CBD 2.0 hails from Louisiana and promises “a better CBD for a better you”. They fulfill that promise through their water-soluble, nano-sized CBD oil with optimum bioavailability, and they take it further by infusing carefully chosen Ayurvedic herbs in the mix. Ayurvedic medicine dates back thousands of years and incorporates different herbal remedies and plant therapies to treat a myriad of health conditions. By synergizing this ancient tradition with the benefits of CBD, this brand is providing a real treasure trove of plant-based health solutions. We want to see CBD 2.0 up their game even further by posting up-to-date test results for contaminants and purity for their products.
In a world full of pretenders looking to make a quick buck off a hot trend, Current Naturals hopes to stand out as a company deeply rooted in its morals—and its commitment to creating a safe and consistent product. And, from the breadth of information it provides on its preferred farming practices, CBD oil extraction methods, and cannabidiol safety records, it seems the company does just that, earning our Big Three badges (Mission, Safety, and Quality) and proving that there is still such a thing as an honest business in this crazy age.
Lily CBD is a rare East Coast-based entrant in the CBD oil market, but the company brings with it all the zippy follow-through the Northeast is known for. New York State farms are responsible for organically growing Lily CBD’s hemp, while the more extensive—but safer and cleaner—CO2 extraction method is employed to cultivate CBD oil. The company also has all of its products tested for heavy metals and other contaminants and works just as hard spiritually as it does physically, with a percentage of all sales donated to charity.
Don’t let the lab-loving name fool you: American BioSciences is just as big a fan of natural solutions as it is of the science it’s named for. The company thrives on mixing the best of both words to create a treasure chest of natural supplements, including the newest addition to its extensive line of products, the cannabidiol-infused GreenPower powder. The dietary supplement is made from quality-grown hemp and safely-extracted CBD oil, making for a product we’d love to purchase—if only we could figure out how.
When it comes to organic, home-grown CBD, Appalachian Standard certainly sets the bar high. Hailing from the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, this family and veteran-owned CBD merchant clearly knows a thing or two about cultivating sustainable hemp. They rotate crops through greenhouse, indoor, and field environments to keep the soil healthy and their customers happy all year long. If they can rev up their testing protocols, we’d be even more on board.
It’s champagne wishes and CBD dreams for this Beverly Hills company. Mr. Pink CBD is the first vendor we’ve seen to go with the celebrity angle, and we’ve never seen a company in the CBD oil space with this kind of star power. That power comes from the Mr. Pink brand that took LA by storm a few years ago, and we have to say, we like most of what we see here, especially their eco-conscious practices.
Sera Labs wins big time when it comes to our methodology. This focused CBD brand sources organic USA hemp and processes it cleanly. They’ve got all the third-party safety tests we look for; they’re innovative, and they go above and beyond in the charity department. We have a bone to pick about their CBD skincare with supposedly ‘100% natural ingredients’, but other than that, Sera Labs is clearly a five-star champ.
CBDO is based out of the U.K. and offers a limited line of CBD products sourced from Slovenian hemp. Considered veterans in the industry, they’ve been around since 2013, practically ancient times in the CBD biz. While they’re certified-organic CBD oil (an easier certification to come by in Europe) and clean ingredients are great pluses, there’s not really much to write home about here. We recognize CBDO’s level of quality, but with such a longstanding operation, we’re shocked they don’t offer more variety.
Tokn is certainly not one of the ‘token’ CBD vendors with an array of products and a website full of information. Instead, this small company grows a few strains of CBD hemp flower on their little farm in Oregon and offers them just as they are to the world. No nonsense, no sophisticated branding or packaging, just premium hemp flower grown with care. They do make delicious CBD teas and pre-rolls, but that is the extent of their small product line. There’s something to be said for these smaller vendors that don’t offer a lot by way of variety but get it right where it counts.
Secret Nature offers consumers a way to go ‘beyond the high’ by offering smokable, vapable, and edible full spectrum CBD. Blaze their premium hemp flowers by purchasing them on their own and in pre-rolled joints, or bask in the glory of their CBD tincture with a proprietary formula we consider A+. This brand doesn’t have a lot of the strategic branding or optimized content of the bigger names, but they practice sustainability and offer an all-natural and sleek product line. Although they have the makings of an elite CBD vendor, they need to streamline their testing protocols (which the company claims to be in the process of doing).