BEST CBD PRODUCTS OF 2019
TOP 40 BEST CBD BRANDS OF 2019
Unless you've been tucked far under a rock over the last few years, odds are you've heard of an ingredient called CBD (short for cannabidiol) and its meteoric rise. CBD is taking over everything from beauty products to personal lubricants, vapes, and even booze. When isolated on its own, the CBD compound is not psychoactive and is widely known for its muscle relaxant properties, without getting you high. While CBD is non-psychoactive, it can create a general feeling of well-being and calmness, more akin to getting a good night’s rest or taking a relaxing bath as opposed to the giggle-ridden, couch locked variety brought on by THC. CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is also neuro-calming and effective in treating a number of ailments from seizures and insomnia, to anxiety and arthritis. Its therapeutic benefits are widespread and CBD is fast becoming the world’s most popular wellness alternative to medications.
The fast growing CBD industry has resulted in a wide range of countless buzzy CBD brands cropping up over the last few years, and certainly not all of them are efficacious--any cannabis pro and cannabis site will tell you--not all hemp CBD products are created equal. Even among the top CBD brands, there’s variation in strength, quality, and additional ingredients. So the editors of Rogue carefully hand selected the best CBD brands on the market and after trying/researching over a hundred brands, we specially vetted the top and highest potency products for consumption.
After an exhaustive selection process, we narrowed down our favorites from full spectrum to isolates, from the most widely known, to the best newcomers.The efficacy of CBD products is a function of several factors in combination: the quality of the extractions used; specific diversity of compounds along with the terpenes in the formulation (Entourage Effect); and bio-availability of the final product. As with many holistic products, it’ll come down to personal preference and how your body reacts.
There are many other factors that might matter to you as a purveyor of CBD, so in this extensive guide, we’ve included some important and summarized information/descriptions about each brand for you to consider. The CBD industry is growing remarkably fast, and we’ve inevitably left some great brands off this list. Ultimately there’s a few brands we dig that didn’t make it into the guide this time, but the comprehensive info we compiled in this roundup should help you select quality CBD brands even if they weren’t on this list.
All products can be ordered online and delivered right to your door or picked up in-store. We've broken down our recommendations into 7 categories:
Tinctures/Oils, Edibles, Topicals, Pet, Capsules, Vapes, Skincare
This CBD variant is a subcategory of edible as it’s ingested through the digestive tract. For those who are bothered by the distinctive herbal taste of hemp extract, you’ll prefer capsules over oils. While CBD doesn’t have the most offensive taste, there are CBD enthusiasts who prefer to swallow a pill rather than have the oily aftertaste of the tinctures. Most brands that offer oils, also offer capsules or softgels as an alternative option. CBD caps or softgels are a discreet and convenient way to take CBD, you can easily throw it in your bag to-go—as opposed to trekking around a full tincture of oil. Plus you don’t have to taste the hemp, and you avoid the calories/sugars found in edibles. Below are our top 6 picks for best CBD capsules.
Highlights: A leading brand name in the CBD market, Care By Design offers full-spectrum CBD in easy-to-use sublingual drops, gel caps, vaping products, edibles, and topicals. With five CBD-to-THC ratios, you can find the right product to suit your specific condition and personal preferences. Unlike other CBD oils, Care By Design really does excel in CBD oil extractions due to their effective CO2 extraction process, extracted from sustainably grown CBD-rich cannabis in Northern California. Their CBD softgels provide long-acting, potent CBD relief in a capsule form and come in several ratios like 18:1, 4:1, 8:1, 1:1.
Dosage & Price: 18:1 20mg, 30 capsules per bottle. Price $30-90
Ingredients: Cannabis oil, coconut oil, gelatin.
Highlights: Crafted with quality and affordability in mind, industry leader Papa & Barkley is one of America’s premier CBD-infused brands, and the #1 best selling CBD brand from California. Their Hemp drops are made from all-natural ingredients grown on their pesticide-free Colorado farms. The Essentials line is their fastest-metabolizing formula, formulated from the whole plant without chemicals or solvents. Out of all the pure CBD capsule brands we tried, Papa & Barkley takes home the gold. Their capsules work even better when you combine them as a set which includes their sensational CBD balm and oil drops. P&B also sells CBD:THC infused products for when you need extra strength pain relief—they craft some of the highest potency CBD in the industry for treating pain and stress management. They also get 5 stars for their excellent packaging and reasonable pricing.
Dosage & Pricing: 30mg CBD per cap, 30 count per 900mg bottle. Price range $30-$110.
Ingredients: MCT Oil, Hemp Extract.
Highlights: Medterra is often on the top of CBD Best Of lists, and for good reason. Their high quality products come at an affordable price and their CBD Gel Capsules are a convenient, effective way to take an exact dose CBD isolate. We tested out both their The Medterra CBD + Wellness Melatonin tabs and Good Morning caps. Our editor, who suffers from chronic insomnia, reported a 50% improvement in the ability to fall asleep & stay asleep, without the common side effects of morning grogginess that can accompany sleeping pills. Their Good Morning caps combine their proprietary blend of L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, B6, and B12 with the energizing boost of caffeine & CBD.
