What to check before buying CBD Oil online

When you are looking for a good source of CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) online you should be aware of the increased risk of paying good money for a bad product. ‘Bad’ can mean a number of things ranging from simply useless to potentially dangerous.

Whatever you do in life we urge you to always ask the right questions, do your own research, filter the information you get, for sanity or negative vested interests (the big pharma ‘druggernaut’).  Look for responses that are supported by proof or real experience rather than just personal opinion or hearsay before making an informed decision.

At the same time please also bear in mind that people in business (like us) need to make a living like anyone. They need to cover their manufacture, packaging, labeling, compliance, shipping, marketing, other costs, and some profit – so please don’t resent this. You can certainly grow cannabis and extract CBD yourself at home however its also important to know exactly what is in your product and to have some control over its quality, contents, and strength.

We have prepared a checklist to use that will help you make the right choice for yourself and loved ones when buying CBD Oil online whether it’s from us at The Good Earth or anywhere else.

☑︎ Quality – Is a Certificate of Analysis (CofA) available

☑︎ Safety – 3rd-party tests to guarantee product is free from toxins, heavy metals & contaminants

☑︎ CBD : THC Ratio – 3rd-party tests to show the percentages of CBD and THC (& other compounds)

☑︎ Strength – CBD mg – how many mg versus container size 

Use this equation to calculate actual product strength:

 MG PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (ml container volume) >> e.g 750mg ÷ 30ml = 25mg per ml

Use this equation to calculate cost per ml 

PRICE PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (unit price) >> e.g. 750mg ÷ $108 = $6.94 per mg
As a guide for dosage: 1 drop = .05ml / 20 drops = 1ml

☑︎ Price – Does the price seem right when comparing mg (strength) to volume

☑︎ Processes – How is the CBD extracted, preserved

☑︎ Farming – Are practices sustainable, pathogen & chemical free, organic

☑︎ Breeding – What are the genetics of the product you are buying

☑︎ Purity – What percentage in the container is actually CBD

☑︎ Manufacturing – Is the maker compliant in health, safety, GMP, & other legal requirements 

☑︎ Source – Is the supply chain known, where is the hemp grown, imported or local


For further information about hemp, cannabis, CBD Oil, THC and legal status particularly in the USA, you can continue your reading here.