CBD in Florida has become extremely popular since the Farm Bill of 2018 was introduced. This bill allowed for the cultivation of hemp, so long as it carried a THC content of 0.3% or less (total content by dry weight). CBD products have taken Florida over by storm. Some of them are simply mislabeled hemp oil (which is completely different – click here to read more about the differences) while other products are, in fact, legitimate.
New Phase Blends is a Florida based CBD company that offers some of the most effective CBD in Florida. Let’s go over some of the CBD products Florida and what you need to look out for to ensure you end up with the best CBD products the State of Florida has to offer. As a Floridian myself, I’m excited to review this with you.
Finding CBD Oil in Florida
CBD products are fairly easy to find these days. Whether it’s a simple google search that’s similar to the one you typed to bring you here, or by asking friends for advice, you’re sure to find Florida CBD products. Make sure you are looking for a THC content below 0.3%. Otherwise it’s illegal to purchase unless you are in a state that offers recreational marijuana use.
CBD doesn’t need a lot of THC anyway. The additional THC can introduce what’s called the entourage effect. You don’t need enough of it to make you feel ‘high.’ CBD oil products, if legally purchased, WILL NOT make you feel high – at all.
Things to Consider When Looking in Florida for CBD
All things considered, the best way to find an effective CBD product is to do your research. It may take more time than just blindly purchasing random CBD products, but it’s worth it in the long shot.
CBD customers tend to be loyal people. Roughly 75% of people who find a CBD company that they like stick with them for long periods of time (over 3 years). Nothing is worse than spending your hard earned money on CBD oil, only to realize it’s been incorrectly labeled, or isn’t an effective product.
Ask your friends for advice, do some google searching for reviews, check the QR code and read the certificate of analysis (read more about this QR code in the paragraph below). Remember, CBD products are not approved as a dietary supplement, so the lack of regulation allows people to mislabel stuff, unfortunately.
Another thing to look out for when trying to find CBD in Florida, is a money back guarantee. I want to be clear: just because something has a money back guarantee doesn’t mean its a great product. It is an indicator of a great product, but this alone shouldn’t be your reason for purchasing a CBD product.
When you couple the money back guarantee with all of the other things to look for (located in the next section), THEN you have a solid amount of evidence to back your position on choosing a Florida CBD company. New Phase Blends offers a 100% money back guarantee. This should not be enough, in itself, to get sales. However, what IS rather incredible is that even though the money back guarantee exists, New Phase Blends has never had a single request for a refund – to date!
If that isn’t a powerful statement, then I’m not sure what is.
What to Look for in CBD Products
When searching for CBD Oil in Florida, first make sure the product you are looking at is actually a legitimate CBD product. There are several different factors to look for, but start by looking at the ingredients list.
The ingredients list should be fairly small, and show basic things like a carrier oil, and a type of hemp extract. If a company uses flavorings, the flavorings should be organic in nature.
Make sure this includes either broad spectrum, full spectrum, or CBD isolate – depending on what exactly you’re looking for. There is a difference between these spectrums. I’ll briefly mention the differences and then move on:
- Broad Spectrum – hemp extract containing all cannabinoids with an emphasis on having as little THC as possible
- Full Spectrum – hemp extract containing all cannabinoids with an emphasis on having 0.3% THC or less
- Isolate – CBD isolate is only CBD, nothing else. The CBD has been molecularly isolated, hence the name CBD isolate
The next thing to do before buying CBD in Florida is to verify the CBD listed in the ingredients is actually in the product. The issue of purposefully mislabeling products isn’t specific to Florida CBD products; it’s an unfortunate thing that’s occurring all over the place. Since CBD is still unapproved for use by the FDA, it’s essentially unregulated. Companies take advantage of this by mislabeling their products and tricking people into thinking that they are buying rich, premium CBD products. So, how do you verify the content? LOOK FOR A QR CODE. Here’s an example of a QR code on a Florida CBD product offered by New Phase Blends, LLC. You can scan this with your phone, and it will link to a real, third-party lab print out called a ‘certificate of analysis.’
This lab report shows ALL of the cannabinoids tested for in detail. Read here for more information on how to properly read and understand a certificate of analysis – it can be a little tricky!
Example of a Certificate of Analysis
Other Information on Florida Regulations and CBD Products
The State of Florida is one of several states where medical marijuana has become legal. For this reason, it understands, more than other states, regulatory requirements and guidelines for cannabis products. As of now, Florida is still working through there own state laws for hemp cultivation.
They abide by the Federal guidelines. These rules state hemp products and crops must contain less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight. The Federal government is still working through other regulations. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services does a great job of updating people who subscribe via email on the latest regulations, and even regulations that are being presented.
If you click here, you can sign up yourself. Another great resource for following potential guidelines and regulations is the United States Hemp Authority.
This is not a government body. It is an organization that lobbies for certain guidelines around the production of hemp and CBD products. They periodically release a manual on the latest information available, which can be found here. Some companies even push to get certified through the US Hemp Authority.
While this is not necessary, at all, everyone wants to make money in this industry so it’s no surprise the US Hemp Authority is charging organizations to do this. None the less, they still offer good information on hemp.
Conclusion | Buying CBD in Florida
It’s not hard finding quality CBD products in Florida. Just be sure to conduct your research on companies and their products before buying. CBD is still unregulated by the FDA. Because of this, a lot of companies are currently selling fake CBD products in Florida. If you spend 5-10 minutes double checking reviews and making sure the products are legitimate, you’ll be good to go!