Grown in the USA, available internationally. Non-GMO, naturally arrived 99% pure CBD.
Dosages & Pricing: 25mg CBD per cap, 30 per bottle. Also avail as a topical with their Rapid Cooling Cream 250mg or 750mg. Price Range $49.95-$69.95.
Ingredients: 99% Pure CBD isolate, MCT oil, Bovine Gelatin.
This variant of CBD refers to a cannabis product that can be consumed orally--essentially any kind of cannabis or CBD-infused product that you eat, would be classified as an “edible.” These include foods, candies, water, teas, mints, breath strips, and even alcohol. Consuming CBD orally is a commonly preferred method, especially for children or people fighting cancer. Whether you’re drinking or eating CBD, it can take longer to “kick in” than methods like vaping, because it has to go through your digestive system,
Highlights: If the high-end packaging doesn’t make you wanna click "BUY" then the delicious taste of Lord Jones gum drops will. Even better than its undeniable chic factor, the vegan gluten-free formula is loaded with organic, premium hemp oil from one of the world’s finest CBD confectioners. Lord Jones makes some of the best CBD infused edibles available, and with several different flavors, these tasty chews are not only all-natural and flavored with imported European fruit and citrus essences, they’re most importantly made by hand with some real high quality, broad-spectrum CBD extract. They also have special edition themed candies, like the Sigur Ros Sigurberry gumdrops. Though they’re known for their small batch edibles, Lord Jones also hand crafts potent oils, tinctures, skincare, and capsules. Gluten free, all-natural, cruelty free, made in the USA.
Dosages & Pricing: 20mg CBD per gumdrop, 9 count per box. Price range $30-60.
Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose, Water, Gelatin, Citric Acid, Natural Fruit Colors & Flavors, Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil.
Highlights: The award-winning and iconic Kushy brand has created a CBD line that comes in several ranges including gel caps, vapes, gummies, and oils. Their DOPE Cup and Cannabis Cup winning KuskyCBD line is made with the highest quality CBD oil and 100% organic, natural flavor with no artificial sweeteners. Their classic gummies are specially curated by some of the leading professional confectionery chefs and contain 100mg of CBD oil, which depending on how you are dosing can be 10 doses, four doses or a single dose. Winner of Best CBD Gummies at WeedCon 2018. Gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free and cruelty free.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 100mg CBD. Price $19.95.
Ingredients: Tapioca syrup, organic cane sugar, water, gelatin, citric acid natural flavor extract, cannabis extract, natural food coloring and vegetable oil.
Highlights: Lab to Beauty elevates CBD to the top tier of the beauty category. This emerging CBD brand is already a huge hit at Barneys, and their gummies stand apart with their taste and potency. Their refreshing, high qual CBD isolate drops are lightly sweetened with lemon essential oil and stevia—their oil is the best tasting CBD oil we tried. Lab To Beauty has put the concentrated CBD isolate in five products designed to be internal and some external skincare essentials including a CBD Facial Mist, Green Cure Face Mask, Quick Fix Serum and Omega Fatty Facial Moisturizer.
Dosage & Price: 1 oz bottle, 10 mg CBD per 1ml CBD serving. Price range $35-$85.
Ingredients: MCT Fractionated coconut oil, hemp extract, USDA organic lemon oil, stevia leaf extract.
As a subcategory variant of edibles, CBD oil is one of the most commonly used methods, and for those who want to experience the benefits of CBD, it’s an effective and user-friendly way to start. You take CBD oil orally, typically through a dropper—under your tongue. There are many different dosages and the best way to discover the milligram dosing that work best for your needs
Highlights: The folks over at Boulder Botanical & Bioscience Labs are passionate about innovation and development and it shows in their products like their private label Apra. Apra comes in a variety of forms including tinctures, capsules, salves and bath bombs and is infused with full spectrum, bio-available hemp product. Their patented technology and formulations position BBB Labs to lead the cannabinoid-based industry. Apra’s organic CBD oil tinctures come in tasty varietals like Citrus Berry, Mint, and Fresh Herb. One of the reasons we love Apra is its proprietary Biova™ Hemp Extract which absorbs quickly and completely into your endocannabinoid system, resulting in a quicker onset of relief compared to similar brands. Made in the USA.
Dosage: 8.3mg per serving in 1 oz bottle.
Ingredients: Organic cannabidiol hemp extract, MCT coconut oil, natural lemon & strawberry flavor, sunflower lecithin, and stevia.
Highlights: Charlotte’s web is world renowned for its superior and proprietary CBD products. Often at the top of most CBD lists, CW provides the highest quality full spectrum CBD oil, rich with an array of beneficial cannabinoids such as CBD (Cannabidiol), CBC, CBG and other beneficial phytocompounds, and their delicious chocolate mint flavor explains why this is one of the best known brands on the market.
Dosages & Pricing: “Plus” tincture with 750mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 300mg and 2500+mg. Price: $39.99 – $149.99
Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Organic Chocolate Mint Flavor Oil (Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Flavors).
