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HEMP OIL REPORT

SUMMARY

Hemp oils are hemp-derived oils that do not make specific label claims for CBD content. However, Labdoor confirmed through analytical testing that all five hemp oils listed in this report contain significant amounts of CBD. This means that hemp oil products are very similar to CBD oil products. All five hemp oils passed Labdoor’s heavy metals and microbial testing for purity. These products were measured to contain 223mg/bottle to 264mg/bottle of CBD and 239mg/bottle to 314mg/bottle of total cannabinoids. Two hemp oils did not disclose CBD or cannabinoid content on their labels, which meant that Labdoor did not have enough data to give these products a label accuracy score. That is why these two products did not receive a Labdoor Grade. All six hemp oils were included in Labdoor’s Value Rankings. All hemp oils passed legal THC testing, but four products had detectable (>0.01%) THC content.

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All Hemp Oils Pass Purity Testing

  • All hemp oils passed testing for heavy metals (lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury) and microbial (total plate count, yeast, mold, coliforms, E. coli) contamination.

This means that all hemp oils were tested to be pure.

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Unlabelled CBD and Cannabinoids Found in Hemp Oils

  • It is commonly believed that hemp oil products do not contain CBD. This is not true.
  • None of the hemp oils tested by Labdoor disclosed their CBD content on their labels.
  • Three of these products instead disclosed total cannabinoid content and two products disclosed total hemp oil or hemp extract content.
  • All five hemp oils tested by Labdoor contained significant amounts of CBD. Labdoor’s testing shows that hemp oils contain as much or more CBD than some CBD oils.
  • These products contained 223mg/bottle to 264mg/bottle of CBD and 239mg/bottle to 314mg/bottle of total cannabinoids.

This means that hemp oil consumers might not know how much CBD they are consuming.

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Two Products Get An Incomplete Score on Accuracy

  • The Charlotte’s Web and Pure Spectrum hemp oils did not disclose CBD or cannabinoid content on their labels.
  • Labdoor was not able to grade these two products because their label claims were not specific enough to give them a label accuracy score.
  • These products are still included in Labdoor’s Hemp Oil Value Rankings because Labdoor was able to measure the total cannabinoid content in each product through analytical testing.

This means that two hemp oils did not receive a Labdoor Grade or Quality Ranking.

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Four Hemp Oils Contain Legal Amounts of THC

  • All hemp oils passed legal THC testing.
  • Four products had detectable (>0.01%) THC content.
  • One product had 0.13% THC content, nearly halfway to the legal limit.

This means that people who are concerned about THC consumption should check Labdoor’s product reviews before buying CBD products.

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Labdoor Alert: THC in CBD Products

  • Knowing the exact THC content in CBD products is important for people who are sensitive to THC or who are prohibited from consuming THC for work or competition.
  • This could also be an issue for people who consume larger or more frequent doses of these products.
  • The 2018 Farm Bill legalizes hemp, defined as cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC content by weight. (Source)
  • "THC Free" is defined as less than 0.3% THC content. This is similar to "Fat-Free" being defined as less than 0.5% fat content (Source). This can be misleading when consumers assume that "THC Free" means absolutely zero THC content.

This means that hemp oils can legally have up to 0.3% THC content and still be called "THC Free."