Amazon PROHIBITS the sale of CBD products
It is clearly stated on the Amazon website that the sale of products containing CBD is prohibited as of today, December 08 2019.
This prohibition has been in place for years.
Follow the link below to see for yourself…
Hemp Seed Oil is NOT CBD oil.
In fact, hemp seeds do NOT contain any CBD in any meaningful amount.
Hemp Oil products should be assumed to be Hemp Seed Oil with no CBD unless otherwise stated.
Hemp Extract does not mean CBD.
There are over 80 cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis many of which could conceivably be extracted from the plant. Just because the label states “hemp extract” dos not mean that extract is CBD.
There are many companies on Amazon selling products called “hemp extract”, “hemp oil”, and so on… that do NOT contain CBD.
This all presents a minefield for consumers, especially if they are trying to buy CBD on Amazon.
But, looking at the facts above, trying to buy CBD on Amazon is a bad and potentially risky idea.
PROBLEM – Tricky Labeling Of Hemp products on Amazon
Making the scenario on Amazon even more complicated is the labeling of certain so-called ‘hemp oil’ and ‘hemp extract’ products on Amazon being marketed for potential benefits often associated with CBD. If these products do not contain CBD then consumers are being outright scammed.
EXAMPLE – Confused Labeling of ‘CaniBrands’ Products on Amazon
Then there are other situations with a different kind of confusing labeling.
One example we are examining today is that of the CBD brand named ‘CaniBrands’.
See below the labels for similar CaniBrands products from the company’s website compared with their products on Amazon.
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Boost’ Label on Company Website
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Boost’ Label on Amazon
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Sleep’ Label on Company Website
CaniBrands ‘Can-i Sleep’ Label on Amazon
Are the CaniBrands products on the company’s website different than the CaniBrands products on Amazon?
If yes (and we don’t know if they are the same or different) is this just an attempt to skirt the Amazon rules that prohibit CBD sales?
Since Amazon prohibits the sale of CBD, is Amazon doing any due diligence to prevent the sale of prohibited products on its’ website?
This is all very confusing for consumers
The Bottom Line:
As a result of all this confusion, CBD products and hemp products for sale on Amazon should probably be avoided.