Highlights: Humboldt Apothocary’s broad-spectrum cannabinoid hemp concentrate oil is expertly-extracted from organic hemp plants and blended with organic coconut oil as a carrier. Using an all-natural CO2 extraction, Humboldt has established itself as one of the premier top-shelf CBD manufacturers in the United States, and they offer a 100% vegan formula, guaranteed to be free from any form of pesticides, GMOs, solvents, and chemical fertilizers. Their small batched oil are mild in taste and a little bit goes a long way.
Dosages & Pricing: 141mg CBD per .05oz.
Ingredients: Coconut MCT oil, Cannabis extract, Cinnamon, Vitamin E, Stevia.
Vaping or dabbing isn’t for everybody, but it is one of the quickest methods of CBD consumption. Vaping and smoking CBD can cause coughing, burning, watery eyes, or other forms of respiratory irritation, but smoking flower may be the optimal choice for someone desiring instant relief, like in the case of migraine. You can vape two different ways: with oil or flower. Neither produces a heavy,
Highlights: If you’re the kind of person who eats, drinks, and cooks with honey, then this CBD-infused award-winning honey is for you. Put it on a cheese platter with some figs. Make a sauce with it. Use it to sweeten up your tea. Dump it in your oatmeal. Or just eat it right out of the jar! CBD Infused Honey Pot has 250mg CBD per pot and features Grade A honey and industrial, high quality cannabidiol. This tasty CBD honey is a great alternative to CBD tinctures or pills. Their CBD oil infused honey has been blended to specific ratios in such a way that allows the honey to mix easily and provide a consistent amount of natural CBD. Honey Pot also makes THC infused honey and aromatherapy vapes that come in a nice variety of scents including Lemon & Lavender, Eucalyptus & Peppermint and Basil & Chamomile.
Dosage & Price: 250mg per 50g bottle. $29.99
Ingredients: Industrial Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD), Honey.
Highlights: With sleek packaging and high potency CBD, Wildflower is an innovative, first class brand that carries nearly all CBD varietals including vapes, topicals, oils and capsules. Their disposable mint green vaporizers are some of the greatest pure CBD vapes we’ve tried. With a smooth, minty fresh burst during every inhale, their ACHES vape provides nearly immediate reprieve from aches and pain, while their IMMUNITY vapes boost your immune system and provide fast relief from flu symptoms such as coughs, clogged sinus, and headaches--formulated with its powerful blend of potent CBD and therapeutic all-natural essential oils like invigorating eucalyptus, thyme, and myrrh. The aromatic scent of their vapes is unlike any others & is very mild compared to other vapes, and their leak-proof vaporizers have an outer casing that has a velvety, luxurious feel. This hemp-derived CBD-only vape gives you all the chill without the THC high.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 500mg vaporizers for $59.99
Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, Full-spectrum CBD oil, CBD crystalline, Essential oils (Lavender, Peppermint, Spearmint), Polysorbate, Glycerol stearate, Soy lecithin.
Highlights: I’m a sucker for packaging, so I was impressed by Beboe’s hip and swanky vape products. Made of rosegold and etched with bohemian symbols, Beboe’s disposable and sleek looking CBD vaporizers are a favorite over at Rogue, as well as with many in the entertainment world. The boys behind the runaway hit Beboe are geniuses at branding, and they’ve successfully translated that into products that users love. Their unique calming blend combines pure hemp-derived CBD with tasty citrus terpenes.
Dosage & Price: 500mg of CBD. $75 per pen.
Ingredients: Naturally cultivated CBD oil blended with calming essential oils and plant-derived citrus and grapefruit terpenes.
Many people are giving their dogs and cats CBD for natural wellness. Many report a myriad of benefits, ranging from more energy, more calmness and elevation of stiff joints. The cannabinoids in CBD and Hemp interact with both humans and animal’s receptors in the Endocannabinoid system to achieve a balanced homeostasis and maintain overall wellness. The anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can help support your pet’s joints and help your pet remain calm in moments of stress.
Highlights: This pet hemp supplement comes in capsule form and is formulated for exclusively high bioavailability. It can be added to your pet’s food, and unlike some other pet CBD brands, animals actually like the taste of Canna-Pet. It uses a proprietary extraction and formulation technology to create exclusive whole-plant blends that utilize over two dozen types of low low-temp extracted hemp and their terpenes, while still tasting appealing to picky pets. Canna-Pet is unique because it’s the first and only complete hemp & terpene product designed specifically for cats & dogs. Rather than focusing on hemp alone, they deliver the widest possible array of phytochemicals. Canna-Pet has more phytochemical diverse CBD than any other pet product, but what is truly unique is their bioavailability is 10x more than other hemp brands. Canna-Pet formulations are organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, free of by-products, preservatives, SLS, gelatin, wheat, sugar & dairy.
Dosages & Pricing: Availalble in 170-510mg of Canna-Pet hemp per serving, with 30 or 60 caps per bottle.
Ingredients: 100% hemp, Canna-Pet Advanced MaxCBD formulation.
