Blog post: CBD Potency

Over the last several years, Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity. Theorized to be a potent remedy for a host of issues such as epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, CBD has quickly become the go-to additive to a number of consumer goods. CBD-containing teas, gummies, creams and oils are now a common sight at your local Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and pretty much everywhere else.

Despite this omnipresence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved one CBD-containing product: a prescription drug that treats epilepsy. Due to the lack of enforced regulation and oversight, retailers have been selling products that do not contain the levels of CBD that they advertise. For instance, a 2017 analysis of CBD content in oil, tincture or liquid vape products purchased online in the United States showed that 69% were mislabeled, with 43% having higher and 26% having lower content than stated on product labels. So how can consumers safely guarantee that they’re getting what they pay for?

SLGi’s new CBD Potency test kit can help! Consumers can rest easy by testing their CBD products such as gummies, creams, capsules and oils to ensure they are at their expected concentrations of CBD and THC. Our kits are simple to use, and come complete with shipping back to our lab, and analysis cost. Check out our store now for more info!

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12/26/2019

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