CBD, or cannabidiol, has become incredibly popular across the United States – including here in Virginia. Preliminary research has shown a lot of benefits associated with CBD, from improved sleep to reduced anxiety. But because CBD isn’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it can be hard to know where to get a CBD product that is safe, high-quality, and effective.
Far too many companies have taken advantage of this lack of regulation to sell scam CBD products. This can make it incredibly difficult for the average consumer to buy CBD with confidence. Spending some time learning about CBD can make it far easier, allowing you to choose a product that you can trust.
Green Wellness Life offers a full range of CBD products, from tinctures to topicals to edibles. All of our products are independently tested, and are made from industrial hemp. If you’re curious about CBD, we’ll help you figure out what is right for you – and even teach you how to buy high quality CBD.
Why Should I Try CBD?
CBD is one of dozens of naturally-occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids. In the United States, most CBD products are made from hemp, which is a species of cannabis. This means that CBD products are generally legal, and that they contain little to no THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana).
Our bodies contain a complex cell-signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance, in our bodies. It has been linked to a number of processes in our bodies, including sleep, muscle formation, metabolism, chronic pain, learning and memory, mood, and motor control.
Scientists believe that CBD interacts with the ECS, although the exact mechanism isn’t clear. However, scientific research has demonstrated that CBD may be helpful for:
Of course, the research on CBD is still emerging. If you think that you may benefit from taking CBD, consult with your doctor. They will be able to talk you through the possible benefits of taking CBD, any possible interactions with drugs that you may be taking, and the appropriate serving size for your needs.
Is CBD Oil Legal In Virginia?
CBD oil is available for sale in Virginia and completely legal to buy with one stipulation. CBD oil sold in Virginia must be produced from plants that meet the required federal limits on THC content. CBD oil must contain .3% THC or less. Reputable CBD product manufacturers post their lab results, which display the amount of THC content. You can view the lab results for the product you’re purchasing to verify that you’re purchasing a legal product.
How to Buy the Best CBD in Virginia
Whether you typically shop online or in-person, you have probably seen CBD products. Since the production of hemp was legalized in 2018, CBD products are carried almost everywhere – at grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores, and even gas stations. Throughout Virginia, a range of stores carry CBD products – but many of these stores are not the best places to buy CBD.
When you take a supplement, medication, or other product, you want to know what you’re taking, and whether it is safe. Purchasing CBD at a gas station or grocery store can be risky, because there isn’t an easy way to make sure that the product contains what it promises. It isn’t unusual, for example, for a CBD product to claim that it contains a certain amount of CBD per serving or in the whole container – when it actually contains no CBD at all.
At the same time, you want to make sure that what you are taking doesn’t contain anything that you don’t want. CBD is extracted in a variety of ways, and some of those processes may leave impurities. When you purchase CBD, you will want some reassurance that it only has what you want — and not any byproducts from processing or more THC than you anticipated.
So how can you make sure that you are only buying high-quality CBD? The best way is to only purchase CBD products that have been independently tested by a third party laboratory. These results should be available online, and should list (1) method of extraction; (2) CBD levels; (3) THC levels; and (4) the presence of any contaminants.
This may seem like a lot of work, but remember: the FDA does not regulate CBD products. The only way that you can know for sure that you are getting what you pay for is if you review the lab results. Green Wellness Life includes a link to each product’s lab results on our product pages. Shopping online allows you to take the time to review lab results, and simultaneously research key terms so that you know exactly what to look for (and what to avoid).
When browsing CBD products, you should also be wary of any product or company that makes big claims about what their CBD can do. Keep in mind that the research on CBD is still in its early stages. While there are lots of potential benefits associated with CBD, we have a lot to learn about how it works and what it can do. Any company that makes incredible claims without citing research is probably not reputable.
Buying High Quality CBD Online
If you have decided to try out CBD for yourself, the next step is to choose a product that will work for your needs. This can be daunting, especially if you are new to the world of CBD. At Green Wellness Life, our team is here to help you buy CBD in Virginia. You can shop from the comfort of your own home using our online CBD shop.
While we aren’t doctors and cannot diagnose or treat any condition, we can offer you our experience and insight into CBD – along with the latest research. Our family-owned company only sells CBD products that have been independently tested for quality and safety. We only offer CBD products that have been made from industrial hemp (containing .3% THC or less).
If you’re ready to buy, we would be happy to help you find a CBD product that meets your unique needs. You can contact us between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST at 888-772-7875, press the live chat button, or fill out our online contact form at any time.