From CBS 58:
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- CBD, a cannabis extract, is legal in Wisconsin but the products are largely unregulated so it’s difficult for consumers to know what they’re getting.
CBD doesn't contain THC and won't get you high and can be purchased at stores all across the state. It's added to edibles, creams and oils, claiming to help with everything from arthritis to anxiety. However if you look closely most of the labels have a disclaimer: the products aren't evaluated by the FDA. In fact, there's very little oversight of CBD. Some products are tested by a third party lab but many are not.
“Right now there's no testing requirements, at all, for CBD products, said Leah Shaffer, the chief operating officer of Nascient, a cannabis testing lab licensed
in the state of California,Shaffer says that means there's a lot of bad CBD on the market.
CBS 58 Investigates decided to put CBD to the test. We went to stores in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties and bought 20 different CBD items including popcorn, gummies and oils. We packed them up and sent them to Nascient to be analyzed.
But just to make sure we were getting a complete picture we bought the products a second time and got them tested again at Wisconsin Hemp Scientific, a lab in Waukesha County.
The two labs got very similar results. Here is what CBS 58 Investigates found: when you buy CBD products you don't really know what you're going to get.
Your Choice Note:
CBD remains a largely unregulated industry. Without more research it is difficult to pinpoint an effective dosage for CBD and as we saw from this article, many products are incorrectly labeled. We recommend any decision to use CBD for yourself or your children be discussed in detail with your doctor.