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A ROADMAP TO CBD IN ALASKA
For those interested in quality CBD oil, Alaska isn’t the worst place in the U.S. to live. In fact, consumers have several options in the state when it comes to buying top-range products.
That said, the quality of specific CBD products that are out there on the market can – and certainly does – vary. So before you go searching for the product or products that will work best for you and your lifestyle, be sure and do some research on what all is out there. And most importantly, don’t let the process overwhelm you. We’re here to help, and that’s where this Alaska CBD oil guide comes in.
Hemp products, in general, are pretty widespread in the Last Frontier. For many, this may come as a surprise given the state’s isolated geographic nature. In reality, however, there’s no shortage of products to choose from in most AK cities and towns. But even with such an accessible market, it is still imperative to be able to separate quality, reliable products from substandard ones.
Before you jump the gun, read on to learn all the ins-and-outs of various forms of CBD products that come from hemp extract. Different products are intended for different uses, so it may take a fair amount of research to determine which ones might work best for you and your specific lifestyle.
CBD oil has become quite popular in Alaska and is available in a number of locations throughout the state, or even online. With that said, it’s always a good idea to learn about the relevant differences when talking about various types of CBD products. CBD is a plant-based phytocannabinoid that is produced naturally in hemp. Phytocannabinoids are extracted in most cases using sophisticated technology, and then used to create a variety of different products. When purchasing CBD oil in Alaska, it’s essential to make sure that what you’re buying contains less than 0.3% THC. Also, be sure and only buy from a reputable brand. For example, one that has no problem showing their lab results.
When it comes to CBD oil for sale in Alaska, one can find a variety of different products – including CBD edibles. An edible obviously refers to any product that you eat, that is infused with CBD. In most cases, these are products like gummy bears an d candies. CBD edibles are typically considered different types of products as compared to other oral CBD products (like CBD oils). The advantage of edibles is that they come in a huge range of flavors, making them a lot more convenient and enjoyable to consume than other types of CBD.
Folks will also find that CBD creams and other kinds of CBD topical lotions and ointments are easy to find (or order) in the state of Alaska. Since these products are derived from hemp, they contain (or at least they should contain) less than 0.3% THC. Topicals are very easy to use. One can apply them directly to a specific area as needed, which is a major benefit over other types of CBD products.
Another product that often generates a lot of confusion is CBD vapes and the e-liquids that often come along with using them. The truth is, if you’re looking for a CBD vape in Alaska, you’ll have no trouble finding one. That’s good news for vapers in the state! However, be wary of the product you’re buying. Many e-liquids contain nicotine, and these types of products are different from quality, hemp-sourced CBD vape-compatible liquids.
Many folks who use CBD start their journey with CBD oils – also commonly referred to as CBD oral drops. These products are consumed sublingually. That is, users place the oil under the tongue using an oil dropper, hold it there for a minute or so, and then swallow. These types of CBD products are common, and one can find them online or in a variety of different stores across Alaska. Again, quality is key when it comes to selecting from the huge range of CBD oils for sale in Alaska.
There is still much confusion regarding the status of hemp in the United States. When President Trump signed an updated version of the Farm Bill into law back in 2018, many assumed this meant hemp was automatically allowed to be grown in all 50 states. However, that’s not quite true. States still have the option to “reject” the Farm Bill. In other words, states have the final say as far as whether they want to allow industrial hemp to be grown within the state.
Fortunately, few states have objected to the federal hemp legalization under the Farm Bill. However, there is a difference between hemp grown under the 2018 Farm Bill, and hemp grown under the 2014 version of the Farm Bill.
Confused yet? We don’t blame you; it’s certainly a confusing topic.
Basically, prior to 2018 most hemp in the U.S. was grown under Hemp Pilot Research programs. These programs are administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Pilot Research Farms are subject to Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill – not the 2018 Farm Bill.
Nowadays, states have the option to cultivate hemp under the “2018 version” of the Farm Bill. To do so, state legislature can put together a detailed plan for the licensing and regulation of hemp farms in the state. The plan then has to be approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It’s obvious that a lot of folks buy CBD in Alaska. However, this does not mean that all CBD products are the same, or are of the same quality. In fact, the state has warned CBD consumers to be wary of the contents and ingredients of any CBD product they are purchasing. Hemp-based CBD products are available in many stores (and even for online ordering) in the state of Alaska. Given the disparity in quality between many of these types of products, however, consumers would be wise to make sure the products they order include a lab report that documents ingredients and phytocannabinoid content.
To avoid the risk of going to a store and buying hemp CBD in Alaska with no lab report or means of verifying contents or ingredients, some prefer to order their CBD online and have it shipped to their home. We all know that ordering online offers a basic advantage in terms of convenience. Still, much due diligence must be executed on behalf of the consumer in order to find reputable, high-quality hemp CBD products. The quality of CBD products that are available online varies greatly, to say the least.
Reading reviews is probably the best way to start in terms of finding good, reliable CBD products online. The best and most trusted brands – like us here at Pure Kana – have consistent, positive feedback across their range of products. Also, check out a brand’s social media to see if they seem legitimate. As for us, a quick search and you’ll see that our products are preferred by thousands – including some of the most elite athletes and trainers on the planet.
And lastly, always make sure that the product(s) you’re buying have a third-party lab report that allows you to view things like CBD and phytocannabinoid content. If a company has its products regularly tested and publishes the results on its website, then you can be fairly certain you’re looking at a good, high-quality brand.
Here at PureKana, we let our customers know exactly what’s in our products – and you can check this for yourself in our lab reports section on each product page.
Finding quality CBD doesn’t have to be overly complicated. As time goes on, states are making their requirements more transparent and better for consumers – even if it seems to be a relatively long and drawn-out process. Some states are definitely making better progress than others, and there’s no doubt that Alaska is farther along compared to other U.S. states.
For instance, Alaska has been proactive in terms of their efforts to employ hemp pilot programs in the state. Hemp cultivation still has a long way to go (funding for the hemp program was unfortunately cut in 2019), but once everything comes into full effect, AK residents will hopefully be able to buy CBD oil in Alaska – as well as other types of products – with confidence.
For now, residents can still of course purchase CBD online in Alaska with the click of a button. Having CBD sent right to your door can be super convenient, and there also tends to be a more extensive product selection online. Things like oils, capsules, edibles, and topicals are all easily found online.
Of course, any CBD products that are ordered online must be made from hemp with a THC content below 0.3%. Preferably, the hemp will be organic and sourced from farms right here in the USA – like our products here at PureKana.
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