Here are the best CBD brands sold at some gas stations:
In comparison, CBD products that Awareness Project’s team bought at CBD shops contained 83% of what was claimed, while those bought at grocery stores actually contained more CBD than advertised, with an average of 136%.
There’s a high chance you’ll get a product with less CBD than stated on the label, or in the worst case, it won’t have any CBD at all or contain contaminants and other potentially harmful compounds.
Gas Station CBD Reviewed and Tested
Yet another problem with gas station CBD is the types of products you’re likely to encounter.
Considering that CBD is not the cheapest product out there and has serious potential to benefit your health, it’s of the utmost importance that you take the time to find a reputable brand.
In comparison, reputable CBD companies sell their products online or at major retail stores. There are several reasons for this. Most importantly, when you buy products on a company’s website, you can check the third-party test results.
As a general rule of thumb, if you’ve never heard of the brand and the product looks fishy (plain packaging, little information about cannabinoid content), it’s likely to be of low quality.
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It does sound kinda like a scam, but solid scientific studies show that CBD can latch onto cells in your gut and immune system, relieving anxiety, pain, and inflammation, says Joseph Maroon, MD, a clinical professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But that’s the pure stuff—there’s no legit research on the effectiveness of CBD in gummy form. In other words: They maybe work (at least, they did for our editors—see our own reviews below!).
Figuring out whether you’ll need 2 or 10 to calm the hell down is (you guessed it) also a mystery, says Jeffrey Bost, a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Start with one gummy per day. Nada? Try two. Still nada? Slowly up your dose until you get some results. It’s pretty tough to OD on CBD, says Bost. The worst side effects of very high doses are drowsiness and mood changes. (And pls note that the long-term effects are still TBD.)
How many do I have to eat?
Last year, “CBD gummies” was the third most-Googled food in the entire U.S. So yeah, you’ve likely heard of these little nuggets that contain cannabidiol (aka CBD), the part of weed that chills you out but not the part that inspires you to down a party-size bag of Doritos. Maybe you’ve even heard reviews—from stoner and non-stoner friends alike—about how the non-hallucinogenic bites are ideal for erasing Big Stress Energy or helping you wind down before bed. And you’ve probably still got questions. Great, ’cause we’ve got answers.
If you live in a state where all types of devil’s lettuce is legal, you can buy CBD gummies almost anywhere—even at some gas stations. For everyone else, there’s the interwebs. Amazon sells them and can ship to your door for about $40 (yeah, chillin’ ain’t cheap).