Important Considerations When Buying CBD

When buying CBD oil for the first time and comparing different products, here are a few variables to keep in mind:

What is your CBD budget?

As noted in the previous section, CBD oil prices vary significantly by brand. The best practice for most is to determine a per-milligram budget for CBD oil, as well as a maximum price for the entire bottle. For example, you might decide that 10 cents per milligram or less is a reasonable budget; and that $45 (for a 450-mg concentration, based on the budget) is a maximum bottle price. Also, if ordering online, be sure to include potential shipping costs.

How much do you weigh?

Weight plays a role in the effects of CBD oil, and bottle size should be selected based on how much you weigh. Let’s say you weigh less than 130 pounds and desire light CBD oil effects; this means that 11 mg or less will probably suffice per dose, giving roughly 40 doses from a 450-mg concentration. If you weigh more than 230 pounds and desire strong effects, then this same concentration will supply roughly 10 doses.

Do you have a job with drug testing?

If the answer is yes, then full spectrum CBD oils may not be a feasible option due to their THC content; although these oils contain trace amounts of THC, this may lead to a failed drug test. Crystalline isolate oils, on the other hand, contain no THC and will not compromise drug tests in any way.

Do you take prescription medication?

If yes, please be aware of the counteractive effects CBD oils can have on the liver’s ability to process different types of medication.

In which state do you currently reside?

Because marijuana- and hemp-based CBD oils are regulated to some extent in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it’s important to consider state laws when comparing different CBD oil options. Also, state residence may indicate that fewer buying locations are available.

Third-party testing?

Third-party testing information is vital for consumers; any CBD oils that do not supply these details should be avoided. Lab results are not as crucial but may indicate a higher-quality product if they are included.