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Ministry of Hemp

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Author: Kit O'Connell

Hemp & CBD Gift Guide 2018: Put Hemp & CBD Gifts Under Your Tree

This hemp and CBD gift guide brings together some of our favorite holiday CBD specials to help you finish your shopping and share hemp with your loved ones. You can also use these special deals to treat yourself to new hemp products!

This hemp and CBD gift guide brings together some of our favorite holiday CBD specials to help you finish your shopping and share hemp with your loved ones.

Thanks to unprecedented media attention, more people are learning about the benefits of hemp and CBD than ever before. If you’ve already tried our favorite plant, then you may have experienced some of the many ways that hemp can help and heal. These special gifts are the perfect way to help someone close to you try hemp and CBD too.

A large multi-colored dog in a Santa hat seen in front of a window showing a snowy scene. You'll even find something for your four-legged friends in MInistry of Hemp's Holiday Hemp Gift Guide!

You’ll even find something for your four-legged friends in MInistry of Hemp’s Holiday Hemp Gift Guide!

On the other hand, if you’ve never tried hemp, this CBD gift guide could be your chance to treat yourself. Whether used as a food, skincare product or in fabric, hemp can nourish and protect. As for CBD oil, we think this supplement is one of the best ways to beat the stress and anxiety of the season.

Continue reading for our complete hemp and CBD gift guide for 2018.

MINISTRY OF HEMP OFFICIAL HOLIDAY HEMP & CBD GIFT GUIDE

For this hemp and CBD gift guide, we’ve selected 5 great deals from some of our favorite CBD and hemp brands. Rather than just coupons, for this article we picked special offers for gift boxes or bundles that let you give (or get) a little something extra special.

Someone in a santa costume, seen as just a pair of gloved hands in a red coat, packs small gifts into a stocking. There's a tree with presents in the background. Ministry Of Hemp's Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide can help you share the gift of hemp with your family and friends.

Ministry Of Hemp’s Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide can help you share the gift of hemp with your family and friends.

After that, we’ve selected some smaller items, for stocking stuffers or just those little gifts that inevitably end up on our lists.

Click below to jump to directly part of our hemp gift guide, or read on to see all the holiday deals.

Hippie Butter Hemp Coffee & Chocolate Gift Set (Ministry of Hemp 2018 Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide)

  • What’s the deal? Get a special discount on Hippie Butter’s Hemp Coffee & Chocolate Gift Set which includes hemp seed coffee and hemp seed chocolate, plus a great Hippie Butter burlap gift bag.
  • How do I get it? Use coupon code MH15 to get an extra 15% off any Hippie Butter order!

Hippie Butter is best known for their delicious hemp seed butter, but their full product line includes much more. They offer a diverse range of “honest & healthy food” and even hemp oil soaps and skincare products.

Populum Holiday Discovery Set

Populum Holiday Discovery Gift Set

  • What’s the deal? Gift CBD oil to a loved one with Populum’s Holiday Discovery Gift Set that includes their delicious orange-flavored full spectrum CBD oil, their Zen Pets tincture product, and their Cold Therapy CBD topical.
  • How do I get it? Just order online while supplies last!

This Populum gift set comes in a special holiday box to make it perfect for gifting. While we haven’t tried Zen Pets yet, Populum makes some of our favorite CBD oil and CBD salve.

Inesscents Salvation CBD Beauty Gift Bag (Ministry of Hemp 2018 Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide)

Inesscents Salvation CBD Beauty Gift Bag

  • What’s the deal? Try three great hemp skincare products with the Inesscents Salvation CBD Beauty Gift Bag, in a lovely gift bag that’s perfect for sharing.
  • How do I get it? Just order online while supplies last!

Inesscents makes a wide variety of beauty products with a focus on organic, top-quality ingredients.

PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Tri-Pack (Ministry of Hemp 2018 Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide)

PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Tri-Pack

  • What’s the deal? Another great way to introduce a loved one to CBD is PhytoLogica’s Full Spectrum Tri-Pack, which includes their CBD oil, CBD topical salve, and CBD softgels.
  • How do I get it? Use coupon code HolidayMOH to get an extra 20% everything on their site including PhytoPaws products!

PhytoLogica‘s products are all organic and kosher certified. They make one of our favorite CBD softgels and our review team loved trying PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Hemp Balm. Both products are included in the Tri-Pack.

All Natural Way Free CBD Holiday Sale (Ministry of Hemp 2018 Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide)

All Natural Way Free CBD Holiday Sale

  • What’s the deal? Order from All Natural Way during the holiday season to get 25% off storewide  and a free bottle of 350mg CBD oil with orders of $150 or more.
  • How do I get it? Order between December 15, 2018 and December 25, 2018. If you order at least $150 on December 25, 2018, you’ll get both the free CBD oil and a free 500mg CBD topical too!

All Natural Way is an experienced vendor of CBD oil that now offers their own brand of top-quality hemp extract supplements. Our review team enjoyed trying All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray, part of a unique line of specialized CBD oral sprays.

Life's Balance CBD Holiday Gift Basket (Ministry of Hemp 2018 Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide)

Life’s Balance CBD Holiday Gift Baskets

  • What’s the deal? Life’s Balance is offering a Holiday Gummy Gift Basket and another bigger gift basket with a wide selection of their products for you to try.
  • How do I get it? Use coupon code MofH18 to save an additional 20% on Life’s Balance orders, and get free shipping on orders over $75!

Life’s Balance is local to our Editor in Chief in Austin, Texas, and we love Life’s Balance Gummies.

A Christmas Tree with a snowman ornament is seen near a fireplace with stockings hanging from the mantel awaiting gifts. Finish off your shopping list with these hemp stocking stuffers.

Finish off your holiday shopping list with these hemp stocking stuffers.

CBD GIFT GUIDE BONUS: HEMP & CBD STOCKING STUFFERS

To round out our hemp gift guide, we picked a few smaller items that are perfect for simple gifts or stocking stuffers:

  • cbdMD Bath Bombs — These bath bombs are a perfect way to soak away your stress; look for our upcoming review!
  • Hemp360 Cosmetics — Hemp360 specializes in hemp-based, organic, vegan and non-GMO skincare products.
  • Holisticorn CBD Popcorn — One of our favorite discoveries at HIACON, Holisticorn adds cannabidiol and turmeric to a traditional, delicious holiday treat.
  • Hemplete Protein Bar — These delicious energy bars are great for a stocking stuffer or for keeping you going while shopping, decorating and wrapping.
  • iLoveBad Organics & WAMA Hemp Undies — Because what’s holiday gifting without some (ultra comfortable, sustainable) underwear?
  • LifePatent Hemp Oil — These high quality tinctures come in elegant cardboard tubes that make them perfect for slipping into stockings; look for our complete review soon!
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Green Roads Relax Bears Are A Chewy, Convenient Antidote To Stress

Green Roads Relax Bears live up to their name by packaging relaxing cannabidiol in a sweet, convenient form. The chewy, soft texture of Green Roads gummies makes for an outstandingly…

Green Roads Relax Bears live up to their name by packaging relaxing cannabidiol in a sweet, convenient form.

