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What "USDA Certified Organic" means for CBD Products

What "USDA Certified Organic" means for CBD Products

It's an exciting time to be part of the CBD movement, a cultural shift resulting from the explosion in interest surrounding cannabis. There are many brands, types, and options for purchasing CBD products. It is important to note that not all hemp plants are created equal and therefore, neither are all CBD products. So, how can you rest assured knowing that you are getting a high-quality and safe product?  

What Certified Organic means for CBD Products   

The USDA Organic certification process ensures that CBD products are grown using natural, organic methods. That means no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides have been used in the growing or the collection processes. The soil cannot be treated with chemicals or fertilizers for at least three years before use in organic production. This certification ensures that farmers are using practices for the long-term sustainability of the soil.  

In addition to these requirements, all certified organic CBD products must be produced without any genetic engineering during growth or production.   

USDA-Certified Organic Farming  

Organic farming practices comply with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) standards and guidelines. These guidelines include how crops are grown, processed, and handled. In addition, organic farmers cannot use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or synthetic fertilizers in their farming practices. They also must avoid using toxic or harmful chemicals in their crops. These practices make for a higher-quality CBD product you can feel good about using.   

The USDA also requires certified organic growers not to use sewage sludge or ionizing radiation on their crops or soil. In addition, they must maintain records of any substances used on their crops to prove compliance with these requirements if necessary. 

When you purchase Soothe Organic CBD products that are USDA Certified Organic, you can be sure that the raw materials used to create your product were grown in a way that meets strict standards. 

To learn more about CBD, sign up for our Soothe Organic email list (we promise to only send what we think you want to know), explore our additional education and resources, or check out our product line with CBD all-stars. Have questions? Drop us a line. 

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