Buyer Beware: CBD is everywhere, but what are you really getting? – Texarkana Gazette

If you read the Thursday edition of the Texarkana Gazette, then you might have been a bit disturbed by an article by reporter Karl Richter — especially if you are one of the millions of Americans who regularly use Cannabidiol, better-known as CBD.

CBD is a cannabis extract that has soared in popularity over the past few years. Since it doesn’t contain THC — the high-inducing property in marijuana — it is legal under federal law.

Proponents say it has numerous — often tremendous — health benefits. The science isn’t quite so settled.

But what are you getting when you buy CBD?

Thursday’s article pointed out that a 2017 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found 26 of 84 CBD products purchased online contained the advertised amount of CBD. Some had illegal THC. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found similar results when testing CBD products.

Whether to use CBD is a personal decision. But be very careful what you are buying and putting into your body. The market is still young and there are a lot of fly-by-night operators looking for a quick buck. Do your homework as it is definitely a „buyer beware” situation.

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