Fairwinds CBD is a predominantly medical marijuana company that is led by former engineer James Hull. The ingenuity and creativity innate to the engineering life translate well into the hemp industry, as Fairwinds has what are some of the most technologically advanced monitoring systems in the biz. Humidity, temperature, light levels, and CO2 ppm are a few of the environmental conditions that receive constant attention thanks to a proprietary set up designed by Mr. Hull himself. Unfortunately, their products are not available for purchase online (Washington residents are the lucky winners today), but multiple photos on their site of various cannabis strains make for great eye candy in the meantime.
HempLand USA is about as ‘patriotic’ a CBD vendor as we’ve seen, even putting our country’s acronym in their moniker. They state that ‘Made in the USA’ should be the gold standard by which to compare all CBD products. Unfortunately, only telling us the country of origin does little to instill confidence in or excitement about their products.
Prime My Body’s claim to fame is offering an innovative ‘liposomal delivery system’ wherein cannabinoids are encapsulated inside globular clusters of phospholipids, allowing for dramatically enhanced absorption. Prime My Body offers exciting and unique products for the avid active lifestyle enthusiasts and health-seekers among us — provided you become an affiliate and are willing to embrace the MLM lifestyle.
Treatibles has a big leg up (pun intended) on the competition among CBD pet products. Not only do they perform contaminant testing on both source material and finished product, they claim to also perform screening at the end of the manufacturing process to ensure optimal levels of CBD. While their glowing testimonials further instill consumer confidence, it’s already clear that Treatibles makes the health and well-being of animals a top priority.
While we’re not quite sure the origin of Pure Ratios’ hemp, they make up for that lack of information in a multitude of ways. Namely via innovative products like their award-winning transdermal CBD/THC patches (which are bolstered by beaming CoAs). We see Pure Ratios as perhaps the best choice for those seeking to attain cannabinoids transdermally, which is particularly beneficial for those who need a constant stream of medicine.
Isodiol is close to as good as it gets in the CBD world. They distinguish themselves every step of the way by implementing full transparency, environmentally-friendly extraction techniques, and both in-house and third- party verified testing and full CoAs upon request. Although the flagship product (99% pure crystalline CBD) is impressive, there is nobody who will have an issue finding a product they love from Isodiol. We give them two thumbs up!
Irie CBD blows away the competition by offering CBD products sourced exclusively from organically grown, non-GMO, sustainable hemp, using supercritical CO2 extraction to produce a terpene and phytonutrient- rich hemp oil, and making it clear that they have warm and charitable hearts. Were Irie CBD to add heavy metals/residual solvents/microbials/etc. testing to all of its currently published CoAs, they would be near the top of our list for most highly recommended CBD vendors.
Although Highland Pharms makes the enticing claim that they use only ‘ultra high-grade hemp plants’ for their CBD products, the blatant disregard for safety documentation, source material discussion, and clear intentions has put them near the bottom of our list. Highland Pharms’ only saving grace may be their unique offerings of superfoods such as moringa and shilajit, although even this may be a red herring to distract from an overall lack of quality.
Green Roads has a lot going for them, including a claimed 1,000,000+ end users of their products, which could speak for itself. They’ve got an incredible selection, and a solid philosophy that “there is always a natural alternative.” The laboratory testing that they perform is ridiculously comprehensive, but unfortunately, as of this writing, all CoAs are expired, and therefore irrelevant. We urge Green Roads to stay up to date with pertinent information on safety and their source material, so as to give the consumer a sense of confidence in their purchase.
We would be hesitant to even label Fay Farms as a CBD vendor; what they offer are primarily plant-based body care products, while a good majority of their lovely-looking offerings do not contain any hemp oil whatsoever. The source of the hemp used in these products remains unclear; no CoAs are available for viewing and, to our knowledge, The Fay Farm is not even aware of what cannabinoids are. We recommend spending one’s hard earned money on a more conscious CBD vendor.