How safe us your CBD chocolate bar? Today I answer this question for you, in detail. To say that CBD is trending these days is an understatement. The cannabis industry is booming. People who would have never considered taking a cannabis-infused product are now looking at their options and even talking about their experiences openly.
What changed is the different experiences CBD offers when compared to marijuana. Cannabinol (CBD) is derived from the same plant species as marijuana, but CBD’s THC content is low, unlike the latter. This means that there is no risk of getting high nor risk of overdosing with CBD products.
Nevertheless, the cannabis industry is continually evolving, and products are still in their preliminary stages, which means that we must take extra care to ensure that the CBD products we buy are as safe as we expect them to be.
The many forms of CBD products
Variety is a crucial quality of the CBD industry. This natural compound comes in many forms, including oil tinctures, bath bombs, balms, vape liquids, and gummies. We love CBD edibles, for instance, and we also love that CBD has been infused with one of the most popular sugary treats out there — chocolate.
For first time users, opting for CBD-infused chocolate is a no brainer because it is easy to ingest, it is subtle, and can be taken anywhere. But before you go on a chocolate binge, you must ask yourself how safe your CBD chocolate bar is. The following are the ways you can determine the quality of the product you are about to purchase.
Mislabeling of THC levels
The low level of THC in CBD is why new users are flocking towards these cannabis-infused products, but your chocolate bar may have been mislabeled. A CBD chocolate bar could have more THC content than the amount indicated on the label.
Experts have warned about the complicated process of infusing CBD with chocolate because it has an enormous fat content, which may inhibit the manufacturer from properly determining the THC level. The result is one of mislabeling as well as incorrect-dosing, leading the user to become unintentionally high.
Therefore, you must check the lab test results of the chocolate bar before you purchase the product. Usually, these results can be accessed through a QR code found on the product. Professional brands will go a step further than this by providing third-party lab results of the work. This means that the people doing the testing will not have anything to do with making the product for a more objective result.
If the results are unclear or nowhere to be found, you may wish to opt for another brand. You can also try the product and start slow with a low dose. Experts recommend that you wait at least two hours between each bite to have enough time to observe how the product is affecting you.
Organic vs. non-organic
The word organic has been thrown around for the last couple of years, and it is often associated with people who can afford to splurge on organic products rather than non-organic ones. But the truth is that organic food is always better than the non-organic kind, and the same goes for CBD.
When it is being cultivated, CBD will absorb anything it is given, and these compounds or chemicals will then end up in your body. So the question is, do you want to give your body CBD that has absorbed plenty of harmful toxins and chemicals, or do you prefer a compound that is living up to its ‘natural’ status?
Your CBD-infused chocolate bar will be of a higher quality if it is organic because it will contain none of the unnecessary toxins and chemicals that will only bring more harm to your body. Accordingly, when you are shopping for CBD edibles, look for the organic kind and make sure the manufacturer has the right certification that proves the cultivation is up to par.
The level of safety when buying your CBD chocolate
Not long ago, weed was something people bought discreetly in a dark alley somewhere, but nowadays, there are countless online and brick and mortar stores displaying their CBD collections. If you are purchasing CBD products with less than 0.3 percent THC, then there should no cause for alarm. CBD is legal in all US states and some other countries as well.
So you should have no fears about buying your CBD chocolate bar if it has a clear label stating that it contains less than 0.3 percent THC. You can even travel safely within the US with such products. You will need to have the lab results readily available in case you are asked questions, but other than that, CBD edibles should not get you in trouble when they have a low THC level.
When you think about it, your CBD chocolate looks pretty safe when its ingredients are clearly stated. However, if you are taking other medication, it is best to consult your doctor to ensure that it is safe to combine with CBD. This natural compound can block the work of certain medicines and cause more harm than good, so be sure to check if it is safe before you start taking CBD.
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