Produces full-spectrum hemp products to enhance the entourage effect
Conducts several tests on products to ensure safety
Arete Hemp Review
Based in Colorado, Arete Hemp seems to be doing everything right — ensuring safety, donating to charity, and spreading awareness about CBD.
This company makes some decent products. While they’re far from our favorite brand, if you find something in this lineup that you vibe with, we don’t see any reason to give it a try.
The company’s labs are all up to snuff, and their products are clearly made with intention and integrity.
Arete Hemp has a noble mission. The founder recognizes the importance of helping others, so they donate a chunk of every sale to charities supporting children, such as Operation Underground Railroad and St Jude Children’s Hospital.
In addition, the company’s mission is to educate people about the importance of food through their organic products, including hemp and other superfoods.
Arete Hemp claims that it sources its hemp from licensed organic farms located in Colorado. However, we couldn’t find any certifications regarding the same.
The company’s CBD has the advantage of Colorado’s sunshine, fresh mountain water, and organic soil that contributes to the product’s efficiency in several ways.
Arete Hemp does not sell products in every CBD category. For example, they lack edibles and topicals that are most commonly available everywhere; however, they carry exotic products like hash rosin, concentrates, and delta-8 THC that isn’t easy to source.
Moreover, they focus on hemp flowers compared to other products.
Arete uses green extraction methods, including sub-critical and supercritical techniques, to extract cannabinoids.
The company states that they do not use synthetics or isolates to manufacture their products to maintain high purity. Instead, they use whole hemp extracts for the maximum entourage effect.
Arete provides all lab reports on its site. Whether tinctures or vape cartridges, every product is sent to a third-party lab named GreenLeafLab for testing. The tests display reports for cannabinoids, pesticides, and heavy metals — everything necessary to ensure transparency.
The customer service is better than you’d expect as the team answers questions even on social media sites like Twitter. The team is pretty active, so we don’t expect any issues when it comes to customer-service-related questions or concerns.
Arete hemp is a family-owned business. The founder, Todd Campanella, states that their vision is simple — to help others.
After suffering from Lupus, Todd realized that the food we consume plays a significant role in determining the quality of our health. The family believes that including CBD in our diet has many positive effects.
Arete Hemp stays away from all sorts of isolates and synthetics. Instead, they use hemp extracts derived from innovative techniques preserving the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and other goodies the plant offers.
Influenced by the entourage effect, Arete Hemp’s mission is to educate everyone about how hemp can be used as a superfood for optimal health and longevity.
Every CBD company offers both CBD oils and tinctures as standard products. Oils and tinctures aren’t very different, except that tinctures are a combination of solvents (alcohol or glycerin) and hemp extracts.
This is made from the top-tier hemp harvested on Aretes farms. It’s the best of the best.
At first glance, the product seems expensive, and it is, compared to other companies; however, it’s only because it includes generous amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids. As a result, Limitless Tincture is a unique blend that aims to enhance the entourage effect. Promoted as a magical elixir, this strawberry-flavored tincture has the potential to provide maximum relief from pain.
With over 1414 mg cannabinoids/per unit, this tincture is super potent. Thus, the company suggests you consume Limitless only at home, where you have a chance to rest for a while. Avoid driving for at least 8 hours after taking the tincture.
As the name implies, this tincture contains delta 8, CBC, and a touch of CBD. It’s free of delta 9 THC and non-intoxicating; however, it’s best to avoid driving for a few hours after consuming it.
Limitless CBC tincture contains over 1756 mg total cannabinoids — potent enough to help you experience the entourage effect. In other words, the tincture comprises a combination of all cannabinoids except delta 9 THC.
Hash Rosin Tincture is a solventless tincture containing a full-spectrum hemp extract with high amounts of cannabinoids. First, the experts at Arete Hemp separate the bud’s trichomes to produce hash. Next, the hash is pressed into rosin and then amalgamated with organic MCT oil.
Despite the name, this tincture will not get you high. Containing less than 0.15% THC, you can use it at any time, depending on whether you want to uplift your spirits or catch a good night’s sleep.
The tincture delivers 1200 mg CBD, but it contains about 2430 mg cannabinoids in total per unit. Available in three different potencies, this tincture also contains large amounts of CBG.
