Regulatory Frame Work
CanaBD’s mission is to create a regulated, safe and secure market place so our CBD consumers know they are getting only the highest- quality CBD products. As such, we have creates a regulatory framework to ensure all of our products are premium and superior as they meet the following requirements:
UK/US Grown under Strict Production & QA processes
The CBD industry in the UK is entirely built upon a raw ingredient produced elsewhere in Europe or further afield such as India, not one harvested domestically. This means that there is no supervision over how the crops are grown, the production processes or the assurance of the quality of CBD products created out of them. CanaBD promotes local produce and promotes only products that are produced under strict supervision and have passed quality assurance tests.
Since CBD is a product of hemp leaves and flowers, it should be a “natural” product by definition. However, some products include synthetic CBD oil – which is dangerous, because the effects of synthetic CBD have not been thoroughly researched. Natural CBD is known to be safe for therapeutic uses and has minimal side effects.
Organic CBD refers to CBD capsules and oil that is sourced from organically grown hemp plants. Organic hemp, in the US for instance, must meet a range of FDA criteria to be certified organic and isn’t as simple as just avoiding pesticides. Organic hemp must be grown in clean, healthy soil free of heavy metals and other toxins. . While healthy soil is essential for all plants, it’s especially crucial for hemp because hemp tends to absorb toxins from soil.
“Hemp” has generally been used to describe non-intoxicating Cannabis that is harvested for the industrial use of its derived products. “Hemp” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content, while “Marijuana” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC.
CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals from a plant. In the world of cannabis, the process pulls all of the essential cannabinoids, terpene oils and waxes out of the plant material. Although CO2 acts like a solvent it doesn’t have the same dangers and toxins associated with other solvents. Using CO2 as a solvent is a way create a pure, clean, quality oil which involves little to no post-processing.
3rd Party Lab Testing
Third-party testing helps CanaBD maintain partnerships with credible sources of CBD products through transparent, unbiased test results. When a CBD product undergoes third-party testing, a sample of the product is sent off to a private lab unaffiliated with the manufacturer or distributor. There, the product is tested for the presence of various cannabinoids, potency and chemicals. For more information on our lab testing click here.
Pesticides/ Herbicides Free & No Additives
“Organic” or “Natural” does not mean free of pesticides (substances against unwanted pests), herbicide (substances against unwanted plants) or additives. These are all dangerous substances that can be found in some CBD products. These chemicals are used to kill any insects or organisms that will be harmful to a plant. According to the Toxics Action Center, “Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.” It would be counter-productive to ingest a CBD product if it was contaminated with pesticides.