price because their crops have been grown in contaminated soil which can cause dangerous chemicals to end up in their products. These include heavy metals like arsenic and lead, as well as toxins. The hemp plant readily absorbs everything around it from nutrients to chemicals. Therefore, dangerous pesticides and other contaminants can easily be found in your product.

As you can see, knowing what goes into your body goes beyond reading the ingredient list when buying CBD and marijuana, but also knowing where your hemp was grown.

Knowing The Difference: Full And Broad-Spectrum And CBD Isolate

With CBD you will hear the following terms:

  • full spectrum
  • broad-spectrum
  • CBD isolate

The difference between these is full-spectrum was extracted from the plant along with other compounds, including THC. Broad-spectrum was also extracted with other compounds but not THC. CBD isolate is pure CBD meaning it was isolated from all other compounds including THC. 

Contact Us Today

The more you know, the better your decision-making in buying marijuana and cannabinoid. For medical cannabis in Oakland Park contact Broward Alternative Health. Call (954) 354-2163 to schedule an appointment.

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