Have you ever wondered why that budtender told you CBD products sold at a non-licensed dispensary are NOT beneficial for you? It’s not because they wanted you to give them your money instead of handing it over to an online CBD shop. It’s because budtenders take marijuana and health seriously.
The budtenders that you’ll meet when you come into Foothill Wellness want you to buy the right product to help you feel better. They know a thing or two about CBD, THC, hemp, marijuana, and all the ways companies try to steer consumers into purchasing that might not help at all.
So, if you’re wondering if it’s okay to purchase CBD products sold at a non-licensed dispensary, keep reading and you’ll understand why it’s NOT.
Why Should You Buy Marijuana CBD at a Licensed Dispensary?
First of all, not all CBD is created equally. The CBD that you’ll find at non-licensed dispensaries is likely hemp CBD, which doesn’t offer the health benefits that marijuana CBD does.
Hemp CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is a species of Cannabis sativa L. as is marijuana. Yet, hemp CBD products are solely that - CBD. They don’t include THC (at least not in any notable amount). THC is only found in marijuana CBD, and it’s this cannabinoid that offers upgraded benefits to your health.
Marijuana CBD in combination with THC provides an entourage effect that works synergistically to help with:
And many other ailments
What are the Quality Standards of CBD Products from a Non-Licensed Dispensary?
Let’s just say that there aren’t any quality control standards when you purchase CBD products from a non-licensed dispensary. With products not FDA approved, you really don’t know what you are consuming from all of these ‘hemp’ brands.There’s no way to know if the product contains high-quality CBD, or if it was made with harmful chemicals or toxins.
All products that are sold at licensed cannabis dispensaries come with COA’s (Certificate of Analysis) which means all products are tested for potency, mercury, lead, pesticides, etc. With proper analysis, you can tell the potency of CBD which means you will know the recommended dosages. Without COA’s, the dosages and the labels can be inaccurate.
What are the Concentrations in CBD Products from a Non-Licensed Dispensary?
Again, who knows. You can’t be completely sure about the concentrations in CBD concentrates, edibles, or tinctures from a non-licensed dispensary. Lab testing determines and verifies the concentrations in the products sold at a licensed dispensary. If you buy from a non-licensed retailer, you simply don’t know what you’re getting.
If you want to talk more with our budtenders about the benefits of marijuana CBD, come see us. We’re happy to discuss our products and help you on your path to wellness.