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    Investigation Reveals Mislabeling of 96% of Hemp and CBD Products on Amazon

    March 28, 2024

    According to a study released recently by CBD Oracle, it was discovered that as many as 96% of hemp items being sold on Amazon were falsely labeled. The report revealed that 30% of the products did not disclose the presence of CBD, while 36% did not contain any hemp at all, not even hempseed oil. Additionally, three out of the 56 products contained high levels of delta-8 THC (legal in only 22 states as of the publishing date of this article), and almost half of the products made unapproved medical claims.

    In order to carry out the research, CBD Oracle acquired 56 items from Amazon during the months of December 2023 and January 2024. The selection of products was based on a search for terms commonly used by brands such as "delta gummies," including "cbd gummies" and "hemp." The review consisted of 45 gummies, eight tinctures, two topical creams, and one pack of mints. Despite Amazon's prohibition on these products, they were still available for purchase. The items were then sent to InfiniteCal Labs for examination.

    According to a statement by Erik Paulson, PhD, who manages the laboratory at InfiniteCAL, individuals who purchase hemp or CBD items from Amazon with the expectation of receiving some form of benefit are essentially taking a gamble.

    According to a press release, the products you receive could contain CBD, THC, or hempseed oil. It is also possible that the product may not contain any hemp derivatives at all.

    The analysis of 17 CBD products revealed significant differences in the CBD content per package. One product had only 28 milligrams, while another had 1,582 milligrams. The report also noted that 62.5% of the products had no cannabinoids at all and 43% had no hemp in any form. Additionally, six products had detectable levels of THC and three had extremely high concentrations of delta-8 THC, with the top three measuring at 641 milligrams, 2,507 milligrams, and 3,028 milligrams.

    According to an independent analysis of Amazon's hemp market, a majority of products either did not provide dosage information or provided inaccurate dosage information. On average, the products included in the study only contained 25% of the advertised dosage of cannabinoids. Although the specific measurement for the dosage was not stated, it is likely that customers would assume it referred to the amount of cannabinoids in a hemp gummy.

    According to the report, the CBD Oracle review revealed that all five products which stated they underwent safety testing had received a positive lab report without any issues.

    According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over 50% of the products that made unapproved medical claims were associated with issues such as sleep, anxiety, and the common cold. Some of these products even featured pictures of body parts with red patches or other indicators of "abnormal tissue", implying that they can alleviate symptoms in those specific areas.

    According to CBD Oracle, the hemp market on Amazon, which is officially prohibited, generates approximately $64 million annually. So, imagine that $61.4 million of that amount has no cannabinoids or hemp in the product. This is why it is so important to purchase CBD or cannabinoid products from legitimate companies and retailers, like Mother Earth Natural Health, so that you are not wasting your money or even potentially affecting your health negatively.

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