Many companies, knowingly or unknowingly, are introducing products that are ineffective or really unsafe. The low cost and ease of creating products with CBD Isolate causes consumers to ingest products that do not work as well as full-spectrum hemp oil (see “environment effect”). What’s worse, some companies will lie bluntly about CBD concentrations in their products. The lack of mandatory third-party testing has led to the discovery that CBD products often contain significantly fewer cannabinoids than advertised. Unfortunately, these consumers go beyond their initial experiences to see CBD as a useless fad, despite research proving otherwise.
Although not required by law, Aspen Valley Hemp Company tests its products under rigorous third-party testing to verify the legitimacy of its claims. Aspen Valley only uses CBDA oil from FDA-registered laboratories, GMP-compliant, ISO-certified, and USDA-certified organic.
In the case of CBD Flower, the market may be even less sophisticated. Farmers who, in the hope of pursuing profits, have increased production before they are fully prepared, sacrificing quality (sometimes to a dangerous extent). Negligent farmers or those who have expanded their operations beyond their means are known to implement reckless harvesting and drying techniques to reduce costs. In addition, hemp farmers are not subject to sufficient quality control standards, which allows some to refrain from implementing appropriate preventive treatments for mold and other contaminants commonly found in outdoor crops. These potentially harmful pollutants accumulate, especially when inclement weather affects outdoor farms, as he did most recently at the 2019 Oregon harvest.