Along with the legalization of THC in many US states, CBD has become a multi-billion dollar business. Hemp-derived CBD and Delta-8 products are legal in most states, and as Marijuana’s “little sisters,” CBD and the minor cannabinoids are not as psychoactively potent but still produce many of the other effects of weed. CBD is used to reap the benefits of cannabis for everything from pain relief to skin issues, while hemp-derived delta-8 has about two-thirds to one-half the psychoactive potency of traditional delta-9 THC but may produce similar pain relief and relaxation levels.
The move toward cannabis normalization has provided the consumer with many choices for consumption. CBD can now be found in just about any form you might want – topical, edible, smokable. Delta-8 can also be consumed in multiple ways – even applied to hemp flower for traditional smoking. We weeded through the offerings to find the best. Here are our Spring 2023 picks for CBD and Delta-8 brands.
#1 PLAIN JANE
Founded in 2018 in Southern Oregon, Plain Jane takes a holistic approach to CBD and hemp products. Not only do they offer a wide array of ways to reap the benefits of the hemp flower, they are also committed to providing the information you need to make the best decisions about which product is right for you. As firm believers in regenerative and sustainable farming, their flower is sourced from small, family farms mostly located in Oregon.
“Plain Jane was started to make CBD hemp flower products more accessible and affordable.”
- CBD and Delta-8:Flower, Pre-rolls, Joints, Blunts
- CBD and Delta-8:Oils and Tinctures, Gummies, Gum, Mints
- CBD Topicals:Lotions, Salves, Roll-on, Bath Bombs
- CBD Concentrates:Keif, Crumble, Shatter, Isolates, Distillate
- CBD Vape Carts and Vape Juice
#2 CORNBREAD HEMP
Kentucky-based Cornbread Hemp formulates their products in-house with full spectrum, organic, Kentucky-grown hemp flower. Jim Higdon and his cousin, CEO Eric Zipperle, founded the company in 2019 and named it after the infamous “Cornbread Mafia” of the 1980s. Cornbread’s hemp is fully legal, and takes advantage of the perfect climate and limestone-nourished soil and water that made the Cornbread Mafia the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history.
“Our mission is to improve the quality of our customers’ lives with organic cannabis comfort.”
- Full spectrum CBD:Gummies, Oils (Whole Flower and Distilled), and Capsules
- Full spectrum CBD Topicals:Lotions and Balm
- Full spectrum CBD Oil for Pets
#3 CANNA RIVER
Providing high quality, affordable CBD and hemp products Since 2018, Canna River was started by two brothers that share a passion for providing consistent hemp wellness. Their focus on crafting premium products that are enjoyable to use and complement a variety of lifestyles means they are constantly looking for improvements to their awesome line of hemp products.
“Modern life can take a toll on our minds and bodies. We crafted these products to enrich a range of lifestyles. Whether you’re a wild rapid or a mellow stream, Canna River is for you. It’s for all of us.”
- Classic and Ultra Tinctures:Broad and Full Spectrum CBD, CBD:CBN, CBD/CBN/CBG
- Pet CBD Tincture
- Gummies:CBD, Delta-8, Delta-9
- CBD Topicals:Body Balm, Body Lotion
- Delta-8 Vape Carts
- Delta-8+Delta-10 and HHC Disposable Vapes
#4 CBD LION
The family behind Illinois-based CBD Lion use their personal experience with the benefits of CBD as motivation to create products that increase the quality of life for the consumer. The founders use their previous medical cannabis formulation expertise to create highly effective CBD options. CBD Lion is dedicated to teaching people about the many positive attributes of CBD.
“Our mission is to help spread the knowledge and benefits of CBD and terpenes and how they can be used to help regulate/influence our endocannabinoid systems to benefit our well-being. Our goal is to provide consumers with high-quality CBD products they can depend on and take daily.”
- Delta-8 Tincture, Gummies
- Delta-9 Gummies
- CBD Gummies, Chocolate
- CBD Tinctures:Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum and Isolate Tinctures
- CBD Lotion, Roll-on, Patches, Sports Tape, Sports Strips, Bath Bombs
- CBD Capsules:Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum
- CBD Isolate
- Pet Tinctures & Treats
#5 HAPPY HEMP
Florida’s Happy Hemp has been creating cannabinoid wellness products since 2018. They use US-grown organic hemp flowers, extracts & terpenes that guarantee a unique flavor profile. Happy Hemp’s product offerings range from edibles to topicals, specifically crafted with natural ingredients for maximum therapeutic benefits. This woman-owned brand triple tests for both potency and safety to ensure the best experience possible.
“At Happy Hemp, we firmly believe that purer is better.”
- CBD Gummies:Daytime, Night Time, Sugar-Free
- Delta-8 Gummies
- CBD Edibles and Oils
- Hemp and MCT CBD Tinctures
- Full Spectrum CBD Capsules
- Topical CBD:Roll-on, Coconut Oil, Creams, Lotions, Bath Bombs
- Hemp Lip Balm and Soap
- CBD Pet Treats and Oils
#6 GAME UP NUTRITION
Nick and Nate Diaz of UFC fame founded Game UP Nutrition in 2018. The Las Vegas-based company believes that a safe and effective herbal alternative exists for most nutrition goals and even the treatment of most ailments. To that end, all of the plant-based wellness company’s products are developed and produced with high-quality, organic ingredients in the USA.
“Our promise to you is we will only offer the very best and most effective plant-based formulas possible.”
- Broad and Full Spectrum CBD Oil
- CBD+CBN:Oil, Tinctures
- CBD Gummies
- Topical CBD:Balm, Roll-on
- CBD Pre-rolls and Flower
- Mushroom Tinctures
- CBD Pet Oil
ELYXR is the product of a synergy between multiple established businesses that took shape over a number of years. More importantly, a synergy between a group of like-minded and ambitious cannabis industry leaders, who just happened to also be friends. The Downtown Los Angeles brand leverages its in-house manufacturing, packaging, and logistics teams for faster product launches & fulfillment.
