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RealTestedCBD.com is an unbiased platform designed to distill facts from fallacies. Walk into a supermarket or a yoga studio or an airport and you’ll find CBD sold on its shelves. You will sometimes find an ingredients label. You may even find the product origin. But oftentimes you will not find the lab tested results associated with that CBD product. Until now. RealTestedCBD.com uses empirical tested data from the independently-owned Earth Labs in Irvine, CA, to show you what’s really in your CBD. (Eg: Where the cbd comes from, how true to the label claims, did it pass pesticide screening, etc.). We are here to mythbust CBD and give consumers the knowledge on cannabis’ non-psychoactive, ‘non-illicit’ cousin, hemp.
RealTestedCBD.com is powered by premier cannabinoid testing lab in Irvine, CA. Earth Labs, a third-party, independently-owned elite testing lab has partnered with cannabis industry veteran Richard Cowan to provide test results for this online platform, which has been designed to substantiate or refute corporate claims with facts. Making use of the world’s best testing equipment, knowledge & our relationships, we will analyze and create a free platform for viewing the tested results of over 150+ CBD products. You, the user, are also encouraged to write your own product reviews and leaving your own ratings.
The first unbiased platform for testing hemp and CBD-based products in the industry. Along with CBD, we test for all of cannabis’ core compounds like CBG, CBN & even THC. We verify all pure “hemp CBD” products do not go over the .3% threshhold of THC. We only buy products legally available for purchase in the United States, Australia, Canada & the United Kingdom. Our testing partner, Earth Labs uses a 1260 infinity HPLC to analyze the concentrations, potency, and terpenes in the samples taken from our customers. This method ensures that consumers and dispensaries have the proper knowledge to carefully select treatment paths for their clients.
RealTestedCBD.com is owned by Living Senior LLC and is is operated out of Las Vegas, NV. Our exclusive testing partner is Earth Labs operating out of California. Earth Labs uses sophisticated gas chromatography and mass spectrometer equipment and backs up their real CBD testing numbers with expert scientists and lab technicians. RealTestedCBD.com and Earth Labs are on a global mission to detect and highlight which CBD brands are doing the right thing by the consumer and creating quality medicinal-quality CBD products. Wherever consumers are in need of real CBD data, we provide that information to the public, and always for free. As CBD expands worldwide, we will be there to debunk the good actors from the bad.
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RealTestedCBD.com cofounder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of marijuana prohibition and was described as opening a new front in the drug war.
From August 1992 to August 1995 Cowan served as executive director of NORML.
In 1997 he began MarijuanaNews.com, which has been called the original marijuana blog.
Cowan also pioneered video blogging in 2001 on Marc Emery’s Pot TV. Cowan cofounded two publicly own medical cannabis companies but retired from active management. Cowan decided to help found RealTestedCBD.com because the remnants of marijuana prohibition continue to block access to CBD in many areas, and prohibition makes standardized testing more difficult. Cowan now lives in Europe where he works with marijuana legalization activists.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second-most-common cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant and plays a central role in making cannabis one of the most versatile plants in the world. The non-intoxicating counterpart to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is quickly becoming a sought-after cannabinoid due to growing mainstream interest and a wide range of potential uses. The main problem with the CBD market right now is that it’s almost entirely unregulated and CBD product manufacturers are not required to put their tested results on the box. RealTestedCBD.com was created in the void of government action to be a shining light on the industry with unbiased facts freely provided to anyone that cares.