The fast-growing market for cannabidiol (CBD) products is largely unregulated, and not all products may be safe. These steps can help you protect yourself:
- Try to buy CBD from a licensed dispensary if one is available in your state. These establishments, which also sell marijuana, are required to label CBD amounts in their products.
- Buy products that list the amount of CBD per dose.
- CBD oil is often labeled as hemp oil, but don’t buy hemp seed oil—it contains little or no CBD.
- Read the ingredients list. Some CBD products contain ingredients you may want to avoid, such as artificial flavorings and corn syrup.
This content first appeared in the March 2020 issue of UC Berkeley Health After 50.
Published March 17, 2020