CBD Assistance Programs: CBD Discounts For Veterans, First Responders, Disability & More

CBD’s become a vital part of many people’s personal health regimens, but it can also be an expensive supplement too. If you qualify, these CBD assistance programs might make CBD oil more affordable.

CBD oil is an incredibly popular supplement these days, with thousands of Americans trying it to ease symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. A recent survey by Gallup suggested 14% of Americans have tried CBD. Whether you try a tincture or oil, edibles like gummies, or apply a topical directly to your pain and stiffness, there’s all kinds of ways to take CBD. There’s even a growing number of CBD beauty products, which take advantage of CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation.

At the same time, the cost of CBD can be prohibitive. While there’s a range of prices available, some of the lowest cost products, such as the dubious CBD on Amazon, aren’t really CBD oil at all. Quality and purity make a big difference in the effectiveness of this supplement. Quality products cost more money.

That’s where these CBD assistance programs come in. This article isn’t about short term coupons or special sales. To find these, subscribe to your favorite CBD brands’ newsletters. Rather, these programs are designed to help special populations of people, like military veterans, disabled people, or police and first responders, regularly access healing CBD at more affordable prices.

Read on to find out more about the cost of CBD, and to find our favorite CBD assistance programs from our favorite CBD brands.

Why is CBD so expensive?

There’s no denying that CBD is a premium supplement. And it’s true some of the high cost does relate to the hype around this product.

But at the same time, creating a quality CBD product isn’t simple. When we looked at the high cost of CBD, we discovered that the costs begin long before the products get packaged, even before the hemp gets planted. CBD brands face state fees and an often expensive permitting process. Plus, maintaining compliance with the law takes a lot of time, making it a full time job for one or more people at most larger brands.

After the expenses of planting and maintaining hemp comes the harvest. Hemp can be labor intensive and, in many places, there’s still not much infrastructure to help process hemp into CBD. Harvested plants might need to be shipped elsewhere for harvesting, then sometimes shipped again to be made into their final form.

In addition, reputable CBD brands, like the ones that partner with Ministry of Hemp, perform extensive testing of their products to ensure their purity and strength. Most brands test their products both in-house, then send each batch of CBD to a third-party for additional tests.

While all of these steps are necessary, they undoubtedly add to the cost of the final CBD products.

CBD assistance programs offer discounted rates on CBD oil products to veterans, the disabled, low income households, seniors, and other groups. Photo: A soldier with his family, including a wife and son, posing outside a row of apartments with an American flag.
CBD assistance programs offer discounted rates on CBD oil products to veterans, the disabled, low income households, seniors, and other groups.

Best CBD Assistance Programs & CBD Discounts

Below, you’ll find our favorite CBD assistance programs from the best CBD brands.

There’s hundreds of CBD products out there, so there’s no way for this to be a comprehensive list of every discount available. We selected the brands we’re most familiar with, then polled them to learn more about their assistance programs.

We’ve grouped each of the CBD assistance programs into categories below, based on the population of people that qualify. Some brands are listed more than once, across categories. Broad categories we identified include the disabled, teachers and students, first responders (including police), low income people, seniors, and military veterans or active duty military service members. We also collected a few other qualifying groups in their own category, at the end. Brands are listed alphabetically within each category.

Click below to go to each category, or scroll down to see all the programs.

Even if you don’t qualify, we encourage you to support these CBD brands so that they can keep offering discounts to others in need.

If you feel your brand’s CBD assistance program should be listed below, please contact [email protected].

CBD discounts for Disability

Ananda Hemp

  • Who is eligible?  Anyone receiving long term disability assistance
  • How much of a discount? 30%
  • How do you qualify? Sign up during checkout.
  • Buy Ananda Hemp

Bluebird Botanicals

PhytoLogica

Lazarus Naturals

  • Who is eligible? Anyone with a documented long term disability
  • How much of a discount? 60%
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Other notes: Sales of discounted products limited to $250/month, after discount
  • Buy Lazarus Naturals

LifePatent

  • Who is eligible? Anyone with a disability or chronic pain condition
  • How much of a discount? 15% or more
  • How do you qualify? Contact [email protected]  
  • Other notes: Higher discounts available for participating in product research.
  • Buy LifePatent

Medterra

  • Who is eligible? Anyone receiving long term disability assistance 
  • How much of a discount? 25%
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Other notes: Limited to orders of $250 or less.
  • Buy Medterra

Nuleaf Naturals

Pure Relief

  • Who is eligible? Anyone receiving long term disability assistance 
  • How much of a discount? 20% off full price items
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Buy Pure Relief

CBD assistance programs for educators & students

American Hemp Oil

Pure American Hemp Oil

Nuleaf Naturals

CBD discounts for first responders

American Hemp Oil

Anavii Market

CBDfx

  • Who is eligible? Qualifying first responders
  • How much of a discount? 20%
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Buy CBDfx


Nuleaf Naturals

Pure American Hemp Oil

Discounts for low income households

Ananda Hemp

  • Who is eligible? Low income households
  • How much of a discount? 30%
  • How do you qualify? Sign up during checkout.
  • Buy Ananda Hemp

Bluebird Botanicals

LifePatent

  • Who is eligible? Low income households
  • How much of a discount? 15% or more
  • How do you qualify? Contact [email protected]  
  • Other notes: Higher discounts available for participating in product research.
  • Buy LifePatent

Nuleaf Naturals

PhytoLogica

Pure Relief

CBD assistance programs for seniors

LifePatent

  • Who is eligible? Seniors
  • How much of a discount? 15% or more
  • How do you qualify? Contact [email protected]  
  • Other notes: Higher discounts available for participating in product research.
  • Buy LifePatent

RE Botanicals

CBD discounts for veterans & active duty military service members

Note: Active duty personnel should check with their branch policies before using CBD. 

American Hemp Oil

Ananda Hemp

  • Who is eligible? Active duty or veterans
  • How much of a discount? 30%
  • How do you qualify? Sign up during checkout.
  • Buy Ananda Hemp

Anavii Market

Bluebird Botanicals

CBDfx

  • Who is eligible? Active duty, veterans and dependants 
  • How much of a discount? 20%
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Buy CBDfx

Charlotte’s Web

Every Day Optimal

Joy Organics

Laura’s Mercantile

LifePatent

  • Who is eligible? Active duty or veterans
  • How much of a discount? 15% or more
  • How do you qualify? Contact [email protected]  
  • Other notes: Higher discounts available for participating in product research. Vets may qualify for additional help on a case-by-case basis.
  • Buy LifePatent

Medterra

  • Who is eligible? Active duty or veterans
  • How much of a discount? 25%
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Other notes: Limited to orders of $250 or less.
  • Buy Medterra

Nuleaf Naturals

PhytoLogica

Populum

Pure American Hemp Oil

Pure Relief

RE Botanicals

Savage CBD

Other groups eligible for CBD assistance programs

Anavii Market

  • Who is eligible? Government employees or public sector workers with a government email address
  • How much of a discount? 15%
  • How do you qualify? Apply online.
  • Other notes: Only available on certain brands. 
  • Buy from Anavii Market

Nuleaf Naturals

Kit O'Connell

Kit O'Connell is the Editor in Chief of Ministry of Hemp. His writing has also appeared at The Establishment, Firedoglake, YES! Magazine, the Texas Observer and Truthout.

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  • Avatar Tammy Mackai says:

    FYI the Army(not sure it it is DOD wide) recently announced a no tolerance for any CBD oil products. That means that if it is found in any solders’s bodily fluids they will be subject to disciplinary action.