There is nothing like seeing an industry get watered down by the big wholesalers. Whether it’s vitamins or fruit rollups, seeing flavor and quality become bland just grays out the world. You could argue that it’s all the same, but that just isn’t true, especially for CBD products. Still in their infancy without any real oversight yet, wholesalers like Walmart should be considered the enemy for anyone looking to take advantage of CBD benefits.
Their entire plan is to reduce a product’s quality as much as they reasonably can to stay just out of range of regulatory reparations. By doing this they can cut back on the cost of goods and production until they hit a bottom line. Without rules and oversight, who knows just how far down they can push quality? Remember, researches are still trying to understand CBD entirely so that we can all know how to optimize its benefits. The last thing consumers need is generic CBD for sale before they are even able to see the best the industry has to offer.
What ties directly in with mainstream acceptance is access. Increased access on the one hand is a good thing because we believe that many different people can benefit from using products like CBD gummies. On the other hand, increased access almost always means a downgrade in quality and purity. Currently there are no regulatory standards for manufacturing and distributing CBD edibles and other products, but eventually there will be.
Even once those regulatory standards are in place, as we’ve seen with other products in health shops, a cheap product does not translate into safe or healthy. Yes, you can get a multivitamin at Target or Wal-Mart, but chances are you can find a better quality multivitamin online at the same price or better. It’s easy to make the connection that CBD in big stores will follow that same pattern. Yes, CBD oil may become available at Rite-Aid, but Sugar and Kush gummies will come with the lab report verifying superior purity and quality.
The Post has learned that top executives at major chains such as Walmart and Target have been quietly meeting with makers of drinks, gummy bears, topical creams and oils that are infused with cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is an ingredient in marijuana plants that doesn’t get you high... The chains, which also include big supermarkets such as Kroger and Safeway, are requesting samples of CBD products, along with lab results and pricing information, manufacturers said.
CBD in big name stores is something that is good in terms of acceptance but consumers still need to be smart. Just because you have easier access, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your due diligence with something you’re putting into your body. Just because a product is conveniently at the local grocery store you shop at, doesn’t mean the product works or does what it says. CBD products work differently for everyone, but you should know what is in the products and their level of purity. Check out the CBD gummies and CBD drops on Sugar and Kush and pay attention to the lab reports and the available information.
Read more at NYPost.com.