Where Can I Buy CBD Oil?

    by John Reid / October 18, 2019

    Given the abundance of encouraging news about the benefits of CBD, you might be interested in purchasing CBD oil for yourself or a loved one. Maybe even your pet!

    What is CBD?

    CBD has been touted for a myriad of benefits.  According to Harvard Medical School, CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, chronic pain, and more. CBD is the non-intoxicating compound of the marijuana plant, as opposed to its cousin THC that induces a “high” feeling and makes the Grateful Dead sound good. New call-to-action

    Where is CBD Legal?

    To date, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states and Washington DC. Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp derived CBD oil is legal, and more affordable, in all 50 states. Hemp derived CBD oil contains high amounts of CBD and low amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).

    Where Can I Buy CBD oil?

    Broadly speaking, here are three places where you purchase pure CBD oil: An online store, your local cannabis dispensary (in states where marijuana is legal), and your local health and wellness store.

    Notice gas stations are not recommended. Do not purchase CBD in retail stores where no educated CBD oil expert can answer your important questions. In addition, these same places that lack qualified customer care often sell products that lack quality CBD needed to improve your health.

    What should I know before buying CBD in these places?

    Online Stores

    According to research we have done, 70% of products are mislabeled, many of these sales happen online. It’s important to know where the hemp comes from and what’s on the label is actually in the product package. Relief Scout uses a a 5-step vetting process to ensure the CBD oil you put in your body is both safe and effective.

    Amazon Prime members beware, products sold on Amazon are not pure CBD oil. If you search for CBD on Amazon, you will be redirected to pages selling hemp seed oil, not hemp CBD. Currently, Amazon has a policy against selling CBD oil and thus only adding to the confusion. Hemp seed oil is healing for the skin, but lacks the same anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties of CBD oil.

    Your Local Cannabis Dispensary

    In a state where medical marijuana is legal you will need to pay for a card to visit a dispensary. This is typically issued by a medical marijuana doctor after an evaluation. In addition to medical marijuana, recreational marijuana stores might sell CBD oil. These are often sold by budtenders who typically receive on the job training to learn about CBD oil in stores that are typically provide high quality options for THC and few CBD products at high prices. No pun intended.

    Your Local Health and Wellness Retail Store

    Health and wellness stores are adding CBD oil to their line of products. We are seeing CBD oil products in downtown storefronts, farmers markets, and even CVS. These places often sell small product lines sold by professionals who are not CBD experts. They are learning about CBD in real-time, just as we all are, while juggling information about broader products they sell that may include pharmaceutical drugs.

    Why purchase from Relief Scout?

    Relief Scout’s mission is to find the best CBD oil and offer them at the guaranteed lowest prices, so you can save money and spend more time doing the things you love to do.

    Relief Scout scores CBD products sold online leveraging a 5-step vetting process:

    • Customer Reviews from Relief Scout Survey Results

    • Clear Brand transparency about hemp origin

    • Certified current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

    • Approved by 3rd Party Lab Analysis

    • Proven socially responsible organization

    If you want to save time and money on your next CBD purchase, find the right CBD for you by completing the 60 second questionnaire. Relief Scout will match a CBD oil specifically for your needs.

    You can also schedule a free CBD consultation with one of our CBD oil experts!

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    John Reid

    John Reid

    John has over 13 years of experience in finance and consulting. John has joined the industry-wide mission to educate and introduce people to the value of this often misunderstood component of the hemp plant. When not working with the Relief Scout vendors, you can find John and his wife enjoying the great outdoors and surfing in San Francisco. And if you ever want to talk music, John is all ears.


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