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Green Roads Review
Green Roads is one of the largest and most popular manufacturers of CBD products in the world.
In fact, it’s the largest privately-owned CBD company in the United States, making up about 6% of the entire market share in 2018, pulling in close to 45 million dollars in 2018 alone.
Part of the reason this company is so successful is its dedication to quality and a large range of diverse product options. This company sells topicals, edibles, vape products, tinctures, teas, coffees, and more. They’re constantly adding to their product lineup.
Overall this is a top-notch CBD supplier in a variety of categories. The only product this company carries that we really don’t like it its overpriced CBD-infused teas.
Mission / Charity5/5
Like many CBD companies currently operating, Green Roads was created out of personal tragedy and suffering, which became the catalyst for the company’s mission statement as you see it now: To present the world with “pharmacy-grade” hemp-derived products.
Alongside this, Green Roads offers support to military personnel and first-responders via a discount system.
We can’t fault the company here.
Green Roads sources its hemp from Colorado, which is certified organic, non-GMO and grown without pesticides with third-party lab tests to confirm this.
Green Roads has an excellent assortment of CBD products such as CBD oils, capsules, gummies, topicals, concentrates, and even niche products like CBD-infused teas and coffees.
What we’re particularly happy about is the company doesn’t pander to gimmicks and only offers a balanced and well-thought out line of products.
Being truly innovative in the CBD industry is very hard to come by and we wouldn’t necessarily mark a company down for not showing forward-thinking to completely revolutionize the way we look at CBD.
However, the company does have some fantastic products on offer with some really effective ingredients.
Safety is one of, if not the most imprtant feature about any CBD company.
We’re incredibly impressed with how Green Roads prioritizes safety, especially through its CBD education and extensive third-party testing, which is sometimes not found in many other CBD companies currently operating.
Green Roads has a 30-day money-back guarantee for all orders, which is pretty commonplace in the CBD industry. The company also has a phone number and email address listed for more immediate concerns and will generally answer inquiries within 24 hours.
Our experience with Green Roads customer service was pleasant — the reps we spoke with via email were very knowledgeable and helpful in answering our questions.
The company’s journey began in 2012 when the founder and licensed pharmacist, Laura Baldwin Fuentes, discovered that her longtime family friend was suffering from opiate addiction. From there, the two of them delved deep into the world of hemp-derived products and began formulating their own products, which eventually led them to establish Green Roads.
Today, the company’s products are sold in over 10,000 retail locations and “is ranked as the largest privately-owned CBD company in the US” according to Brightfield Research Group – it owns roughly 6% of the entire market share.
Green Roads has a ton of useful information regarding the world of CBD on its website. Their blog is quite active with the latest news, legal developments, and general information about CBD and how it affects your body.
In addition to offering valuable resources regarding CBD, Green Roads is helping veterans recover from PTSD. As a sponsor of Mission Zero, Green Roads provides education and resources for veterans that focus on mental health and physical healing.
Where Does Green Roads Source its Hemp?
All of Green Roads’ CBD oils are made with CO2 extraction and come from 100% organic, pesticide and THC free, industrial hemp grown in Colorado.
Green Roads has a large selection of CBD oils ranging from 100 mg all the way up to a whopping 3500 mg.
The low to low-medium strengths (100, 250, 350, 550 mg) comes in smaller 15 mL bottles, whilst the medium-high (1000, 1500 mg) and high strengths (3500 mg) comes in 30 mL and 60 mL bottles, respectively.
The company recommends placing 0.5-1 mL under your tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing.
Looking for an “on-the-go” pre-filled dropper that’s convenient and easy to use?
Green Roads’ CBD Daily Dose comes equipped with a small syringe-like dropper loaded with 1 mL of its CBD Oil formula.
This product is best used in conjunction with an already established CBD regimen and preferably not as your only means of CBD ingestion – think of it more as a top-up, if you will.
As a side note (and perhaps a word of warning), even though the packaging says the product is made from a 350/1000/1500 mg formula, that’s not necessarily what you get. The company takes the oil from a CBD oil formula, but the amount of CBD will be far less than this.
This marketing ploy is quite sneaky, so make sure you read the product information thoroughly before purchasing.
2. CBD Terpenes
The active terpenes in hemp make up the bulk of the essential oil content of the plant. They offer their own set of health benefits above and beyond that of CBD.
