Why Buying CBD On Amazon Can Be Risky

The CBD industry is growing faster than ever before. The public started to see the true healing power of CBD which led to the “Farm Bill,” which was was passed in 2018, making CBD legal in all 50 states. 

However, there is a lot of misconception about CBD. When you do a google search for CBD, you will see hundreds of thousands of related articles. The problem stems from the minimal information coming from a reliable source. 

This can be scary!

It can be tempting to head directly to a credible name like Amazon to do your shopping when confronted with a decision on where to buy your CBD oil. As you will see in this article, most of the “CBD oil” on Amazon is not pure.

Can you purchase CBD oil on Amazon? Continue reading to learn all the information … What to avoid, what to look for, and more.


Amazon policy on CBD  products 

For starters, you have to understand Amazon’s policies on drugs and what they classify as drugs. You can find pretty much anything on Amazon, but the company does not allow the sale of drugs. Drug paraphernalia is prohibited on the site but there are some things that can be overlooked. 


CBD is fully legal in the united states due to the Farm Bill passed in 2018. At the moment, CBD is categorized as a drug, and can not be sold on amazon. Here is Amazon’s policy on CBD. 


Products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a Schedule I Controlled Substance, including but not limited to: Rich Hemp Oil containing CBD, Full-spectrum hemp oil containing CBD, Products that have been identified as containing CBD by LegitScript” 

After reading their policy, you can still go on Amazon and search CBD and get many results. How can this be possible? is this even CBD? 


What Is The Difference Between CBD Oil And Hemp Oil 

Currently, CBD is banned on Amazon, but hemp products are not. This means that sellers can market hemp extract or hemp oil without getting taken down by Amazon.  

There is a major difference between CBD and hemp oil. CBD comes from the leaves of the hemp plant, while hemp oil comes from hemp seeds. There is almost no CBD in hemp oil. 

Companies in the past have labeled their hemp seed oil as CBD oil. Why would they do this? CBD oil is much more expensive to extract than hemp seed oil. 

It is very common to see sellers on Amazon label their product as “hemp extract.” This means that the product most likely contains CBD. Their hope is that buyers will spend lots of money on the hemp extract without ever knowing how much CBD is. Hemp seed oil can be used for cooking and is fairly healthy in its own way, but you don’t want to pay the same price you would for CBD oil. 

Buying CBD oil from Amazon can be very risky because you don’t know how much CBD is actually in what you’re buying. Don’t waste your money on assuming your getting CBD. 

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