The chewy, soft texture of Green Roads gummies makes for an outstandingly tasty CBD edible. These brightly colored, sugar-coated bears look like a “Sour Patch” candy, but they won’t make your face pucker. The flavor is mostly sweet fruit, with just a hint of tartness to help cover up the taste of full spectrum CBD hemp extract.

While Green Roads labeled Relax Bears as a “daily dose” gummy, we enjoyed taking them multiple times throughout our days to beat the stress and anxiety of a busy life. Green Roads Relax Bears helped promote restful sleep when we took them before bed, as well. Since everyone is different, we always recommend starting small and seeing what dose of CBD works best for you. Green Roads offers gummies in a wide range of flavors and strengths to meet your needs.

One person, seen from just the arm and hand, as they pass off a bottle of Green Roads Relax Bears to a friend, hand-to-hand. Green Roads Relax Bears combined CBD oil with a sweet taste in a convenient, chewy shape.

Delicious Relax Bears from Green Roads combine CBD oil with a sweet taste in a convenient, chewy shape.

Green Roads paid us a fee and offered us free products in return for our honest opinion. If you purchase a product from one of these links, we’ll receive a percentage of sales. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Keep reading for our full review of Green Roads Relax Bears.

AVAILABLE IN THOUSANDS OF STORES, GREEN ROADS OFFERS SAFE, RELIABLE CBD

Green Roads offers high quality, pharmacist-formulated CBD products. All Green Roads products are made from certified organic hemp sourced in the hemp fields of Colorado, currently the leading hemp producing state in the U.S. Green Roads’ products are widely available both online and in over 5,000 retails stores. Their product line is equally diverse, including unusual offerings like CBD syrup and various formulations of terpenes, natural flavorful compounds found in hemp and cannabis which may have their own beneficial effects when combined with CBD.

We appreciate Green Roads very thorough commitment to transparency: third-party lab results on every product page reveal the purity and strength of each product, including their cannabinoid content as well as showing them to be free of harmful toxins or residual chemicals from growing and processing.

Green Roads Relax Bears (Ministry Of Hemp Official CBD Review)GREEN ROADS RELAX BEARS OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: Green Roads Relax Bears are sugar coated, chewy and delicious, which makes them a fun, convenient way to take healing CBD.
  • Strength: 10mg of full-spectrum CBD oil per candy, 30 candies per bottle
  • Price: $54.99
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $100.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor & Texture: These CBD gummies are delightfully chewy and soft, with a flavor that’s heavy on the fruit with just a hint of sour that largely masks the taste of hemp extract.
  • Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract with Corn Syrup (from Corn), Sugar (from Beets), Water, Gelatin, Citric acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lactic Acid, Pectin, FD&C Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Blue 1
  • Other: Green Roads makes a wide variety of tasty CBD-infused candies in different flavors and strengths, including 50mg “Froggies.”

Green Roads makes their products from certified organic hemp grown in Colorado. We are also big fans of Green Roads CBD Capsules, which are one of the best brands of CBD capsule on the market.

 

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Medix CBD Oil Brings Pure CBD Together With Nourishing Hemp Oil

Medix CBD Oil combines pure CBD oil with hemp seed oil for a simple and relaxing combination. Our reviewer enjoyed the mild nutty flavor of Medix CBD Oil and we also appreciated the uncomplicated ingredients of this supplement.

Medix CBD Oil combines pure CBD oil with hemp seed oil for a simple and relaxing combination.

Our reviewer enjoyed the mild nutty flavor of Medix CBD Oil and we also appreciated the uncomplicated ingredients of this supplement. It contains just CBD, hemp oil, and vitamin E (which can help prevent oily products from going bad). Hemp seed oil isn’t just a carrier for the CBD, either: in addition to the benefits of CBD, hemp oil itself is full of essential fatty acids and other beneficial nutrients.

Although this oil is made from an isolate (CBD alone) rather than a full spectrum (or “whole plant”) extract, our reviewer found this CBD consistently relaxing. It also seemed to ease some muscle soreness and help promote restful sleep. While we’re focusing this review on Medix CBD Oil, we also want to highlight their amazing variety of tasty and effective CBD edibles in a variety of shapes and flavors.

A woman smiles as she takes a dropper of Medix CBD Oil. Medix CBD combines pure CBD isolate with nourishing hemp seed oil.

Medix CBD oil combines pure CBD isolate with nourishing hemp seed oil.

Medix CBD paid us a fee and offered us free products in return for our honest opinion. If you purchase a product from one of these links, we’ll receive a percentage of sales. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Read on to learn more about Medix CBD and get our complete review of Medix CBD Oil.

MEDIX CBD OIL HEALS WITH KENTUCKY-GROWN HEMP

Medix CBD wants to “change the way people view natural medicine” by using only the purest, lab-tested ingredients. They source all their hemp domestically, in the state of Kentucky. In recent years, Kentucky has become a leading hemp growing state, thanks to generations of farming experience and an ideal climate.

This CBD oil is vegan and gluten-free (although their gummies do contain wheat). We appreciate Medix CBD’s commitment to transparency: third-party lab results showing the strength of most CBD products are available right from the product listing.

Medix CBD Oil (Ministry of Hemp Official Review)MEDIX CBD OIL OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: Medix CBD Oil combines pure CBD isolate with hemp oil for a simple and relaxing natural supplement.
  • Strength: 500mg of CBD per 30ml bottle, also available in several strengths ranging from 100mg to 1500mg
  • Price: $26.99 – $209.99
  • Special:  Use coupon code MH15 at checkout for 15% off your first order.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $100.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor & Texture: This CBD supplement has a mild earthy and nutty flavor with an oily mouthfeel. We found the flavor and texture are pleasant and easy to rinse away with a drink of water.
  • Ingredients: CBD isolate in Hemp Seed oil and Vitamin E
  • Other: A 120ml bottle containing 4500 mg of CBD is also available!

