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To buy: cbdMD Broad Spectrum 750 mg CBD Oil, $70; cbdMD.com

To buy: Medterra CBD Isolate 3,000 mg Tincture, $135; medterracbd.com

cbdMD Premium Broad Spectrum CBD Oil

Some CBD oil tinctures may contain premium ingredients like a USDA-certified organic MCT coconut oil or all-natural flavorings that can increase the price of the product. If you're set on purchasing a truly organic CBD oil, the extra cost may be worth it.

Each 1 ml serving of this full-spectrum product from Naternal contains 40 mg of cannabinoids, including CBD and trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3% by law), terpenes, and flavonoids from the cannabis plant, a.k.a. hemp.

This moderate strength product from cbdMD is THC-free and delivers 25 mg cannabinoids (including CBD) in each 1 ml serving. It’s available in natural, berry, orange, and mint flavors.

“One thing I always say is that a molecule does not know its mother, so CBD is coming from cannabis or hemp, but it’s the same compound,” said Robby Flannery, Ph.D., CEO of California-based cannabis brand Dr. Robb Farms.

Because there is such a vast range of CBD products, companies, extraction techniques, and market factors, it can be difficult to pin down a clear average cost per mg CBD. But, as a general ballpark, here is an example CBD oil price comparison, using prices found in Los Angeles, and broken down as price per mg of CBD:

Full-spectrum CBD oil vs. CBD isolate

All of these costs are shouldered by the manufacturer and ultimately raise the retail prices.

There may also be significant markups on the retail side, as cannabis dispensaries are not allowed any type of business write-offs per Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code.

CBD can be derived from either hemp or marijuana. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

So what is the maximum amount of CBD you should take? Researchers have found that 600 mg per day appears to be safe, but one study suggested that doses of up to 1,500 mg a day are safe and tolerated well.  

It is important to remember that you should always talk to your doctor before using CBD if you have symptoms of a serious mental or physical health condition. CBD could potentially worsen symptoms or interact with other medications you are taking.

The dosages used in research studies vary and there is no consensus on how much should be used for specific conditions. If you do decide to try CBD, it is also important to note that there is no universally agreed upon dose. Research also suggests that people may respond differently to various dosages, so the amount that is right for your needs might vary.

Is It Possible to Take Too Much?

Some of the most common side effects that people experience when taking CBD include:

This suggests that more research involving more participants and well-designed studies is needed in order to better understand if, how, and why CBD works.

While CBD is generally well-tolerated, this does not mean that you won’t experience any side effects.

Starting at a lower dose and working your way up to the amount you need may be the best ways to avoid taking too much.