In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the medicinal use of Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical that naturally occurs the in cannabis plant.
Recent research has shown potential therapeutic effects of CBD such as treating young children with rare seizure disorders and patients in states where cannabis or CBD have been legalized report using it for a variety of health conditions.
Business experts estimate that the market for CBD products will grow to more than $2 billion in consumer sales within the next three years.
Thus, many people do not have access to stores that sell CBD products and instead rely on online retailers to purchase CBD products.
Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, an adjunct assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and the lead author on the study, believes the mislabeling of cannabidiol products is a direct result of inadequate regulation and oversight.
Only 30 percent of CBD products purchased contained an actual CBD content that was within 10% of the amount listed on the product label.
This is why it is critical to only buy CBD oil that has been third party tested.