Don’t Buy Junk CBD!

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Of the hundreds of consultations that I have performed, almost every single patient has tried CBD.

It’s great that so many people are realizing the potential health benefits of CBD.

However, this also means that many people fall victim to an expensive, poor quality CBD product.




Cannabidiol (or CBD for short) is one of the main therapeutic components of the medical marijuana plant.

Unlike THC, CBD can potentially help with conditions such as inflammation, pain, and anxiety without causing psychoactivity (basically it won’t get you high).

That makes it a good choice for people who work a job or have kids to take care of.


Watch Out

As more research is coming out regarding the potential health benefits of CBD, many companies have jumped on the bandwagon, and there are thousands of companies selling CBD products.

However, only about 10% of the products out there meet the price and quality expectations that I have.

The rest, in my opinion, is just overpriced junk.


Inferior Product

The number one problem with most CBD products on the market is that the product is terrible.

When you purchase a CBD product, make sure it has 4 very important characteristics:

  • The product should be grown and produced in the United States
  • The extraction process should avoid harsh industrial solvents
  • The product label should clearly indicate the total and per serving amounts of CBD
  • The product should have an independent, 3rd party chemical analysis

Many poor quality products will be produced from hemp grown in China or use industrial solvents like hydrocarbons (which can cause cancer) during the extraction process.

They won’t provide the amount of CBD in the product.  They will instead label the product as “hemp extract” or “cannabinoid” hoping you won’t notice the difference.

They will label the total amount of CBD in the bottle but not the per serving amount, trying to mislead you.

They won’t provide an independent, 3rd party analysis of their product because they know it won’t pass any type of rigorous testing.


Inflated Price

To add insult to injury, many scams actually sell their products for a much higher price than a high quality producer.

For example, a good high quality 1,000mg/1oz CBD tincture can be purchased from a reputable producer for around $100.

Many scams will charge $150 or even $200 for this same size tincture that contains pure junk.



While CBD has the potential to be life changing for many patients, the marketplace is largely unregulated.

Please be extra careful that the product you buy is high quality and reasonably priced.

To learn more about CBD, please visit the Additional Resources page on my website.

Thanks for reading.


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Doctor Victor Chou, M.D.

Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana