10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy CBD

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy CBD

The cannabis field is dominated by unjustified fear and inordinate greed. This makes the current market for CBD a place where many companies have no scruples. Their products are low to bad quality, and some are even toxic.

Ten Questions To Ask of Any CBD Company

1) What strain of cannabis does the CBD come from and what are its characteristics?

2) Where is it grown? Is the soil organic?

3) How is it grown?

4) How is it harvested, dried and cured?

5) What part of the plant is used to extract CBD and what method of extraction is used?

6) Is the CBD decarboxylated?

7) Does the company have lab tests for all product?

8) How is the CBD bottled, packaged and distributed?

9) What did the upper management of the companies do before they became key organizers of the company?

10) Is the company making any medical claims or profiting excessively from sick people?

 

Fat Pig Society Answers CBD Questions About Free Hemp Products

1) What strain of cannabis does the CBD come from and what are its characteristics?    

The strain of cannabis we grow is called Cherry and/or Unicorn I. Both strains are related to each other and come from a sativa with virtually no THC; an albino of sorts regarding THC. They are both considered hemp according to the Federal government definition, which requires the plant to have less than 0.3% THC. Cherry flower is 16–18% CBD and Unicorn I flower is 12–14% CBD.

2) Where is it grown? Is the soil organic?

We grow our plants in organic soil in Fort Collins, Colorado. The hemp fields are outside in full sun. We are the first certified organic hemp farm. In order to maintain that certification, we must comply with strict regulations. All our soil amendments are organic. The way we deal with pests and disease is first by pruning, then with beneficial predators, and then with organic sprays if necessary.

3) How is it grown?

All our soil amendments are organic.  The way we deal with pests and disease is first by pruning, then with beneficial predators and finally, if necessary, with organic sprays (hydrogen peroxide, neem, organic enzymes to name a few).

4) How is it harvested, dried and cured?

It takes time, patience and love. We harvest by hand and hang the plants up to dry. We carefully cure the whole plant material over a period of 6 - 8 weeks to ensure the best taste and smell, and most complete terpene profile.  Our aim is supreme quality, unlike many of our competitors who produce a high quantity in less time.

5) What part of the plant is used to extract CBD and what method of extraction is used?

We use the whole plant: flower, leaf, and small stems. We do an organic ethanol extraction with a propriety cryogenic pre-wash and post-extraction decarboxylation.

6) Is the CBD decarboxylated?

In order for CBD to be bio-available, it has to go from CBD A, which is an acid, to CBD, a lipid. We test every batch and only charge per milligram of CBD; not the total cannabinoids as some other companies do. It is of utmost importance that our customers only pay for the CBD that is readily available and scientifically proven to be effective.

7) Does the company have lab tests for all product?

Yes, all our products are professionally lab-tested. This is as an example of a recent test:

 

8) How is the CBD bottled, packaged, and distributed?

Our CBD is bottled and packaged with the utmost care by worker-members of the co-op who love growing and harvesting the hemp plant. The CBD is heated at a specific temperature for a measured amount of time in order to kill all bacteria. Our product is then hermetically sealed into sterilized jars with a safety top.

Most of the product is distributed to people in exchange for work at the farm and gifted to the people who help us share it with others. Ten percent of production goes to people who cannot afford it. An additional 10% of our revenue funds research and development. We know that innovation, creativity, and pioneering new crops are where our advantage lies and we are committed to the continued pursuit of excellence in our product line.

9) What did the upper management of the companies do before they became key organizers of the company?

The three principal cooperative members have been involved in renewable energy, sustainability, permaculture design, regenerative agriculture, and organic farming. Bill Althouse has been a pioneer in the cultivation of specialty crops such as Mara De Bois French strawberries and giant dahlias.

10) Is the company making any medical claims or profiting excessively from sick people?

Our company makes NO claims. In fact, when people ask us about dosing our answer is, “we are not medical professionals so we cannot prescribe or recommend anything”. We do have a lot of resources that we share so people can do their own research and draw their own conclusions. Our pricing has always been the lowest: We started at 10 cents/mg three years ago and now we are at 8 cents/mg. Soon we will drop the price again. Our overall goal is to crash the price of CBD so that more people can use it and so that corporations, cartels and Wall Street get out of the hemp business.