When I first started joining the CBD industry, I was dealt an incredible lesson within the first 3 months of business. I had found a supplier near me in central Florida. The first time I took the product, it had a profound effect on me, and I started using it in my products that I was manufacturing, and the efficacy was great. After a couple of months of being a regular client, they sold me some oil that actually wasn’t up to par. My salves were no longer working so I had them tested to prove their efficacy and much to my surprise, there was no CBD in the formula. This seemed to be a common practice of businesses in the CBD industry at the time because there were no regulations in place. I then realized I had to have proof myself when researching good CBD companies and their business practices. My proof came when I would go to the farms during harvest time. My intention was to see the health of the crop along with visually seeing insects in the fields to prove there were no pesticides. I would ask to see their certificates to prove organic grows, passage of all inspections and I wanted to see their drying and trimming facility. We would then go to the extraction facility to see the operation and learn of their practices in creating end products to be sold to consumers. This along with testing every single batch was so helpful to understand how my products were created from seed to sale and its potency.