CBDA & CBGA Covid Article on Forbes

FORBES ARTICLE ON COVID PREVENTION USING CBDA & CBGA

The push for healthier lifestyles and boosting one’s immune system have been the topic of conversation all across the country.

A new article published by Forbes Magazine “Study Finds Cannabis Compounds Prevent Infection By Covid-19 Virus” is taking news and social media channels by storm.

With this latest influx of information, you’re probably wondering what you can do to better understand the information that’s flooding in. That’s where we come in!

Click here to read the article on Forbes

Our corporate headquarters are currently developing products around these cannabinoid acids and will have them out as soon as possible. They were already working on these compounds and believe they have a head start at solving these compounds. Formulating them is tricky because it all must happen at very low temperatures.

For now, we have some raw hemp recipes for you in the fight against Covid. CBDA and CBGA are in our Raw Hemp flower, and making smoothies or other additions to food seems to be a great way to get some boost to your immune system.

CBG raw hemp in 7g and 14g containers


Basically for every 1/2 tablespoon, there is about 50 mg of the CBDA CBGA mixture in the raw hemp mix. This might seem like a high number, but is a good starting point for directions of use as the body’s absorption at consuming raw hemp is less when compared to a tincture or gummy. We recommend 1/4 – 2 tablespoons of raw hemp for using in food blends.

We are not making COVID claims in any way. By FDA rules we are not allowed to. It is very beneficial to you, our friends and customers, to know this information in your own personal battle with Covid. You get to make your own informed decision. We are merely here to help guide you to good information and potential solutions concerning CBD products.

CBG + CBD raw hemp in 7g and 14g containers

We’ve put together some recipes and uses for our CBG & CBD Raw Hemp. These are just a few, but you can add our Raw Hemp to any meal just like traditional herbs and spices.

Do you like to add oregano or basil to your pizza or pasta? Try sprinkling some ground raw hemp after it’s done cooking! 🙂


Green goodness smoothie

GREEN GOODNESS SMOOTHIE

  • 1/4 TBSP: Ground CBG Flower
  • 1 Cup Packed Greens (Kale, Spinach, etc.)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Small Avocado
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 TSP: Lemon Juice
  • Few Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Place items in a blender until smooth and creamy.

Orange crush smoothie

ORANGE CRUSH SMOOTHIE

  • 1/4 TBSP: Ground CBG Flower
  • 1 Cup: Fresh or Frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1 Cup: Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup: Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 TSP Ground Turmeric
  • 1 Cup: Coconut Water
  • Few Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Place items in a blender until smooth and creamy.


CBG GUACAMOLE

  • 1/4 TBSP: Ground CBG Flower
  • 1 Cup: Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 Cup: Onions
  • 1 Lime (Juiced)
  • 1/2 Cup: Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Diced Jalapeno (Seeds Removed)
  • 1 Avocado (Cubed)
  • Combine in a bowl and Smash until you reach desired consistency.
  • Served with Tortilla Chips and Enjoy!


HEMP PROTEIN SHAKE

  • 1 Scoop: Protein Powder (Chocolate or Vanilla)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup: Frozen Berries
  • 4 oz Unsweetened Coconut or Almond Milk
  • 2 TBSP Almond Butter
  • 1/4 TBSP: Grown CBG Flower
  • Place items in a blender until smooth and creamy.

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Do You Know Your Cannabinoids?

It seems that every time I look things up, there are more cannabinoids that are discovered from the hemp plant. The current count is 113 cannabinoids.

Don’t sweat it, we won’t cover all of them. 🙂

The Endocannabinoid System*

Cannabinoids interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body to produce various effects. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system in your body. Cannabinoids help your body to achieve Homeostasis. That is to say, a chemical equilibrium.

That’s right, your body is made for cannabinoids.

As one person I know put it:

“You have a endocannabinoid system in you, not a Tylenol, Zoloft, or Ritalin system.”

Ironically, many pharmaceutical products attempt to act on the endocannabinoid system within you to produce relief from anxiety or pain. So it makes sense to go straight the product that your system is made for.

Interestingly, your body produces its own natural cannabinoids. Anandamide is one. Also quite interestingly, you have been consuming spices and food items containing cannabinoids for years that you probably were not aware of. Here’s a short list for an example:

  • Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Oregano
  • Black Truffles
  • Tea
  • Echinacea
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Sprouts

I should also add that dark chocolate aids in the production of Anandamide in your body.

