Where to Buy Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil - Vendor Rankings
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over one-hundred cannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis. It accounts for as much as 40% of the plant extract. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive - though it can have pronounced effects on physiology.
CBD can be legally purchased in the United States. However, the FDA has recently cracked down on CBD vendors. The FDA issued an official warning letter to several CBD vendors.
The nutraceutical industry has garnered criticism because some products don't contain the disclosed ingredient or contain quantities that don't match the label. However, this criticism is particularly apt when it comes to CBD. There are a few reasons why you should be particularly skeptical of CBD vendors:
- The barrier to entry for selling online is very low; a kid in their basement can start a CBD ecommerce website in a few days
- CBD is very expensive; some vendors may be tempted to cut corners
- CBD is difficult to extract and requires some expensive and sophisticated equipment (e.g., supercritical CO2 extractors)
- CBD is rarely sold as a pure substance; it's sold as an oil that contains some percentage CBD. This makes assaying the true amount of CBD more difficult
- Hemp strains have varying amounts of CBD
We ranked CBD vendors taking into account many criteria, like quality control practices, customer service, reviews, packaging, payment methods accepted, and so forth. If you feel we misjudged a vendor, please let us know so we can amend this page.
|Bluebird Botanicals||Bluebird has a rock-solid reputation and provides some of the highest-quality CBD on the market. Their CBD extraction technology is state of the art.||$34.95 (250 mg CBD)||Free over $50||Reddit review|
|Earth Science Tech||Lab-tested, above-the-board CBD wholesaler.||$62.49 (250 mg)||Free||Reddit review|
|CW Botanicals (Charlotte's Web)||Charlotte's Web is a high cannabidiol (CBD), low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extract. The Stanley brothers developed Charlotte's Web in 2011 by crossbreeding a strain of marijuana with industrial hemp.||$39.99 (300 mg CBD)||Free over $30||Reddit review|
|4 Corners Cannabis||4CC bottles can be pricey. If you want to test the water with half a bottle, use coupon code halfbottle100 during checkout. 4CC will send you half a bottle and slash the price by 50%.||$50 (100 mg CBD - salve)||$5 (USPS First Class)||Reddit review|
|Dutch Natural Healing||Lab-tested CBD products. DNH definitely has a following.||$30 (10ml 16.5% CBD)||$5.03 (standard post)||Reddit review|
|Endoca||Unfortunately, customers must call Endoca's customer service line (1-619-831-0156) to pay by credit card. Endoca has offices in San Diego and Copenhagen. Endoca uses organic, non-GMO hemp crops that are harvested with state-of-the-art tools. Endoca claims to subject their products to independent lab testing, though they to my knowledge they do not post certificates of analysis online.||$31.00 (300 mg CBD)||_||Reddit review|
|Healthy Hemp Oil||Healthy Hemp Oil has a lot of variety in their catalogue: they sell sprays, tinctures, salves, etc. Information about the quality control practices of their products is limited since Healthy Hemp Oil is a reseller of other CBD brands.||$25 (100mg CBD)||$5 (USPS First Class)||Reddit review|
|Mary's Nutritionals||Mary's Nutritionals has a number of customers on Reddit and elsewhere that vouch for them. However, we could not find certificates of analysis posted on their website.||$45 (250 mg - spray)||$10 (Fedex Ground)||Reddit review|
|Elixinol||Link to certificates of analysis.||$29.99 (100 mg CBD)||$6.80 (USPS ground)||Reddit review|
|Healthy Hemp||HealthyHemp is a reseller so they provoid limited information about quality control.||$39.99 (200 mg CBD)||_||Reddit review|
|CBD Store||CBD Store is a promising vendor but their payment processing is currently down.||_||_||Reddit review|