- If you visit a licensed cannabis retailer, talk to a budtender. Washington shops remain a highly-regulated outlet for both CBD and THC purchases, so their products tend to be under more scrutiny. Budtenders are trained in what the “good stuff” is based on their experiences and customer comments. If you’re buying CBD products from a coffee shop, antique store, mini-market or other outlet, ask questions of the people who work there. If they don’t know the answers to your questions, consider making your purchase elsewhere.
- Read up on the company that makes the product you might purchase. Check out their website, if they have one, and look for “About” pages that give information about farms and where the plant itself is grown.
- Products containing CBD should list the exact amount of CBD contained, as well as a complete breakdown of any other ingredients. Look for companies that verify the purity of their products through an independent lab. If they also provide a certificate of analysis breaking down the results, that’s a good sign.
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