Cannabinoids

THC Delta-9

THC Delta-9 molecular structure.

This is the THC most commonly referred to. Tetrahydrocannabinol (Tetra Hydro Cannabinol) is the compound that produces the “high” and the side effects such as paranoia. Effects from this compound can be: euphoria, relaxation, hallucinations, and drowsiness. Different strains will have different effects. THC Delta-9 is used for medical purposes to help with appetite stimulation, nausea reduction, pain relief, and relaxation. The drawbacks of THC D-9 include red eyes, dizziness, increased appetite and paranoia in high dose situations. It’s best for patients with schizophrenia to avoid THC because it can potentially trigger a relapse.

Any product with more than 0.3% THC is still considered illegal at the federal level. Legalization varies by state. You should check the legal status of THC in your state/county/city.

THC Delta-8

THC Delta-8 molecular structure.

Similar to Delta 9, Delta-8 THC has only a few small chemical differences. It’s produced from hemp-derived CBD rather than cannabis. The effects of Delta 8 are similar to Delta 9 THC. The main differences would be that it starts off softly and produces no paranoia side effects.

Since Delta-8 is a variant of THC, whether it’s legal or not is often debated and transitional. It is at least partially protected by the 2018 Farm Bill because it’s derived from hemp. There are a few states that are attempting to redefine it legally so that it’s defined the same as Delta 9 THC.

THC Delta-10

THC Delta-10 molecular structure.

To create Delta 10 THC, Delta 9 is bonded with a catalyst in a lab. This makes Delta 10 a synthetic cannabinoid. Delta 10 is still very new and needs more research. Many experts say that it shows promise as a future product.

Delta 10 benefits include reduced or eliminated paranoia. Beneficial effects are: relaxation, euphoria, and a creative high similar to a Sativa strain of Delta 9. Because Delta 10 is THC derived from Delta 9, it’s considered illegal on the federal level.

CBD

CBD molecular structure.

CBD is shorthand for Cannabidiol. It’s a very common cannabinoid in hemp. It’s also present in cannabis, but in much smaller amounts. CBD is non-intoxicating. It has no psychoactive effects and therefore causes no euphoric high. There are many studies that support it’s pain relieving and anxiety reducing effects.

Since more CBD is present, but almost no THC, hemp is the more lucrative plant of choice for CBD production.

On the other hand, CBD from cannabis contains more THC resins and is valued as having a larger diversity of cannabinoid compounds. CBD products that contain THC below the legal limit of 0.3% are called “full spectrum.” CBD products without THC in them are called “broad spectrum.”

CBG

CBG molecular structure.

CBG is shorthand for Cannabigerol. It is the precursor to all the other cannabinoids present in the hemp or cannabis plant. CBG is the compound that breaks down into THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. It typically exists in low concentrations. Scientists and specialty breeders are the ones who can harvest it in quantity. CBG produces no euphoric or psychoactive effects (no high).

CBG is considered to be a regulator from a functional point of view. This means that it counters the effects of THC, which could be a desired effect in certain cases. CBG is being deeply studied all the time. Currently, we know it to have positive benefits for helping to relieve neuropathic issues and bone-on-bone pain.

CBN

CBN molecular structure.

CBN is shorthand for Cannabinol. When THC exists in high amounts in old cannabis and then oxidizes, CBN is created. Just like CBD and CBG, CBN is non-intoxicating. It is being studied medically for antibacterial properties, treating glaucoma, pain, and neurological conditions. It is also known to relax the mind to aid in sleep.

CBC

CBC molecular structure.

CBC is shorthand for Cannabichromene. It’s non-psychoactive (produces no high). CBC binds with TRPV1 and TRPA1 receptors instead of the CB1 and CB2 receptors that the other cannabinoids listed here bind to. If that goes over your head, it’s OK. It’s the first time I’ve heard about TRPV1 and TRPA1 receptors too. **

Medically, CBC is being studied for it’s ability to reduce inflammation, block pain receptors, and potentially, fight cancer. Some lab studies have been done on mice for breast cancer with positive results.

References:

Weed Maps – Cannabinoids without Cannabis?
Leaf Retailer – Know Your Cannabinoids
Wikipedia – Cannabinoids
Wikipedia – Hemp
Wikipedia – CB1 Receptor
Wikipedia – CB2 Receptor
Wikipedia – Endocannabinoid System
Wikipedia – Homeostasis
Wikipedia – Anandamide
Dummies – Dark Chocolate
Wikipedia – THC (Delta 9)
Wikipedia – THC (Delta 8)
Wikipedia – THC (Delta 10)
Wikipedia – CBD
Wikipedia – CBG
Wikipedia – CBN
Wikipedia – CBC
Wikipedia – TRPV1
Wikipedia – TRPA1

Footnotes:

* For more information about how the endocannabinoid system works, see our blog post: How Does CBD Work?.

