want CBD to be made from organic non-GMO hemp. They must also check each manufacturer to find out if they use independent laboratories to certify that the CBD is free from pesticides, free from extraction chemical residues, and it is the right concentration. At the end of the day, every consumer must pay the best price for a high-quality product. Consumers can actually check the quality of CBD by looking at the colour:
Raw CBD is either dark green or almost black because it was not purified. Therefore, it contains terpenes, waxes, chlorophyll, other cannabinoids and other plant matter. It is said that this type of CBD is not readily bioavailable and consumers might want to avoid it.
Decarboxylated CBD is also dark but the active ingredients have gone through decarboxylation which changes CBD-A to CBD which is claimed to be more bioavailable.
Filtered CBD is the most available type. It is decarboxylated and filtered and it has a lovely green colour. This is high quality CBD that can be compared to a fine brandy that has been triple distilled.
Quality matters. In the absence of government regulation and guidelines, consumers must do their own homework to ensure that they purchase and use high quality CBD products.