Be Your Own Watchdog

Inspired by ‘Momma told me not to come!’ by Three Dog Night, Your CBD Watchdog releases the new single – by performers Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury, ‘Keep on Hempin!’

Play this hit single when you shop for hemp products and if there is not a full profile COA to verify safety, sing ‘Keep on Hempin!’ and keep your cash.

NBC 4 New York reported on the potential risk of using hemp products. Without a full profile certificate of analysis which includes the beneficial levels of THC/CBD and terpenes, and the potentially harmful levels of pesticides, residuals, mold, mycotoxins, pathogens and heavy metals, there is no guarantee of safety. NBC 4 reported that “The brand Lazarus Naturals was flagged by Evio Labs because it’s sample contained dangerous amounts of lead according to FDA standards.”

“It had four times the amount of lead than is approved. If a child gets their hands on these products, it could be life threatening,” Martinez told the I-Team.

Another example of the importance of a full profile COA is safe levels of pesticides. “One sample we purchased from CBDistillery contained one pesticide that exceeds California’s acceptable standards. A company spokesperson told NBC 4 New York that the batch in question was tested by “an accredited third party lab,” and the amounts of pesticides detected passed that laboratory standards.”

Even false claims of CBD levels are a concern: “Martinez told NBC 4 New York: “Less than half of the samples that were tested actually had the stated amount of CBD inside the product.”

The reason CBD Girl Next Door shares information is to educate consumers. Initially, CBD Girl Next Door entered this industry to sell retail, but when she could not find a quality product she decided to investigate and found that there was a stronger need to educate her neighbors. A strong concern in lack of full profile testing is lawsuits. According to Attorney Allison Malsbury, “Lack of regulation in the CBD space is to the detriment of consumers, who often cannot be certain what ingredients the products they purchase actually contain, or whether those products are safe and free of contaminants.”

NBC 4 also warns, “Pay attention to the lab results, pay attention to where its sold from and where the plants are from,” Buergo told the I-Team.

Some CBD companies are trying to calm customer fears by putting QR barcodes on the packaging allowing for users to scan and review test results via their smartphones.

Industry experts recommend you make sure CBD-testing is done by a third party and includes results for heavy metals, pesticides and other toxins.”

Know your farmer, your processor and your lab. Keep your hemp purchase local.

Avazyme Labs in Durham, NC, is a reputable lab which works with the NC Industrial Hemp Commission. Mrs. Bornemann shares that “The most concerning heavy metals in food and water according to EPA and FDA are arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. We offer a comprehensive test for all four in soil, water (irrigation), crops, extracts, and finished products.”


Avazyme uses the state-of-the-art Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer by SHIMADZU- 2030 ICP-MS & the Mars 6 iWave Digestive System for Heavy Metals Testing.

Avazyme uses a (1) Mars 6 iWave Digestive System, with the Accuracy of Fiber Optic Temperature Measurement without the Probes.

When you see Avazyme on the lab heading you can trust the results.

Keep it local and when there is no full profile COA keep on ‘hempin’ –  until you find a safe fully transparent product.

Have a great day!

Your CBD Watchdog

References

https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/heavy-metals-testing-methods-strategies-sampling/

https://www.cannalawblog.com/cbd-companies-should-prepare-now-for-product-liability-claims/

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/oregonpsrorg/pages/29/attachments/original/1491858020/Cadmium_and_Public_Health_Factsheet_%28updated_2-16-16%29.pdf?1491858020

Three Dog Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4

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