** After a little research, I discovered that many other cannabinoids bind with TRPV1 and TRPA1 receptors. CBD included.

Why Buy Sunmed CBD?

No doubt, there are a lot of CBD brands on the market today. Matter of fact, there’s over 3800 and more joining the market every day. Confused yet? Yeah, I get that. Same here.

What I’m not confused about is what I’d like to share with you today. I’m not confused about Sunmed CBD quality. I will explain.

First, start with high quality hemp

Sunmed CBD is sourced from the highest possible quality hemp sourced from Oregon and Colorado. Each of these two states has multiple decades of hemp growing experience. Watch the video below for an overview of our product in production from soil to oil.

Video on Sunmed CBD Quality and Transparency

Then test it for quality often…

Sunmed tests every product 3 times along the processing and production path to ensure that no contaminants are present in the final product. We do this because we honestly care about your health and wish to get you the best product possible.

  • 1st test: Independent 3rd party lab test (after processing) with Green Scientific Labs of Florida. They are leaders in their field.
  • 2nd test: In house lab test after processing and before production – to ensure that no contaminants were introduced before production and to double check the 1st test. The two should agree. If not, someone’s equipment is out of calibration.
  • 3rd test: In house after production – to ensure that no contaminants were introduced during the production phase.

Sample Lab Report:

Here’s a screen shot of a typical lab report from Green Scientific Labs:

Green Scientific Labs – lab report sample 1
Green Scientific Labs – lab report sample 2

What does this lab report mean?

The first image above explains how much CBD and other cannabinoids are present in the product. Note that total cannabinoids is slightly over 1000mg. This is a 1000mg product. Total truth and transparency in what is in the Sunmed products.

The second image displays the quantities for unwanted chemicals. Pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals fall on this page. Note that everything is extremely low or not detectable (ND). That ensures you are getting the cleanest product possible.

You can view more samples of lab reports on this website. Simply click the link.

What does it cost?

At Your CBD Store of Peoria & Peoria Heights, we have lowered many of our prices since January 1, 2021. Some as much as 30%! We are very comparable to the most inexpensive CBD on the market – as long as the product is actually high quality. Buyer beware, there are a lot of CBD products out there that are not what they claim to be. Price should not be your main factor in determining what CBD to buy. Get high quality. Your health is that important. It is to us.

So, in summary, Sunmed CBD quality is simply as good as it can get. Others might match it, but no one exceeds it.

How Does CBD Work?

If you missed our blog post What is CBD?, here are some quick facts about what CBD is:

  • CBD is a cannabinoid
  • Your body produces its own cannabinoids
  • Anandamide is one cannabinoid made by your body
  • Your body has an endocannabinoid system
  • THC and CBD are not the same thing
  • CBD produces no high of any sort
  • CBD is NOT a drug, it’s more like a supplement
  • If someone takes too much CBD, they typically get tired or sleepy
  • No two people are alike, so what works for one may not work for another
  • It often takes experimentation to find the right combination for you
  • Per the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD is legal to grow, process, and sell – as long as it come from the hemp plant and contains less than 0.3% THC.

CBD Receptors:

First, let’s take a quick look at endocannabinoid receptors:

  • CB1 receptors were discovered in 1988 at St Louis Medical University
  • CB1 receptors are connected to the brain and central nervous system
  • CB2 receptors were discovered in 1996 at Hebrew University in Jerusalem
  • CB2 receptors are connected to muscles and organs
  • CB2 receptors are associated with the immune system
  • Below is a graphic to help you understand receptors a bit better

So Just How Does CBD Work?

CBD works as an inhibitor for the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It does so by plugging into receptor ports where pain and/or anxiety signals would be received from various parts of the body. That means that as it attaches to the receptor ports, it could potentially block pain and/or anxiety.

If you think about a child’s toy where they match shapes to holes, this is the same idea. A pain receptor port might be “square” and an anxiety port might be “round.” So we are looking at the age old problem of fitting a square peg in a round hole – in a very figurative sense.

