CBD Oil Brands to Avoid

CBD Oil Scams

Remember Theresa, this friend of mine responsible for a bunch of articles I wrote?

Well, she is the source of inspiration for this one, as well!

(If you are planning to thank her by sending her a gift, dark chocolate would be a great idea. She loves it!)

She texted me the other day:

“CBD has become so popular and easy to get to, I wonder if there are companies or brands that should be avoided either because they are scams or very poor or misleading quality?”


The photo on the right describes my reaction.

Thanks to Theresa, I’m in the position to proudly present you with an extensive and detailed review of the CBD oil brands to avoid like hell.

(At least for the time being. Who knows how many there will be out there tomorrow…)

Things to Know Before Buying CBD Oil

Even though I feel that I’m repeating myself, I want to remind you that there are some rules an informed and “CBD-educated” buyer should always bear in mind. These rules will help you avoid poor or bad quality CBD oil products.

  • Sourcing. Hemp is a hyperaccumulator. This means it sucks up everything it finds in the soil. Choose CBD oil which has been extracted from organically grown hemp. You don’t want to use a product packed with toxins, heavy metals or pesticides, do you?
  • Extraction method that not involves dangerous chemical solvents
  • The amount of THC contained in the product should be 0.3% or lower
  • Publicly published third-party lab tests results.  For the above reason, a trustworthy company always make these results available to customers or potential buyers publishing them on their website. Avoid brands that don’t comply with this rule.
  • Full-Spectrum. Choose a Full Spectrum/Broad Spectrum/Whole Plant CBD oil product because it shows more therapeutic promises than CBD isolates.

Now that you remember the rules, let’s see how to avoid brands that don’t respect them and learn about the scams regarding CBD oil.

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CBD Oil on Amazon

Perhaps my phrase “avoid like hell” is a bit exaggerated in this case, but still, if you plan to buy CBD oil on Amazon I would advise you not to.

Even though CBD extracted from hemp was exempted from the controlled substances act and made legal at the federal level, Amazon doesn’t permit its sellers to use their platform to sell it.

Why do you get results when searching for CBD oil on Amazon?

Amazon will never direct you to a blank page.

Try searching any of the products on their prohibited list (CBD oil is on it). I searched for Ephedrine and I got results about weight loss pills, energy pills, diet pills even tea powder. Not at all relative to my search but still results.

My search for CBD oil brought several items.

None of the proposed products was a genuine CBD oil product except for a CBD oil cartridge of a company named UMO remedies. They sell only two different flavors of vape cartridges and their site is empty.

No active chat, no third-party lab test results published, no information regarding their sourcing or their extraction methods, nothing at all. Yet, their cartridges have two excellent (five stars) reviews on the Amazon platform. I, personally wouldn’t trust this company.

The rest of the products were just hemp oil or hemp extracts, not even a trace of CBD in them. The excellent reviews of the customers impressed me. The placebo effect in all its glory!

Sellers intentionally choose vague labeling to avoid getting kicked out of the platform. If you want to avoid paying for CBD oil and getting hemp oil or hemp extract, think twice before placing an order for CBD oil products on Amazon.


CBD Oil on eBay

I searched for CBD on eBay and I got results. Some of the items were genuine CBD products some others weren’t.

I was informed that eBay has allowed only a handful of sellers to sell CBD oil. They are not approving anyone else. A lot of vendors see their products getting flagged and removed though others continue to sell without a problem. There are rumors that the eBay staff are controlling all the listings of CBD oil products but I couldn’t verify this claim.

IMHO, any CBD oil you buy on websites like eBay isn’t truly going to be a high-quality product.

Furthermore, I don’t think a kind of CBD “monopoly” on eBay is ethical. My sense of justice obliges me to warn you about eBay policies and actual practices on CBD oil listings.

CBD Oil on Facebook and Google

There is a paradox regarding Google and Facebook. They both prohibit advertisements for CBD.

Google treats CBD websites as they would do to any other site indexing and ranking them. But they treat them as drug promoting websites.