Highlights: This pet hemp oil tincture is full-spectrum and made from the full range of phytocannabinoids (and terpenes) that have been shown to achieve the best combined benefit--AKA the “entourage effect.” High Falls contain high levels of CBD with extract containing 300mg per bottle and can be administered orally or added to pet food. They’ve formulated their oil to have a very mild taste, barely detectable to pets. They’re also cruelty-free, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and made in the USA. They also carry hemp for humans too. Third party lab tests are available upon request through their site.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 300mg, 700mg or 1500mg oil dosages. Also available in softgels with 30 caps per bottle, 300mg or 700mg dosages.
Ingredients: Full spectrum phytocannabinoids, hemp seed oil.
As a subcategory of Topicals, CBD can also be consumed in the form of skincare like moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, body wash, scrubs and serums. CBD infused skincare seeps into and penetrates below the skin’s surface and into the body’s bloodstream. CBD can not only improve your internal issues but now it can even improve your complexion so it’s an excellent to ingest your CBD as part of your daily skincare routine. CBD skincare
Highlights: A vitamin rich base of aloe, grape seed oils and Hibiscus meet 500 milligrams of full spectrum hemp oil in Aethera’s serums, which brighten and soothe skin in a matter of drops. One of our editors swore it's a game-changer for smoothness and boosting your skin's natural glow. Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) is rich in beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants that fight free radical damage that can cause aging. Hemp also contains amino acids known to help the skin generate collagen and elastin. Aethera has 3 different serums for all skin types: Sunrise Serum, Sunset Serum, and Everyday Concentrate--all with Cannabis Sativa--all of which plump, smooth skin tone for a more even appearance.
Dosages & Pricing: 30ml bottle, Price: $30-45
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 80, Trideceth-12, Hyaluronic Acid, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Tricaprylin Glycerin, Fragrance, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dandelion Root Extract, Citric Acid.
Highlights: This top-shelf CBD beauty brand is quickly becoming a beauty guru favorite. Their efficacious anti-aging CBD-infused skincare line features a cleanser, exfoliator, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Cannabis Beauty Defined’s Day and Night Serum contains their secret weapon, the Bi-Bong® formula, along with their full spectrum CBD, and it’s one of our all-time favorite CBD anti-aging products. If you put it on in the morning, your skin will have all day hydration and by night, your face will drink up the moisture while the serum is busy at work tightening, restoring and evening out your skin tone.
Dosage & Price: The dosing is not clear on the 2 oz bottle. Price $110.
Ingredients: Key herbal ingredients include Panax Ginseng Root, Viola Tricolor, Ligusticum Chuanxiong Root, Sustainable Hemp Oil.
Highlights: W!nk is the industry’s first therapeutic CBD brand for women by women and their skincare line is paraben-free and cruelty free. They fuse vitamins, antioxidants, and natural oils to combat signs of aging, promote skin elasticity and hydration. Their organic ingredients have both immediate and long-term regenerative and anti-inflammatory benefits. Their CBD Sugar Scrub is an extra strength luxurious formula made from organic sugar crystals and natural humectants. Gently buffs away dry cells for soft, supple skin. Reduces aches and pain, irritation, minor scarring and exfoliates. The also carry Relieve CBD Body Salve, Serum, Lip cream and Moisturizer. Our personal favorite and stand-out of the bunch is their SPF 30 sunscreen. They’re the master of all CBD sunscreens on the market and their sheer, water-resistant formula is without mineral oils & pore clogging ingredients.
Dosage & Price: 50mg-1000mg. Price $34-48.
Ingredients: Key ingredients include Collagen, Grape seed oil, lavender oil, coconut butter and oil, beeswax, shea tree plant butter and CBD hemp oil.
This variant of CBD can be applied directly to the skin and absorbed into the bloodstream. CBD topicals come in a variety of external applications like balms, lotions, salves, sprays, ointments, transdermal, and even bath bombs. People often utilize topicals for conditions occurring on or near the skin’s surface or with a localized injury, sore muscles, tight joints, or
Highlights: Dixie’s Synergy Soak is heaven in a bathtub. At Rogue we’re always on the lookout for newest and most exciting CBD developments and Synergy has us excited. While Synergy has a plethora of CBD varietals, we’re insane over their CBD/THC bath soak. This Synergy Soak is packed with 500mg of cannabinoids for those of us looking to melt away stress, anxiety, and inflammation. SYNERGY Soak fuses premium aromatic sea salts with essential oils rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood to enhance the combined potent benefits of the blending of CBD and THC. After a full day of production, there’s nothing better than slipping into a hot steamy both full of stress melting magic. While most topical products do not produce psychoactive effects, it is possible (but unlikely) for women to experience psychoactive effects when using Dixie Bath Soak--and if you do notice any mental effects, they’ll be mild. Time hack: if you’re crunched for time, this also works as an incredible foot soak.
Dosages & Pricing: 250mg CBD, 250mg THC.
Ingredients: Sea Salt, Magnesium Sulfate, Lobelia Extract (Isopropyl Alcohol, Lobelia Inflata Seed Extract), Sodium Bentonite Clay, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Flower Oil, Cedrus Deodara (Cedarwood) Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Needle Oil, THC Oil, CBD Oil.
