A jar of CBN gummies on a nightstand. Text says "Where to buy cbn online?"

A full night’s rest isn’t something you should leave up to chance. But there are so many cannabis retailers out there selling CBN nighttime drops or CBN gummies. How can you have confidence in the CBN you’re buying? Not to worry as we’ve put together a short list of what to look for when you’re ready to buy CBN online.

In the rest of this post, we’ll cover, 

  • Website green flags
  • Social media scouting
  • Verified reviews

Buy CBN Online From A Reputable Website 

Buying CBN from a reputable online retailer may sound simple, but because cannabinoids are very much still the wild, wild west when it comes to regulation and rules, finding the right retailer you can trust is tough. 

Website Smell Test

Think of an eCommerce store as a salesperson. The first question you should ask yourself is: can I trust them? For many, it’s a gut reaction. Trust your instincts. If the CBN vendor’s website doesn’t look trustworthy, don’t bother with them. 

Some red flags to look for are things like,

  • Popups trying to take you to a new site
  • Poor-quality images or stock images
  • Typos on the homepage
  • Explicit health claims about CBN or any other cannabinoids
    • The latter is disallowed by the FDA 

Read more: The best practices for buying CBD online 

Find Their Certificates of Analysis

From our blog post: How to Read a Certificate of Analysis 

A certificate of analysis, or COA for short, is a document from an accredited third-party lab that confirms that your cannabinoid product meets advertised specifications. COAs tell you a few things, most importantly the concentrations and variety of cannabinoids present in your product. 

Your retailer should include certificates of analysis should be included with every CBD and CBN purchase because…

Curious to see Sunset Lake CBD’s certificates of analysis? You can see them here

Social Links

Most companies that engage in online commerce will have some sort of social media presence. And why not, it’s a great way to engage with customers and receive feedback. 

With that in mind, most companies also like to advertise their social media channels as they are another avenue for advertising. If the company that you’re considering buying from doesn’t have or publicly display its social media channels on its site, that could be a red flag. 

Check Their Social Media Accounts

Once you find a farm that you want to buy CBN online from, it’s time to check out their social links. Most companies and farms will have them not only for advertising but to maintain another line of communication with existing and potential customers. 

Are They Active?

Is the farm or company active? When was the last time that they posted?

Long periods of radio silence may indicate that either the company or farm is out of business or that they’re not necessarily the right farm for you. 

Do They Engage? 

Engagement is more of a vibe check than a deal breaker. If the company that you’re scouting maintains a healthy social ecosystem and answers questions in a helpful and timely manner, that’s a good sign. 

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Do They Have Customer Reviews?

Before you press that “Buy Now” button, take a look at customer reviews, both on and off the website. It may turn out that previous buyers have extra insight into how best to use the product, some tips on dosing, or, in worst-case scenarios, you may find out that the CBN product in question may not help with sleep at all.

There are two types of reviews that you’ll want to consider when you are buying CBN online. Internal product reviews on the retailer’s site and external reviews published on third-party platforms like Google and Facebook. 

Internal reviews

  • Does the website host any internal product or company reviews? Do they seem like they’re from real people?
  • Large third-party retailers that carry different brands should prominently feature a good number of reviews on their websites. For smaller, vertically integrated farms, there may be fewer total reviews. 
  • Do the vendors respond to reviews both good and bad? If so, that’s a good sign that your retailer is responsive and willing to help. 

External Reviews

After you’ve checked out your vendor’s internal product reviews, head on over to sites like Google and Yelp and search for the retailer’s name. You’ll want to look for a few things:

  • What is the online community saying about the vendor, their customer service, and the CBN products?
  • What is the Google star rating?
  • Do the reviews on the vendor’s website match the tone and ratings of the reviews found on third-party sites? (They should if everything is on the up and up) 

One Last Thing Before You Buy CBN Online… 

After you’ve conducted a thorough review, but before you buy CBN online, make sure you look for certificates of analysis. We already covered this in the reputable site section, but you should be able to find these either attached to product pages or collected in one central place on the vendor’s website.

  • Make sure that the dosage of CBN is within 10% of the level advertised on the product. 
  • Make sure that the document was produced within the last 12 months
  • Look for the presence of any nasty additives

Once you’ve done all of the above, you should be ready and more than able to buy CBN online and keep yourself safe from nasty products, or worse, vendors. 

If you have any questions about buying CBN or want to ask anyone here at Sunset Lake CBD about our Sleep Gummies with CBN and CBD, please drop us a line here.