My application to Adsense was turned down because, according to them, I promote an illegal drug. Adwords don’t accept advertisements for CBD. (UPDATE: after my drugs, alcohol and tobacco addiction-related articles I re-submitted my application to Adsense and OMG it wasn’t turned down!)

Facebook also treats CBD and hemp as marijuana products. Even though it permits pages and posts that promote the sales of CBD products, it prohibits direct advertising of CBD.

So if you happen to see an advertisement regarding a CBD oil product, dig it up a little bit. Vendors use all kinds of tricks to bypass these regulations (remember Amazon) and you should be sure that you don’t bite the bait of false labeling and purchase a product different from what you look for.

The “CBD Free Trial” Scam

Avoid any company that emails you and offers you a free CBD bottle to try the product.  Avoid any pop-up with similar messages.

Perhaps you are already familiar with this scam because it’s one of the oldest in the health and supplements market.

How does it work? Exactly, in the same way, the Trojan horse worked for Troy!  

You are offered a free trial bottle in return for a monthly subscription. Other companies just ask you to pay for shipping and handling. Soon, you find out that your credit or debit card got charged with subscription amounts,  you think, you never agreed to pay.

Wrong! You agreed to pay when you accepted their terms and conditions -without reading the 14 pages – and didn’t cancel your “subscription” asap!

The product is of low quality for sure. When you realize your credit card is charged you try to contact them just to find out that customer service does not exist.

The CBD Free Trial Scam

Here are some stories of people who got scammed. You might be interested in taking a look here for more.

Brands that consumers have reported using this scam are Miracle CBD, Pure CBD, Sky CBD, CBD Optical, True CBD, Assure CBD, Pure Med CBD, Divine CBD, Isolate Direct CBD, My Health, Botanical Life, Organix CBD, Optimal Choice CBD, CBD XRP, Zen Labs CBD, Star CBD, Serene CBD, Serenity CBD.

There is no use trying to memorize all these names. Brand names change,  brands vanish and reappear with new names. Remember to pay a visit to websites like ripoffreport or reportscam every now and then, to be informed of the latest scam trends (!!) regarding CBD oil.

My advice?

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts  🙂 (my friends know why I’m smiling)

Avoid CBD Oil Brands the FDA doesn’t Trust

When it comes to choosing a CBD oil product you should know that not all CBD oil products are what the brands claim. The FDA checks CBD products that are sold online and make public the results of these tests by publishing warning letters to the brands that have failed to meet their claims.

Check the following

FDA Official Warning Letter  2017

You will be amazed by the list of brands that sold products that didn’t contain the amount of cannabidiol they claimed. I don’t know if things are different today-I couldn’t find the 2018 letter. I would avoid any brand on these lists.

Synthetic Cannabidiol or The Yolo CBD Oil Case

From October 2017 through January 2018, 52 people were sickened by a synthetic compound that was falsely labeled as CBD in Utah.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  found that a product sold under the brand name Yolo CBD Oil was responsible for the illnesses. Yolo CBD oil was found to contain 4-CCB (a very dangerous synthetic cannabinoid) instead of  CBD.

The symptoms that users reported were altered mental state, nausea, vomiting, shaking, seizures, confusion, loss of consciousness, and hallucinations.

According to the CDC report

Thirty-four suspected cases were reclassified as confirmed if the person reported use of a Yolo product or laboratory testing found 4-CCB. Approximately one-quarter of persons were aged <18 years, nearly three-fourths had vaped the CBD product, and approximately 60% were seen at an emergency department.
All the efforts to find the company that manufactures Yolo CBD oil were vain. They never found the brand behind the product.

In 2017, a Diamond CBD product named Chill Gummies was found to contain 5-fluoro-ADB (5F-ADB) a  dangerous cannabimimetic. (See the lab test results here )

Furthermore, a lot of people that used the e-liquids of the same company reported on Reddit that they experienced the psychoactive effects of THC while vaping CBD. I know you are thinking: impossible!

