The CBD market is new and confusing, and that includes the pricing of CBD products. Various CBD products can range from $50 – $200. So, why is CBD so expensive? And why is there such a range of pricing from brand to brand? The manufacturing of CBD products is one of the factors that plays a role in determining price. Some brands grow their own hemp, some purchase their hemp in the USA, and some (lower-priced brands) buy imported hemp from overseas. Brands that purchase their hemp in the USA but do not control their production process or control only part of their production process, will be priced higher than brands that are vertically integrated, meaning they control their whole production process, they grow their own hemp, as well as extract the oil. The CBD extraction processed used will also affect price. Ethanol extraction techniques are cheaper than the more expensive, but better, CO2 extraction technique. Continually, CBD tends to be expensive because the extraction practice is a labor-intensive process. Finally, CBD products need to be tested for quality and purity which adds just another expense. This all means that you should not be looking at the cheapest option on the market when you’re buying your CBD product. The cheaper the product the more likely the quality of the plant and product cannot be guaranteed.