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How to Choose CBD Products

November 16, 2016

If you’ve ever read about the dozens of benefits of using CBD products, you’ve probably been meaning to try them to experience it for yourself. But, if you’ve never purchased CBD products before, choosing the right product can be fairly confusing. Talk to your local Denver marijuana experts and follow these tips before you buy to ensure you’re picking the right product for you:

Determine how you want to use it

The first thing you need to do is decide how you want to use CBD so you can figure out which type of product will work best. Most dispensaries in Denver will have CBD in capsule, topical, oil, and tincture forms. If you are interested in trying it because of aches and pains you’re feeling after a hard run or workout, topical creams would be perfect because these can treat localized pain. However, topical creams won’t do anything for you if you’re feeling stressed out and are looking for relief. In this case, it’s better to choose capsules, oil, or tinctures containing CBD. Speak to a budtender at the dispensary to discuss what brought you into the store so they can help guide you in the right direction.

Look at the percentage

After you’ve settled on what type of product to buy, check the packaging to look at the CBD percentage. Now that CBD products are becoming more popular, manufacturers are starting to mislead customers with their labeling. Companies have to inform customers how strong the CBD content is in each product. Ideally, customers would report this by the milligram—meaning if there are 100mg of CBD present in a product, the label would clearly state 100mg. However, some companies try to fool customers by listing the amount of CBD hemp oil in the product, which is not the same as listing the amount of active CBD. Learn more about cannabis oil vs. hemp oil.
If this is your first time trying a CBD product, don’t make the mistake of buying one labeled in this manner. In most cases, these products are labeled this way because they do not have a high amount of active CBD, so it’s better to choose another product if you’re looking for something with a little more strength.

Ask for help

Some customers who have never tried CBD products before may be embarrassed to ask for help, but there’s no reason to be. Many people have never tried CBD on its own—even those who have been avid marijuana users for years—so there’s nothing to be shy about. Product labels can be confusing, especially if you’re trying to figure out how strong a product is or how it is supposed to be used. Dispensary employees expect to field a lot of questions about these products, so speak up to ensure you have the best experience with the product you purchase.
For more information on CBD products and how they are used, come by Altitude Dispensary where our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!