There has been an intense CBD craze in the United States since the federal government broadly legalized the cannabinoid in the 2018 Farm Bill.
- I see it in gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, and some medical offices.
It typically pains myself and others when I see it being sold at egregious prices. First of all, you’re paying for basic CBD isolate regardless of where you actually go. The quality is based on how well it was extracted and processed, with lab diagnosed products being harder to find in local stores. A lot of the junk you see in smoke shops and gas stations could have been grown using harmful pesticides that are often leftover in the product you purchase. If it’s hemp flower products, the chance of direct pesticide exposure is even higher. Extractors can dilute away contaminants in some cases, however you can’t do the same thing with hemp flower buds. Even if you get your CBD products from a medical marijuana dispensary that lab tests all of its products, you’re actually paying too much money. There are amazing hemp flower growers out west who sell their products on the internet. You can find fresh harvests and great products at much lower prices than what you’re bound to encounter at any random medical marijuana store. There are some websites that will sell you a pound of hemp flower buds for under $200 sometimes, and some of the buds are cold with CBD trichomes. I have started using CBD products in conjunction with high THC products to great personal effects. It helps considerably if I can use the several together instead of individually as I get a nice synergistic effect.