While many people say they buy their CBD oil on Amazon… what they probably don’t realize is that they may not be getting any actual CBD at all.
According to Amazon’s own policy, CBD products are prohibited on their platform. So why then, if you search for CBD oil on Amazon, you’ll see thousands of products listed? Upon closer look, you’ll notice they’re all labeled “hemp oil” or “hemp extract” or something similarly vague.
What is Hemp Oil?
These “hemp oil” products are most likely made from hemp seed oil. While Hemp seed oil has many benefits, it does not contain any significant amounts of CBD. They will not list “CBD” on the label, nor will they list any amount of actual CBD contents.
While some companies may have decided to strip their label of mentioning “CBD” in order to get listed on Amazon, and the products may in fact contain some CBD… you won’t know how much, if any, it actually contains.
Unfortunately, by Amazon allowing these search results to be associated with CBD, we feel it is very misleading and is compromising the safety of consumers as well as wasting their money!
What’s Wrong With Amazon and Why Won’t They Allow CBD Oil Products?
Nothing is wrong with Amazon… We love Amazon! Our family receives packages almost daily on our doorstep from Amazon… sometimes we forget what we ordered so it feels like Christmas every day!
Why else do we love Amazon? Like most people do, whenever we’re out shopping for a product in the real world, we often pull out our phones and check it on Amazon, both for price competitiveness and also to read the reviews.
When it comes to CBD though…Amazon has a strict stance against it. Even though CBD derived from hemp is federally legal according to the 2018 US Farm Bill as long it contains less than 0.3% THC, Amazon has taken the position to ban all cannabis derived products due to the unregulated nature of the industry.
We completely understand their decision and their need to avoid the risk of some sellers not complying with the farm bill regulations. Amazon has no way of fully ensuring that the CBD products have less than 0.3% THC.
Lastly, Amazon is a global company, and with cannabis laws still in flux in many parts of the world, and even varying from state to state in the US, it would be too difficult for them to navigate the legal and political waters around cannabis derived products at this time.
So, Should You Buy CBD Oil on Amazon?
While there may be some legitimate CBD oil products on Amazon, you really don’t know what you’re getting so we would highly advise against purchasing CBD oil on Amazon until they have a process of vetting manufacturers and making sure the products are in compliance with all the legal restrictions around CBD.
Where Should You Buy CBD oil?
Aside from Amazon, please do not buy CBD oil from your local vape shop or gas station!
Unfortunately, due the lack of FDA regulation on CBD, there is a lot of misinformation out there as well as a lot of junk products… so doing your due diligence is important.
To purchase high quality CBD products, you need to find a reputable company who can provide 3rd party lab tests to verify the potency and safety of their products. Also, look for actual contents of CBD (cannabidiol) on the package as well as in the ingredients panel that specifies the “per serving” amount. You should also seek companies that create CBD using organically grown hemp in the USA and who use CO2 extraction process.
Tessera Naturals is excited about this movement and is committed to bringing the highest quality broad spectrum CBD oil to the market. We will always maintain transparency and service first. We also want to ensure the safety of our customers and want to do our part to help you on your journey of health and wellness for life.
If you’re interested in trying CBD for the first time and not sure where to buy it or what to look for, read out Beginner’s Guide to CBD.
- Amazon’s policy prohibits CBD products on their platform.
- While there are many “hemp oil” products listed on Amazon, they may not contain much, if any CBD.
- Research is key when purchasing high quality CBD oil from a reputable source.
- Look for organically grown hemp, CO2 extraction process and 3rd party lab tests to verify the CBD contents listed in the product.