Certified CBD Standards
We do the hard work so you don't have to.
CBD isn't regulated by the FDA, so it can be challenging to tell which products are safe and which aren't. With new CBD products hitting shelves every day, we wanted to come up with a system for deciding if a product was "safe" enough for us to try. Turns out, this was harder than we expected.
Our research into quality standards for medical marijuana uncovered that there is a wide range of approval levels for things like pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, and more from state to state. This really surprised us, so in 2019 we did hours of research and aggregated all of the lowest acceptable limits across all legal markets to create our own set of standards.
Now when we shop or consider accepting samples from a CBD company, we have a list of tests and associated limits to help us find clean and trustworthy products. To share these companies and products with you, we created the Hempsley® Certified Seal so that you can shop confidently, too. Basically, we do the hard work so you don't have to. Click here to explore Hempsley Certified CBD
In order for a company to receive the Hempsley® Certified Seal, we require a full panel of lab reports that meet our rigorous requirements, including:
Does your company’s lab reports meet our standards? Reach out for an application to join our Community Directory.
2021 Data Update:
Current limits were determined based on aggregate data from all legal markets as of August 2019. Now that the market has evolved and more states have legalized cannabis to further diversify this data, we are working with our community to develop a deeper understanding of what these different tests mean and how they affect us.
With new states legalizing and this data diversifying, we are inviting CBD companies and educators to help us co-create a certification that both helps set you apart and protects consumers from businesses that cut corners.
At the end of the day, we hope that our certification can support transparency for both buyers and sellers. We believe that being aware of what exactly is in your product and how it was made is important for creating a self-care system that works for you.
Interested in joining the conversation? Click here to schedule a chat — we'd love to hear your thoughts!