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Did you know that 2 out of 3 Americans know what CBD is, and 1 out of 7 use it? That’s according to CNN’s Weed 5: The CBD Craze, in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines the issues around the burgeoning demand and market for products containing CBD. The piece does an excellent job of exploring the issues around CBD while highlighting what consumers need to know and can do to protect themselves.

From the beginning, at Cloud 10 Hair Care we have been dedicated to educating our customers not only about our CBD-Infused hair care products, but about CBD in general. We prepared The ABCs of CBD that you can view here or download as a PDF.

As stated in Weed 5: The CBD Craze, the truth is that there is currently no federal requirement for CBD to be tested for safety or accuracy by outside labs. And in an article in the medical journal JAMA examining products claiming to contain CBD that were available for purchase online, nearly 70 percent were not correctly labeled.

As of this writing, it’s up to each state to determine how, or whether, to regulate CBD, while the FDA is trying to figure out the same. Last year a bill passed in Utah requiring that CBD products be registered with the state, and that manufacturers provide certificates of analysis from outside labs to ensure that their products aren’t mislabeled or tainted.

But generally, purchasing products containing CBD these days may hold a certain amount of risk, unless the products with CBD provide the complete list of ingredients, and Certificates of Analysis from an independent lab to back them up.

And that’s exactly what we’ve done. Our products are formulated to contain 1% CBD and to be completely free of THC, and we can prove it. Certificates of Analysis are available on our website for each formula. We test three random samples from each production batch and, since results will vary slightly between each bottle, we publish those that fall in the middle.

It’s how you can be sure the Cloud 10 CBD-Infused Hair Care products you’re purchasing are exactly what we say they are.

The Cloud 10 Hair Care Team

What is CBD?

CBD stands for “cannabidiol,” one of many beneficial compounds found in the flowers, stalks and stems (but not the seeds) of the plant Cannabis sativa.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of Cannabis sativa, which contains more than 80 biologically active compounds called “phytocannabinoids” or just “cannabinoids.”

The two most widely known cannabinoids are CBD and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound that gets you “high.”

Hemp by definition contains 0.3% or less THC (by dry weight).

Marijuana contains more than 0.3% THC (by dry weight), up to as much as 30%.

Which type of plant does CBD come from?

Both hemp and marijuana contain CBD.

CBD derived from marijuana is regulated under the Controlled Substances Act.

Hemp-derived CBD has been federally legal since the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also called “the Farm Bill”) was signed into law.

Therefore, cosmetic products contain CBD derived from hemp. Since the law was only recently passed, CBD is a relatively new ingredient in the beauty space.

What’s the difference between Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract, and CBD Isolate?

What are the benefits of CBD and Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract?

CBD has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and enhances hydration. Delivered in Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract, the product will also contain protein, omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and vitamins.

In hair care formulas, this all enhances hair and scalp health for more vibrant hair with increased shine and hydration.

Is Hemp Oil the same as Hemp Extract?

Hemp Extract can also be referred to as Hemp Oil.

Is Hemp Oil the same as Hemp Seed Oil?

No, and this is where consumers can run into a lot of confusion about CBD products. Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, they should not be. Hemp Oil refers to the oil, which contains CBD, that is extracted from the flowers, stalks and stems of hemp plants.

Hemp Seed Oil, also known as cannabis sativa seed extract, is the term that should be used when referring to the product extracted from the seeds of hemp plants. Although hemp seeds do not contain any CBD, hemp seed oil has many benefits to hair and scalp.

Does it matter where hemp used to produce CBD is grown?

Yes! Look for CBD that is derived from industrial hemp grown in the USA. That way you can be sure the hemp plants and growers meet federal regulations.

Also, it’s very important to look for CBD from hemp that is organically grown. Hemp is a natural “cleaner plant” (the scientific term for the process is “phytoremediation”) that can absorb a variety of compounds from the soil, including toxic chemicals, heavy metals, even radioactive elements! So it’s critical to look for products with CBD from hemp that is organically grown to ensure it’s being cultivated in the safest manner.

How can I be sure I’m getting what I’m paying for with CBD products?

Because CBD is so new, many consumers and companies are still trying to understand what it is, where it comes from, and why it’s getting so much buzz.

Look for companies that are transparent about where they source their CBD, and that provide test results from independent labs confirming the CBD content and quality.

To help consumers to feel confident when purchasing Cloud 10 CBD-Infused Hair Care, we have all our products independently tested for CBD, THC, pesticides and microbials. The results of these tests are posted here.