true Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailFollowHemplucid Review: 60-Second Summary Hemplucid starts strong with their “Whole-Plant CBD” product formulations and their “Transparent Guarantee.” Although they have plenty of up-to-date news and articles about CBD, there are no posted test results to back up their ample claims of purity, quality, and even THC content. While Hemplucid appear to …
After years on Wall Street, TreatWell’s founder contracted meningitis and lapsed into a coma, and CBDs helped save his life. TreatWell is his attempt to share cannabinoid therapy with the masses. Unfortunately, for now, one must reside in California to try these 2016 Emerald Cup-winning products. Perhaps the most notable items offered by TreatWell are the THCa and CBDa tinctures, which claim to treat a specific set of illnesses more effectively than CBD alone. If TreatWell were to publish CoAs proving their laboratory testing, they might just find a top spot on our list.
Anybody who’s visited a medical marijuana dispensary in California has come across Kiva’s artisan cannabis-infused chocolate bars. They’ve garnered multiple awards for their attention to detail and quality control, and rightly so. This dedication at each step of the process is what differentiates a good vendor from a great one. The only nuance is the lack of published Certificates of Analysis, but we are hopeful that they are available upon request (as they do claim to perform such tests). As such, Kiva is really more of a 4.5 as opposed a 4.
There is an abundant amount of anecdotal evidence that alludes to the fact that Dr. Stephen Katz of Therabis offers a strong, effective cannabinoid product for animals. With decades of experience as a veterinarian, and ten years of product development, Dr. Katz’s credentials speak for themselves. However, if what Therabis offers is as radical as they say, they owe it to themselves to publish documentation to verify the safety and quality of their pet-formulated medicinals.
Considering that “Organabus” almost has the word “organic” in their company name, one would expect to see more than a simple “organic” claim and something about quality controls, product safety, even detailed product descriptions and/or ingredients. The lack of company transparency and safety information warrants cautious consumption from our point of view.
When it comes to noble motives, Nature’s Way Botanicals stands out from the pack by boldly stating their position on the current opioid abuse epidemic. Tragically, the lack of information in regards to their source material or laboratory testing forces us to recommend shopping elsewhere if looking to tackle health challenges via natural means.
Lidtke is a natural supplement retailer that offers its own line of CBD tinctures, including synergistic herbal blends for humans and pets. The care with which these functional tinctures are developed could mean Lidtke engages in mindful, quality product formulation. And while the lack of standard lab tests, substantial customer testimonials, and proof of quality checks is not unusual for the natural products industry, for CBD it gives us pause.
Canna Companion talks the talk and walk the walk. Formulated by licensed veterinarians – and subject to the scrutiny of their veterinary advisory board – Canna Companion’s full-spectrum comprehensive cannabinoid capsules were formulated as a complement to pet health and wellness regimens, and contain no soy, wheat, corn, sugar, or GMOs. Were there similar assurances that their products were also free of common hemp contaminants, we would feel much more confident recommending them.
Julian Marley carries on his father’s legacy with his cannabis company, JuJu Royal. Although the primary focus is on promoting THC-rich marijuana strains, they do offer hemp CBD products that appear aimed at recreational users. Although there’s not necessarily anything wrong with JuJu Royal (other than the lack of testing data), there is also nothing that stands out and inspires us beyond the family name, which is likely to be more than enough for many.
Smart Organics’ products are more than your basic CBD fare. While they do offer hemp oils, salves, and tinctures (including a CBD + terpenes oil), they also feature a curated variety of synergistic supplements and functional foods, too. We wish they had some proof of product safety for consumers, but otherwise Smart Organics appear to have all the hallmarks of a solid supplement company.