Cannabidiol (CBD) is mainstream, and that means it’s all over the internet. To be exact, there are over two billion pages of search results when you type “CBD” into Google. Billion, with a B….
The accessibility factor is great — CBD is literally at your fingertips. But unless you have a strong CBD knowledge base to serve as blinders for irrelevant info, searching for even basic products can quickly become a chore.
Before you know it, you’ve got ten tabs open to look up vocabulary and cross-reference your choices. Sound familiar?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by how much research it takes to find reputable and effective options, it’s time to calibrate your consumer compass so you can vet CBD brands and products with confidence — without consulting anything other than your noggin. The three steps we’re sharing in this article will help you do just that!
Let’s Marie Kondo your search efforts, shall we?
A lot of folks have heard about CBD in the news and from friends and family in recent years, but might not fully understand laws and regulations surrounding it.
Knowing the state of the situation gives you a handle on things like:
And knowing all of the above helps you eliminate options that aren’t worth your screen time looking into.
For example, you don’t need to spend time researching a product online that isn’t legal to have where you live, even if you can order it. You probably also wanna know the product wasn’t made in some rando operation that might be unsafe or result in a low-quality product, which is where production regulations come in.
Here are the C(BD)liff notes on these vital deets.
In 2018, the US Farm Bill legalized CBD made from hemp with up to 0.3% THC (aka industrial hemp). This is probably around the time you started seeing CBD in the headlines if you weren’t a fan of it already.
Here’s how things have played out since then:
To put a laws and regulations filter on your CBD research, get familiar with the CBD laws in your area.
We did a lot of this legwork for you already — just head to the CBD Laws tab here on our blog, navigate to your state on the map, and you’ll find a summary of recent laws plus a list of official state resources where you can check in for updates. You’re welcome!
CBD’s come a long way since it was first legalized in 2018. With so many shiny new innovations has come an encyclopedia of terminologies like transdermal absorption and endocannabinoid system.
While you just might find some of these new ideas helpful, it’s best to start with the basics, especially:
Picture it: you find a CBD product that piques your interest, and in moments you know whether or not it’s something you want to buy, just from looking at the product page.
That’s what learning these foundational facts can do for you!
If you’re feeling like all the CBD content out there is a bit much, knowing what type and form of CBD you want can reel things in quite a bit.
There are three types of CBD: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Going into your CBD search knowing which type you want is a surefire time-saver.
Many people have a “the more, the merrier” approach when it comes to cannabinoids, enjoying full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD. That said, some folks prefer the CBD isolate route.
Still not sure what your type is? PasteDifferent Types Of CBD: Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum & Isolate into our search bar to learn more!
When it comes to the form of CBD — we’re talking topical creams, oral drops, vapeables, etc. — sorting out what you want is part personal preference and part science.
Don’t worry, though — you don’t need to crack open a scientific journal to figure out which one you need. Just head to our guide called The Many Forms Of CBD Products Explained for a quick lesson. There you’ll find the specs for a laundry list of CBD product forms.
You know what CBD products you can legally have, and you know what form and type of CBD you’re interested in. Now all you have to do is figure out which of the oodles of CBD brands and squillions of products you can trust so you can tune out those you can’t.
Here are five key things to look for when scoping out a new CBD company or product.
If what you’re looking at doesn’t hit these marks, don’t waste your time digging any deeper.
You’ll see all these details on the Pure Craft CBD site, with most of the info available on each product page.
Finding the best CBD products is far easier when you have an understanding of the fundamentals:
When you’ve narrowed down what you want, what’s legal, and what’s reputable — your search is going to be way more streamlined. That means less time researching and more time reaping the benefits of your CBD products.
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