Medix CBD uses hemp grown in Kentucky for all of their products. In addition to this great CBD oil, we’re big fans of their wide variety of tasty Medix CBD gummies. They also make vape oil, CBD topicals and CBD for dogs. Some research suggests isolates may be less effective than full spectrum extracts.

 

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2018 Hemp Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals: Holiday Savings On The Best Of Hemp

Thanks to these hemp Black Friday deals, it’s never been easier to try hemp or share hemp with a loved one. Ministry of Hemp found great offers from 9 of our favorite hemp brands.

Thanks to these hemp Black Friday deals, it’s never been easier to try hemp or share hemp with a loved one.

While countless people use CBD, the beneficial supplement made from industrial hemp, that’s only just the beginning of what hemp can do. Every part of the hemp plant is beneficial in some way. Hemp can become paper, food products, even hemp plastic containers and hempcrete homes.

While the future is going to bring amazing innovation to hemp technology, humans have been feeding, healing, and clothing themselves with hemp for centuries. With hemp returning to America at a massive scale, there’s never been a better time to add our favorite plant to your life.

Whether you’re a long time fan or new to the benefits of hemp, you’ll want to take advantage of these Black Friday hemp deals. Ministry of Hemp reached out to our favorite brands to bring you great offers and exclusive coupons to get you started on your holiday shopping. Not only that, but these hemp brands can keep you and your family stylish, well fed, and relaxed all through the winter.

A woman in a watch and rings uses a laptop to shop online. Our Black Friday Hemp Guide brings together deals from 7 of Ministry of Hemp's favorite hemp brands.

Our Black Friday Hemp Guide features deals from 7 of Ministry of Hemp’s favorite hemp brands.

This Hemp Black Friday Guide is a companion to our 2018 CBD Black Friday deals guide, which we published yesterday.

TOP HEMP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS OF 2018

Below, you’ll find special offers from 7 of our favorite hemp brands. We’ve included everything you need to take advantage of these Black Friday hemp deals.

Click below to jump to a brand, or read on to see all the Black Friday hemp sales. These brands are listed in a random order, because we love them all:

WAMA Underwear (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)

WAMA Underwear

  • What’s the deal? Get 50% off WAMA underwear during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? No. Discount is automatically applied at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

WAMA are a successful Kickstarter product and it’s easy to see why. Their hemp undies are soft, comfortable to wear and durable, and a favorite pair of our editor.

Hemp Horizon (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)Hemp Horizon

  • What’s the deal? Get 20% off all Hemp Horizon products from Black Friday through the end of the month!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code BLACK FRIDAY 2018 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through November 30, 2018.

Hemp Horizon makes beautiful and stylish “conscious clothing” from hemp and blended hemp fabrics. We love how they’re expanding what’s possible in women’s hemp fashion.

Hemplete Hemp Protein Bars (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)Hemplete Hemp Protein Bars

  • What’s the deal? But one box of Hemplete Hemp Protein Bars and get a second box for 50% off!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MINISTRY50 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Hemplete Hemp Nutrition Bars are vegan, gluten-free, made from non-GMO ingredients and without added flavoring. Most importantly, they’re delicious: our editor ate one of their peanut butter bars for breakfast while working on this article.

iLoveBAD Organics (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)iLoveBad Organics

  • What’s the deal? Get 15% off all iLoveBAD Organics products during Black Friday weekend!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MOHOLIDAY15 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through the following Sunday (November 25, 2018).

iLoveBad Organics also make an incredibly comfortable pair of underwear our editor loves. They also make wonderful warm hemp socks, hemp t-shirts, and life-changing hemp blankets.

Kushed Candles (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)Kushed Candles

  • What’s the deal? Get 20% off all Kushed Candles products during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code ELF18 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Kushed Candles blends hand-poured soy wax candles with premium essential oils and fragrances, including the scent of hemp! Founder Alison Joy believes the unique properties of hemp essential oil help “relax the mind and soothe the soul.”

Hippie Butter (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)Hippie Butter

  • What’s the deal? Get 15% off all Hippie Butter products from Black Friday and throughout the holiday season!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MH15 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) until December 25, 2018.

Hippie Butter is best known for their delicious hemp seed butter, but their full product line includes so much more. They offer a wide range of “honest & healthy food” from hemp seed chocolate to hemp seed coffee and even hemp oil soaps and skincare products.

Vital Hemp (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)Vital Hemp

  • What’s the deal? Get 12% off all Vital Hemp products from Black Friday and throughout the holiday season!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code VITALHOLIDAY18 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) until December 24, 2018.

Vital Hemp makes soft and luxurious hemp clothing for both men and women. We loved checking out their products at this year’s Hemp Industries Association conference. You can even use this coupon code at their retail store in Santa Monica, California.

One Planet Hemp (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)One Planet Hemp

  • What’s the deal? Get 20% off all One Planet Hemp products during Black Friday weekend!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code BFHEMP20 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through the following Sunday (November 25, 2018).

One Planet Hemp offers hemp apparel, along with posters and educational materials promoting hemp and a healthy planet.

Tree Free Hemp (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday Hemp Deals)Tree Free Hemp

  • What’s the deal? Get 20% off all Tree Free Hemp products during Black Friday weekend!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code BFHEMP20 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through the following Sunday (November 25, 2018).

Tree Free Hemp is a custom hemp printing service. Our Ministry of Hemp business cards are printed on hemp paper by Tree Free Hemp, and they always get complements when we hand them out.

Bonus Cyber Monday Hemp Deal: Dr. Bronner’s

We wanted to give a special mention to another of our favorite hemp brands: Dr. Bronner’s!

Dr. B is not just a great example of the power of hemp, but also an incredible leader in renewable energy and other sustainable business practices. Give Dr. Bronner’s a visit on Cyber Monday for a 20% discount on all their products.

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Top CBD Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals Of 2018: Big Holiday Savings On CBD Oil

Want to save some money on our favorite supplement? Ministry of Hemp partnered with 9 of our favorite CBD brands to bring you great Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals.

Want to save some money on our favorite supplement? These Black Friday CBD deals are for you!

It’s no secret, we love CBD oil year round. CBD helps us feel more balanced and healthier in our everyday lives.

However, we think CBD oil is especially valuable during the holidays. While everyone reacts differently, there’s growing scientific evidence that CBD can ease the symptoms of anxiety, reduce inflammation and combat pain. During these busy, high-stress days, we could all use a little help to stay relaxed.

