CBM Daily Digest

Retailers: COA or Bust!

Up to 65% of products tested by the Digital Citizens Alliance were short their claimed amount of CBD. 33% had MORE CBD than claimed. Only 2% of labels were accurate. So what can we do as retailers? Certificates of Analysis (or COAs as everyone refers to them) should be provided by every manufacturer. They should be included with every shipment you receive, they should correspond with the batch of the product you received. Most importantly, you should have these on hand for your customers upon request.

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Retailers, if you have been paying attention, there is a new article every day where some local news station randomly picks 5-10 CBD products from their local market and then ruses off to have them tested. If you have been paying attention, every one of these articles ends the same way: most label claims are wrong.

Up to 65% of products tested by the Digital Citizens Alliance were short their claimed amount of CBD. 33% had MORE CBD than claimed. Only 2% of labels were accurate. So what can we do as retailers?

We have to DEMAND test results! Certificates of Analysis (or COAs as everyone refers to them) should be provided by every manufacturer. They should be included with every shipment you receive, they should correspond with the batch of the product you received. Most importantly, you should have these on hand for your customers upon request. No one else but retails can perform this watchdog function, and no one else but retailers can both educate and protect consumers from false manufacturing claims.

Retailers, get the full report from DCA here.

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