Nearly 64 million Americans are using CBD for ailments ranging from chronic pain and anxiety to seizure disorders and cancer. However, when a purity lab tested 240 top selling CBD products, 70% were found "highly contaminated" with heavy metals like lead, arsenic, herbicides, pesticides, BPA, toxic mold, and more! While many search for and use CBD as a means of effectively treating a variety of ailments, the lack of regulation in this industry means that many people do not understand where their CBD comes from, what it contains, how it is processed and why those details should matter.
Most of the problems with the CBD industry today are caused by one thing: a lack of safety regulations. Usually, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and cosmetics. Even though CBD is readily used in all of these forms and products, CBD it is not regulated by the FDA.
The 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (also known as the Farm Bill) permitted farmers in 46 of the United States to grow hemp which contains less than .3% of THC. While this lets Americans have greater access to the healing benefits of CBD like never before, there has been no corresponding update in the safety regulations for the consumption of CBD in America. This means there are no standards of purity for CBD products; that is a big problem considering 70% of the top CBD products were found "highly contaminated" in a study by a purity lab.
There are many CBD products on the market today, but the average consumer is still unable to determine if their CBD products are safe, or if they contain only CBD, let alone where or how the CBD is cultivated. The lack of regulation and knowledge has a huge effect on the purity and efficacy of CBD products, but sadly, many CBD producers either do not know or do not care.
Since there are no applicable regulations, CBD producers are left to regulate themselves. At CannaServe, we only partner with those brands, which we confirm have the most stringent standards of CBD production – American family-farmers who grow CBD organically and process it themselves into CBD products with full accountability and transparency.