No Real CBD Gummies on Amazon or Walmart!
Are those hemp gummies on Amazon fake or real CBD? What about Walmart?
Despite being a little childish, CBD gummies offer an alternative way to consume cannabidiol that can be more enjoyable and tasty than regular oil or capsules.
You’ll often find a selection of gummies and other edibles at most hemp/CBD shops, but some of the bigger retailers don’t seem so excited about selling these to their customers. Amazon and Walmart are two examples of mega-retailers where you won’t find any real CBD gummies or any other type of CBD products.
Amazon strictly prohibits the sale of any products that contain CBD, be it gummies, oil and whatnot. The same goes for Walmart and many other major retail stores.
Although hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3 THC are legal in all 50 states, many companies would rather avoid the controversy and liability that comes with this unregulated industry altogether. And the fact that the CBD market is rife with overhyped products and unproven/false health claims makes it even less encouraging for some retailers to jump aboard the CBD train.
Hemp Gummies Aren’t Necessarily CBD Gummies
You can find plenty of hemp gummies for sale on Amazon, but those aren’t real CBD gummies. Hemp products sold on Amazon — including oil, topicals and edibles — are made from hemp seed oil, which does not contain CBD and thus does not go against Amazon’s selling policies.
Hemp seed oil is rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It does have some health benefits, but it does not contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is extracted from hemp flowers and leaves.
So again, those hemp gummies sold on Amazon are made from the seed oil and do not have CBD, nor do they actually claim to contain CBD. This can be tricky, or even deceitful, as many consumers assume that the stated dose on a hemp product refers to its CBD dose when that is not necessarily the case.
Genuine CBD products clearly state the amount of CBD on the label and don’t leave customers making wrong assumptions about what they are buying. Most reputable brands also provide a third-party certificate of analysis (COA) as proof that the product has been tested in a lab and confirmed to contain the claimed amount of cannabidiol.
Until (and if) Amazon and Walmart change their mind and start allowing companies to sell CBD (not just CBD-free hemp) products on their websites, you’ll need to search elsewhere.