“Provide exceptional customer service for D8 newcomers and cannabis veterans.”
100+ product options differing in strains, and new cannabinoids: CBC, CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBN, Delta-10, Delta-8, Delta-9, Delta-9o, HHC, THC-A, THC-B, THC-H, THC-O, THC-P, and Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms
- Flower, Pre-rolls
- Vape Cartridges, Disposables
- Dabs, Distillate, Isolate, Terpenes
#8 TILLMANS TRANQUILS
Tillmans Tranquils is the original CBD Mint company. Specializing in high-quality, small-batch edibles, they only use all-natural ingredients, including all-natural flavors & colors. Beyond their extensive line of CBD and cannabinoid mints, Tillman’s Tranquils has applied the same high-quality standards to a delicious line of Perfect Dose, ratio-specific gummies.
“We put plants before pills whenever possible.”
- Mints:CBD, CBG:CBD, CBN:CBD
- Gummies:CBD, Perfect Dose (blends)
- CBD Pre-rolls, Flower; CBG Flower
- Delta-8 THC Mints, Gummies
- Delta-8 Pre-rolls, Flower
- Delta-9 THC Mints, Gummies, Syrup
Since 2015, Breez has helped millions of people make cannabis part of everyday life with their tablets, mints, and sprays. The family-owned business is making the benefits of this remarkable plant more accessible than ever with its line of hemp-based offerings. This hemp-based expansion stays true to Breez’s reputation for having something for everyone, every day.
“Make the benefits of cannabis accessible to everyone.”
- Extra-Strength Tablets:CBD, CBD:THC, THC
- Tincture Sprays:CBD, CBD:THC, THC:CBD:CBN, THC
- Mints:CBD, CBD:THC, THC:CBD:CBN
#10 BEST DAMN GUMMY’S
Best Damn Gummy’s is led by David and Cliff, veterans who wanted to continue helping people post-service and now focus on the CBD & cannabis industry for all the benefits the plants offer. Established in Michigan in 2019, by 2021 they had taken the Best Edible in Show title at the CBD Expo in Denver. Third-party tested, they use only the highest quality ingredients and top-of-the-line flavors, and their gummies are always gluten-free.
“Our goal is to provide the public with a tastier option for edible hemp products so that everyone can experience the power and potency of CBD.”
- CBD Gummies: Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, Isolate, Delta-8, Delta-9, H4CBD, THC-P, CBN, CBG, THC-V, HHC
- CBD Cosmic Drops: Full Spectrum, Isolate, Delta-8, Delta-9
- CBD Magic Stixx: Full Spectrum, Isolate, HHC, Delta-8, Delta-9
- Delta-8 Shooters
- Delta-9 Shooter, Energy Shots, Frozen Cocktails
#11 24th WEST ORGANICS
24th West Organics was founded in 2019 by Ethan Ramsey and his wife Bonnie Ramsey. The Arizona company offers small-batch cannabinoid solutions from seed to sale, with Ethan and Bonnie manufacturing all products in-house. 24th West Organics grow their own hemp and work with vetted, small-batch hemp farms throughout the U.S.
“Our goal is to provide simple, sustainable and effective top tier full spectrum cannabinoid solutions at a price geared toward the consumer.”
- Full Spectrum Capsules, Tinctures, Topicals
- CBD Salve
Cultivated with love at their family farm in Wisconsin, Botanicanna’s farm-to-sale production ensures high-quality, consistent products that customers have relied upon since 2018. Infusing their gummies from scratch allows Botanicanna to control the dosage and maintain consistency in the cannabinoid content. Their focus on natural ingredients ensures that customers can trust that they are consuming products that are not harmful to their health.
“To awaken a culture of well-being by ending the stigma around cannabis.”
- CBD & THC Tincture
- CBD & THC Edibles
- CBD & THC Muscle & Joint Cream
- CBD for Pets
#13 NEXTEVO NATURALS
Since 2020, NextEvo has been focusing on the science of CBD bioavailability. Your body is water-based, so their CBD is water soluble. This one-of-a-kind Smartsorb™ technology delivers CBD benefits in as little as 10 minutes. The founders of NextEvo have expertise in both science and nature, offering the perfect combination for creating CBD-based herbal supplements to help you reach that next level of wellness.
“At NextEvo, we believe CBD can change lives. We have leveraged our experience in healthcare and R&D to evaluate the different CBD products available and study the research on it, and we want both companies and consumers to be more cognizant of not only how much CBD they’re taking but also how much of that CBD their bodies are actually absorbing and benefiting from.”
- Water Soluble CBD: Capsules, Gummies, Chewables and Dissolvable Powders
- Topical CBD Creams
- Ashwagandha Gummies
#14 PET RELEAF
Pet Releaf was founded in 2014 because Alina Smith, Steve Smith and Chelsea Gennings wanted better, more natural, health and wellness supplements for their pets. The original pet CBD brand, Pet Releaf is proud to have helped over 5 million pets manage stress, mobility issues, and skin and digestion problems. Their products are formulated with organic full-spectrum hemp, and they control the entire manufacturing process from seed to sale in the US.
“At Pet Releaf, we’re on a mission to change what healthy means for pets. Pet Releaf was founded to give pet owners a high-quality CBD supplement for some of the ordinary discomforts which pets experience on a daily basis.”
- CBD Chews For Dogs
- CBD Oils for Cats, Dogs, and Equines
- CBD Topicals For Cats & Dogs
- CBD Shampoo & Conditioner for Dogs
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