Cannabinoid concentration, potency, and terpene levels: A JAMA study found that almost 70% of CBD products are mislabeled. Significantly more CBD vapes were mislabeled than CBD oil in this study. Regardless, it’s important to check lab results to verify the products you are buying were tested to validate levels of CBD, THC, and other active compounds like terpenes. More recent news has shown counterfeit products are a problem.
CRYSTALS — This is typically 99.5% pure, and may be the most desirable method of obtaining the best cannabinoid. As in wax, crystals are a solid or powder containing a generous level of benefit. These crystals can be added to drink or food, vaporized or smoked, or simply taken orally. The concentration is such that the benefits are consequential to address health issues.
Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.