Cannabis oil sales: what’s that all about?
Cannabis oil sales are on the rise thanks to the publicity that medicinal cannabis is receiving in the press. But this is also leading to scams, fake products, dangerous products and illegal ones, all jostling shoulders with one another in a highly competitive online marketplace. How will you tell the sheep from the goats, and how do you know what you’re getting, or even if you will get anything at all?
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No matter what any online info tells you, THC is only legal in certain states, and then only from a registered dispensary and with a doctors’ prescription. If you buy an illegal product when you see online cannabis oil sales, you have absolutely no consumer rights. If you receive something, you’re breaking the law, and if what you receive is sub-par or you receive no product at all after paying, there isn’t anything you can do about it.
Of course, the main reason why THC is fairly tightly controlled is because of its psychoactive properties. But what about hemp oils?
Cannabis oil sales can be legal
As long as the cannabis oil you buy contains practically no THC, it isn’t an illegal narcotic. CBD, a cannabinoid found in high concentrations in certain strains of hemp is not a psychoactive drug. The FDA is regarding it as a medicine, but it is only really taking steps against manufacturers who make medical claims. It doesn’t target consumers.
Why no medical claims?
The press certainly raises the results of ongoing research, and journalists will often choose sensational headlines to proclaim the results of research and anecdotal stories from individuals. But to take advantage of legislation that says health supplements can be sold without prescription, no medical claims may be made.
That means that a health supplements manufacturer can’t say that their fatty acid supplement helps reduce the chances of a heart attack, or that vitamin C can help to cure the common cold. Of course, they very often do make such claims, but they are walking a narrow line between legality and illegality. On the other hand, a newspaper journalist can make these claims openly. Strange, but true.
At the same time, it is understandable that the FDA wants to prevent manufacturers from making claims that could give false hope to people suffering from serious diseases, especially when it feels that efficacy has not been proven beyond doubt. On the other hand, many patients feel that they should be given the chance to try unproven cures when proven ones aren’t working. There are pros and cons to every argument.
How to get a fair deal
When looking at companies that offer cannabis oil sales, do the following:
Check trust pilot ratings.
Look for 3rd part certifications.
Verify claims such as % CBD.
Avoid solvent extractions.
Determine quality control methods.
Beware of extravagant claims.
Endoca has spent generations perfecting the art of hemp oil extraction, and we are justifiably proud of our certified products and consistent and rigorous quality control measures.