Half of CBD Products Contain THC

Although the popularity of CBD oil continues to surge, there’s a lot we still don’t know about CBD. As concerns continue to rise, the FDA conducted a sampling study of the current CBD marketplace to determine the extent to which products are mislabeled or adulterated, according to a report.

The FDA gathered a list of 500 CBD and hemp products sold online. The FDA eventually tested 147 of these for 11 cannabinoids, including CBD and THC.

Two products didn’t contain any CBD at all, even though the label claimed it did. 102 products listed a specific amount of CBD in the product, but only 45% of these contained CBD within 20% of the amount indicated. 

The study also tested CBD and THC concentrations in the food and beverage industry: edibles, beverages, and gummy items. These products generally tested in line with the overall results of the study.

As for THC, the study found that 49% of products contained more THC than the limit of quantification (LOQ). At least one product contained enough THC to cause physical effects.

The FDA concluded that more testing was needed, as the study was too small a sampling to draw any conclusions about the CBD market. However, other authorities say the study is evidence that firm regulations are needed.

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