Highlights: With an array of products from oils and vapes, to body wash, shampoos and conditioners, industry-trusted HempMeds is our favorite brand for personal care. Their CBD is extracted from generations-old hemp farms in The Netherlands. HempMed’s all-natural, sulfate-free body wash is an invigorating, exfoliating CBD-infused way to wash yourself clean, while enriching and detoxing your skin with the healing power of cannabinoids. When combined with their synergistic blend of organic herbs and essentials oils, this cleanser provides a soothing peppermint aroma while licorice root fights germs using its natural antibacterial properties. Their shampoo includes Omega acids that replenish and nourish damaged hair, stimulate follicles, and can even increase hair growth. When you’ve scrubbed your day away in the shower, follow with HempMeds Hydrating & Soothing Body Lotion. HempMeds stands apart with its quality, variety & pricing.
Dosage & Price: 20mg CBD per serving, 8 oz bottle. Price $24.99
Key Ingredients: Pure CBD with natural extracts like Argan oil and Goji Berry, and Omega acids 3, 6 & 9.
Highlights: A big media favorite (and for good reason) CBDistillery provides full spectrum, highly potent CBD in several formats including creams, oil tinctures, and capsules. We tested out their CBDol CBD Salve which is sourced from Non-GMO, US grown industrial hemp, using natural farming practices and extracted from aerial plant parts. Within minutes of applying the salve to sore joints/muscles, we experienced a marked difference in soreness and joint flexibility. For a rub, it has great consistency and absorption, without the weird medicated scent or greasiness that accompanies other CBD salves and ointments.
Dosage & Price: 500mg 1 oz. Price $50.
Ingredients: Hemp Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Lavender, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Eucalyptus, Arnica, Basil, Camphor, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Green Tea, Lecithin, Cinnamon, Grapefruit Seed, Aloe, USD Kosher Glycerin, Magnesium, CBD, Bees Wax.
Highlights: Unlike any other brand currently on the market, Equilibria offers a free “dosage concierge” on call, to help you customize your routines of CBD and they offer a comprehensive membership where you can build your own monthly CBD box. They offer 3 varietals, oil drops, pain cream and daily softgels. Equilibria softgels are exactly what you need if you don’t care for chocolate, tinctures, gummies, or vapes. This high-end premium brand of CBD delivers full spectrum, potent customized CBD to your doorstep every month.
Dosage & Price: 10mg softgels, 30 count per bottle. Price $98-$147.
Ingredients: Activated full spectrum hemp flower oil CBD concentrate, kosher beef gelatin, MCT oil, vegetable glycerin.
Highlights: Ensohara’s CBD + Curcumin Pain Relief Softgels are a effective way to reduce aches & discomforts and improve joint mobility. These specially engineered blend of herbs, phytocannabinoids, terpenes & flavonoids, combined with CBD, are designed for pain relief & muscle relaxation while combating inflammation. Their softgels are created with their patent pending water-soluble PCR hemp oil and composed of a nanoemulsion-based delivery system with cannabinoid & curcumin emulsion droplets. Designed to have maximum absorption as their bioavailability is 3-5 times higher for CBD, and 100 times higher for curcumin than their natural oily form. If you’re looking for max strength, potent CBD oil for pain management, then Ensohara should be at the top of your list. We recommend that you don’t take it on an empty stomach, they pack a punch.
Dosage & Price: 25mg of CBD, 10mg Curcumin per softgel. Price $249.
Ingredients: PhytoCannabinoid CBD Hemp Oil Extract, Curcumin, Glycerin, and Gelatin.
Highlights: Shanti’s Calm CBD Softgels contain full spectrum hemp oil naturally rich in CBD, designed specifically to relax the body and mind and promote a general sense of well being, great to help unwind. Each bottle of Calm has 30 water-soluble, nano-technology soft gels. There can be a lot of stress when working for a print magazine, so when our intern tested it out for her anxiety & stress, she claims it single-handedly changed her daily mood, reduced her anxiety and helped her adapt easier to work stresses. Ideal for those always on the go, Calm is easy to dose and use. Shanti also carries a wonderful body balm, with lavender and eucalyptus designed to sooth every day discomforts while leaving your skin supple and soft. Their products are organic, non-GMO, cruelty-free, and made in the USA.
Dosage & Price: 750mg, 25mg per soft gel, 30 per bottle. Price $60.
Ingredients: Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (CBD rich), MCT Oil, Beta-caryophyllene Gelatin Capsule: Bovine-Derived.
but it can be a much less intrusive method than torching a glass pipe or rolling a CBD-only joint. The time it takes for the onset of results varies from person to person but most people say that CBD gummies (and other forms of edibles) are more faster-acting than sublingual (under the tongue) oils. This of course makes sense biologically, as the routes of digestion in each are completely different. It’s a fun way to consume CBD and it provides people with a balanced source of energy. Below are our 6 favorite edibles.
