Straight Hemp | CBD Review
Straight Hemp offers a simple CBD line with a focus on producing the highest quality, pure hemp-based products. Using the best growing practices, extraction methods, and hemp flower available, Straight Hemp’s full-spectrum CBD products are higher in terpenes and cannabinoids than their industry competitors. Batch-specific lab results are available online for every product, and Straight Hemp offers CBD assistance programs to those who qualify.
Straight Hemp is committed to the best ingredients that nature has to offer. We go above and beyond industry standards to ensure that our products are bio-friendly, safe and effective. Self-imposed rigorous testing ensures we can scientifically verify our purity claims, so you can use our CBD products with confidence.
- Made with only 100% Essential Oil Cultivar (EOC) hemp, grown in the USA with regenerative organic farming practices
- Batch-specific, up-to-date lab results easily searchable on the Straight Hemp website
- Subcritical CO2 extraction method for more terpenes and a superior taste
- CBD assistance programs for veterans and military personnel, first responders, nurses, educators, low-income households, and individuals on long-term disability
Straight Hemp CBD
Straight Hemp’s CBD is from hemp varieties called essential oil cultivars, that are bred and grown for their cannabinoids and terpenes. This is different from CBD derived from industrial hemp which is grown for a wide array of industrial purposes. Though CBD from either source is effective, hemp grown specifically for its essential oils contains higher levels of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Straight Hemp was founded by Devin Alvarez, an expert and leader in cannabis quality control, who also worked to co-develop testing and quality regulations with marijuana producers and the State of Colorado. He’s since shifted focus to hemp and brings this unique background in quality and testing to Straight Hemp products.
Establishing themselves as leaders in premium hemp-based products, Straight Hemp focuses on 5 key tenants:
- Farming Conditions and Practices – chain of custody relationship with our farmers, soils fed with living food, watered with snowmelt, and protected from cross-contamination by mountains.
- Hand-harvested hemp versus mechanical shearing.
- Using Horticultural Hemp (also known as Essential Oil Cultivars) and not industrial hemp.
- The Extraction Method Used – our proprietary methodology.
- A more effective formula containing detectable THC and other bioactive compounds from hemp, resulting in a stronger entourage effect.
CBD Products Available
- Full Spectrum CBD Oil in 133, 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 mg bottles
- Straight Hemp CBD Balm
- Straight Hemp CBD Vape Oil cartridges
Origin of Hemp
Straight Hemp prides itself on using the best hemp available for extracting CBD. All of their products are made from Horticultural Hemp (also known as Essential Oil Cultivars), and never from industrial hemp. This is something completely unique to their brand and not something I have seen from any other CBD company I’ve reviewed. They also use strict farming practices and conditions, including a chain of custody relationships with their farmers, soils fed with living food, and watered with snowmelt and protected from cross-contamination by mountains.
Straight Hemp uses subcritical CO2 for CBD extraction. Learn more about this extraction method and how it impacts taste, terpenes, and cannabinoids, here.
Straight Hemp uses the widely-recognized top extraction method, Subcritical CO2, which takes place at cool temperatures and low pressures. It is the slowest of extraction processes, but the result is an oil that preserves many more cannabinoids and terpenes, for better taste and maximal “entourage” effects. We clearly notice the difference, and we’re sure you will too.
Online Lab Results?
Yes. Straight Hemp shares batch-specific third-party lab results on their website. Use their lab report search tool to view the results for your specific product.
Our rigorous testing regimen ensures that every production batch meets and exceeds State of Colorado-mandated standards for quality and consistency. All incoming hemp is tested for pesticide residues, heavy metals, biocontaminants, and potency. Fields with exposure (whether due to onsite conditions, surface runoff, airborne drift, or other adjacent effects) never enter our supply chain.
Discounts and Assistance Programs
Straight Hemp offers lifelong discounts for military, first responders, nurses, and educators. See if you qualify and register for a lifelong discount code here.
They also have a CBD assistance program for individuals on long-term disability and in low-income households. Learn more and register here.
Straight Hemp Products I’ve Tried
Straight Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Straight Hemp’s CBD oil is excellent! This full-spectrum oil is subcritical CO2 extracted and retains native hemp terpenes, CBD, and other cannabinoids like CBG and CBN, with less than 0.3% THC. Straight Hemp’s CBD oil is combined with only organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil, making this product 100% hemp.
I’m a believer in subcritical CO2 extraction after trying this oil because Straight Hemp’s tincture tastes remarkably great for having no added flavors to cover the natural taste of hemp. There is absolutely no bitter aftertaste that so often accompanies hemp products, and this is one of the few oils that my picky palette can tolerate without a chaser. Light and delicate in both flavor and color, this is an easy oil to use. Simply place a few drops under the tongue and allow it to absorb sublingually for effects in around 15-40 minutes.
Straight Hemp CBD Balm
The Straight Hemp balm is formulated to achieve maximum topical transmission. It contains a variety of healing ingredients in addition to full-spectrum CBD. With magnesium, arnica montana, and 15 therapeutic-grade essential oils, this is the perfect balm for soothing joints and achieving targeted relief. With ingredients like peppermint, pine, lavender, and eucalyptus, this balm smells as amazing as it feels. Hands down one of the most effective topicals I’ve tried!
Straight Hemp stands out with its horticultural hemp and unique extraction process. With a simple and effective product line, up-to-date and transparent lab reporting, inclusive assistance programs, and using the best sustainable growing practices, Straight Hemp far exceeds CBD industry standards. Whether you’re well-versed in CBD or brand new to the cannabinoid, Straight Hemp is a great stop on your CBD or cannabis journey. Learn more Straight Hemp’s mission, and shop at straighthemp.com.