2. CBD Gummies
CBD edibles are often made by infusing CBD isolates or full-spectrum and broad-spectrum hemp extracts with edibles such as chocolate, cookies, gummies, etc.
Arete Hemp offers only one type of edible, which is a full-spectrum edible rather than an isolate.
These gummies are made from a blend of the companies delta 8 and delta 10 THC — along with a little bit of CBN for good measure.
This product is made from hemp, which makes it legal in most parts of the US — but that doesn’t mean they aren’t psychoactive.
On the contrary, these gummies are quite strong, containing about 20 mg per gummy. One gummy is enough for psychoactive effects. Two or three can be overwhelming to people who aren’t expecting it, so make sure you’re familiar with how these cannabinoids affect your body individually before graduating to the higher doses.
Apart from a full spectrum of cannabinoids, the gummies also contain watermelon extract, monk fruit, mango and are available in several flavors.
3. CBD Vapes
Vaping is a popular way to consume CBD. It’s the quickest method of absorption, although the effects wear off more quickly too. CBD vape cartridges are pre-filled with vaping juice infused with CBD extracts.
Arete Hemp’s vape cartridges combine CBC, delta 8, and CBN in high doses to achieve homeostasis and the entourage effect. They also contain loads of terpenes to add flavor and fragrance. The company claims that it’s incredibly potent, so use it sparingly. Made to relieve pain, Arete Hemp offers different strains, including Sativa and Indica varieties.
4. CBD Concentrates
CBD concentrates contain large doses of cannabinoids. They are made to offer large doses in short periods, making them more effective than other types of CBD products. Arete Hemp provides a decent collection of hemp concentrates.
Arete Hemp’s Full Melt Hash is a concentrate that contains only the trichomes of the plant.
Although hash can be extracted using different techniques, Arete uses ice water to freeze the trichomes of their Cosmic Diesel CBG cultivar. They are then sifted to eliminate plant material. The final result is a concentrate containing nothing but cannabinoids and terpenes.
Thanks to its high potency, it works quickly. Although it consists of many cannabinoids, the star is CBGA or Cannabigerolic Acid, constituting 66% of the final product. Like Arete’s other products, this hash is non-psychoactive.
Alpen Gleaux is a concentrated version of Arete Hemp’s CBD strain. This live resin extract is made from an Indica-dominant variety.
With over 9.14% terpenes and 73% CBDA, it’s packed with flavors. It also contains an abundance of other cannabinoids. Although there’s minimal THC, consume this concentrate only at night.
5. Delta 8 Extracts
Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid similar to THC; however, it’s not nearly as psychoactive as THC. Arete Hemp uses premium hemp cultivars to extract high-quality delta 8, processed to create oils, tinctures, vape cartridges, gummies, raw hemp extracts, and more.
Arete Hemp’s raw hemp extract is highly potent and effective, with over 99.8% cannabinoids. With almost 50% delta 8 and 21% CBC, this full-spectrum extract is used to gain immediate relief. Instructions state that you avoid driving after consuming this.
Safety & Third-Party Testing
Arete Hemp excels in this department. Every product has a COA or Certificate of Analysis attached along with test reports to detect the presence of heavy metals and other contaminants. GreenLeafLab — a third-party lab — tests all products.
If you want to see all the reports in one place, the site displays a page “Lab Reports” where test reports and batch numbers are mentioned. All products, including hemp flowers, concentrates, edibles, and oils, are tested rigorously to maintain safety standards.
Arete Hemp offers a 30-day money-back guarantee where you can return damaged or ineffective products to get a refund.
In addition, the company pays special attention to shipping their hemp buds or flowers discreetly. The package also comes with a notice supporting the legality and validity of the product. Finally, they wrap the flowers in vacuum-sealed bags to preserve their freshness.
Final Verdict: Research-driven, Focussed Company With Interesting And Effective Products
The team at Arete Hemp clearly knows what they’re doing and have been continually stepping up to the plate to produce better and better products every month.
The company specializes in hemp-derived CBD, including hemp flower and various CBD concentrates. More recently, the company has started stepping out into the delta 8 and alternate cannabinoid space.