How to buy CBD: a guide for newbies

If you have never used CBD but you’re looking forward to trying it, you need to know how to get your hands on it. Here’s a newbie’s guide on how to buy CBD.

A whopping 64 million Americans have tried CBD and now it’s your turn to buy some. However, if you haven’t purchased it before, it can be daunting to buy CBD the first time.

That said, it doesn’t have to be a stressful or confusing experience, when you have the right information to hand. And to help you, here’s a quick guide to buying CBD.  

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Know why you want to try CBD

You’ve probably read all of the benefits that CBD has to offer you. If you haven’t, it’s a good ideas to brush up on your CBD knowledge before you go shopping. 

You should know why you want to try CBD so that you can buy it in its appropriate form. If you’re seeking muscle-pain relief, for example, a CBD-infused cream will do. But for anxiety relief, you might want to try a CBD oil or edible. 

Just knowing what you want to improve with CBD will be helpful enough if you buy from a knowledgeable CBD outlet. The staff can point you in the right direction from there. 

Ask for the paperwork

CBD products go through lab analysis to ensure they have the promised level of CBD. This testing also checks the THC levels to ensure they’re low.

Too much THC would mean you get a headrush from the products, which is what most CBD users try and avoid. The lab results should indicate that the CBD has 0.3 to 0.5% THC and nothing more. That way, you can avoid the psychoactive effects. 

Make sure that you check the lab report’s list of contaminants to make sure you’ve got a clean bottle of CBD. Also, check the date of publication – you don’t want to rely on old analysis to make a buying decision. 

Most companies will have this information readily available on their websites or in-store. If you reach out and a CBD retailer refuses to share your lab reports, you should think twice about purchasing from them. 

On that note, be sure to ask where your CBD is grown, too. Products produced in the US tend to be of the highest quality because the soil is more fertile and better for hemp growth.

If you buy from a North Carolina, Kentucky or Colorado pilot project, even better — these CBD operations have very high standards of production that ensure your product is quality. 

Look for the sales

CBD is an in-demand product year-round. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a great sale. However, you can get a discount on CBD, so long as you know when – and where – to look. 

First-time buyers often get discounts, especially if they buy online. Lots of companies will offer you buy-one-get-one or other similar discounts if you buy in bulk. This is great news if you hope to try a handful of different CBD products. 

Don’t forget that you can buy most things cheaper just before Christmas, too. There will be CBD Black Friday deals, so mark that on your calendar now. 

Ready to buy CBD for the first time?

As we said before, buying CBD doesn’t have to be hard. These three tips will help you buy from a reputable brand at a reasonable price. Their staff can help pair you with the perfect products or answer any lingering questions you may have. 

On that note, we’re here to answer the rest of your life questions. Be sure to check out the rest of our blog — particularly the life section — to brush up on your know-how.