Hemp-derived products have been flooding the market since the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 removed hemp from Schedule I control. Due to the rapid growth, only a limited amount of work has been done to determine the presence and concentration of phytocannabinoids in commercial products. One of the more popular products is hemp-derived CBD topicals. It is the aim of this study to develop a method for quantifying 7 phytocannabinoids that are either currently regulated or show potential for regulation in topical products.
In this study, we show our method is fit for purpose by examining 12 commercially available topical products for the presence of 7 phytocannabinoids. The amount of CBD detected in each product was compared to the product’s label claim.