It is a well-known fact in the industry that testing standards have failed to keep up with the pace at which the cannabis/hemp industry has evolved. For years the mixed reputation of cannabis/hemp space has discouraged established testing labs from working with companies in this space. Since the CBD boom began around mid-2018, established labs have started actively introducing cannabis/hemp product testing services. However, the situation remains troubling as there is a glaring lack of standardized testing protocols and federal regulation. A case in point, at Supply Side West a seminar was presented specifically discussing CBD and how inaccurate the protocols were in the industry for testing finished products.
After investigating the website, we identified that it belongs to an affiliate who was part of our affiliate program. Such advertising is clearly a violation of our affiliate program’s terms and conditions. It is also against what we as a company believe and stand for. We have since permanently banned the account and severed all ties with the affiliate immediately.
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In response to our findings, Verified CBD released the following statement:
As you can see from the video clip above, Dr. Oz has never been high before in his life – meaning he has never once consumed THC (botanical cousin to CBD). From playing sports in college to medical school after, from transitioning into becoming a surgeon, he didn’t want to jeopardize being high while operating. Dr. Oz went on to say he spoke with the FDA and DEA directly, but talks about the huge crisis its created within the CBD industry because cannabis is illegal at a federal level. He also went on to talk about his TV episode on CBD where they tested 13 different CBD oil products and 10 of them did not measured out as far as dosage and quantities listed on the labels.
As for headaches, this may have been included because CBD is widely known for delivering pain relief. That said, existing studies neither mention ridding one of headaches nor indicate that those who experience migraines will feel relief. Such gaps in information is truly indicative of whether a product is real or not!
Interestingly, some of the health claims that was found on these various websites (Shark Tank included) include the gummies ability to ease chronic pain, improve joint health, reduce blood sugar, headaches, and anxiety and ensuring that consumers attain cognitive and antioxidant support. While there is many websites who associate CBD with these health benefits, it largely depends on quality and potency, along with dosage and bioavailability.
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Neither Dr. Phil nor Dr. Oz have anything to do with the CBD infused products. Not cannabidiol oil, gummies, drinks, skincare or pills. Both parties have either spoken of CBD or cannabis on their respective shows, but both have remained neutral on its uses.
Next, Dr. Oz, who is 59 years old, said:
An advertisement found on these ‘free trial’ websites claimed that Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz joined forces in an effort to release CBD gummies with an abnormally high price range of over $70. The advertisements didn’t simply stop at mentioning the duo as having to do something with the project but went as far as having both doctors describing their supposed endeavor.
The CBD boom is buzzing and this hemp cannabidiol extract mania has brought its fair share of snake oil salesmen to the forefront of making outrageous claims and statements.