Recently, a concerned customer of the Diamond CBD brand sent a tip and two samples of their vaping products to researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 7 more vaping products from Diamond CBD  were bought by the researchers. A total of 9 vaping liquids were tested.

Watch this video to learn about 5F-ADB or Spice

All the e-liquids were found to contain CBD.

Two of the nine contained THC (the ones sent by the brand’s client) .

5F-ADB, one of the most dangerous synthetic cannabinoids often known as K2 or Spice, was found in four of the nine.

One contained dextromethorphan (DXM ) a cough medicine with abuse potential.

Products Test Results

The study (which was conducted in 2018 and published in January 2019) reports:

The website where these e-liquids were purchased stated that these products were “100% natural CBD extracts” and provided no indication that these products contained any other active substances. The detection of THC in two products was expected as CBD products may contain up to 0.3% THC, and both naturally occur in cannabis plant material. However, the detection of 5F-ADB and DXM was unexpected. The addition of 5F-ADB and DXM compounds to the CBD products may lead to unexpected psychoactive effects. Uninformed users may mistakenly associate these effects with CBD. The inclusion of these drugs in e-liquids can lead to dangerous consequences; particularly when the users are unaware, and the product is used for therapeutic reasons. 5F-ADB was a Schedule I drug when both the Liquid Gold and Diamond CBD Vape Additive products were purchased. The formulation for Diamond CBD Vape Additive had changed from the time the original sample was purchased, resulting in the detection of DXM rather than 5F-ADB.

These are two examples of brands that were found selling products containing unexpected and dangerous or addictive substances. Unfortunately, only one of them is known. We don’t know who the manufacturer of Yolo CBD oil is.

My advice?

  • Make your purchases directly from a reputable brand. All established brands sell thousands of CBD products every day earning millions of dollars. They wouldn’t add synthetic cannabinoids in their products. This would ruin their reputation and could put them out of business in a jiffy.
  • Avoid buying a no-name CBD product in stores and purchase online directly from a company you trust. The Yolo product was bought in a smoke shop. Don’t make the same mistake as those people. There is no way of telling what ingredients the product contains if you can’t see the lab-test results. Examine the website of the company you are interested in, navigate through its pages, check the lab tests results
  • Avoid purchasing products you don’t know who they were manufactured by. Remember the Yolo product.

Stick to brands that are reputable and trustworthy. Always. Be informed to avoid being sorry.

The Medical Marijuana Inc. Case

On November 20, 2013, Tamara Wise blew the whistle on her former company Dixie Botanicals with the following Facebook post:

“I’m tired of so-called CBD companies claiming that what they provide is medicine. Anyone using a CBD from hemp product please be aware of what you’re actually getting b/c  it is not what you think. These formulations start with a crude and dirty hemp paste (contaminated with microbial life! I have seen this and these organisms decompose the paste. The paste perhaps even contains residual solvent and other toxins as the extraction is done in China) made in a process that actually renders it unfit for human consumption. What these companies are doing is criminal and dangerous. In fact, MJNA’s RSHO is literally just this hemp paste diluted in hemp seed oil. No refinement at all!!! And what Dixie Botanicals is offering is beyond disturbing. I cannot keep quiet any more. And since I formulated most of these products as head of Dixie science, I feel responsible for spreading the truth. I left Dixie for ethical reasons but it is not enough to just walk away. These frauds need to be exposed for what they are. Look out for my tell-all article coming soon and feel free to contact me directly with questions as it is time to blow the whistle. Let’s keep this industry pure and safe.” — Tamar Wise, formerly head of Dixie Science.

Medical Marijuana Inc.(MJNA), is an umbrella company that markets CBD infused “hemp oil” products.

Project CBD- a non-profit organization focusing on cannabidiol research and education- decided to investigate the company when they heard complaints of people getting sick or even “violently ill,” after consuming “Real Scientific Hemp Oil,” (RSHO), which is Medical Marijuana Inc.’s flagship product.

The result was a 33-page report I strongly advise you to read.

I hope that, after reading this report, you will agree with my personal decision to avoid the products of this company and all its subsidiaries.

