Mixed bag of results: What’s really in your CBD products? – KOAT New Mexico

CBD products are big right now and are being sold everywhere. Creams, oils, even candy that promise to heal your ailments. We found products being sold in New Mexico that don’t have the amount of CBD advertised.Anchor Royale Da shows you the test results and explains what you need to know when buying one of these products.She went to Scepter Lab in Santa Fe, where they test cannabis products, including things made with CBD. Da went shopping all over the metro and asked the lab to test creams, oils and candies to see if the amount of CBD on the label was right. There was a mixed bag of results. First up, a CBD lemongrass cream.A lot of people are using them for pain and aches. “That one, the label says it has 100 milligrams of CBD, but it only tested out at having 60 milligrams of CBD. So, it is quite lower,” Jill Browning with Scepter Lab said. Next, was CBD Shea Butter. “That is advertised as 65 milligrams of CBD and it contained 50 milligrams of CBD. So, it’s really close,” Browning said.Browning said that’s pretty good. The industry standard allows for a 20% deviation. Next, CBD drops. They cost almost $60 and didn’t test so well. “That one advertises 1,000 milligrams of CBD and we found 378 milligrams of CBD. Quite a bit lower than the advertised amount,” Browning said. Then, there was a different bottle of CBD drops, which cost about $29.99.The results are surprising, in kind of a good way. “So, this one is advertising 250 milligrams of CBD oil, but it actually has 300 milligrams of CBD oil. So, this manufacturer is doing it right,” Browning said. They also tested a package of lollipops that cost just shy of $15. “Those were advertising 30 milligrams of CBD, there are two pops in this, and one showed at 8.5 milligrams and the other one showed at 16– almost twice as much, but still half of what’s advertised,” Browning sad. Scepter Lab has been testing CBD products for five years. Browning wasn’t surprised what they found. She says it’s a new industry, that’s growing really fast and as people get into it, mistakes will be made. Da: “So how do you know what to buy?”Browning: “Well a good thing to look for is a QR label, download a QR label reading app. Scan the product and it’ll send you right to it’s COA or certificate of authenticity. Or you could just ask the seller to see the products COA.” “The analysis is going to give you the percentage of CBD, THC and other cannabis that are in the products,” Browning said. “It’s really the only source of information the consumer might have.”If a retailer can’t give you that, Browning says, move on. She also says word of mouth is a good way to find a good CBD business.”It’s a big thing in this industry right, you have to rely on what works with other people. I would find a trusted source and stick with them,” Browning said. Right now, the state doesn’t regulate CBD products to make sure they’re advertised as promised. But a new law that goes into effect this summer will mean the state will begin regulating those who make CBD products to make sure they licensed and doing it, correctly. You do not need a state-issued medical marijuana card to buy CBD products in New Mexico.

CBD products are big right now and are being sold everywhere. Creams, oils, even candy that promise to heal your ailments. We found products being sold in New Mexico that don’t have the amount of CBD advertised.

Anchor Royale Da shows you the test results and explains what you need to know when buying one of these products.

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She went to Scepter Lab in Santa Fe, where they test cannabis products, including things made with CBD. Da went shopping all over the metro and asked the lab to test creams, oils and candies to see if the amount of CBD on the label was right.

There was a mixed bag of results.

First up, a CBD lemongrass cream.

A lot of people are using them for pain and aches.

“That one, the label says it has 100 milligrams of CBD, but it only tested out at having 60 milligrams of CBD. So, it is quite lower,” Jill Browning with Scepter Lab said.

Next, was CBD Shea Butter.

“That is advertised as 65 milligrams of CBD and it contained 50 milligrams of CBD. So, it’s really close,” Browning said.

Browning said that’s pretty good. The industry standard allows for a 20% deviation.

Next, CBD drops. They cost almost $60 and didn’t test so well.

“That one advertises 1,000 milligrams of CBD and we found 378 milligrams of CBD. Quite a bit lower than the advertised amount,” Browning said.

Then, there was a different bottle of CBD drops, which cost about $29.99.

The results are surprising, in kind of a good way.

“So, this one is advertising 250 milligrams of CBD oil, but it actually has 300 milligrams of CBD oil. So, this manufacturer is doing it right,” Browning said.

They also tested a package of lollipops that cost just shy of $15.

“Those were advertising 30 milligrams of CBD, there are two pops in this, and one showed at 8.5 milligrams and the other one showed at 16– almost twice as much, but still half of what’s advertised,” Browning sad.

Scepter Lab has been testing CBD products for five years. Browning wasn’t surprised what they found. She says it’s a new industry, that’s growing really fast and as people get into it, mistakes will be made.

Da: “So how do you know what to buy?”

Browning: “Well a good thing to look for is a QR label, download a QR label reading app. Scan the product and it’ll send you right to it’s COA or certificate of authenticity. Or you could just ask the seller to see the products COA.”

“The analysis is going to give you the percentage of CBD, THC and other cannabis that are in the products,” Browning said. “It’s really the only source of information the consumer might have.”

If a retailer can’t give you that, Browning says, move on. She also says word of mouth is a good way to find a good CBD business.

“It’s a big thing in this industry right, you have to rely on what works with other people. I would find a trusted source and stick with them,” Browning said.

Right now, the state doesn’t regulate CBD products to make sure they’re advertised as promised.

But a new law that goes into effect this summer will mean the state will begin regulating those who make CBD products to make sure they licensed and doing it, correctly.

You do not need a state-issued medical marijuana card to buy CBD products in New Mexico.

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