When it comes to e-commerce Amazon is in a league of their own. With an estimated market share of 38% of all U.S. e-commerce transactions in 2019 it is easy to see why. Despite this fact, when it comes to CBD Oil and CBD products Amazon simply doesn’t deliver.
Interest in CBD is at an all-time high, yet the sale of CBD Oil is not allowed on Amazon. Strangely, if you do a search on Amazon for CBD oil a plethora of products pop up with names like “Hemp Oil” and “Hemp Extract”. To an uninformed customer looking to buy CBD oil on Amazon these products appear to offer what they are looking for. Unfortunately, these offerings are at best misleading and at worst may be downright dangerous. They are completely different than the premium CBD products we offer here at CBDBee.com.
Products labeled as “hemp oil” are largely derived from the hemp seed, which contains no CBD. Hemp seed oil does contain healthy fats and is quite good for you in moderation, unfortunately this is not the same as CBD Oil. Neither are whole plant hemp extracts that have not undergone any process to concentrate their active components. The active ingredient in CBD Oil is Cannabidiol, abbreviated CBD. Legitimate CBD Oil products will explicitly state the exact dosage of CBD present and be able to provide lab test results to back it up. If the product you are looking at doesn’t explicitly state CBD as an active ingredient and how much of it is in each dose, you are barking up the wrong tree. Here’s an example of how CBD oil should be labeled:
Growing of hemp in the United States was made illegal in 1937. That changed in December of last year with the signing of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 otherwise known as the Farm Bill. Cultivation of hemp is now legal for the first time in almost a century. Despite the end of hemp prohibition, Amazon’s official stance on CBD products is that they are not allowed for sale on their site as outlined in their “Drugs and Paraphernalia” policy. Section 9 of the policy states:
“Listings for products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are prohibited, including but not limited to:
• Full spectrum hemp oil
• Rich hemp oil
• Products that have been identified as containing CBD…”
Unfortunately for consumers Amazon’s CBD policy is not well enforced. In some cases, this results in products impersonating the packaging and marketing of legitimate CBD products while lacking the quality ingredients and CBD content that consumers should expect. If you have been disappointed by one of these products you are not alone.
In other cases, products that do contain high concentrations of CBD are being sold on Amazon’s site but with misleading labeling and product descriptions as to not draw the attention of Amazon seller site inspectors. Though not likely, It is possible that there are legitimate quality CBD products currently being offered on Amazon, but if they are being sold by violating Amazon’s policies then the sellers engaging in these practice may not be in business by the time you realize there is an issue with your purchase.
Amazon offers an amazing service to buyers and sellers of all different types of products. In the opinion of the writer it would be preferred if Amazon would rethink their policy on CBD products and allow legitimate high-quality CBD products to be sold without the need for misleading marketing. Until that happens you are better of looking elsewhere to fulfill your CBD product needs.
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Fortunately, if you’re looking for a good CBD oil to try you’ve come to the right place. At CBDBee we offer only the highest quality CBD products made from American Hemp. All of our products contain lab tested CBD. We use only the highest quality all-natural carrier oils in our Oil Tincture and CBD vape cartridge products and the dosages in all our products are standardized and readily visible on the packaging. If you found that Amazon didn’t deliver, try CBDBee and see what the buzz is about.