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Why to Buy CBD Direct and Not On Amazon

by Lauren Thomas

CBD has become increasingly popular for its health and wellness benefits, with many customers seeing heightened focus, relaxation, and sleeping-pattern improvements. Inevitably, products that claim to be CBD have become available on e-commerce giant Amazon.


When shopping online for the right CBD products, many consumers rightfully worry about product quality, safety, and legitimacy. We will dive into the safety and efficacy of CBD via Amazon, and investigate the question, is CBD on Amazon even real CBD?


CBD on Amazon - Can You Buy It?


You may have searched CBD on Amazon and seen a plethora of results, but are they legitimate? The short answer is, no. Those products are not real CBD. The major discrepancy here is hemp oil vs. CBD oil


CBD Products are actually banned on Amazon, while Hemp products are allowed. Why is this?


While both CBD and Hemp are legal in the United States due to the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, Amazon has a strict policy banning any drug or drug-related paraphernalia. Is CBD really a drug? While legal, cannabidiol is classified as a schedule 1 controlled substance. For this reason, Amazon officially banned all products containing cannabidiol.


Alright, Amazon banned CBD, then why are you seeing so many CBD-related products still available on Amazon? Consumers must remain wary of Amazon products that claim to contain CBD, and investigate further.


There are currently thousands of listings when you search CBD on Amazon, but the majority of them are labeled products such as Hemp Oil and Hemp Cream. These products contain almost no cannabinoids, making them legal on Amazon, but also completely negating the positive effects of CBD products. Cannabinoids are the naturally produced chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. 


These power houses are the driving force behind feeling more relaxed and more focused. CBD and THC are the most widely known cannabinoids.



Vena CBD vs. Amazon


What separates Vena’s CBD from Amazon “CBD” is quality, safety, and transparency. We sell gel capsules, tinctures, and creams. These products each come with a fully open source certificate of analysis. The certificate is a report from an accredited laboratory showing the quantity of cannabinoids in a product to verify quality. In addition, you should be able to contact the manufacturer of your CBD products to ask any questions you may have. This isn’t necessarily possible via Amazon. At Vena, our knowledgeable customer service team is always ready to answer questions, suggest products, and treat you with respect.


Ultimately, the lab reports and certificates of analysis, are your best bet to determine the quality of your potential CBD products. With Amazon, you are taking a risk, as they have banned real CBD products, so you most likely will end up with just Hemp Seed Oil. On the other hand, if you find a product on Amazon that truly does contain CBD, they may be illegitimate. Your best option is to go with trusted, reputable brands who provide transparent lab reports for you. Your health is in your own hands, and now you have the tools to determine which products are right for you.

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