Highlights: CBD is most effective when combined with other cannabinoids like a low dose of THC. Adding a minor amount of THC to a dose of CBD largely enhances its therapeutic effects, with negligible psychoactivity & max pain relief. The synergy of the THC & CBD compounds working together is now known as “the entourage effect.” For those who worry about getting high, fear not, if you microdose the THC, you won’t experience diminished faculties. America’s top choice for CBD:THC blends is Plus. Their hand-crafted gumdrops have a variety of CBD:THC ratio ranges. When you’re seeking something super potent, their flavorful CBD Relief gummies have 4.5mg CBD and 0.5mg THC per gummy. If you’re trying a THC:CBD edible for the 1st time, Plus is the way to go to avoid any unpleasant side effects. Plus also carries non-THC pure CBD 100g gummies.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 100mg CBD or 90mg CBD, 10mg THC per tin. Price range $16-20.
Ingredients: Gelatin, glucose, cannabis, sodium, citric acid, tartaric acid, xylitol, natural flavors & colors.
Highlights: Not Pot’s gummies are infused with organic, full spectrum CBD in the most delicious way possible. They use vegan, cruelty-free, low sugar and organic ingredients that come in cute polar bear and heart shapes with colorful packaging built for the Instagram era. Plus they offer a unique subscription discount which makes CBD buying a breeze. They recommend 1 bear per day, but since they’re low dose, we had to take two chocolates to feel much of anything, but once we felt them, we were relaxed and happy. Also the folks over at Not Pot have a mission, to support The Bail Project, a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration—which is cool for those jailed for THC possession, which is now legal in nearly a dozen States. Made in the USA. (Did we mention the jars come with stickers? Because they do).
Dosage & Price: 10 mg bottle, 2mg per serving. Price $39.99
Key Ingredients: Raw cacao, ashwagandha, maple sugar, and CBD.
Highlights: Highline CBD gummy bears are a tasty way to consume CBD. Their CBD full-spectrum gummies are specifically designed to combat fatigue, stress, and mild pain. Highline edibles are superior in efficacy to many other brands on the market. Additionally, their products are organic, gluten-free, and lab tested. Those seeking a delicious CBD edible should definitely indulge in some Highline gummies or oils—they also craft minty fresh oils that go great in tea, water, or on their own—so whichever medium you prefer, they got ‘em. 100% vegan, gluten free, sugar free, and cruelty free.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 30ml bottle, with 8mg CBD per serving. Also available as CBD Chews for yummy on-the-go relief. Price range $44.99 - $84.99
Ingredients: Phytocannabinoid Hemp Seed Oil, Vitamin E
and body type. We recommend you start low with a few drops and work your way up till you find what works best for you. There’s also CBD concentrate oil which is generally diluted in water or other beverage, and a little bit goes a long way. Additionally you can also use the oil in cooking. But keep in account, any type of CBD that is ingested usually takes more time to kick in and work. Below are our top 6 favorite CBD oil brands.
Highlights: Made with only the highest quality, full spectrum, CO2 derived hemp extract, the oils from New Highs are exceptionally effective and nearly flavorless except for the faintest hint of coconut oil and hemp essence. We tested it out on one of our editors who suffers from the chronic and agonizing pain associated with Fibromyalgia--it was found to be efficacious in reducing her pain levels to the degree where muscle relaxants no longer had to popped like tic tacs. CBD’s effects are cumulative, so with multiple daily high doses of the 700mg tincture, it was powerful in relieving her pain over the course of a few weeks. In her words, simply put, New High is the bomb. Gluten free, cruelty free, women-owned, all-natural, third party tested, and made in the USA.
33mg CBD per 10 drops approximately 3.3mg per drop. 0.5 mL bottle, 60 servings. Comes in 200mg and 700mg. Price range $125-215.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil (MCT), Hemp Extract.
Highlights: The award-winning Bluebird Botanicals CBD Oils are a favorite for its efficacy, taste, and potency. High in beneficial terpenes like Beta-caryophyllene, Humulene, Myrcene, and more, Bluebird is packed with highly potent cannabinoids while still being cost effective. They have several sharp-tasting (but quick working!) varieties including their Classic CBD Oil, Concentrated CBD Oil, Signature CBD Oil, and Complete CBD Oil, all with varying strengths. Bluebird was voted Best Hemp Company in 2018 by the Cannabis Business Awards and we can see why.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 250mg cannabinoids per ounce. Price $24.95 for 1 oz.
Ingredients: Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Organic Hemp Seed oil, in Softgels (water, Gelatin, Glycerin).
Highlights: Rosebud unflavored oils have a milder flavoring than some of the other flavor-added extracts, while still reducing the strong plant taste of hemp extract. Their full spectrum oils are Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Organic, and Sustainably processed CO2 extract, coming in 3 dose potencies: 350mg, 700mg and 1000mg. From farm to doorstep, Rosebud guarantees its potency through 3rd party lab testing and we can confirm, their oils are very therapeutic and potent. Rosebud is women-owned and made in small batches in the USA, without any chemicals, fillers, additives, flavorings, or preservatives.
Dosages & Pricing: 15ml bottles. Price: $55-$125.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil (MCT), Hemp Extract.
lingering stench like smoking does, and neither method is harsh on your lungs and both create a quicker onset (versus ingesting it). CBD pre-rolls are becoming increasingly popular because of the immediate results they provide. While --and with edibles it’s a more gradual feeling as opposed to the immediacy of smoking or vaping CBD. Below are our top 6 vape favs.
