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Frequently Asked Questions



How are products verified?

We know from CR surveys that many consumers believe someone should check to determine whether the labeling claims they see are true. In fact, that often isn't the case: Most claims and seals that address how CBD products are produced have little guidance or check points.  

Unfortunately, even some lab reports have been found tempered with or have little to no transparency of data. In our review, we determine through verification the information provided by the brand.  We use a third-party lab “certified compliant” by the state of California (one of the strictest states) and the DEA, and factor our findings into every approval decision.


Verification can mean different things for different cannabis-derived products. The reason why we test the final product is to ensure that toxic chemicals, such as lead, are not transferred to the final product, by its packaging. 

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