In this blog we’re going to be discussing a new research letter that just came out called Labeling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online. This is a really important podcast because while just the topic is really important because what they did here was they. Well, I’ll just read you what they actually did. It’ll give you a better idea of what we’re gonna be talking about. So this is their method of Internet searches with the keywords CBD cannabidiol oil tincture vape were performed between September 12th, 2016 and October 15th, 2016 to identify CBD products available for online retail purchase that included CBD content on packaging products were identical formulation as in products with identical formulation as another product under the same brand were excluded. And that’s not important. But they tested a total of 84 products from 31 different brands. So again, that’s 84 products from 31 different brands. And what they did was they tested them for cannabinoid content, mainly THC and CBD. This same group did a study before actually that I’ll link to for you where they tested not CBD vape oil products sold online, but cannabis products that were sold in dispensaries in California, Washington, and I believe just California, two cities in California and Washington state. And they found some inaccuracy there. So they did this checkup again the following year to test CBD products bought online. So their concern was mainly with CBD and THC, since those are the therapeutic main therapeutic cannabinoids. I wish they would have done one where they also checked. The other things that those labs that I’ve. I stress that labs are important to check for, mainly the pesticides, that there’s no pesticides or high amounts of pesticides in there, any metals or molds.
Those are the big three other than cannabinoids and herpes that are usually tested for and that I stress the importance of testing of CBD products in general for those reasons. I suspect they’ll do that in the future. But let’s get to the fun part with the results and then we’ll discuss those results a little bit. I have some notes here on how I want to organize this podcast, since it’s a little less free form than my usual topics because I wanted to really get this one out clearly. So again, what they did here was they ordered a bunch of CBD online and then they tested it using high performance liquid chromatography in. They tested for the CBD and THC content and here is what they came out with. So they found that the most inaccuracy was with vape products and almost 21 21 mislabeled vape products. So almost 90 percent of the vape products were mislabeled. As far as their CBD content or. Let’s see. Yep. Yeah, that was in regard to their CBD content. So the vape products were very off in terms of that. Now in terms of how off they were. Almost half of the CBD products were under labeled. So they had less CBD in them than what was on the label. About 30 percent I’d say. Let’s see. Yeah. It was about 30 percent. See if it was a little under, though. Just want to make sure you got that right. Yep. 30 percent were labeled correctly of all the products. So 30 percent of 84 products, I believe that’s 26 products of 84 were labeled accurately. So that’s not horrible obviously. But it would be better if it was at 100 percent and the rest were labeled were over label.
They contain more CBD than what was on the label. Now, in terms of THC and what before I talk about the THC, what’s a little confusing? As the day mentioned, they did three products. They tested three different kinds of CBD vape juice UK products from these 31 brands. The three products were, like I said, the vape liquid. They just called it vaporization liquid, a tincture, an oil. The way they seem to distinguish the oil into the tincture is that actually they accurately called the tincture ones that were suspended in alcohol and the oils ones that were suspended in. Some kind of plant pays to it like coconut oil or M.C. Tea will some. I guess that’s how they they distinguish him. So they said that the most accurate product, though, was the oil, which is good. So that’s what most people are using. So those are your CBD oils in unless they mean a concentrate, which I don’t think though. I don’t think that’s what they mean. So you’re CBD oil is just your standard CBD liquid that comes into a plant based. I set up a plant, fatty plant, oil base. So like coconut oil, olive oil. Charlotte’s Web perfect example comes in. All of oil or hemp seed oil is used a lot. Bluebird botanicals. They put it just I’m just giving you examples here, just the ones you might be familiar with. But that was the three kinds of products they tested oils, tinctures, which are kind of interchangeable words, but they they made a distinction between them and vaporization liquid. So the oils were the most accurate and the vape was the most mislabeled. Overall, the most mislabeling was with less CBD than what was on the label. So that is something noteworthy and interesting.
And all this really I’m just sharing this with you to just stress the importance of, you know, I love the CBD whole space, not just the consumers, but the companies that are involved. So I hope everybody that’s listening to this just, you know, we have to do a good job at being as careful as we can to show that even though this industry might be unregulated, as it’s called it, we can still be careful in what we’re doing and have lab results that are accurate to what’s on the labels as best as you can. Of course they do. And they they allowed for a margin of error here. So it’s not like, you know, you have to be completely on the on the T perfect. But being under labeled or over labeled is definitely not a good thing when you think of things like dosing, of course, and things like that with THC. Of course, if it’s under label, that could get someone stoned or high when they don’t want to or have some kind of panic attack reaction. That’s that’s really bad. With a little less of a concern, CBD, as would be mentioned here under labeling, is less concerning. I’m quoting them now, under labeling is less concerning. A CBD appears to neither have abuse liability nor serious adverse consequences at high doses. However, the THC content observed may be sufficient to produce intoxication or impairment, especially among children, not just among children. I’ll add is that if someone is really sensitive to the TTC and there’s it’s hot, which means there’s higher than what it’s supposed to have THC, that could be a problem for them. So that that is important. What they found was with pertaining to THC, the highest they found was six point four, three milligrams per milliliter, which is pretty high.