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cbd isolates review

All in all, hemp-derived CBD from the internet does have its place in a cannabis routine, but I still prefer the complex flavors and full-spectrum effects that CBD-dominant cannabis has to offer.

The flavorless isolate delivered calming, mellow effects while the terpene-infused isolate offered an invigorating cerebral jolt.

The Blueberry OG/GSC isolate was chunky and crumbled, much like the THC isolates I’ve tried before. The aroma reminded me of a Ricola cough drop with a spicy, herbal, almost sour scent.

Dank Dabber

The effects were non-intoxicating, but my mood was lifted by light bliss, focus, and just a touch of stimulating mental energy.

In a few days, a nondescript package arrived. Inside was a small glass puck full of fine, crystalline powder with a few soft chunks that broke apart on contact. The smell of sweet citrus was strong—much like cleaning agents that use citrus extract—but it lacked the pine and gas notes that mark an authentic OG Kush flower. I question the source of these terpenes, but they were pleasant nonetheless.

The first isolate was an opaque white slab that was stable and shatter-like. It was dry to the touch and easy to break into single-serving doses. There were no added terpenes or noticeable aroma in this isolate, and the resulting flavor was bland.

Dank Dabber CBD isolate. (Leafly)

While it’s true that hemp-derived CBD doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects as THC, that doesn’t mean it’s completely free of THC. According to federal law, hemp plants and hemp-derived products are legally permitted to contain up to 0.3% THC.

For topicals, mix the CBD isolate with moisturizing oils or lotions and apply it to the area of your skin you’d like to treat. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

What is CBD isolate?

For starters, true CBD isolates consist of nothing but pure CBD, so there’s no need to worry about THC possibly entering your system and showing up on a potential drug test. Although it’s highly unlikely, trace amounts of THC found in hemp-derived CBD oil can theoretically cause a positive drug screening result.

Anyone who wants to try CBD oil or other products may get cold feet after hearing about the presence of THC in hemp-derived products. But CBD isolate provides a way to enjoy the benefits of this cannabinoid without other unwanted plant parts.

It’s incredibly easy to measure CBD isolate dosages, as there’s nothing else to account for aside from the pure CBD. With other CBD-based products, such as broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oil, the cannabinoid is mixed with other cannabinoids, making it more difficult at times to quantify the exact amount of CBD that is being consumed.