Anyone looking to buy authentic CBD oil should go through a company that has its own store. Although shopping on Amazon is convenient – and it’s hard to ignore the quick delivery times (especially on Amazon Prime) – buying CBD on the platform is risky. There are far too many questions unanswered, and it’s highly likely that buying CBD oil on Amazon will result in you getting a hemp oil that’s been made from hemp seeds – not an authentic CBD oil that’s been properly made from the aerial parts (leaves and flowers) of the plant.
Another thing to consider is that some of the hemp products on Amazon could be harmful to users because of lack of manufacturing standards. For example, non-laboratory tested products could contain things like toxins, chemicals, pesticides, and/or heavy metals.
This is because hemp oil products are made from the seeds of hemp, and often contain no CBD at all. Authentic cannabidiol (CBD) products, on the other hand, are sourced from the leaves and flowers of hemp and retain a large percentage of the plant’s active compounds.
So. Where to Buy CBD Oil if Not Amazon?
Of course, that’s not to say there is still any question over the legality of CBD. Hemp-derived CBD products are perfectly legal and available thorughout the USA, as long as they are made and manufactured according to appropriate standards and regulations.
If you want a product that works and is safe, choose a reputable brand – like us here at PureKana. We offer the market’s highest-quality CBD made right here in the United States. Once harvested, the hemp we use is carefully processed and undergoes extraction and strict quality testing. The end result is authentic, CBD-rich hemp oil infused with the highest quality MCT oil for maximum bioavailability.
There is still a lot of confusion about the explicit legality of CBD and CBD products. While the 2018 Farm Bill did indeed legalize hemp – which is what most CBD products are made from – it did not in fact say anything specifically about CBD. In other words, it seems Amazon is only partaking in the sale of explicitly legal products – i.e. “hemp” products – that the federal government has approved.
When you search for CBD oil on Amazon, you’ll notice you find a string of products labeled as “hemp oil,” “hemp extract,” or “hemp oil extract.” Though most CBD oils are indeed made from hemp, there is a big difference between an authentic CBD oil – like the ones we make here at PureKana – and a “hemp oil.”
Meanwhile, hemp suffered the consequences. Hemp is a different variety of the cannabis plant. This version doesn’t get you high because it only has trace amounts of the cannabinoid THC. However, hemp does contain cannabinoids that may promote overall wellness, such as CBD.
While buying hemp oil extract may seem like a brilliant workaround, it also opens the door for fraud. With no one regulating the product, how do you really know you are getting an item rich with cannabinoids? You are taking a gamble — and at the prices some of these oils are being listed at on Amazon, it’s a pricey gamble to take.
If CBD Oil Doesn’t Get You High, Why Won’t Amazon Sell it?
Amazon has a strict policy on what can be sold through its online retail platform. Unfortunately, this information is not privy to the general public. To see the exact list of what’s allowed to be sold on Amazon, you must have an approved Seller’s Account.
Amazon goes into expanded detail, outlining what they mean by controlled substances: “Controlled substances are drugs that are illegal, such as cocaine or heroin. Products used with controlled substances may be considered drug paraphernalia…Drug listings must not be for controlled substances or products containing controlled substances, such as products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a Schedule I Controlled Substance.”
If you were to type in the following phrases, you will get a list of products that actually might carry some cannabinoids in them.