We've heard this too. People using anecdotal information from others to make claims about CBD and health risks.
Let's quickly get to the facts to dispel possible rumors. First, most CBD is extracted via CO2 or Ethanol extraction. When ethanol extractions is used (or a similar chemical extraction), the alcohol is used as a solvent to pull the CBD and other oil-based components from the dried hemp material. This solvent should be evaporated or removed in another method to prevent it from remaining with the concentrated CBD and oils.
It is possible some manufacturers (or backyard processors) will leave some solvent behind before continuing the preparation of the extracts for sale or distribution. These solvents MAY cause issues with some people. The alcohol is less likely to be an issue, but others can be more of an issue. It's a really good idea to ask for a COA (Certificate of Analysis) from the retailer. If they don't have it, then go elsewhere. Major brands such as Hemplucid, Charlottes Web, and Nature's Love store these COAs on their sites. If you come across a "no name" brand, check for the COA. You'l see the analysis and should be able to determine whether it's solvent rich and possibly harmful.
The Carolina Hemp Hut is expanding!
More information will be made available as CBD and other fine Hemp Oil Extract and Hemp related products are made available via Carolina Hemp Hut. Visit their Durham Store or their newer Hillsborough Store!