So in that sense, CBD (or any other cannabinoid) will plug into a port, but it doesn’t always fit exactly. That’s why cannabinoids are called inhibitors, because they do not completely block pain/anxiety. We understand that everyone is different. CBD results vary from person to person. For that matter, aspirin has varying results from person to person too. Our chemical makeup and metabolism have a lot of influence for how effective CBD is. After all, since aspirin and other pain killers do not work the same for everyone, we can see that this variability is common across all sorts of drugs and supplements. The best approach is to try a CBD product, be consistent with it for at least 2-4 weeks, then make changes if that’s not working in an optimum way. Consult with your doctor and CBD specialist to get the best possible results.

Why is CBD so expensive?

The simple answer to this is that CBD isn’t expensive, that’s mostly just a perception.

I’ll explain.

A Starbucks coffee can cost $4-5 every trip. Some people do this daily or even 2x a day.

Or how about fast food? This can cost a person $5-10 per day depending on their choices. What are you going to do? You gotta eat, right?

Typically, CBD costs range from $0.83 – $3 a day for each CBD product you buy. That’s less than the cost of a Starbucks coffee or a Happy Meal. Not knocking on Starbucks or McDonald’s, just showing the price comparison between them and CBD.

Oh, you say you make your coffee at home in a Keurig? That’s understandable. A typical Keurig coffee costs $0.68 per cup. At the low end, CBD is about the same expense.

Why do I say all this?

To simply show that CBD costs about the same or less as everyday things we are already doing, yet is far more beneficial to your health than some of these things can be. (Case in point, have you seen the documentary Super Size Me?)

Then again, we could go into the price of healthcare and meds. For instance, in my dad’s case, his insulin was costing him over $340 a month when his insurance ran out on it. He typically had to pay full price for his insulin 2-3 months out of the year. That’s $680-1020. That calculates to $57-85 a month. So if we are already spending this kind of cash on meds that don’t always do the job and can actually be harmful to us over the long haul, then why not spend it on CBD which is proven to not be harmful and accomplishes much in health benefits. It’s as natural to our system as vitamin E.

I hope this helps. Call or contact us if you have any questions at all about CBD.

Reference: Validcare CBD Liver Safety Study

What are the Guidelines to taking CBD oil?

First thing, let’s cover all the different names for CBD oil. All of these names are used for the same product and the terms are often used interchangeably.

  • CBD oil
  • Hemp oil
  • CBD extract
  • Hemp extract
  • Tincture
  • CBD tincture
  • Hemp tincture

When shopping for a CBD product online, be sure to avoid products sold on Amazon. They are disguised as CBD, but are not. Amazon’s policy is to sell NO CBD products. Often, you will find “hemp seed oil” in the ingredients list if you read it carefully. You can read a previous blog post on that topic here:

Should I buy CBD on Amazon?


Now that we have helped to clearly define what CBD oil is, we can move on to CBD guidelines…

Suggested guidelines for taking CBD

  • Place under tongue for about 90 seconds (basically until you can no longer taste it)
  • Take CBD when you have a full stomach (slower metabolism = better CBD absorption)
  • Start with 1/2 dropper for 2-3 days and go up if needed.
  • Go directly to a full dropper or more if you are experiencing a severe pain/anxiety issue.*
  • Be consistent. Take it every day. (Key to getting the health benefits you desire.)
  • Read the lab report for the product whenever possible. (No lab report? Avoid it!)
* It’s far more important to immediately attack the issue than to conserve CBD when dealing with severe issues. You and your health are worth the extra expense.

When to not take CBD:


As always, any time you have a question about CBD, call us at 309.659.1908 or write as an email using the form below.

Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

Right now, Delta 8 THC products are very hot items. Many questions are being asked. Let’s try to answer some of them for you here.

Is Delta 8 THC Legal?

By the wording of the 2018 Farm Bill and FDA regulations, Delta 8 THC is not regulated. Therefore on the federal level, it is considered legal. The wording of legal federal documents explicitly state Delta 9 THC as a federally banned substance. It does not specifically mention Delta 8 products.

It’s important to note that each state has authority to legalize Delta 9 THC or not. The same holds true for Delta 8. Matter of fact, this kind of jurisdiction can come all the way down to a community or a county. There are states, counties, and communities that have outlawed CBD, let alone anything that has the name THC in it.

To simplify it for you, here is a quick list of the 11 states that have made Delta 8 THC illegal:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah

If your state is not in this list, Delta 8 THC should be legal where you live. Keep in mind that the status of Delta 8 THC is subject to change at any time in your state if legislators decide to classify it as a controlled substance. Check you state laws.

