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What Does ND Mean on a Cannabis Label

What does ND stands for is a question that has many answers, but when talking about marijuana products and what does ND mean on a cannabis label, the answer is specific.

The different kinds of CBD products have great demand, and are likely to be so in the next several years to come. However, some consumers are also keen on the ingredients included in the cannabis products they are using, specifically in traces of additional compounds known as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.

While some US states have already allowed the legal use of THC products for both medicinal and recreational purposes, these products are yet federally legal. And because of this, some companies screen potential staff for traces of THC, which also raised awareness in the compounds found in THC products that are non-detectable.

Read more as well tackle this topic in today’s entry.

ND Stands For What?

THC is a primary cannabinoid compound found in the marijuana plant. Basically, it is a psychoactive compound which has the beneficial properties of the plant without the addictive properties. THC can:

  • Increase appetite
  • Relieves pain and discomfort
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Relax muscles
  • Ease feeling of nausea or vomiting
  • And much more

But there are products with “ND-THC” on their labels. To understand better, ND or ND-THC stands for Non-Detectable Tetrahydrocannabinol. Basically, it means that the product is very small that detecting traces of THC during lab testing will result in ‘no levels of THC’. And the reason being, most laboratory tests for the potency of THC use the PPM (parts per million) standard calibration.

However, there are cases where the product is lab tested in PPB (parts per billion) calibration and minute traces of THC are still detected. Does this mean this product is no longer classified as “ND-THC”?

Obviously, this can cause confusion to consumers especially those who don’t really know the difference between ND-THC and THC-Free products or are already assuming that there is no trace of THC in the cannabis products they are using.

What Does This Mean?

This simply means the cannabis industry is still at its early stages but is steadily emerging as the years go by. The opportunities are unlimited as the CBD industry continuously evolves and the regulations are also being refined further to establish clearer information about what needs to be complied by dispensaries as they buy high-quality cannabis labels to guide their customers about the product they are selling and indicate what is ND-THC and THC-Free clearly.

In the meantime, it would be safer for customers to assume that most CBD products being sold have traces of THC. Just remember to look for this information as you read the label: the traces of THC in the CBD product is <0.3%.


Whether the CBD product is classified as ND-THC or THC-Free, consumers must assume that both of these products may still contain some levels of THC for practical purposes. It is also recommended to check the label of the product before purchasing and ask the dispensary for more information so you’ll be satisfied with the product you are going to buy.

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