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.
While Diamond CBD certainly talks the talk, it remains to be seen if they will put their money where their mouth is. We love hearing about organically grown hemp from Scandinavia, HPLC testing, supercritical CO2 extraction, GMP certification, and centuries of experience cultivating the finest hemp — but remain steadfast in our wariness. We challenge Diamond CBD to step up to the plate and provide documentation to support the wild claims made on their site.
Nano Craft CBD hits many targets, including the discussion of the source material, a demonstration of positive intent, innovative products and procedures, and safety verification by a third-party, independent laboratory to boot. Whether it’s for athlete’s recovery or convenient CBD dosing on the go, Nano Craft is sure to warm the hearts of many with their original product lineup.
While we respect Cloud 9 Hemp’s mission to bring cannabis-based medicinal products to people in all 50 states, we wish that they could do so while providing current CoAs to help verify the safety of their offerings. Being fairly average in most regards, Cloud 9 Hemp does little that is new; however, the abundance of customer reviews on many products is sure to be a game-changer for many skeptical customers.
Folium Biosciences makes a great name for themselves by taking all the steps necessary to demonstrate integrity, authenticity, and safety. CoAs are available on request, and distributors are encouraged to visit the organic farms where their hemp grows. Although not a site for retail shoppers, those looking for a source of high-quality phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp oil for product creation need look no further than Folium Biosciences.