I agree that this story is a bit old. But my granny used to say “once a crook, always a crook”. I choose to follow her advice.

Medical Marijuana Inc. also owns Kannaway (!!!), KannaLife, HempMedsPX, Cibdex, Wellness Managed Services, Phyto Animal Health, MPS International, Real Scientific Hemp Oil, Dixie Botanicals, Cannabis Beauty Defined, Revive, CanChew, HempVap, and KannaKick.

If you decide to purchase any of the products these brands market, PLEASE do thorough research and study their recent lab test results. In case they aren’t published on the company’s website, insist that they send them to you before placing an order.

MLM CBD Brands
Multilevel Marketing Tree Diagram

Avoid MLM/Pyramid CBD Oil Brands

I was hanging out in one of the hemp groups I follow when a guy PM me: “hi hun…” ( I bet the word “hun” was part of his training 🙂 )

He had read some of my comments and wanted to know me and my blog.

But the real truth was that he wanted to recruit me-to convince me to become a Kannaway ambassador (yes, the same Kannaway of MJNA ). I, truly regret that 3-minute chat I had with him because he turned out to be a real pain in the a**.

He left comments on my blog promoting his brand and his business model (I didn’t authorize them, sorry) and trying to get me under him to sell his products. He followed my social accounts, he texted, he called. For two entire weeks, I couldn’t get rid of him.

I am not saying that MLM brands’ products are bad. They can be safe, excellent, top, high-quality, the best of the best. Or not.  

I don’t trust them because their products’ potency reports rarely match what they advertise.

There are tons of inflated testimonials and confusing information regarding them.

It’s logical: the nature of this business model is kind of “predatory”: the sellers choose an aggressive approach to market their products and increase sales and profit.

I, personally, avoid MLM/pyramid brands for two simple reasons

  • Ethics
  • Price

I’ve always been an anti-MLM person. It’s against my personal ethics to exploit other people’s hard work to earn money. (This is perhaps the reason why I’ll never become a millionaire 🙂 )

The prices of the products these brands sell are much higher than any other trustworthy CBD brands due to the MLM business model. Why should I pay a higher price when I have a lot of better or similar alternatives at a lower price?  

Here is a list of MLM/Pyramid brands.

  • Hempworx/MyDaily Choice,
  • CTFO
  • Bocannaco
  • PrimeMyBody
  • Kannaway
  • GreenHoriZen
  • Zilis UltraCell/Pur 7
  • Biocare
  • Purium
  • Illuminent
  • NewYou
  • Country Naturals
  • Vasayo
  • Wakaya / Cibi Gold
  • Hemplavate
  • Gemini – DynaMAXX International
  • Natures Ultra (Young Living)

Trusting or not MLM/pyramid brands is a personal choice. I have made mine. It’s up to you to make yours.

Wrapping it Up

I have done my best to give you information regarding the risks your health and your wallet are in when purchasing CBD oil.

IMHO, an informed client is a safe client.

Endoca , Joy Organics, VerifiedCBD, Elixinol, Avid Hemp and Nganic are some of the brands I trust. Check the reviews I wrote for some of them and stay tuned for the ones to come.

Remember my advice: stick to reputable CBD oil brands with good reviews.

(I hope I won’t end up in jail after this article. Promise you will visit every now and then!)

If you have any questions, want to share any personal experience with any of the brands mentioned, or add a brand to the list leave a comment below

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DISCLAIMER: The content of this article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided is not meant to alleviate or cure any disease or disorder. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider for any medical condition.


  1. We have used HempWorx full spectrum CBD oil for over two years now. Yes it’s a Network Marketing company, first one you listed. I am not an active recruiter however, I just like the products and we’ve seen results from them. I’ve tried several non mlm brands that cost a little less but they either tasted horrible, said they were peppermint flavor and had no flavor or they did nothing compared to HempWorx. Most of them also had too many added ingredients which I don’t like personally. They do have 3rd party testing listed right on the website and they have a 7 day trial sample which people pay shipping and handling and they are NOT signed up into any auto shipments. I totally understand your negativity of mlm but not sure where you got your info on this particular company? Anyway I’m retired from the profession after 20 plus years and when I was active I never bugged or chased after people but I am very aware of the negative pushy behavior of some people in that profession. We can say the same for some sales people in any profession. Very much appreciate your candid review!