Highlights: 22Red is an award-winning lifestyle brand founded by System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian and his CBD vapes just took home the coveted award for Best CBD Vape Cartrdige at the Dope Cup competition. Their CBD disposable vapes come in 2 delicious flavors, Watermelon Hemp and Orange Mint. With over 50% total CBD, the Watermelon vape is a flavorful strain noted for its tropical terpenes and smoky grape undertones, reminiscent of fruit punch. The hemp-derived CBD-only vape gives you an automatic sense of relaxation without the couch lock from THC. 22Red’s vapes come from hemp that is pesticide and solvent free, full spectrum, and organically grown. The vaporizer casing has a smooth, silky luxurious finish and a smooth steam intake, all combining to create an overall feeling of calm and well-being from a long lasting disposable vape pen.
Dosage & Price: Avail in 0.3g. Price $36.
Highlights: The top-selling THC brand Kurvana just debuted their brand new line of CBD vape products for the Spring. Their tasty 100% all-natural Eucalyptus Mint vape pens are made from full-spectrum flower and I predict they’re going to be an enormous hit this year--and for good reason. Not only do their high end, well-branded pens looks and feel cool, they are exceptionally effective. Their efficacy is due in part to Kurvana’s stringent standards for quality and dedication to excellence and innovation. They use their innovative, proprietary 50-step process to purify the essential cannabinoids, tasty terpenes, and natural ingredients that contribute to the unique experience of vaping with full spectrum Kurvana oil. Their vaporizers also last a long time if you vape a regular daily amount. Their non-disposable vapes have replacement cartridges with temperature control for long lasting results. Their CBD vapes aren’t available on their site but will be soon.
Dosage & Price: TBA
Highlights: JuJu Royal creates premium CBD products, inspired by the legendary Julian Marley. Their IRIE collection of premium disposable vapes come in Pineapple and Tangerine vape flavors and are enhanced with organic steam-distilled terpenes, producing a pleasant, mild fruity scent. JuJu products are made with the highest quality extracts from hemp grown in Colorado using pesticide-free cultivation practices, and are proudly delivered with the JuJu Royal seal by master growers that love excellence. Their vapes provide excellent relaxation & relief.
Dosage & Price: 250mg CBD Pen. Price $49.
Ingredients: CBD oil, natural terpenes, >3% mct oil.
CBD for pets typically comes in oil tincture drops, soft gel, or capsule forms. We experimented with trying CBD on a 14 year-old cat and noticed a marked difference after only a few weeks. Not only did the cat have more energy, purred more often, but more importantly, CBD seemed to handle its lifelong issue with vomiting from binge eating. CBD oil can be just as effective on your furry friend as it is on you. Below are our top 4 CBD pet favorites, both caps and oils.
Highlights: Modern Medicinals makes CBD tinctures for both humans and animals, and their specially formulated Pet CBD is phenomenal. Their CBD line is 100% bio-available with an immediate 5 minute activation time. We placed just a few drops of oil mixed in our dog’s wet food, and watched him become more playful, while somehow being less restless. Made with top quality 100% organic CBD flower from Oregon and coconut oil, their oils are virtually tasteless, rendering it unnoticed by pets. Their all-natural extraction process produces the highest caliber bioavailable CBD oil on the market and every bottle is hand-made. A little bit goes a long way and the bottle will last you a long time because it only takes a few drops per day depending on the size of your pet.
Dosage & Pricing: Available in 125mg/oz | 2mg/dose. Price $30.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Oregon CBD Flower.
Highlights: Specially formulated concentration for your furry friends, RX Canna Pet is 100% efficacious in treating your pet’s anxiety, nausea, digestive issues, joint and muscle pains. At 1mg CBD per drop, you can now accurately and easily give your pets the dosage they need—little bit goes a long way. We also tried out their splendid anti-aging skincare line as well. RX Canna Care has specially formulated CBD Canna Retinol Anti-Aging Lotion with Vitamin A for those with acne prone or oily skin, and CBD Anti-Aging Cream with Apple Stem Cells. All their products come with Rogue’s seal of approval.
Dosage & Price: 600mg bottle. Price $59.99
Ingredients: 99% pure CBD isolate, MCT oil.
Can treat a myriad of skin issues from acne and redness to wrinkles and scarring. We tried dozens of CBD skincare brands over the course of a month and the ones that worked, worked well. Our editors noticed less wrinkles and more healthy looking skin. CBD is now dominating the beauty market, and for good reason. Here’s our top favorites 6 in CBD skincare.
Highlights: Organically derived natural skincare line that scientifically developed a one-of-a-kind, breakthrough Stem+CBD Serum which is the first product to market that successfully combines CBD with stem cells, without destroying the cells. No one has ever been able to do that before. This serum is silky to the touch, non-greasy and full of glorious high-quality CBD. Along with stimulating cell renewal and boosting collagen production, it also instantly hydrates. It’s a fantastic all-in-one skin regenerator that leaves your face feeling tighter, more radiant and even shrinks enlarged pores while reducing fine lines. After a 12 day trial, the serum delivered in all its claims. TresMonet products contain cannabidiol 20 to 800 times more powerful than other CBD out there, thanks to proprietary technology crafted from a NASA engineer (who’s also the company’s president)--and after trying their products--we believe them.We found their capsules and serums to be one of the most efficacious, potent brands we’ve ever tried. Worth the price tag.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 30 mL $1,250 or $125 for 2mL. Also avail in gel caps--the first and only 1000mg capsule available on the market.