Green Roads is one of the few companies we’ve seen so far that carries pure terpenes.
If you’re new to the world of CBD, terpenes are another chemical compound found in hemp plants that determine its smell or aroma – the company refers to them as “the building blocks of nature”.
Simply put, terpenes enhance your product and work in tandem with CBD (as well as any other cannabinoids present) to provide other beneficial effects within the body.
These products can be added to other CBD oils or e-liquids for added effect.
3. CBD Edibles
Both CBD isolate and full-spectrum extracts can be mixed with other food ingredients like gummy mixes, syrups, or chocolate to mask the flavor. Green Roads sells a variety of different CBD edibles to choose from.
Searching for a specific type of CBD gummy? Well, you’re in luck – Green Roads has a huge selection of gummies for you to feast your eyes on.
In its full gummy lineup, you’ll find gummy bears, fruit bites, and froggies available in low to low-medium strengths – they’re all generally considered suitable for newcomers and seasoned users with a sweet tooth looking for a convenient, easy-to-eat dose of CBD goodness.
Here you’ll also find specialized gummies with added melatonin, which are geared towards nighttime/before bed use, or gummies with a sprinkling of sourness if you like your CBD to be extra mouth-watering.
Green Roads has produced two different flavors of CBD syrup: Strawberry and Mango. They’re both made as a tastier way to take CBD orally with the added benefit of sugar-free flavoring.
The company describes both products having a calming combination of CBD and melatonin.
4. CBD Coffee
CBD coffee is made by infusing roasted coffee beans with CBD extract. The CBD helps alleviate common side effects of the caffeine — such as nervousness, anxiety, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, or jitteriness.
With CBD coffee becoming more and more commonplace in the CBD industry, Green Roads has jumped at the chance of producing its own with 60, 250, and 500 mg strength options.
The company describes its coffee as “more than just your average cup of joe” with its “delicate profile, sweet notes, and caramel aroma”, as well as having a “rich, invigorating taste that is perfect for early mornings and late nights”.
The coffee beans are sourced from Columbia, which the company believes produces the finest coffee in the world, which is then “infused with cannabidiol using a secret proprietary method”.
5. CBD Tea
CBD-infused tea takes a similar approach as CBD coffee by infusing tea leaves with hemp extract. The best CBD teas use a water-soluble extract, and combine other herbs that compliment the effects of CBD.
Green Roads’ CBD Tea “combines all the soothing properties of CBD and chamomile to create a therapeutic infusion rich in flavor and aroma” – it also incorporates the calm flavors of vanilla and peppermint to maximize the taste.
However, despite the aforementioned product description, we can’t justify the price.
For a singular tea bag, the company is asking you to part ways with a hefty sum of $5.99 at $0.86 per mg of CBD – that’s incredibly expensive for what you get and we believe a markup price like this is absolutely ludicrous.
6. CBD Capsules
CBD capsules are made by injecting the active CBD oil into a gel-cap container. They offer all the same benefits as a CBD oil, but in a more convenient format. There’s no need to calculate doses or count drops of CBD oil.
If you’re looking for a large selection of capsules, you’ve come to the wrong place.
Green Roads has only one 30-count CBD capsule variant at a mid-strength of 25 mg of CBD per capsule (750 mg in total). All of this for an outright cost of $70.50 ($0.09 per mg of CBD) is very reasonably priced, especially with a coconut MCT carrier oil and an “easy to digest glycerol base” included in the ingredients.
7. CBD Topicals
Topical CBD products combine active hemp extracts with a cream, lotion, gel, salve, or balm base to make it easier to apply it to the skin. These products usually contain other ingredients to help the CBD absorb or to offer additional benefits for supporting specific conditions.
Green Roads offers three different types of CBD topicals, two pain creams and skin relief cream designed to help with itchy, dry, red, or inflamed skin – each one has a different concentration to suit different skin or muscle conditions.
They can be purchased for as low as $34.95 or as high as $70.50 depending on which product you choose to purchase.
8. CBD For Pets
Dogs, cats, and horses all experience the same benefits of using CBD as humans. Conditions like joint or hip pain, anxiety, allergies, or inflammation are all common reasons to use CBD products with pets.
Green Roads has designed its Pet Drops for two animals: dogs and cats.