While many brands are offering sales, we’ve partnered with 9 of our favorite CBD producers to offer you special deals. All of these companies offer top-quality reliable CBD oil that we’ve personally tried and enjoyed. Our special Black Friday CBD deals are the perfect opportunity to restock, try a new variety, or gift a friend or loved one with CBD.

A woman drinks a cup of tea as she shops online with a laptop. A notebook is open in front of the keyboard. Ministry of Hemp partnered with our favorite brands to bring you great Black Friday CBD deals, so you can restock, try new products, and share CBD with your loved ones.

Ministry of Hemp partnered with our favorite brands to bring you great Black Friday CBD deals, so you can restock, try new products, and share CBD with your loved ones.

Do you love other forms of hemp too? Come back tomorrow for our 2018 Hemp Black Friday Guide, and more great holiday content coming soon.

TOP CBD BLACK FRIDAY DEALS OF 2018

Below, you’ll find coupons or special sales from 9 of our favorite brands of CBD. We’ve provided everything you need to take advantage of these great Black Friday CBD sales.

Click below to jump to a brand, or read on to see all the Black Friday CBD deals. These brands are listed in a random order, because we love them all:

Medterra (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

Medterra

  • What’s the deal? Buy any full-price Medterra product and get another of that same product for free!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code BOGO at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is only available on two days: Black Friday (November 23, 2018) and Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Medterra makes all their products from hemp grown in Kentucky. Their MedOil CBD Tincture and Medterra CBD Gel Capsules are among our favorite CBD products.

Bota Hemp (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

Bota Hemp

  • What’s the deal? Get 35% off all Bota Hemp products during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MH35HOLIDAY at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Bota Hemp uses only non-GMO, pesticide free hemp grown in Colorado. While we’re fans of all their products, our review team particularly loved the delicious flavor and potent effects of Bota Hemp CBD Tincture.

Hemp Bombs (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

Hemp Bombs

  • What’s the deal? Get 30% off all Hemp Bombs products during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MOH30 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Hemp Bombs prides themselves on sourcing and importing only the highest grade of organic-certified European hemp. We love all of HempBombs products, especially their sweet and sour Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies.

PhytoLogica (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

PhytoLogica

  • What’s the deal? Get 40% off all PhytoLogica products during Black Friday weekend!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through the following Sunday (November 25, 2018).

PhytoLogica uses only organically-grown U.S. hemp in all their products. Among their great product line, we’re big fans of PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Hemp Balm and their PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Softgels.

Populum (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

Populum

  • What’s the deal? Get 30% off Populum products during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code ORANGEFRIDAY at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Populum’s products are made from Colorado hemp. We’re big fans of Populum, including Populum Cold Therapy Hemp Rub and Populum Premium Hemp Oil.

NuLeaf Naturals (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

NuLeaf Naturals

  • What’s the deal? Get 30% off all NuLeaf Naturals products during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

NuLeaf Naturals grows their hemp in Colorado, and prides themselves on offering simple products without unnecessary added ingredients. NuLeaf Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Oil is one of our favorite tinctures.

Elixinol (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

Elixinol

  • What’s the deal? Buy any full-price Elixinol product and get another of that same product for free!
  • Do I need a coupon code? No. Buy one, get one free deal is automatically applied at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Elixinol sources their hemp from high-quality farmers in the U.S., Europe and Australia. We’re especially big fans of Elixinol Respira CBD Oil, which can be taken orally or used in a vape pen, and Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil Capsules.

PlusCBD Oil (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

PlusCBD Oil

  • What’s the deal? Get 20% off all PlusCBD Oil products during Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MOH20 at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal is available from Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

PlusCBD Oil products are made from high-quality non-GMO hemp grown in Europe. We love their convenient and effective PlusCBD Oil Gold Formula Softgels and their delicious PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray.

cbdMD (Ministry of Hemp Black Friday CBD Deals 2018)

cbdMD

  • What’s the deal? Spend at least $29.99 on cbdMD products and get a 15% discount plus a free bottle of CBD tincture!
  • Do I need a coupon code? Use coupon code MHFRIDAY at checkout.
  • When is this deal available? This deal begins the day before Black Friday (November 22, 2018) and lasts through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

cbdMD uses hemp grown in Kentucky under a rigorous testing and quality-control process. cbdMD CBD Oil Capsules are one our favorite CBD capsules on the market.

 

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Best CBD Capsules & Softgels Of 2018: Reviews Of The Top CBD Capsules Online

In this article, we help you select the best CBD capsules and softgels available for sale online. After careful review, we’ve selected the top 14 brands of CBD capsules.

In this article, we help you select the best CBD capsules and softgels available for sale online.

While there are hundreds of CBD products on the market, they’re not all created equal. Not all brands use high quality CBD or are accurately labeled. Even among the top CBD capsules, there’s variation in strength and whether they include additional ingredients.

All this makes it confusing to choose the right CBD product. That’s where Ministry of Hemp can help: by picking the top CBD brands and helping you understanding the difference between these products. We’ll lay out some important considerations when it comes to choosing CBD capsules and softgels, and then share our favorites.

Just as with our guide to the best CBD tinctures, published earlier this year, we’ve focused on the best quality products in addition to those that are among the most popular. Read on to see our complete reviews of the 14 best CBD capsules and softgels and learn more about which one might be right for you.

HOW AND WHY TO TAKE CBD CAPSULES & SOFTGELS

CBD capsules or softgels can be a convenient way to take this popular supplement. There’s no need to taste the hemp, and you avoid the sugar found in edibles like CBD gummies. Taking a capsule can be very discreet as well, since most of these capsules simply look like any other over-the-counter supplement or vitamin.

Everyone reacts differently to cannabidiol, and it is possible for people to have side effects from CBD too. It’s also common for people to react differently to taking CBD in different forms, so you might feel differently after taking capsules versus swallowing CBD oil or vaping CBD. That means you may want to start with a lower dosage when trying a new way of ingesting CBD for the first time.

A closeup of a woman's face as she ingests a softgel capsule. Ministry of Hemp selected the 14 best CBD capsules and softgels available online, and helps you select the right one for your needs.

With so many CBD products on the market, how can you select the best CBD capsules for your needs?

We looked at some research into whether softgels or traditional capsules are more effective. Scientists don’t seem to have a definitive answer. As with many different products, it will come down to personal preference and how your body reacts.

HOW TO PICK THE BEST CBD CAPSULES FOR YOU

How do you know what brand to buy? Even though we’ve selected only high-quality CBD capsules in this article, you might not know where to begin.