Delta 8 THC has been studied to treat chemotherapy side effects

Does that sound surprising? Believe it or not, this study happened all the way back in 1995 and registered with the National Institutes of Health in 2005. The study was started to see if Delta 8 could reduce or stop nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Here’s a link to the abstract from the study. Note that the study was not finished. No word on why they were unable to finish the study. Oftentimes, these studies are halted because they don’t have enough test subjects or for a lack of funding. Here is the full clinical trial report.

Does Your CBD Store sell Delta 8 products?

Yes. We should have some of our new products in by mid March 2021. It’s a special blend of Delta 8 THC and CBD to produce a much smoother effect and enhance the potential health benefits.

Care to read more about Delta 8 and THC? Here are some links to get you started:

Will CBD Fail a Drug Test?

That’s a great question. It needs a thorough explanation for you to know exactly what you’re getting into when you choose to take CBD. Here are the main points:

  1. Field tests are not always accurate and therefore not totally reliable.
  2. Lab test results can be subjective.
  3. Isolate and broad spectrum CBD have NO THC in them.
  4. Full spectrum CBD has more than enough THC in it to fail a field test and a lab test.

Field Tests

These are typically used by police departments for drug tests. Typically, a specimen is added to the bottle and it is shaken. If it turns purple, that usually means bad news. If you fail one of these tests, it’s not the end of the world though. I recommend that you should always demand a full lab analysis if you fail a THC field test for any reason.

Lab Tests

CBD is not the same as THC, but an inexperienced lab tech, analyst, or doctor may fail a person who has no THC in their system. It’s best to demand a second lab test if you know you are clean of THC and it gets to this point. Arm yourself with good information. You will find more of that below.

Isolate and Broad Spectrum CBD

They should never fail a lab test that is analyzed correctly. These contain essentially no THC. If there is even the tiniest bit of residual THC left in them, it falls below the detectable limit. In short, the best labs in the country can’t find THC in isolates and broad spectrums. Here’s a sample lab report from the lab that we use: Sample lab report

If you prefer, you can download the whole file. Remember that it’s a sample. Every lab report is specific to each product.

Full Spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD has up to 0.3% THC in it. That’s certainly not enough to cause any sort of high, but it’s enough to trigger a field test or lab test. Avoid full spectrum if your employment is contingent upon passing a drug test.

If you are going to take CBD in any form, and you know that your employer does drug testing, what we recommend is to first print out a lab report of the product you plan to start using (you can ask us for any sample lab report). Take that printed report to your employer, tell them that you are looking into taking CBD and ask what would be their response if a drug test showed positive for a product that doesn’t produce a high. If possible, get their response in writing. You never know, you might get a very positive response.

Below is a typical graph from a lab test for CBD, THC, etc. Knowing this information can save you a world of hurt if a situation ever arises where you are drug tested. You may not know what it means, but a lab will. Notice the labels – CBDA, CBGA, etc. Note that the CBD labels are on different peaks than the THC labels. That is why CBD should not test positive for THC. Any lab / person who tests CBD as positive for THC is not doing their job well.

About Labor Unions

We’ve talked to people that are in labor unions about employer required drug tests. None of them are willing to print out the lab report and take it to their union. Unions appear to be very strict on the whole THC/CBD drug test thing. Which is odd, since neither of them is any more harmful than alcohol. Matter of fact, CBD is FAR LESS harmful than alcohol. So let’s talk about that for a minute.

CBD, Alcohol, and Toxicology

It’s widely studied and reported that alcohol harms both the brain and the liver. In contrast, we have not been able to find a study showing with conclusive realistic lab testing conditions that shows that CBD is harmful in any way. There are a few that state CBD is harmful, but those tests are skewed very badly. For instance, who injects 3000x the normal amount of CBD directly into a mouse’s brain? How is that realistic? Try the same test with something like sugar. I’m sure that would give bad results too. See a well written editorial on that test and how the FDA has handled it here:

Desperately Seeking Harm

I personally have been involved in an FDA sponsored liver toxicology study for CBD. Of course, I got to see my results from the study. The results?

Zero.

Nadda.

My blood work was completely clean. That’s after consuming 1000mg of CBD over 30 days. Now that is a real-life test. There were 839 test subjects involved. I’m sure that the FDA got a pretty good body of data on this study.