Ingredients: Proprietary CBD (non-GMO, organically grown, lab-tested, hemp-derived), Snail filtrate stem cells, Coconut oil (organic, raw, cold-pressed), Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Bovine collagen.
Highlights: CBD Living’s potent CBD lotions come in 3 variants, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Unscented, and come in 16oz bottles that contain 250mg of nano-CBD for maximum absorption. The lotion is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, easily providing your daily dose of CBD while keeping your skin hydrated & smooth. CBD Living’s Lotion is produced without the use of harsh chemicals, and are lab tested going through a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure potency. While their packaging is no-frills, the contents within are 100% effective.
Dosage & Price: 250mg CBD per 16oz bottle. Price $40.
Ingredients: Proprietary Full spectrum Nano Hemp Extract.
Highlights: Kannamask creates CBD infused beauty masks inspired by K beauty. Packed with Lavender extract, honey and 50mg Cannabidiol, their anti-inflammatory face mask sheets will treat your face to a luxurious experience. Just 20 minutes for more healthy, hydrated and refreshed skin as you watch the day melt off your face. They come in 2 types, Lavender & Honey, and Rosemary, Rosehip, Lavender. Their masks also feature Chamomile which helps improve the appearance of damaged skin by moisturizing and helping to restore suppleness. Rosemary and Rosehip work in partnership with the CBD to help reduce redness and inflammation caused by a day’s hard work. We noticed an instant glow after one use.
Dosage & Price: 50mg per mask. Price $30 for 3/pack.
Ingredients: See site
ligament strain. For example, eczema or other dry skin conditions may benefit most from topical products. Topicals are a must for those looking to handle external issues in a natural way, it’s also an effective way to keep your skin healthy or indulge in a CBD massage. Below are our top 6 recommendations for topical CBD.
Highlights: High on Love creates effective and sexy intimate CBD products, such as massage/bath oils, body paint and stimulants. Their sensually aesthetic opulent packaging lives up the market it represents. Their Stimulating O Gel for Women is a blend of all-natural ingredients with premium grade hemp seed oil and essential oils, fusing together into a silky smooth gel cream with a soothing texture. The water-based gel awakens the senses and elevates the pleasure of touch--making the moment of climax heightened and more accessible. Stimulating each gliding movement, within seconds most women feel a warm, pleasurable buzzing or vibrating sensation. It’ll create that buzzy physical “high” without any negative psychoactive mental effects. Great gift for your significant other or a real nice treat for yourself. Made in small batches in the USA.
Dosages & Pricing: 30ml bottle, Price: $59.99
Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaterium, L-Arginne HCL, Hemp seed oil (cannabis sativa seed oil), Ethycellulose Hydroxyle, DMDMH, Sodium Benzoate, Peppermint Oil, Vitamin E, Capsicum.
Highlights: A regular dose of this CBD Daily Intensive Cream applied to his neck, helped our editor combat the mild whiplash he incurred from a car accident. The pleasant tingling from the minty essential oils fused with CBD provides long lasting pain relief for tangled up and aching muscles. We also recommend this vegan cream for aches and pains caused by constant computer use. Sore wrists, tennis elbow, as well as shoulder and neck strains can be a thing of the past with daily use of this salve. CBD Daily is well known for its quality and blended with essential oils including Shea Butter, Aloe, Lavender and powerful Hemp CBD, this affordable, cruelty-free salve cannot be more highly recommended by our staff. We don’t go a day without it.
Dosages & Pricing: Available in 1.7 oz bottle, with 48mg CBD. Price $25.99
Key Ingredients: Water, Safflower Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Cucumber Extract, Hemp Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Menthol, Lemongrass Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Basil Oil, Melaleuca Oil, Eucalyptus, Lavender & Peppermint Oils.
Highlights: RX Cannacare’s BONNIE & CLYDE line of CBD Sensual Massage Oils are simply put, fire. Canna Intimate’s proprietary blend of His and Her natural aphrodisiacs are said to enhance hormones, stimulate blood flow, improve circulation and boost your sex drive. Their head to toe body oil is safe for all over body use, made with edible ingredients and will not stain the sheets. No chemicals, no synthetics and organic ingredients. They come in 4 varietals such as Passion Heist, Overdrive, Balance and Bare. Overdrive is built just for men and increases libido and boosts sex drive.They claim it can even increase testosterone! Balance is made just for women with ingredients like Ylang Ylang II and their Custom Clary Sage Botanical Blend, that are said to balance estrogen, alleviate tension and boost sex drive.
Dosage & Price: 100mg in 100ml bottle. Price $60.
Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglycerides, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil.
Written by Heather Seidler
Photography by MK McGehee