The first consideration when choosing a capsule is dosage. Most CBD capsules and softgels come in doses between 10mg to 25mg. We always recommend starting small and slowly working up until you find a dose and regimen that works for you.

Another consideration is whether you want to take a supplement with additional ingredients. While most of the products we’ve selected contain only full spectrum hemp extract, a few have additional ingredients that may have their own effects or benefits, as we’ve clearly noted.

Finally, most of these CBD capsules contain full spectrum hemp extract. Full spectrum means more of the natural compounds found in the hemp plant are preserved in the final product. Some preliminary research indicates that full spectrum extracts are more effective than “isolates,” or CBD alone. Anecdotal reports are divided, with some consumers preferring full spectrum and others reporting they don’t feel much difference.

There are many other factors that might matter to you as a discerning buyer of CBD, so we’ve included important information about each brand, with links for you to do your own research as well. The CBD oil market is growing fast, and we’ve inevitably left some great brands off this list. In the end, even some brands we love couldn’t make it into this article. The same criteria we outline below should help you select quality CBD brands even if they weren’t on this list.

OUR REVIEW CRITERIA: HOW WE SELECT THE TOP CBD CAPSULES AND SOFTGELS

We focused on the most popular CBD brands, along with promising newcomers. All have well-designed websites, and fast, reliable customer service. We want it to be easy for you to get more information.

We believe transparency is vital, especially for CBD and cannabinoids. All products are clearly labeled in terms of strength and additional ingredients. We also favored brands which are clear about the source of their hemp, and the methods they use to produce their products.

A cluster of softgel capsules, with one set apart in front of the others. Ministry of Hemp selected the best CBD capsules and softgels available online and helps you pick the right CBD capsule for you.

In this article, Ministry of Hemp selected the top CBD capsules and softgels and helps you pick the right brand for your needs.

We only selected brands which make third-party lab results available. Results are accessible online or by request from customer service. Each company offers lab results showing levels of cannabinoids like CBD and THC. Some offer additional tests. The more information the better but, we admit, it isn’t always easy for new shoppers to interpret these results.

After careful consideration, we believe these are the top CBD capsules and softgels. These brands are not ranked in any particular order:

Click above or continue reading for our complete review of each brand.

Ministry of Hemp received free products from these companies in return for writing this review. We may receive a percentage of sales if you buy products from some of the links below. We only selected the best CBD oil capsules and softgels for inclusion in this top product roundup, and we always promise to give you our honest opinion.

OFFICIAL REVIEWS: THE BEST CBD CAPSULES AVAILABLE ONLINE

PlusCBD Oil Gold Formula Softgels (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)PlusCBD Oil Gold Formula Softgels

  • Highlights: One of the most popular and widely available CBD brands, PlusCBD Oil Gold Formula Softgels are fast-absorbing, potent and easy to digest.
  • Strength: 15mg per softgel, available in bottles of 10, 30 & 60 softgels
  • Price: $49.95 for 30 softgels
  • Special: Use coupon code MOH for 15% off PlusCBD Oil products sitewide.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $99.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: Gluten free and vegetarian formula. Uses olive oil as a base for easy digestibility.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Extra Virgin Olive oil, Vegetarian softgel (Vegetable cellulose, Water) & Silica
  • Other: PlusCBD Oil also offers traditional CBD capsules and a special “raw formula” softgel

PlusCBD Oil products are made from high-quality non-GMO hemp grown in Europe. We’re fans of PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray in our morning coffee.

Bluebird Botanicals CBD Oil Softgels (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Bluebird Botanicals CBD Oil Softgels

  • Highlights: Made from organic, Colorado-grown hemp, Bluebird Botanicals CBD Oil Softgels are a favorite of our friends at Anavii Market.
  • Strength: 15mg per softgel, available in bottles of 30 softgels
  • Price: $39.95 for 30 softgels
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Shipping starts at $3.90.
  • Independent Test Results: Online with full results available on request.
  • Key Features: High in beneficial, naturally occurring terpenes like Beta-caryophyllene, Humulene, Myrcene, and more.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Organic Hemp Seed oil, in Softgels (Purified water, Gelatin, Glycerin)

Unlike many online CBD marketplaces with multiple products, Anavii Market only offers top quality CBD products with exacting standards similar to our own.

Charlotte’s Web Full Strength CBD Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Charlotte’s Web Full Strength CBD Capsules

  • Highlights: Among the best known makers of CBD, Charlotte’s Web Full Strength CBD Capsules are an easy, convenient way to get a daily dose of full-spectrum hemp extract.
  • Strength: 8mg CBD (15mg total hemp extract) per capsule, available in bottles of 30 & 60 capsules
  • Price: $34.99 for 30 capsules
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $74.99.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: Charlotte’s Web have built an impeccable reputation for their high-quality CBD.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Rice Bran, Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline cellulose, Cellulose, Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  • Other: They also offer Extra-Strength CBD capsules with 18mg of CBD per capsule.

Charlotte’s Web products are made from hemp grown in Colorado.

Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil Capsules

  • Highlights: Elixinol CBD Hemp Oil Capsules are made from hemp that’s specially bred to be high in CBD and other synergistic compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes.
  • Strength: 15mg CBD plus 375mg of hemp oil per capsule, available in bottles of 30 & 60 capsules
  • Price: $44.99 for 30 capsules
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on all orders in the U.S.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Key Features: Vegetarian capsules with a mixture of hemp oil and coconut-oil. These capsules are so high-quality, they can actually be used as suppositories.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) oil, Vegetarian capsules (Vegetable cellulose, Purified water), & Silica
  • Other: 30 day refund available for unsatisfied customers.

Elixinol sources all their hemp from their Colorado hemp farm. They donate 5% of every purchase to a customer-selected nonprofit.

Ananda Hemp Spectrum Gels (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Ananda Hemp Spectrum Gels

  • Highlights: Ananda Hemp Spectrum Gels are great for many purposes, but they’re a favorite of our editor for promoting rest and reducing anxiety before traveling.
  • Strength: 15mg per softgel, available in bottles of 30 & 60 softgels
  • Price: $64.95 for 30 softgels
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Key Features: Extracted from the flowery tops of hemp grown with care by an 8th-generation tobacco farmer in Kentucky from unique cultivars of hemp.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Organic cold-pressed hemp oil & Gelatin

Ananda Hemp grows their hemp on a 500-acre farm in Kentucky. We appreciate their enthusiastic support of the hemp industry through the U.S. Hemp Roundtable.

