Should you buy CBD oil on Amazon?
If you’ve tried searching for CBD or cannabidiol products online, you might have recently noticed that Amazon, the online sales behemoth, recently started listing it amongst its products.
We found this especially bizarre considering how strict Amazon’s retail standards are in almost all other cases. Our first thought was a perfectly reasonable ‘Is this real? Surely it’s fake listings?’
I’m not going to lie, CBD oil and Amazon seems like a match made in heaven. The site’s huge variety of products, as well as the sheer convenience of their Prime service dropping it on the doorstep 48 hours after placing your order would make life so much simpler for anyone who wants the best CBD products.
So it had to be investigated further.
A quick search online turned up multiple categories of CBD oil across Amazon’s site, with results including ‘Pure CBD oil’ and ‘Organic CBD oil.’
It was a good start, and eager to find out more, I clicked on one of the search results and very quickly found myself on Amazon’s usual sales interface, with multiple listings stretched out across my screen.
But any enthusiasm felt started draining pretty quickly once I started looking through those listings, and here’s why.
CBD oil and Amazon – why it doesn’t work:
Like everything on Amazon, searching for CBD oil throws up dozens of results, but unlike most, searching for CBD oil or other cannabinoids just gives you dozens of generic products. It takes actual searching to find anything from known brands.
But that’s not the real issue. The issue is that most of these generic brands supposedly contained high MG concentrations, but were priced much lower than typical products in that range.
For example, it was common to find products that boasted of containing “10,000mg,” but sitting at the low price point of £20.
If you’ve got an ounce of savvy and you know anything about CBD oil, this probably sent alarm bells ringing in your head. For good reason.
Amazon and CBD oil – the problem:
Here’s the problem.
The Agricultural Improvement Act, 2018, legalised CBD produced from hemp plants under federal law, but as of writing the FDA hasn’t established any real regulations for high-quality CBD or CBD products, unlike for THC.
Without FDA regulation, online stores like Amazon haven’t actually changed their policies regarding CBD products yet.
The truth is: selling any products containing CBD is strictly prohibited by Amazon.
To get around this issue, some brands have taken to labelling their products as ‘Hemp Oil’ or ‘CBD hemp oil,’ instead of using the term CBD. You might also see the word tincture thrown around.
Despite this technically being against advertising law, it’s become general practice in the industry, with customers quickly becoming used to it.
However, it also opens up a loophole.
As it turns out, many of the products labelled as CBD oil on Amazon are doing this in reverse. Labelling themselves as CBD oil, whilst in reality being hemp seed oil products, or just hemp extract with no CBD content at all. You can also see this on CBD gummies and other hemp products that might be made with industrial hemp.
How do I make sure I’m buying a legitimate product?
The sad truth right now is that, when buying full-spectrum CBD oil on Amazon, you can’t be sure that what you’re buying is a legitimate product, with any CBD content.
Unless you can buy from a brand that you already know and trust, buying CBD oil, whether 3rd party or proprietary, from Amazon is not advised, and shouldn’t be considered a source for CBD products.
Whilst Amazon is awesome for almost anything, until the FDA creates stricter regulations and Amazon can enforce actual CBD content in their product range, you should look elsewhere for your CBD oils.
Amazon “CBD” vs Blessed CBD
Here are a few reasons why Blessed CBD is the clear choice for buying CBD oil in the UK, compared to Amazon and other brands.
- We were voted the #1 CBD oil in the UK by The Mirror (see here).
- Our CBD oil actually contains CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids. You can verify this for yourself by viewing our lab reports here.
- We offer FREE next day special delivery by 1pm with every order. This is our equivalent to Amazon’s Prime delivery option.
- From influential UK celebrities to high-ranking executives at Top 4 accounting firms, thousands of our customers in the UK are already experiencing wonderful results, from pain management to anxiety relief. We don’t want you to take our word for it though – click here to see our latest reviews.
- Our CBD oil is produced using a very time consuming, but highly effective process. This allows us to make the very best CBD oil in the UK (and it’s also the reason why we sell out quickly!) Click here to learn more about our process.
- We’re a small family-run business, and we 100% believe in the benefits and future of CBD. Our small operation is not fazed by competition, the desire for high profits or the need to be known around the world. What we don’t like is low-quality CBD oil being passed off as beneficial and effective. Read our story here.
- We know CBD can be a confusing subject for many, but our customer support team is always available if you have any questions – 7 days a week. To get in touch with us, click here.