AUTHORED BY: GENESTER WILSON-KING, MD FACOG & SARAH RUSSO
Weighing the Cost of CBD Products
A final, but certainly important part of the process, is to consider a cost/benefit comparison of CBD products. Let’s look at the amount of CBD in the bottle, and then the cost of each mg of CBD to determine the value.
Look at the size of the bottle. Thirty mL (30mL) or 1 ounce is the usual size. Sometimes it is 15 mL or a 0.5 ounce. When calculating, simply change the numbers according to the amount of product there is. Then look at how many milligrams of CBD it has. Now determine how many mg per mL you are getting by dividing the number of mg into the number of mL. For example, a 30mL bottle that contains 1200mg CBD means there are 40mg per 1mL (1200mg ÷ 30mL = 40mg per mL). A full dropper usually contains 1 mL. The company’s website should tell you the definition of one dose for their products.
Now that you know how many mg there are per 1mL dose, let’s look at the cost per milligram breakdown. There are many different CBD products on the market. They all have differing amounts of CBD in them at varying prices. Compare a 30mL bottle with 1200mg of high resin CBD that costs $80 with a 30mL bottle with 600mg of CBD for $120. Which do you think is the better buy?
Purchasing a CBD product can be time-consuming your first time. And it should be. You are purchasing something you plan to ingest or put on your body. Your CBD product should be high quality, and free from bacteria, mold, pesticides, or solvent residue. And should be affordable for your budget.
Genester Wilson-King, MD FACOG is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and gynecologist with over 25 years of clinical experience providing compassionate and research-driven care to patients. After years of working as a full-service OB/GYN, she founded Victory Rejuvenation Center (VRC), a private holistic and preventive medicine practice that provides life-transforming management modalities and customized medicines to patients. She is the Medical Advisor to Treadwell Farms.
As the Medical Director of VRC, Dr. Wilson-King provides services that help her patients age gracefully and achieve holistic well-being. She focuses on plant-based medicine, integrated health, nutrition, supplements, cannabis education, and hormone balance.
Dr. Wilson-King is Co-Vice President of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC). The SCC is an educational and scientific society of physicians and other professionals dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of cannabis for medical use. Dr. Wilson-King co-authored the Best Practices Guidelines for Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, and Cannabis Use in Women – Special Considerations (in progress). She is also on the Board of the Doctors For Cannabis Regulation (DFCR), the first and only national physicians’ association dedicated to the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adults. Advancing the DFCR’s commitment to addressing the disproportionate criminalization of cannabis use among communities of color and the nation’s poor, she regularly provides expert opinions for legal cases involving cannabis.
Dr. Wilson-King is a nationally recognized advocate, clinician, and educator for cannabis and hormone and wellness therapies. She presents on cannabis use in obstetrics and gynecology, hormone therapy for PMS, various stages of menopause, and for applications in nutrition.
Sarah Russo is a longtime plant enthusiast and globetrotter. She got her degree in environmental studies and social justice, with a focus on plant medicine from the Evergreen State College. She is a freelance writer, consultant, and project manager with over 13 years of experience in the cannabis and herbal medicine space. Her main objectives are fighting for the right to use plants, implementing social justice approaches in the cannabis industry, as well as encouraging sustainable agricultural practices. She is currently based on an island in the Mediterranean. Sarah is a content creator for Treadwell Farms.