Every Day Optimal Pure CBD Oil Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Every Day Optimal Pure CBD Oil Capsules

  • Highlights: Every Day Optimal Pure CBD Oil Capsules are more versatile than most: gluten-free, vegetarian, with multiple formulas and available in up to 50mg of CBD!
  • Strength: 25mg per softgel, available in bottles of 30 & 60 softgels
  • Price: $89.99 for 30 softgels
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Standard flat rate shipping starts at $4.99.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Key Features: Gluten-free, vegetarian softgels available in a wide range of strengths.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract in Vegetable gelatin capsules (Vegetable cellulose, Water)
  • Other: Also available in 10mg, 15mg, and 50mg softgels, as well as special Fibromyalgia, Stress and Sleep formulas.

Every Day Optimal uses domestically sourced, non-GMO, pesticide free hemp plants. We also love Every Day Optimal CBD Oil Gummies!

Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery CBD Capsules, with Turmeric (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery CBD Capsules

  • Highlights: Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery Capsules combine full spectrum CBD with turmeric, a popular herb purported to offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Strength: 10mg CBD plus turmeric per capsule, 30 capsules per bottle
  • Price: $49.99 for 30 capsules
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $36.00.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: A relatively low dose of CBD plus added turmeric helped our reviewer combat inflammation and chronic pain while maintaining daytime activity. These capsules are vegan, gluten-free and kosher!
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Organic Turmeric with Black Pepper extract, Dextrin, Oleic acid (Derived From Olive oil), Potassium Bicarbonate, Vitamin E (As Alpha Tocopherol), Gum Acacia, Citric acid, Sucrose, Rice powder
  • Other: Part of a complete “Relief & Recovery” product line targeting inflammation and discomfort.

Sagely Naturals uses only U.S.-grown, organic, non-GMO hemp in their products. We also enjoy Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery Cream for quickly warming and easing sore muscles.

Nature’s Script Hemp Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Nature’s Script Hemp Capsules

  • Highlights: Nature’s Script Hemp Capsules offer a proprietary blend of CBD with willow bark and turmeric.
  • Strength: 15mg CBD per capsule, plus additional herbs, 30 capsules per bottle
  • Price: $59.99 for 30 capsules
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $100.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: Nature’s Script’s special blend of herbs combined with CBD is designed to promote relaxation and combat anxiety and inflammation.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus in Calcium, Magnesium, White Willow bark, & Turmeric in Capsules
  • Other: Also available in a 25mg “high potency” formula.

Nature’s Script uses hemp grown on U.S. farms with a special focus on sustainable growing methods.

Green Roads CBD Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Green Roads CBD Capsules

  • Highlights: Green Roads CBD Capsules offer a potent dose of CBD oil in an easy to digest, vegetarian base.
  • Strength: 25mg per softgel, 30 softgels per bottle
  • Price: $89.99 for 30 softgels
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $100.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Key Features: Vegetarian softgels combine CBD with easy to digest Safflower oil
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus Safflower oil in Vegetable Cellulose softgels

Green Roads uses pharmaceutical-grade CBD made from U.S.-grown hemp.

PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Hemp Softgels (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Hemp Softgels

  • Highlights: PhytoLogica Full Spectrum Hemp Softgels are made with a proprietary water-soluble technology that may be easier to absorb.
  • Strength: 10mg per softgel, 30 softgels per bottle
  • Price: $79.00 for 30 softgels
  • Special: Use coupon code MOH20 for 20% off all PhytoLogica products.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: PhytoLogica’s softgels are made with patent-pending “nano emulsion technology” designed to maximize bioavailability. Kosher-certified & physician professional-grade formula.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract and Beta-Caryophyllene (terpene) plus Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, MCT (coconut-based) oil, in a Gelatin softgel.
  • Other: Also available in 25mg softgels.

PhytoLogica uses only organically-grown U.S. hemp in all their products.

Lazarus Naturals CBD Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)Lazarus Naturals CBD Capsules

  • Highlights: Lazarus Naturals CBD Capsules are carefully formulated with added organic terpenes for maximum effect.
  • Strength: 25mg per capsule, available in 10, 40 & 200 capsule bottles
  • Price: $50.00 for 40 capsules
  • Specials: Use coupon code MoH10 for 10 percent off most items
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $50.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Key Features: Additional terpenes may offer added benefits through the ‘entourage effect.’ This formula is non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free!
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus terpenes (d-Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene)
  • Other: 10mg capsules are also available. A 30-day money back guarantee is available for unsatisfied customers.

Lazarus Naturals uses only U.S.-grown hemp in all their products.

cbdMD CBD Oil Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)cbdMD CBD Oil Capsules

  • Highlights: cbdMD CBD Oil Capsules are made with a broad-spectrum extract that emphasizes additional vital cannabinoids and terpenes.
  • Strength: 15mg per capsule, 30 per bottle
  • Price: $33.95 for 30 capsules
  • Special: Use coupon code MH15 for 15% off at checkout
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: cbdMD’s hemp extract is high in additional cannabinoids such as CBG & CBDV. These capsules are vegan and gluten-free.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD Oil / Full Spectrum Hemp Extract plus MCT (coconut-based) oil in Vegan capsules
  • Other: Also available in a variety of strengths up to 50mg per capsule. A 30-day money back guarantee is available for unsatisfied customers.

cbdMD uses hemp grown in Kentucky under a rigorous testing and quality-control process.

MedTerra CBD Gel Capsules (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)MedTerra CBD Gel Capsules

  • Highlights: MedTerra CBD Gel Capsules are a fast and convenient way to take just CBD isolate.
  • Strength: 25mg CBD per softgel, 30 softgels per bottle
  • Price: $59.95 for 30 softgels
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $125.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Key Features: Both our review team and readers love Medterra CBD!
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD isolate plus in MCT (coconut-based) oil in Gelatin softgels
  • Other: Also available in 50mg softgels. A 30-day money back guarantee is available for unsatisfied customers.

MedTerra makes all their products from non-GMO hemp grown in Kentucky. Some research suggests isolates may be less effective than full spectrum extracts.

