Hemp Oil Lab Testing Update
The hemp plant is where Sugar and Kush gets it’s pure CBD isolate from. Cannabidiol (CBD) grows in abundance in the flowers of hemp cultivars and hemp can be legally grown and cultivated as long as it has a THC concentration of .3% or less. Regulations for CBD products are still not complete, but it has always been apparent that part of the regulation requirements would be that all CBD gummies, oils, topicals and edibles be lab tested to provide customers with a clear understanding of the ingredients in any product.
Confidently knowing the concentration of CBD in any given product is paramount when it comes to administering a proper dose of CBD. It is important to be confident that the product you are purchasing, in fact, has CBD in it. You will also want to know what other cannabinoids are present, such as THC. People have failed CBD oil drug tests before not knowing that THC was present. A CBD 1000mg bottle of oil will typically come with a 1 ml dropper to accurately measure out a dose of CBD.
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Farmers growing hemp will see regulations come soon. One of the regulations from the USDA is going to be that all hemp crops be tested by labs that are registered with the DEA. However, the growth of the hemp industry is significant and farmers argued there were not enough labs to meet the demand for hemp derived products such as CBD oils and CBD edibles. The USDA has acknowledged the argument and postponed enforcing this new regulation for another year.
“We now better understand how the limited number of DEA-registered labs will hinder testing and better understand the associated costs with disposing of product that contains over 0.3% THC could make entering the hemp market too risky,” USDA wrote.
“We were able to reach an agreement (with DEA) that we are going to be able to provide some relief from the laboratory certification process for this crop year,” Greg Ibach, undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told members at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting this week in Arlington, Virginia.
“DEA will still expect states to work with their laboratories to try to achieve certification for the 2021 crop year,” he added.
We can only hope that regulations from the FDA will come soon for the CBD industry specifically. In the meantime, Sugar and Kush plans to follow all regulations that will be required even before the FDA begins to enforce them. We are only interested in offering the highest quality CBD edibles and oils on the market to our customers.
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