Saying What You Do - Doing What You Say - and Proving It

Considering that many consumers of cannabis are fighting serious illnesses, it is morally incumbent that product manufacturers source the cleanest and most responsibly manufactured cannabinoids available. It takes experience and knowledge to circumvent the hype and questionable business practices that exist around any industry that is growing as fast as today’s medical cannabinoid market.

The importance of purity for consumers who may be struggling with a compromised immune system puts a deep level of responsibility on product manufactures to follow safety standards that mirror the best practices of other high compliance industries; particularly when operating in a space that has no regulatory board for the purpose of monitoring, validating and certifying the practices of hemp product manufacturers. This extends to the quality and safety transparency of the ingredients that companies source to develop their products from.

In the current environment, hemp businesses must proactively take this responsibility upon themselves. Any organization’s ability and willingness to do this, especially when not required, may be a good indicator foreshadowing whether or not they will sustain long-term when regulatory changes do eventually take place.

How the hemp-CBD you’re buying was grown, extracted and processed requires close scrutiny. Insistence on soil-up transparency documentation of the entire chain of custody process along with obtaining third party lab testing are the best ways to ensure that you are sourcing truly pure CBD. Purity protects the consumer, enables trust in your brand and grows your market share.

CBD Global Extracts (CBDG), in Denver Colorado,  has raised the bar for the hemp cultivation and concentrates manufacturing industry by establishing the first-ever standards of quality and transparency previously unseen, and currently unmet by other manufacturers today.

Established as the premier supplier of wholesale phytocannabinoids and value-add formulation services, CBDG provides the cleanest, most documented, transparent and competitively priced products on the global cannabis market.

To prove this, CBDG created the Cannabis Transparency Standards™ and associated Consumer Safety Seal. The seal is used by product manufacturers who source phytocannabinoids from a safe, legal, and responsible supplier. Consumers see this seal on products and know that their medicine was manufactured through a fully documented and verifiable Seed-to-Sale chain of custody that is Tracked, Tested, and Trusted.





By utilizing the guidance of academic research and established scientific protocols, we follow clean and sustainable farming practices that apply state-of-the-art analytics and testing procedures for the proper compounding of safe, documented and effective medicinal cannabis products.

The full CTS report is comprisedof the following documents:

Hemp seed purchase verification from a legal seed distributor
Seed package labels matching purchase invoices
DOA Cultivation license showing allowed acreage and GPS coordinates (US Operators)
Results of DOA pre-harvest plant verification of <0.3% THC content (US Operators)
Organic farming certifications (if available)
Harvest lot numbers with total biomass volumes in dry weight
Biomass purchase invoices or farming partner contracts (if not a grower)
Batch tracking assignment protocol
Extraction equipment and solvents used (processors)
Extraction and processing licenses (where applicable)
Certificates of origin notarized by export authorities (Imported material)
Scientific descriptions, uses and technical specification sheets
US Customs importation documents
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Full Certificates of Analysis (COAs) covering potency, heavy metals, residual solvents, pesticides and microbials

All CBDG product inventories are coded with specific batch numbers that correspond to each harvest and followed throughout the manufacturing lifecycle so that every checkpoint of quality assurance is met, approved and documented. The document sets are complete when reports are signed and sealed by accredited third party institutions and made available for public record.

Look for the daughter version of the CTS seal above on product labels. This recognized icon signifies you have found a premium product that is consumer-safety tested and legally transparent.

Verify a product’s legitimacy by finding this icon on the label and its accompanied CTS number. Type this number into the CTS search bar on the home page of Match the product image with the product you have in-hand to verify it is real and not a knockoff.

A match in good standing verifies a product’s quality, legality and cannabinoid source legitimacy. The verification process makes any attempts to poach the CTS seal impossible, while identifying those who try. Most importantly, it creates much needed standards for the Hemp-CBD industry and raises the bar for product manufacturers across the market.