The dog variant comes in small (60 mg), medium (210 mg), and large (600 mg) based on the size of your canine. Each bottle is 30 mL. Below is the recommended use and dosing for each variant:
Small – 0.4 – 2 mg for dogs 15 lbs or less
Medium – 1.4 – 7 mg for dogs 15 to 50 lbs
Large – 4 – 20 mg for dogs over 50 lbs
The cat variant only comes in small (60 mg) and is available – like the dog option – in a 30 mL bottle. Unlike the options for dogs, there is no recommended dosing guide, though the company does state there’s 2 mg of CBD per serving.
9. CBD Concentrates
CBD concentrates are the strongest form of CBD. You can find concentrates as CBD crystals (pure CBD), or other forms like resins, waxes, and pastes that preserve other hemp-derived ingredients too.
CBD concentrates are usually in the form of powder or crystals that are designed to be versatile. They can be added to food or drinks, taken directly under your tongue, or even vaped.
As the name implies, CBD concentrates are generally more potent than other CBD products. These are a great option if you need to take your CBD in high doses.
Green Roads’ CBD Dab Crystals are available in 250 mg and 1000 mg.
What Does Green Roads Do Well?
1. Lots of Educational Resources
One of the most useful aspects of Green Roads’ website is its “Learn” hub where you’re presented with a dropdown list of educational resources. These resources include well-written and easy to follow informational and instructional guides on the benefits of CBD, what terpenes are, and a comprehensive FAQ page outlining everything you need to know about the company.
The company also has a YouTube channel filled with relevant and up-to-date information on an assortment of CBD topics.
2. Comprehensive Third-Party Testing
As we’ll come onto in more detail further down below, Green Roads’ third-party testing is clearly a priority and something the company is very conscious of.
There are many CBD companies out there with limited publicly-accessible third-party test results, so it’s awesome to see Green Roads prioritizing this.
3. Large Selection of Products
Sometimes, CBD company’s can over-produce product lines, resulting in way too many gimmicky and borderline useless products.
However, Green Roads has struck a decent balance with its product lines, offering enough for customers to use it as a one-stop-shop without being over-the-top.
Safety & Third-Party Testing
Green Roads’ safety, especially with its comprehensive third-party testing, is incredibly impressive.
The company has a dedicated Labsheets webpage where you can enter the batch number and search for the corresponding third-party Certificate of Analysis (COA) – you can also search for the COA using its category and product selection.
Every product is meticulously tested by Evio Labs, not only for their cannabinoid profiles but also for any impurities such as heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, and residual solvents.
Overall, this is a huge advantage of shopping with Green Roads. You can order with confidence knowing that you’re getting exactly what you pay for.
Green Road’s Shipping & Returns Policy
Green Road doesn’t have a dedicated page for its Shipping and Returns Policy, but it does have a Terms & Conditions page that briefly outlines what you should expect from your order.
In the company’s Terms & Conditions, “all new and unopened products come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee based on the delivery date as provided by the shipper” – this timeframe is generally the industry standard.
In order to be eligible for the refund, however, the company asks you to contact its customer support team.
If you receive your order and it’s damaged, broken, or part of it is missing, you are requested to notify the company within three days.
The company also offers five shipping options: UPS Ground, UPS 3 Day Select, UPS 2nd Day, UPS Overnight Saver, and USPS Priority.
Processing usually takes 2-3 business days.
Free shipping is available to domestic US addresses for orders of $100 or more.
Final Verdict: One of the Most Popular Sources of CBD Products For a Reason
Green Roads really goes above and beyond the competition when it comes to transparency, CBD education, and product variety. Expect to pay a little more for a Green Roads product but shop with confidence knowing you’re getting a decent product with above standard purity.
Beyond offering a large and balanced variety of high-quality CBD oils, Green Roads is an excellent resource for everything you need to know about CBD – if you’re just in the market to learn more about CBD, Green Roads has the answers.
All of the company’s products have been tested by a third-party lab and the results are posted for you to review on its website.
We’re also really happy to see it donating to charitable causes and offer discounts for military and other emergency service personnel.
It’s quite refreshing to see a company that cares about more than simply making money – though it would be a wise idea for someone to take a look into its CBD tea bags and maybe adjust the price slightly.
Otherwise, we would definitely shop with Green Roads again.