SAN ANTONIO – CBD oil, also known as cannabinoid oil, is derived from substances extracted from the hemp plant. From 1 January 2019, it is legal to sell CBD oil with THC, but it has up to 0.3% or less.
CBD oil is sought, invoiced as a panacea for common illnesses such as pain, inflammation and anxiety.
"Well, this takes the edge," said CBD consumer Todd Hargroder. "I mean, it helps with nervous pain for me."
At 52, Hargrender spent more than half of his life in a wheelchair after a 1986 motorcycle crash
"I jumped a jump," said Harrogroth. "I went through the bars and this resulted in damage to the spinal cord of S56.
"I think for ordinary one has a lot of uncertainty as far as pure
Pesticides, residual solvents and heavy metals are all contaminants. The researcher of Steve Hill Lab, Caleb King has found in various laboratory tests over the last few years.
We bought five brands of CBD tincture the same strength, 250 milligrams per bottle, and sent them to Steep Hill Laboratory in Berkeley, California.
One by one they were tested for efficacy, pesticides, THC and the number of cannabinoids.
Only 2 of 5 products tested exactly as labeled: Hemplucid and Hometown,
The widely used KOI brand is THC and the pesticide is free as advertised but does not reach the level of action (195 mg instead of 250 mg).
In response, KOI writes, "For a specific performance analysis, our laboratory collects a sample size that is a 10X industry standard, thus being a more representative sample, without knowing the exact analytical methodologies, standards, and tools used, it is difficult to determine where and why changes occurred
Remedy, the local white label label Botanical Shoppe, tested as a label, 250 mg, free and pesticide-free THC, but it is worth noting that on bottles "1965002] However, our test results revealed only one cannabinoid than the CBD
" As a consumer, I would have wanted more cannabinoids there, "King said. "If they say a full spectrum, I would like to see small amounts of CBD, CBDA, the sour forms I mentioned, and I would also like to see CBN there."
In response, Botpean Shoppe, which manufactures Remedy, said they did not have a laboratory report contradicting the Steephill Lab report, but plans to start testing in April.
The company has also decided to remove the "full spectrum" formulation in future oil batches
The latest News 4 sample was tested, Veritas Farms, had minimal amounts of 2 different pesticides, but was still considered to be a pass, according to the state of California. traces of THC (.01%), although the company's certificate of analysis shows that there should be no THC.
The bottle says nothing about THC, but it says full spectrum.
 The CEO of Veritas Farms said that full-scale labeling suggests that THC will be included, although the full spectrum definition is not within the industry.
The bottle says nothing about THC, but says, "All Spectrum." Some people may not want to swallow even a small amount of a psychoactive drug, King said. "Some people have THC sensitivity at very low concentrations and can cause side effects."
Although it is legal to take small amounts of THC, it can cause you to suffer at work. the amount of THC may appear on a drug test and there are many factors that are involved such as leakage of time and type of sample, whether it is urine, blood or hair.
There has been a CBD recall due to pesticides and defective laboratory practices over the past year, but not the tested brands News 4.
Counterfeit and synthetic products are also a cause for concern.
He also recommends asking for a certificate of analysis or a laboratory batch report for each bottle you buy.
All brands we tested ranged from $ 40 to $ 50 for 30 ml bottles
** * KOI has sent this statement in response to our test results:
Understanding the accuracy and validity of test results is important for the quality control process of cannabis produced.For the federal ban on use of cannabis, the specific provisions for cannabis bis and the lack of standardization between analytical methodologies, the differences between the results of the laboratory tests are a challenge for the manufacturers of the products It is important that the manufacturers are associated with fully accredited and state licensed testing laboratories
Our laboratory is fully accredited ISO / IEC by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. This third-party accreditation body works outside the scope of cannabis accredited laboratories from the pharmaceutical to food safety. We are accredited in all the tests required by the state of California: Cannabinoid Potential Analysis
– Interpolar Analysis
In addition to the standards dictated by our Perry Johnson ISO / IEC accreditation, our standards come from the American Pharmacopoeia and the Cannabis Control Bureau. By the BCC rules, we participate in a professional training test for all third-party analyzes (Emerald Test by Emerald Scientific). We have Emerald Badges for every test of accuracy and precision in our results.
For a specific efficacy analysis, our lab collects a sample size that is 10 times higher than the industry standard in California, thus making it a more representative sample. When we collect samples for testing, we do this by gradually establishing the size of the final batch, resulting in a more representative sample.
Without knowing the exact analytical methodologies, protocols, standards, and tools used, it is difficult to determine where and why the change took place.
*** DECISION MANUFACTURER, Botanical Shoppe sent this statement in response to our results:
We can understand possible confusion with full spectrum or wide range. On our THC free line, with THC (.3%), we change the wording of the label based on the possibility of confusion, although the full spectrum has been approved by our extractor. Thank you for your constructive criticism as we strive to be the most transparent and reliable CBD source.
With CBD stores and traders appearing around the city, we are grateful that News 4 decided to conduct testing and investigative journalism. The industry at present, in general, is an unregulated wild west.
The CBD is sold at petrol stations, shops, major stores and other retail locations as a supplement to their current business, with no retailers' due diligence on products and / or education. Botanical Shoppe boasts a third-party certificate for all of our CBD consultants to ensure the right information for our valued customers. In addition, Botanical Shoppe is the first to provide laboratory reports published online and in stores. We value transparency and value feedback to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. However, Botanical Shoppe is always trying to improve the process of keeping experts in the fast growing industry. For example, our third-party tests are in line with your findings, but there are 400 cannabinoids found in food grade hemp (not industrial hemp) and both tests only test for 12 cannabinoids. Beginning in April, our new independent laboratory with their own test process will begin testing for all cannabinoids in our patented food grade hemp strain, REMEDY. We are excited to be the first Texas company to offer in-depth testing and we will provide News 4 testing on receipt.
*** A VERITAS FARMS Executive explained that the COA (Certificate of Analysis) shows 0% of this specific batch of CBD oil, which is unusual, because it usually has THC in all of its CBD oils.
He does not say THC on the bottle, but he says it's a full spectrum.
The company also added that all of their oils are full spectrum, which means they include different cannabinoids, including THC.
They explained that the Colorado lab differs slightly from the California lab at detection thresholds that could explain why a laboratory result is 0% THC and the other is .01% THC.
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