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Alaska Consumer Protection Unit & CBD Alert

By A.M. Johnson

December 14, 2018
Friday PM

In reading the Alaska Dept.of Consumer Protection Unit public piece in our local Sitnews online paper, it seems that you have not identified if you are addressing untested CBD products grown and processed in Alaska or CBD as a whole nation wide. While I note a comment regarding out of state (Or online) purchases, the unknowing reader would tend to believe that any and all CBD sold in Alaska is suspect. Suspect due to your worry that CBD is non tested product being fostered on to the public unaware.

Were that a fact, you would have a point, however I am of the thinking that you are not fully educated to the degree that independent third party testing IS being done and done so with a large segment of the hemp industry.

Your charge that "Claim's of CBD bringing relief for various illnesses are false" or the intent of giving the public you address that charge, is fraught with proof of ignorance to the industry as a whole.

I have attached below a simple Google post, something even the unwashed are able to accomplish, that reflect a cascade of sites that will give one a education on testing, who test, and why. Pretty much provides an excess of information lacking in your piece.

I would suggest reviewing several of the offerings.

In addition, I have included a fine presentation that represents a common sense venue on CBD including the process of testing.

Lastly, I am including the information for the product that I and my family use. Please feel free to contact them with any questions. They have proven very agreeable to answer inquiries. The phone number is 1-855=758-7223 and the email contact format can be located at:

I intend to copy your article in whole and forward to this company along with this post to you with the request that they if interested, contact you email address and lay to rest some of the obvious misinformation presented.

I am sure the misguided and misinformation is not meant to be derogatory by purpose, more due to lack of due diligence.


A.M.(Al) Johnson
Ketchikan, Alaska



Editor's Note:

The text of this letter was NOT edited by the SitNews Editor.


Received December 10, 2018 - Published December 14, 2018

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