Where Can I Buy CBD Oil?
There’s no question that the CBD industry is booming. As a misinformation-fueled “reefer madness” era anti-pot sentiments continue to dwindle, more and more states will continue to push legalization efforts, and production will continue to increase. It’s been estimated by the Hemp Business Journal that by 2020, the consumer market for CBD products will have reached $2.1 billion.
With this in mind, it’s easy to see why more CBD product lines are popping up all over the country. The legalization of industrial hemp (containing less than 0.3% THC) per the 2018 Farm Bill has opened the door even wider, allowing nationally-recognized chains such as Walgreens and CVS to begin selling CBD products.
Given the rising popularity of cannabis products and the projected growth of the CBD market, along with the numerous types of CBD products already available, it can be easy for newcomers to get overwhelmed and wonder where they should turn to for their CBD . Additionally, the industry’s current lack of regulation and oversight allows for an undesirably high volume of sub-par quality CBD, and it can be difficult to know which sources are legitimate and reliable.
One of the most popular avenues by which CBD companies sell their products is over the Internet. A simple Google search for “CBD oil” will result in pages and pages of online stores, all competing for your business.
Buying CBD online has its perks: it’s convenient, easy to do, and offers the widest range of products in virtually every category available. Many sites offer to ship to all 50 states, making it easier for consumers who don’t have access to brick-and-mortar dispensaries to obtain CBD .
However, as is the case with so many products on the Internet, it’s hard to know what you’re getting, and the online space, unfortunately, allows less reputable companies to offer lower quality CBD products to unsuspecting consumers. If you do choose to buy online, it’s important to research the company you plan to buy from and ensure that their products are third-party tested (as all of Zatural CBD are).
Buying at a Dispensary
Dispensaries are another popular destination for CBD products. Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington in 2012, dozens of states have followed suit, and now it seems there is a dispensary on every corner.
Whereas the association between CBD and THC often leads to a negative stigma for both, it can help in the case of dispensaries selling CBD products. Many establishments which once focused almost entirely on marijuana products are now seeing a demand for CBD and are providing products to meet that demand.
Additionally, there’s the added “mom and pop” factor: in many communities, residents feel better buying locally and receiving information from a real, knowledgeable human being. Budtenders can be an excellent source of information, assisting in clearing the smoke surrounding CBD and suggesting the best products based on individual needs and preferences.
Thanks to the emergence of topical CBD products such as balms, creams, lotions and salves, beauty shops and wellness stores all across the US have begun to stock and sell CBD—although you most likely won’t find concentrated CBD products such as isolate and full-spectrum tincture in these establishments.
Do Your Research
Regardless of where you choose to buy CBD oil, the important thing is to perform due diligence and research the companies you’re interested in purchasing from. The voice of the CBD community is a loud one, and its members are quick to point out companies that are lacking in quality, integrity, or customer service—just as they are quick to give credit to the ones that provide an honest, informative CBD buying experience.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only.
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- APC Collaborator