CBD has become immensely popular among the Cannabis community and the scientific community. CBD has been shown to help with a number of different medical conditions and for some people has been more effective than a myriad of pharmaceutical drugs. However, there are many fake CBD products in Canada. We’ll show you how to differentiate real from fake.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a cannabinoid similar to the well-known cannabinoid THC. THC is one of the main chemicals that causes the “high” feeling when Cannabis is consumed. CBD however does not produce a high or any type of impairment.

CBD plants are specially grown to have high levels of Cannabidiol and very low levels of THC (less than 2%). Taking CBD is similar to taking an Advil, you won’t feel much, but your symptoms will reduce till they are gone or at a more manageable level.

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CBD is available in a variety of forms:

Flowers: There are CBD dominate varieties of dry flowers available from many vendors. With flowers you can enjoy the benefits of CBD via vaporizer, cooking it into food through a decarboxylation process, or by smoking the flowers with a bong, pipe or joint.

Concentrates: Cannabidiol comes in a highly concentrated form too. Concentrate CBD products in Canada are available as a shatter, oil or pure crystal form.


Topicals: CBD is sometimes available in topical products that you apply onto your skin. This is great for treating skin and muscular conditions with CBD. It wont work on everything, so we recommend you try different products and see what works for you.


Edibles: CBD is commonly enjoyed in the edible form because it is a more accurate dosing method and is easy for children and seniors to enjoy without inhaling smoke or vapour. CBD edibles come in the form of liquid tinctures, capsules, candies, cookies, brownies, and more.

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Hemp Oil VS CBD:

Hemp oil and Cannabidiol oil are not the same thing. CBD oil will specify that it contains active CBD and a small percentage of THC, and will have a higher price than hemp oil. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and stalks which does not contain active CBD compounds and no THC at all (meaning it wont have any medicinal benefits). You want CBD oil stating made from full plant extract.

Make sure the product you are considering explicitly states that the product contains X mgs of CBD. Your best bet for finding genuine CBD products in Canada is at a medical marijuana dispensary (available in store or online).


Read Labels Carefully

We can not stress enough to read the product labels and ingredients very carefully. There are many people who mistake Hemp Oil for a CBD product. Some Hemp Oil products use deceptive marketing tactics that may lead someone to believe they are buying a medicinal CBD product so that the company can charge a higher price for their oil.

If you are unsure about a product, consult with the seller and search online about that brand.

There have been reports of ‘fake CBD oil‘ being sold online and in stores that resulted in trips to the emergency room.

The Rick Simpson Oil Company had this to say about fake CBD oils:

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Where can you find genuine CBD products in Canada?

Your best bet to find real genuine CBD is from your local dispensary or favourite online dispensary. You want CBD that has a little THC in it. If there is no THC, it is likely hemp oil and not the real deal. Don’t buy it from your vitamin store, these are almost always hemp oils. Try different products and brands and see what works for you. It may take a few tries before you find the best product for your needs.


Find CBD products in Canada Near You!

To find suppliers of CBD in Canada, please head over to our Map Finder on CannabisNearMe.ca where you can search by keyword [CBD] and location to find dozens of local stores and online stores offering a variety of genuine CBD products for sale.

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