    1. Welcome, Sue! Thanks for sharing your experience with HempWorx and your personal opinion about MLM brands. In my article, I expressed my personal choices regarding pyramid brands and I explained why I wouldn’t choose them.
      What exactly did you mean with “not sure where you got your info on this particular company?”. I don’t understand the term “info”. It’s widespread that HempWorx is a pyramid brand, no secret at all.
      As I stated in my article ethics and price are the reasons why I, personally, avoid MLM brands, not pushy behavior. I agree it’s a characteristic that can be found in most professions.
      Again, thanks for your comment!

  2. Have you heard of the CBD oil called TERHOUSE?
    A member of the service department where I bought my car, has all the employees using it. It’s supposed to be great. But I haven’t seen it on anyone’s list of top ten. The health store I’ve been purchasing from has never heard of it. The guys at the car dealership swear by terphouse. TERPHOUSE, has also offered me a discount of 40% off of all my purchases. I’ve tried Charlottes Web, Plus CBD, one that I can’t remember the name, and now Ancient Nutrition. I have chronic constant back pain and am disabled, I’m in pain management but that only takes the edge off the pain. Please let me know if you know anything about TERPHOUSE. IVE had one botched back surgery and a five level fusion coming up 7 years in January and September. Both surgeries done in the year 2013.

    1. Deb, I researched the TerpHouse brand. To be frank, I had never heard of it before your message. My research is based on information provided on the website of every brand. As you know, I always look for details on sourcing, production methods, and lab test certificates. I found nothing about them on the brand’s site. I personally wouldn’t suggest my readers to trust any of the brands who don’t provide their clients with details and information regarding the quality of their products that IMHO depends on these factors. I can feel your agony and pain. Please, commit to trustworthy and transparent brands that respect you and your health. Feel free to contact me whenever you need to. Be well, my friend!

    1. Hey Maris! I hadn’t heard of this company before I received your question. I took a look at their website. They make a lot of claims I am not convinced from, for a simple reason: I could find any lab test certificate on their site. As a user, I demand proof of the quality of any CBD product I buy. Lab Test Certificates are the only way to know whether the product is of high quality or not. If you are a Europe resident you can try the products of Elixinol, Endoca, VerifiedCBD, Nganic and Avid Hemp that ship internationally.

  3. Is anyone here Familiar with Gemini Broad Spectrum Remedy products? Also any feedback on the multi level portion of this company would be appreciated. I have had a few conference calls with them but would love to meet someone here with first hand knowledge. The parent-research company that makes their products is Anada Scientific. They claim to have 8 registered patents on their process and strains. Thank you!

    1. Hi Darryl! Sorry for the late reply!
      I haven’t heard of this brand. I found an MLM brand with this name; have you got the URL of their website? They can claim whatever they like. What is important to you is proof. Can they give it to you?

      Before you choose a brand make sure they have third-party lab reports published on their website. This ensures that their products are pure and not junk.

      I would never collaborate with an MLM company: their products may be excellent but their prices are too high compared to the excellent product of an ordinary company. So selling them would be difficult. The prices are high because they have to support the pyramid scheme of MLMs and create profits for the top -that earns much- to the bottom- that earns pennies.

      IMHO these schemes are exploiting the hard work of the bottom levels obliging them to recruit friends and relatives to be able to earn some money. You say that you have had a few conference calls with them. I know how pushy they can be. I bet a low-level vendor is struggling to move upwards and start earning from your work.

      Some MLMs oblige their vendors to buy their products to know what they promote. There is usually no discount on the prices.

      I hope there are other readers that can add their own experience with MLM brands in this thread.

