The demand for CBD has skyrocketed, and so has the supply. It’s difficult to know where your product is coming from and how it was made. We walk through the main steps to qualify your hemp and CBD materials, including the top 10 questions you should ask your supplier. As experienced buyers of botanicals, we will discuss a lot of the hidden tricks suppliers may use to adulterate or dilute product and cheat buyers, how test results can be wrong or misleading, and how some “best practices” from our experience in the dietary supplement and food industries are applied to CBD.
- AOAC Expert Review Panel Award, for Method Development of Ethanol in Kombucha, 2017
- Supplement Industry Star Award, Supplyside West/Informa, 2015 & 2016