CBD is continuing to soar in popularity due to the miracle stories that everyone’s hearing of how it’s helped change so many people’s lives and relieve them of their ailments. You may be someone that’s thinking of trying out CBD to help with one of your ailments but find yourself questioning, why is CBD so expensive? In this article we’ll delve more into this question and provide you the answers behind how CBD is made and what makes it expensive.

Why is CBD expensive?

One thing to consider when thinking about the price of a bottle of CBD oil is how much you’ll actually get out of the bottle. Although a bottle of CBD may appear very expensive, it is a very concentrated product that goes a long way. CBD dosing is also in small quantities, starting from as little as 10-20 milligrams (mg), so you will not be using much of it at once.

When purchasing CBD you may think about potentially opting for a cheaper alternative but generally a higher priced product will mean that it includes better ingredients and a more quality dosage of CBD within the product. Cheaper CBD products may be of lower concentration, contain undisclosed ingredients like synthetic CBD, or even carry the incorrect amount of certain ingredients, such as THC. Taking a CBD product that, without your knowledge, is high in THC could have legal implications depending on where you live.

CBD is an expensive product to produce. The costly processes involved in production drive up the price. To make a high-quality CBD oil takes specialist equipment, expertise and top-grade hemp plants. To grow the hemp plants, any CBD brand that applies for organic certification must meet rigorous standards. Their fields and farm premises are subject to regular inspections and everything from the fertilisers to harvesting practices must come from an approved list.

What is CBD?

CBD is also known as cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other elements found within the plant, CBD doesn’t get you high and is not psychoactive. This is what makes it safe and legal to take in the form of your choice. You can find many different forms of CBD available to help with pain, such as oils and gummies.

It does this, as well as providing a host of other beneficial effects, by promoting homeostasis within the body. This is essentially a healthy balance of all the elements needed to promote healthy living in humans.

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The different factors that influence CBD prices

Product Quality

The quality of a CBD product refers to how pure it is or how strong it is. Higher quality products will be more natural, concentrated, and expensive. The higher quality product will cost you more, but you can get more doses out of it.


Ingredients play a big part in the cost of CBD product as well as their quality. By purchasing a CBD product that is a higher price you can be confident that your purchasing a higher quality product.

Lab Reports

CBD is product that is tested by independent third-party organizations to test the claims made by brands about what is in their CBD products. They test for things like CBD content, THC content, and the presence of any harmful ingredients.

These organizations remain independent and neutral in the CBD industry so consumers can trust their analysis more than first-party testing. CBD companies pay to have their products third-party tested at an added cost to ensure they are high quality, and this further explains why better-quality CBD products are more expensive.


Although CBD may seem expensive, when you consider the amount of dosages you receive per bottle you begin to understand the price point. It’s also very much a product that the saying, “You get what you pay for”, is relevant. Cheaper CBD products are generally of poorer quality and can sometimes be untrustworthy without proper lab reports.

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