  4. What a knowledgeable article you wrote… I have searched for vape cartridges, got one at a dispensary and it was “do-able”… but didn’t notice much of a difference. I then got on “Amazon” and ordered a UMO vape product… and it has been amazing, though now I am concerned after reading your article… Should I be worried… even friends have noticed a more “up-beat” me… I do not enjoy the side effects of THC, and I have had none with it. I do puff a few Medi bud puffs, but only before I go to bed… it has all changed my life… pain wise and attitude… Thank You for such a great read… Shirl

    1. Hi Shirl! I have not researched UMO extensively, so I can’t say whether it is good or not. Lab certificates are a MUST when it comes to a CBD product and trustworthy brands should publish them on their sites. I wouldn’t buy anything from a company that doesn’t make these results available for the consumers. Avid Hemp and Joy Organics are brands that I trust. You can try their products and check their lab certificates whenever you want; they are accessible online. Hope to hear from you again! Take care and be well!

  5. We have been going to the local location here for CBD oil. But now I know what to look for and to make it a lot more simple on myself, I think I will just browse the list you recommend. That way I know it is a good product! I didn’t even realize you could buy CBD oil on Amazon! Wow, and why would anyone do that LOL. I love Amazon, but you have to be very careful about the reviews, a lot of fake ones. I am sure that is the case for the CBD oil on there as well.

    1. Exactly! people don’t buy CBD oil on Amazon because the substance is on their banned list. I am glad you got the message and all the information you need, Laehrae!

  6. While CBD is still in the newer side of things, I’ve always looked for brands that have stood the test of time without changing their products’ ingredients every year or every other year. It’s very similar to the nutritiional supplement industry, where I would tell people during my days as a trainer which brands were good and which ones to avoid at all costs.

    The same goes for CBD, as I’d first look at the criteria mentioned above; time and ingredients. After the fact, I would conduct solid research on blogs like this one before making a purchase and would always strive for the brands these blogs deem safe and effective.

    I agree with you as well on the MLM. Not my favorite thing by a longshot and I’ve been approached by several people throughout the last decade to embark; not my thing in the slightest and they do get annoying as well with nonstop calls and emails.

    1. As a character, I am as tough as steel. My granny used to say ” tough as a diamond”.

      I won’t betray my values and ethics. I would never suggest to my readers something I wouldn’t use on myself. After all, we are one -in a spiritual way-, aren’t we?

      I expressed my humble and personal opinion on MLM schemes. Who am I to judge anyone who uses them? Yet, I am glad we share the same beliefs:-)

  7. It’s so easy to cheat with the starts and the reviews on Amazon! I would never buy anything like CBD on a big platform like eBay or Amazon: those businesses are in conflict of interest. But you made me realize that the same problems exist event in physical stores. Hum… Never though about that… No doubt, there are no short cuts. It’s better to do some research about the brand; to find the lab tests of the product before buying it is a must. But it takes time…

    1. Why don’t you exploit MY time? Why am I here? What is my intention if not to help you, Jo? I wouldn’t propose to my readers anything I wouldn’t trust to consume or use on myself. It’s against my personal ethics. It’s not who I am and I would change who I am for the world:-)

  8. Very scary stuff! I think that fake and misleading CBD oils are giving the industry a very bad name. When I go into gas stations around where I live, I will often seeing things behind sold behind the counter called “CBD oil” but I’m pretty sure it’s nonsense or vape oil like you discussed. I actually did not realize that Amazon does not allow it to be sold. That would explain why I found so many poor quality results when I searched for it a few months back. Like you said, I still did find a few things marketing itself as CBD oil. Good thing I didn’t buy it. It’s sad to think that many people are getting a bad ide of CBD oil because they are buying the fake stuff. Thanks for writing this and getting the information out there!

    1. It seems that marketers use Amazon-specific labeling for their products Dan. It’s logical but not ethical, they mislead their clients. We should be cautious and search a lot before buying and consuming anything that could harm our health. Thank you for your comment !!

