Is Hemp Legal? Understanding the 2018 Farm Bill

A hemp farmer checks a hemp plant that he can legally grow under the 2018 Farm Bill

Every five years or so, the United States Congress passes legislation (known as the “Farm Bill”) that sets the national policy on matters related to agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry. One of the most interesting and perhaps significant updates to the latest Farm Bill was the legalization of hemp and hemp-derived products. The 2018 Farm

FAB CBD Review

“No gimmicks, no hype, just results”  That’s one of the themes on display at FAB CBD, founded in 2017 with “the goal of building a product line for the everyday person to feel comfortable supplementing with hemp.” The goal may be a bit more expansive than that though, as FAB CBD says it is looking

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Sagely Naturals Review

A devotion to quality and a commitment to “support whole self wellness.” That’s the message behind Sagely Naturals, which produces a wide range of whole plant hemp CBD products including capsules, creams, and oils.  The company was founded in 2015 by Kaley Nichol and Kerrigan Behrens, in order to “harness the life-changing benefits of broad-spectrum

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The Top 5 Hemp & CBD Flowers on the Market

young girl smoking hemp

Most people tend to associate hemp and CBD with the extracted form: oils and tinctures taken on their own or infused into edibles, topicals, capsules, beverages, and pretty much anything else you can think of.  But did you know that you can smoke hemp flowers? More and more brands are offering consumers pre-packaged buds and

Prima Review

“Hemp CBD for the whole you” — at your best and your worst, touched up or #nofilter.    This appears to be the promise of Prima CBD, which produces “wellbeing essentials” from broad spectrum hemp extract, including skincare products, topicals, soaps, and ingestibles, all of it with “good vibes guaranteed.”  The company frames its mission

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The Good Patch Review

Perfect. beautiful. Precise. That’s the tag line that appears across the homepage of The Good Patch, an LA-based line of CBD-infused transdermal patches that are meant to work with the body “to complement what is already there.” It’s a rather novel approach for a CBD company, which unlike most industry rivals, doesn’t sell gummies, tinctures,

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Mary’s Nutritionals Review

Mary’s Nutritionals (a subsidiary brand of Mary’s Medicinals) is a major player in the CBD industry. Founded in 2013 by Lyn Honderd, who remains the CEO to this day, the company has been around since the early days of legislation in Colorado. Mary, then, refers not to a specific person, but to Mary Jane —

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Kush Queen Review

A passion for wellness, cannabis culture, and greater inclusion in the industry is all part of the Kush Queen story. Founder Olivia Alexander moved from Louisiana to southern California with her parents when she was a teenager. Two decades later, she’s a bona-fide cannabis influencer.  The former child beauty pageant contestant has become a social

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Dosist Review

Among disposable vape pen brands, Dosist has one of the highest public profiles on the market. First introduced as ‘hmbldt’ in 2016, Dosist has attracted plenty of start-up awards, landed on best-of lists in technology and cannabis publications, and drawn plenty of investors and capital. Particularly in its home city of Los Angeles, Dosist has

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Lord Jones Review

A Bit About the Brand “World’s Finest CBD Infused Products” is the tagline of Lord Jones, a Los Angeles-based CBD brand that is devoted to producing industry leading products with attention to detail, transparency, and an aesthetic that evokes luxury and celebrity.  As the company states on its website, “the inspiration for Lord Jones was

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