What's in Your CBD? - CBS This Morning

What’s in Your CBD? – CBS This Morning

CBD products can be found seemingly everywhere these days, from grocery stores, to coffee shops and gas stations. But can you trust that what’s on the label is really what’s in the bottle?

Recently, CBS News partnered with Mile High Labs to test nine CBD oil samples purchased from around the country. Senior lab associate, Joshua Cogell checked the samples for cannabinoid potency, as well as impurities like pesticides and heavy metals.

The Good

None of the samples tested had pesticides or heavy metals above federal standards
The THC levels were all within federal guidelines

The Bad

Two samples had only 60 to 80% of the advertised CBD
One sample had 10% more CBD than advertised
Another sample was way over with 210% of the CBD advertised

The Good

None of the samples tested had pesticides or heavy metals above federal standards

The THC levels were all within federal guidelines

The Bad

Two samples had only 60 to 80% of the advertised CBD

One sample had 10% more CBD than advertised

Another sample was way over with 210% of the CBD advertised

“Right now, there’s no one enforcing any of those things,” said Stephen Mueller, CEO and founder of Mile High Labs. “It’s sort of up to the companies to do it themselves.”

Quality, Consistency, Compliance

How can you guarantee that what you see is what you get? Without wide federal oversight, there is currently no way of really knowing what’s inside your CBD (aside from testing it). That’s why it’s essential to ask questions.

Where does the CBD come from? Is it tested for heavy metals and pesticides? What does the manufacturer do to ensure the accuracy of their labels? Until regulations are in place, consumers must understand that not all CBD is created equally.

When in doubt, look for brands that source Mile High Labs ingredients. In the meantime, we will continue to work with our partners to shed light on the CBD industry while advocating for both consumers and manufacturers.

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