  9. Oh my goodness, the kinds of things going around these days are really quite appalling. We’re all blessed to have someone like you who takes the time and trouble to do the snooping around for us. You really make a great detective!
    I’ve learnt so many new things just from this post of yours. Will be certainly avoiding those bad brands (well, not that I can legally take those good brands anyway, but I can point overseas friends to your post, those whom I know are using CBD oil for their severe eczema conditions).

    1. Joo, I want to thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I’m happy that you found my article helpful and interesting!! Feel free to share it with your friends! Have a great day!

  10. Hi Effie! Thank you for this excellent write-up! I had no idea that there were CBD oil MLM’s. I appreciate all of the hard work and research you put into this article. One question, which of the advisable companies that you have listed are Organic? Would you recommend Joys Organics? My sister has been looking for a CDB oil brand that does not have any pesticides. My niece has a traumatic brain injury, and she is trying to find a CBD oil to help with seizures. Thank again!

    1. I would strongly recommend Joy Organics because it’s the only one with 0% THC. The others have traces (0.3%) but since it’s for your niece I think Joy is perfect. You can read my review on the brand in the reviews section

      1. Hi Effie. My daughter is the one with the Traumatic Brain injury. We’ve been looking for a pesticide free CBD oil. But her doctor says she needs some THC in her oil to help control her seizures because hers are from brain surgery and not a chemical imbalance. Is there a reputable company out the that fits this bill? I would appreciate any info you have on this. Thank you for all of your time and research. I’m Colleen’s sister.

  11. A true tour de force of research and investigative work! The CBD oil market is clearly one in which it truly pays, in terms of money and health, to be an informed consumer, and you are doing a yeoman’s job helping people be exactly that.

    There are legitimate companies out there trying to deliver quality products, and it’s a real shame there are so many bad actors out there they have to compete with. Thank you for doing the hard work of highlighting which is which.

    1. Exactly my point Jon. It’s our job to clean or keep the industry clean for the sake of our readers. Everything associated with our health should be crystal clear. I must admit I enjoyed writing it-one of my dreams was to become an investigator LOL

  12. I really was looking forward to this post; a fraud alert on CBD OIls. This is because lately, there have been a number of companies vending the products and I wondered if they were all legit.
    It is hard to tell unless you have “the rules” and thank you for sharing them.
    Your tips on what to avoid especially the one on free trials is a good one.
    The lessons I learnt from the chemistry of spice video are invaluable.
    Keep the information flowing.

    1. There companies out there that can harm either your health or your wallet. Even both! Being informed means being safe. I won’t stop repeating the rules-the only way to stop me is to agree to take a test! 🙂 Thank you for your comment Ahimbe!

  13. It seems CBD oil is all over the news these days , people promoting them. Hard to decide which one to choose. This post is very useful and indeed educational.

    Thanks for the post


    1. I understand it’s hard to decide Ahearst. You need to be informed to make the right choices and not get fooled. I hope my article gave you some hints regarding what to avoid.

  14. This post is very much appreciated as I have cared for patients that reacted badly to synthetic marijuana, it may not be CBD oil but that tells us that there’s a lot of crooks out there who just want to make money. These crooks who are totally out of control as they are not only giving the product a bad name and reputation but also harming people’s health.

    Kudos to you for posting such insightful article that will safeguard your readers’ welfare and at the same time (hopefully) will refrain those crooks from making CBD oil with harmful contents in them. Thank you.

  15. Oh my! I had a bad experience with some CBD oil about 6 months ago and now I think I know why. Thank you so much for the information. This is really a public service getting this information out to the public; it’s important.

    1. Welcome to my website Suzanne and thank you for your comment! I hope you are ok after that bad experience of yours. I was advised not to touch the subject but I couldn’t help it. I felt the need to inform my readers of all the risks and scams.

  16. Wow, Effie! First of all, I feel honored to be given the credit for inspiring this article. Secondly, I am AMAZED that you found so much worthwhile information to share! I came so close to purchasing from one of the companies you mentioned that should be avoided, before I found your website of course. Thanks so much for your guidance!

    1. I should thank you, Theresa, for being the source of inspiration for this article. Anytime you need an answer, feel free to contact me. I will be glad to respond with an article LOL

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