NutraCanna CBD Dissolvable Tablets, with Melatonin (Ministry of Hemp Top CBD Capsules)NutraCanna CBD + Melatonin Dissolvable Tablets

  • Highlights: NutraCanna CBD + Melatonin Dissolvable Tablets are a unique and fast-acting CBD product that dissolves under your tongue, easing you off to sleep.
  • Strength: 25mg of CBD plus 10mg of Melatonin per tablet, 30 tablets per bottle
  • Price: $74.00
  • Special: Use coupon code Ministry15 for 15% off your order
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $75.00.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Key Features: Unlike normal caplets, these tangy, orange-flavored tablets dissolve under under your tongue; added melatonin may promote restful sleep and combat insomnia.
  • Complete Ingredients: CBD isolate plus Melatonin with Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Stevia, D-Mannitol, Xylitol, MCC (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Crospovidone, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Anhydrous, Citrus flavor, Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin, Avocado Oil powder.
  • Other: Also available in 10mg tablets, both with and without melatonin. A 30-day money back guarantee is available for unsatisfied customers.

NutraCanna’s products are made from non-GMO hemp grown on Kentucky farms. Our review team also loved the non-melatonin variety of NutraCanna CBD Dissolvable Tablets. Some research suggests isolates may be less effective than full spectrum extracts.

Honorable Mentions: Other CBD Capsules We Love

Space would not allow us to include every great CBD oil capsule or softgel. But we also love these products:

 

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2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference: Hemp Thriving In America Despite Legal Barriers

The 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference revealed a thriving industry that’s growing rapidly and passionate about the future of hemp. From discussions of hemp’s legal status to sampling CBD popcorn, we share our highlights of HIACON 2018.

The 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference revealed a thriving industry that’s growing rapidly and passionate about the future of hemp.

Ministry of Hemp just returned from the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, where “HIACON 2018” took place from November 2 through 5. Hemp will be a billion dollar industry soon, even though this plant still exists in a legal gray area in the United States. Industry leaders and newcomers alike gathered at the conference to share their newest ideas, and get a better understanding of hemp’s future as those laws shift.

A crowd gathered in one of the ballrooms at the Hemp Industries Association Conference. Hundreds gathered at the Los Angeles Hilton for the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference, where they discussed the future and potential of hemp in America.

Hundreds gathered at the Los Angeles Hilton for the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference, where they discussed the future and potential of hemp in America. (Ministry of Hemp / Kit O’Connell)

In addition, a two day exposition showcased hemp and CBD products ranging from established brands and freshly launched innovators. The expo was open to the public for one day, and numerous LA residents and tourists alike stopped by to see the offerings.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Hemp Industries Association, a sign that they’ve cemented their leadership role in the industry. A packed schedule of workshops and panels brought the highs and lows of hemp to life for the audience. Here are some favorites from our visit to HIACON 2018.

HIACON 2018 LOOKS AT THE FUTURE OF HEMP FARMING IN AMERICA

Of course, one of the biggest topics of discussion at the conference was hemp’s legal status.

After decades of prohibition, hemp was partially legalized in the 2014 Farm Bill which allowed for state-based hemp research programs. U.S. farmers grew over 25,000 acres of hemp last year, but there have still been legal challenges and numerous barriers to the industry’s growth, mostly at the federal level. An effort led by Sen. Mitch McConnell resulted in a historic amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill which would make dramatic changes to U.S. hemp laws by officially taking it out of the purview of the Drug Enforcement Administration and into that of the Department of Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration.

Unfortunately, political upheaval in Congress, and politicians’ focus on midterm elections, left the Farm Bill’s future somewhat uncertain. Most of the conflict is not about hemp, but rather other controversial provisions in the bill which cover issues like food stamps. In one of many well-attended legal discussions, Jonathan Miller of U.S. Hemp Roundtable joined representatives of Hoban Law Group, who are some of the country’s top cannabis & hemp lawyers. Miller speculated that the midterm elections could be good for hemp.

2018 HEMP INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF FARM BILL, CANNABIS PODCASTS & MORE

A newly Democratic U.S. House of Representatives could also be the best chance for changing the hemp legalization amendment’s most controversial provision. The Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill contains a clause that bans anyone with a felony drug conviction from growing hemp. Currently, the House version of the Farm Bill doesn’t contain any hemp legalization language at all, opening a window where some fixes could be introduced.

Later, hemp lawyer & lobbyist Courtney Moran explained how the Farm Bill would change 6 different federal statutes and change the policies of multiple government agencies. She also suggested some alternatives to the drug felony provision of the current version of the Farm Bill:

While any felony ban seems regrettable to us, Moran suggested what could be temporary solutions to allow some people to remain in the hemp industry. These include changing the ban to exempt anyone whose felony is more than 10 years old.

Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe, a biochemist and cannabis expert that works with Charlotte’s Web, gave another great presentation. Dr. Aliffe discussed the similarities between how cannabinoids like CBD work on the brain with the action of everyday pharmaceuticals like Tylenol:

Annie Rouse of Anavii Market introduced us to Harry Anslinger, the first drug czar, the subject of her fascinating “Anslinger” podcast. The second season is about to launch!

We also loved hearing an update from Kris Kimel of Space Tango about their successful effort to send hemp into space.

There were too many other great panels to mention them all, but it’s safe to say everyone came away from HIACON 2018 more informed than they arrived.

HIACON 2018: FROM CBD POPCORN TO HEMP FASHION

We loved seeing the innovation from new CBD brands at the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference. We got to meet Brett Levy from Holsticorn, inventor of CBD-infused popcorn:

Kazmira let us sample their delicious CBD vapes:

And all weekend, people were sipping delicious CBD seltzer from Queen City Hemp, with 5 mg of CBD in each can.

Established hemp brands also brought their best to HIACON 2018. We browsed the latest hemp fashions from Vital Hemp:

And basked in the natural vibes of the Charlotte’s Web booth, complete with a fake campfire:

We also enjoyed a sneak preview of Lazarus Naturals beautiful new CBD tincture labels, which should help CBD consumers make more informed decisions about dosing.

And of course, no hemp expo would be complete without Dr. Bronner:

There’s so much happening in hemp that it can’t be contained in any one article, or any one event. More than anything, we saw a hemp industry full of people that are passionate about hemp, and determined to help hemp spread across the planet.

Special thanks to Beowulf Jones for covering HIACON 2018 with us and contributing to this article.

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Hemp Is Back In America: An Introduction To Ministry Of Hemp (Video)

After decades of prohibition, hemp is back in a big way in America. In 2017, sales of hemp products reached a record-breaking $820 million, and that’s just the beginning

After decades of prohibition, hemp is back in a big way in America.

In 2017, sales of hemp products reached a record-breaking $820 million, and that’s just the beginning. Currently legal under state programs, hemp could soon be fully legal from coast to coast, transforming American agriculture.

From hemp food to hempcrete homes to textiles, the uses of hemp are almost limitless.