Update 3/24/2021: The results are now published. You can now view the results. If you’re not inclined to follow the link to read the study, here is a direct quote from it:

“Preliminary findings show no evidence of liver disease in the 839 participants and no increase in the prevalence of elevated liver function tests…”

Validcare Liver Toxicology Study

Potential Future for CBD

What do I think will come of the FDA study? Potentially, CBD will be approved as a nutritional supplement. There will likely also be a strict set of standards that CBD products will have to meet. Food grade standards. The good news is that our CBD products already meet or exceed food grade standards. On top of that, we are USDA certified 100% organic. Not to mention non-GMO, award winning, and the best quality we can get. We get the best for our customers – because we value them and they are the best.

CBD Near Me

Should I buy CBD near me? What are the advantages to buying locally versus buying online?

Ever have these questions rolling through your head? I hope to answer them for you.

Let’s start with the first question: Should I buy CBD near me?

In a word, yes. Not saying that buying CBD online is a bad idea. After all, we sell CBD online too. Buying online is convenient. Then you wait for your package to arrive… You can eliminate that wait by coming in to our local store!

The advantages of buying CBD near you are:

  • Personal consultation on CBD products.
  • Free samples! Yes, we have free samples at our store.
  • Meet the hemp growers at publicized events.
  • Enjoy the boutique aura of our store.
  • Get special unadvertised deals that are not available anywhere else.
  • You get the product in your hand right away.
  • You get information about upcoming new products and studies that are not yet published anywhere else.
  • Occasionally, we have giveaways – buy only for those who come into our store!

There you are. I think that may have answered your questions.

Have any new questions? You can submit them using the contact form on our about page. Thanks! We enjoy hearing from you.

Should I buy CBD on Amazon?

I would recommend that you do not buy CBD on Amazon.

I will explain my position.

​The CBD landscape on Amazon is more than a little complex. I’ll try to simplify it for you.

The first thing to know is that Amazon has a NO CBD policy. Follow that link and specifically check out item 9-i on that web page.

Secondly, I group Amazon sellers into 3 categories: Fakers, Takers, and Breakers.

  • Fakers: Typically Hemp seed oil marketed to copy CBD Hemp Oil products.​ Complete fakes. Saw one product claiming to be 30,000mg. I wonder if they even know how ridiculous that sounds. This is nothing more than preying on the ignorance of the shopper.
  • Takers: Supposed CBD products that actually have no CBD or less CBD than advertised.​​ Sadly, that’s not really a new story. Again, preying on the ignorance of the shopper.
  • Breakers: Those who sell genuine CBD products, but use creative verbiage such as “hemp supplement” to describe the product. Not really breaking any FDA rules, but still breaking the Amazon Seller policy and circumventing the NO CBD standard to make a buck.

We can see that buying CBD on Amazon is a gamble. You simply don’t know if you are getting a good product or not. The CBD landscape is complex enough without adding the Amazon confusion/deception to the mix. Let’s face it, if these companies are willing to lie to be on Amazon, what’s stopping them from lying to you about their products?

Now, if the product you find on Amazon actually does have CBD in it, there are several other factors to consider before buying it:

  1. Is it USDA certified organic?
  2. Is it non-GMO?
  3. Is it grown, processed, and manufactured in the USA?
    (Some CBD from foreign countries has been found to contain heavy metals.)
  4. Is it award winning?
  5. Is the amount of CBD in it as much as advertised?
  6. Is it vegan friendly?
  7. Is it tested for impurities by a 3rd party lab?
  8. What amount of impurities are in it?
    (Insecticides, herbicides, and heavy metals – if any.)
  9. How is the CBD processed? There are clean and unclean methods.
    (The current best method is super critical CO2 extraction.)
  10. Has it been made on the same equipment as peanuts and other nuts?
    (For those who have nut allergies.)

The good news is that Your CBD Store can answer all of these questions and more when it comes down to the products we sell. We do the analysis for you so you can simply relax and enjoy your CBD products. That is what we’re here for. We enjoy doing it for you. We want you to be fully educated so that you can make your own intelligent decision. You are worth every effort we make. You are simply that valuable to us.

Our products meet or exceed all of these criteria. If a product doesn’t, we won’t stock or sell it.


If you wish to order online, we have a few options for you:


Like to read more about CBD on Amazon? Here are a couple of links sharing the same type of information:

Washington Post – Amazon prohibits CBD sales…
CBD School – Buy CBD on Amazon? (The Truth Revealed)