Editorial Policy

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 30, 2020.

Editorial Integrity

ShoppingCBD mission is to provide you with relevant and practical information related to cbd, cannabis, with particular emphasis on the potential benefits of the flower.

We are endeavor to provide information on a variety of cbd and cannabis related health and lifestyle topics. Instead of filtering certain types of information that may or may not be applicable to any one individual’s personal health, we rely on you, our reader, as well as our editorial staff, to choose the information that is most appropriate for you. But, the original editorial information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor, physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information you have found or read on the ShoppingCBD website!

The following sections detail our content policies and procedures.

Editorial Selection of Original Content Created by ShoppingCBD

ShoppingCBD creates original content and endeavor to reference to the following criteria:

Useful Information – What information are people looking to learn more about cannabis or CBD? We try understand people’s logic, answer to questions and provide the most relevant information to allow you to make better informed decisions on managing your own health and cannabis. Our common topics include coverage of breaking cannabis health news; product launches and reviews; practical cannabis health news; and expert commentary on all things cannabis-related.

Look to Research – Medical, clinical, and Historically findings were very difficult to find information related to cannabis. This information is quickly updating and changing. We try to rely on relevant scientific information that has been recently published. For example, we use peer-reviewed medical journals to create our content and to provide you information from a variety of sources.

Trends – It is difficult to stay on top of the most current information since the cannabis  industry is changing quickly. But we do our best to just that, focusing on new products and companies, healthy living, alternative approaches, and more.

Our Content Is Different

Our articles and stories are based on our editors’ selections of the most relevant and important cannabis information available. Our articles are more than a short story about how cannabis might have helped someone or influenced something. They often contain verified third-party sources, interviews (such as with medical professionals), and the latest information on new products and resources.

Our content is more practical. In an industry often accused of providing inaccurate information, ShoppingCBD tries to separate itself from the pack by providing relevant and useful information that one can use and find answers to questions.

Editorial Policy for ShoppingCBD Editorial Staff

ShoppingCBD is the leading provider of cannabis, CBD and health information, serving healthcare professionals and consumers.

Despite we do work with affiliate partners, the ShoppingCBD Editorial staff is charged with the responsibility of providing balanced, accurate and objective accounts of cannabis and CBD information, including related to goods and vendors. ShoppingCBD staff must diligently seek out subjects of stories that provide useful information that people want to learn about. They also seek objective commentary or comment from qualified third-parties to provide balance to stories.

How we Create our Original Content

The news that we feature and  content that we produce is determined by our staff of journalists and editors. It contains practical information from reliable sources, including  the news that we feature,  analyses on the latest cannabis and health trends and our staff’s own experiences. Our experienced cannabis reporters are constantly performing research and talking with those in the industry daily to provide in-depth analyses, updates, and profiles that give our cannabis news and content a new perspective found nowhere else.

Third parties may provide funding to ShoppingCBD for the creation by  ShoppingCBD of original editorial content for the  ShoppingCBD website. In such cases, the third party may work with  ShoppingCBD to identify a mutually agreed upon general topic. Still, we reserve the right to produce any such content in accordance with our original content process and the third party will have no control over the final content. At their request, these third parties may receive the attribution “Supported by [third party’s name]”, or similar reference, on our editorial content during the period that they fund content.

Licensed and Third Party Content

When ShoppingCBD licenses cannabis wellness and health content from third-parties for publication on our website, the  ShoppingCBD senior Editorial editors will review the third-party’s editorial policies and procedures for consistency with the ShoppingCBD  Editorial Policies.

Collaborations

ShoppingCBD works with other cannabis not for profit businesses, associations or organizations to educate the public on cannabis health topics, issues and products. We carefully review and select these organizations and work with them to select or create within specific topic areas. The content is created by ShoppingCBD, sometimes reviewed and edited by the third party, and then finally edited and approved by ShoppingCBD’s editorial staff. Just like all of ShoppingCBD’s editorial content, this category of content is subject to ShoppingCBD’s editorial policies.  Therefore, readers should take into account that some articles contain content developed with collaboration or assistance from not for profits, associations or businesses with whom we worked.

Advertising

As more fully described in our Advertising Policy, ShoppingCBD accepts advertising on the ShoppingCBD Network from Advertisers, which may include third party content, contextual advertising, banners or badges created or provided by an Advertiser (collectively referred to as “Advertisements”, “Advertising”, or “From Our Advertiser”). Some advertisements, which may appear as badges, thumbnail pictures, text paragraphs, or other types of pictures or text, are what is known as “native advertisements” and appear adjacent to editorial content. Regardless of the form of an advertisement, the Advertiser is responsible for the objectivity and accuracy of their Advertising and it is subject to our Advertising Policy. Advertising is not always reviewed by the ShoppingCBD Editorial Staff and may not be subject to this Editorial Policy.