Among hemp products, demand for CBD oil has exploded in recent years. Unlike THC or marijuana, CBD won’t make you feel high. Thousands of people report CBD helps them relax, relieves pain and anxiety, promotes deeper sleep, and much more.

A farmer silhouetted in the sunlight in his hemp field. Hemp is back in a big way in America, and Ministry of Hemp is America's leading hemp advocate.

Ministry of Hemp is America’s leading hemp advocate. We’ll help you understand the science of hemp & CBD and pick the right products.

But the CBD industry is still unregulated. Products can be misleadingly labeled, contain toxic heavy metals or dangerous synthetic chemicals. New consumers often give up before they find products that work.

That’s where we come in. Ministry of Hemp is America’s leading hemp advocate. We help you understand the science of CBD and review CBD brands so you can pick the best, safest products for you and your loved ones.

As hemp growing returns nationwide, you can count on Ministry of Hemp to be there. From Vermont hemp farms to hemp research on the International Space Station, we’ll bring you the story.

Be a part of our movement. Join the Ministry of Hemp.

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PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray Gave Our Morning Coffee A Delicious Boost

PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray is the perfect way to start our day off right. This spray combines full spectrum hemp extract with a strong coffee taste and delicious chocolate. It pairs wonderfully with almost any cup of coffee.

PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray is the perfect way to start our day off right.

This spray has a strong coffee taste with delicious chocolate undertones that pairs wonderfully with almost any cup of coffee. It also makes a great addition to smoothies, hemp milk and other food and drinks. If you are a lover of coffee flavor, you’ll probably enjoy spraying PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray directly in your mouth, too.

For this review, we tested the this spray in the 500mg strength. According to PlusCBD Oil, each 2 ounce bottle contains about 160 servings of 2 sprays each. Each serving provides about 3mg of CBD, or 1.5mg per spray. This is a relatively low dose of CBD, but we found it made a great start to our day which we could supplement later with CBD in other forms … or by going back for a second cup of CBD coffee! Since CBD oil can promote relaxation, it may even reduce some of the negative side effects of coffee.

Bottles of PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray sits near a cup of black coffee and scattered coffee beans and chocolate chunks. PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray helped our review team start our day with a relaxing and flavorful cup.

PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray helped our review team start our day with a relaxing and flavorful cup.

PlusCBD Oil paid us a fee and offered us free products in return for our honest opinion. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Read on to learn more about PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray and see our official review.

PLUSCBD OIL CREATES TOP-QUALITY HEMP PRODUCTS FROM ‘SEED TO SHELF’

In order to create top-quality hemp products, PlusCBD Oil monitors every stage of manufacture and the supply chain from “seed to shelf.” Using an in-house laboratory, they carefully test their hemp and CBD for strength, impurities, and to ensure they are free from toxins like pesticides and heavy metals. Of course, for full transparency, a third-party laboratory tests all their products before they reach the market. Certificates of analysis are available to customers on request.

PlusCBD Oil works closely with the hemp industry to ensure access to CBD and encourage hemp growing across the United States. The care they put into their products is readily apparent in the final product. PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray came in a high-quality bottle with a great, reliable spray mechanism. The bottles are very clearly labeled too, offering clear guidelines for usage and an easy to read ingredients list.

PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray covers the taste of hemp extract with a strong, rich chocolate-coffee flavor that’s perfect for adding to drinks.PLUSCBD OIL CAFÉ MOCHA SPRAY OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: PlusCBD Oil CBD Café Mocha Spray covers the taste of hemp extract with a strong, rich chocolate-coffee flavor that’s perfect for adding to drinks..
  • Strength: 500mg of CBD per 2oz bottle, about 1.5mg of CBD per spray, also available in a 100mg 1oz bottle
  • Price: $67.95
  • Special: Use coupon code MOH for 15% off PLusCBD Oil products sitewide.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $99.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor & Texture: This CBD Café Mocha Spray has a strong coffee flavor with rich chocolate notes. The spray feels a bit oily when sprayed into the mouth but combines well with beverages.
  • Ingredients: Full spectrum hemp extract / CBD oil plus Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Coffee Flavor, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Silica,  Monk Fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii), Monolaurin, Quillaja Saponaria, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha Tocopherol
  • Other: Also available in peppermint and unflavored CBD sprays

PlusCBD Oil products are made from high-quality non-GMO hemp grown in Europe. They also offer a wide range of products including CBD oil, topicals, capsules and softgels, and concentrates. All PlusCBD Oil products are gluten-free, including their gummies.

 

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CBD Myths vs. Facts: The Truth About Hemp-Derived CBD (VIDEO)

Despite its popularity, there are still myths and misconceptions around hemp-derived CBD oil. Our latest video takes a look at the truth behind 5 CBD myths.

CBD myths continue to proliferate despite the growing popularity of this beneficial nutritional supplement.

Hemp’s popularity is booming in America, and thousands of people have discovered the benefits of CBD. However, a great deal of stigma and confusion remain. In our latest video, we take a look at 5 common myths about CBD.

  • CBD Myth #1: CBD will get you high.

Hemp is not marijuana. Hemp-derived CBD products have less than 0.3% THC and will not result in feelings of intoxication. While it’s possible to have side effects from CBD, as long as you use a quality CBD tincture, these are rare and usually minimal.

  • CBD Myth #2: Urinalysis tests only test for THC.

While hemp extracts predominantly contain CBD, they are not completely THC free. It is possible to fail a drug test from taking CBD supplements.

  • CBD Myth #3: You need THC to activate CBD.
Despite its growing popularity, there are still myths and misconceptions around hemp-derived CBD oil. Our latest video takes a look at the truth behind 5 CBD myths.

Despite its growing popularity, there are still myths and misconceptions around hemp-derived CBD oil. Our latest video takes a look at the truth behind 5 CBD myths.

Hemp contains numerous naturally occurring compounds, called cannabinoids, that interplay to create beneficial effects. CBD can work alone, but when it interacts with other cannabinoids to greater effect, this is known as the “entourage effect.”

  • CBD Myth #4: Hemp-derived CBD is not as effective as CBD from marijuana.

CBD is CBD, no matter the original source. The human body does not recognize whether CBD is sourced from medical cannabis or hemp.

CBD Myth #5: CBD Products are illegal since they come from cannabis.

According to the analysis of numerous hemp experts, the 2014 Farm Bill and other laws and precedents make it legal to possess and distribute CBD oil in the U.S.

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