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Organic CBD Oil vs. Non-Organic CBD Oil

Melissa Cox May 21, 2020 0 comments

Organic vs. Non-Organic CBD Oil

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There are lots of choices when it comes to CBD these days, and you may have noticed that some CBD oils, gummies, and softgels are certified organic and some are not. Here we will take a deeper look at what it means to be certified organic and how this may or may not be important for hemp cultivation and CBD oils.

What Is Organic?

First, let’s start with an overview of organic certification in the US. What does organic actually mean and why is it important? For Organic produce and other ingredients, these plants must be grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. For animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products, these animals do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

There are three different levels of organic certification and product labeling. The first is “made with organic ingredients” label. You may use this wording on your product label if you product contains 70% organic ingredients by weight. The second is the round USDA Organic seal that you have probably seen on various food products. This seal indicates that your product is at least 95% organic ingredients by weight. This is a big step up from the first level. The third and final level is the “100% organic” label. You may use this wording on your product only if it is 100% organic ingredients by weight.

What is The Difference between Organic and Non-Organic?

To completely understand the differences between organic and non-organic cbd oils, we must first understand what cbd oils are. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many phyto-chemical compounds found in the marijuana or cannabis plant. Not to be confused with THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD does not cause a “high,” and has little to no side effects.

Now that we understand the basic idea of what CBD oil is, here are a few differences between organic and non-organic CBD oils. 

Organic Standards

As we learned, organic products are held to much higher standards than non-organic products. With CBD oil, much like organic foods, you have to meet very stringent criteria to be able to advertise yourself and be grouped as an “organic” product. 

Becoming certified organic can take a lot of extra work. For example, the land you grow your plant in must not have been contaminated by certain chemicals or pesticides for up to 3 years before you start growth there. It also means that you can’t use anything to boost your growth, and you must naturally till and maintain soil. Getting organic certified also means that you can’t have any sort of genetically modified products or seeds. This makes efficiency and being “organic” competitive areas for manufacturers and farmers. You basically have to decide which one you want, quality, or quantity.

The bottom line is that organic CBD oils have been pure since growth and are held to higher farming standards. Starting on land untouched for a number of years, un-modified, naturally tilled and maintained soil, use of only organic pesticides and fertilizers, or none at all, and bottled with little to no preservatives, fillers, coloring, or other additives, all help to give you that organic label you see on the bottle. Non-organic CBD oils can mean that the plants are grown under pretty much any circumstance, so long as it’s safe, and are more efficiently produced, and in larger quantities, although they may lack quality. At the end of the day, organic CBD oil will likely provide a more pure substance, along with peace of mind that the product you’re buying is safe from harmful chemicals, such as dangerous pesticides, or preservatives. 

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