Scam: CBD percentage on labels
Miyako KURODA, CEO of CBD California Trading Company is speaking today about scam with CBD products, as it is a real problem I think people should be aware of before buying CBD products.
Indeed, since the time that CBD was first introduced to the market in the United States, I have read in books and websites that research shows that the majority of CBD products on the market are not measured in the correct percentages (%).
And I feel that this is still one of the challenges we face even now.
The CBD market is going to get bigger and bigger around the world in 2022, but I assume that the more CBD products there are on the market, the more label fraud there will be.
I was reminded of this this morning when I read an article by Jennifer Chesack…
She is a medical journalist and writing instructor for several national publications.
In the United States, CBD products with the correct label come with a COA.
This means that it has been third-party tested by an outside lab (called a third party lab) that has no stake in the product.
You may access the COA while shopping by scanning the QR code on the product with your smart phone.
First, double-check that the CBD and THC concentrations on the COA match what is listed on the product label.
(At a drugstore in Los Angeles)
One massive study found that only about 31% of CBD products are accurately labeled.
And in another recent analysis I read, I found that for 84 CBD products sold online, researchers found that about 69% of them had lower or higher concentrations of CBD than stated.
As a Japanese person I was really shocked because such a gap in results could not be tolerated here in Japan.
Therefore, now I can understand why the “Made in Japan” is so popular around the world.
Japanese manufacturing plants are reputed to be very accurate for production and also safe.
And when I go out of Japan, I am aware of how wonderful Japan is for that.
Sometimes I think that food quality control (FDA) in the US is more stringent than in Japan.
In fact, sometimes it seems that the FDA is so strict that the percentage of CBD on the label is not even close to what it should be, or somehow it is too high.
A study made by 3News stated that 65% of CBD products contain less CBD than the actual label.
At any rate, the results of the survey of CBD products in the US show that very few of them have accurate numbers on the label.
Still, there are no laboratories in Japan that can measure the concentration of CBD or THC.
If you want to make it, you will have to go to a laboratory in the US.
However, the cost for traveling to the US only for making a test is just too expensive right?
So I personally think that Japan should create such a kind of laboratory for the CBD business in the future…
And it would be great also to find more easily high quality CBD products…
Indeed, in Los Angeles, there are drugstores, convenience stores, gas stations, supermarkets, and CBD specialty stores in every area of the city, making it easy for consumers to buy CBD at any time.
And it makes CBD gradually popular and used by more and more people.
For example, I believe that Bath Bomb would be a great seller if it were available in Japan.
In reality, bath CBD products are not so common in Japan yet, so I think it would be a good idea for Japanese people who like to take a relaxing bath in the bathroom to try it.
So I really would like to see a laboratory in Japan that can measure CBD and THC in the near future, with the expectation that in a few years we will be able to find many safe and high quality CBD products in drugstores or convenience stores all over the country of the rising sun.
In the meantime, CBD California Trading Company is currently working with a US laboratory to measure CBD and THC on our behalf.
So as usual, if you would like to know more about it, feel free to visit our website for the details.
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