Celebrate 4/20 with CBD: 8 companies with the best reviews


2021 is the year to try new things, better yourself and take the plunge into a wellness trend that has been going strong since about 2013.

Even more specifically, what a better time to try CBD for yourself than on April 20, also known as 4/20, which is a holiday of sorts that celebrates all things hemp.

CBD, an abbreviation for cannabidiol found in the hemp plant, is now incorporated into drink mixes, skin salves, bath bombs and even food and beverages. While booming in popularity, many are still unsure what CBD is, or if it is psychoactive like its cousin chemical, THC.

“It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm,” reads a Healthline article explaining CBD. “Unlike its cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.”

There are so many products on the market to try, and since the health benefits vary from person to person, it may be worth experimenting to find the most suitable products. You may come out feeling less anxious, more relaxed, or worst case: with a new yummy drink mix or soothing lotion.

A hand pouring a CBD packet into water

Take the guesswork out of how to dose your CBD intake with the flavored and unflavored powder packs from Caliper.

“There’s so much confusion about CBD in the market right now. With Caliper CBD, there’s never a question about the quality or dose of what you’re getting,” Caliper Foods co-founder and brand director, Missy Bradley said in an interview with The Post. “Not to mention the convenience of being able to mix it quickly and cleanly into any food or drink, hot or cold, including something as basic as a glass of water.”

The CBD brand has two easy-to-use products. The first is a 20-milligram unflavored packet to add to a glass of water or mix into food. The pack of 30 goes for $44.99 per month and can be ordered as a subscription so you never run out.

Caliper and all its ingredients are tested for quality by top third-party labs in the U.S., making sure each packet is properly dosed and of top quality and potency. As always, Caliper’s products are 100% THC-free, sugar-free, calorie-free, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO.

A hand holding a small packet of mint CBD

The Caliper Swiftsticks is a pixie stick-like packet of flavored CBD to simply pour onto the tongue and enjoy. They come in a cool mint, mixed berry and a lemon-lime flavor, adding a perfect punch of flavor to your daily dose of 20 milligrams.

A composite image of Magic Johnson, Jane Fonda and Toni Braxton holding Uncle Bud's CBD products on a green background with the Uncle Bud's logo
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Uncle Bud’s Hemp is a CBD company on a mission to make the hemp plant and CBD affordable and easy to incorporate into your everyday life, with an array of products from topicals to serums and everything in between.

If you need more convincing to give Uncle Bud’s a try, don’t just listen to us, but heed the advice of the stars, from NBA legend Magic Johnson to iconic actress and activist Jane Fonda. Both are spokespeople and consumers of the brand, backing up their Uncle Bud with some star power.

“When we came together, it was just a natural, with me dealing with my own health situation, HIV, for over almost 30 years now,” Johnson told People Magazine. “And I think you’re seeing people around the world that are just — especially during this pandemic — trying to get a healthy lifestyle and trying to get healthy any way they can.”

An orange box and bottle of CBD sublingual in an orange flavor
Uncle Bud’s

Looking at the product line-up, there are so many bestsellers, we had to narrow it down to a top 10 list, but you’re welcome to explore their site and see for yourself. Check out the sublingual products in an orange or berry flavor, or have a spa night with an eye serum and face masks, the options are endless.

A CBD bottle and dropper, dropping into a cup of white lotion
Lord Jones

Lord Jones is among the royalty of top CBD brands, offering a wide array of products in varying doses to treat every need.

To start, the classic supplements can be taken in either pill or liquid form, coming in a CBD gel capsule with 25 milligrams of CBD per pill. For those that prefer liquid drops, there are two more options for you: a 500-milligram bottle of full-spectrum CBD in a peppermint or orange flavor and a 250-milligram tincture of broad-spectrum CBD in a lemon or peppermint flavor.

Moving on to the topicals, there are too many to list, including a lip balm with 25mg of hemp-derived CBD per tube, and a high CBD formula bath salts jar, for warm baths of approximately 20 milligrams of CBD per bath or 240 in the whole container.

“Lord Jones Tinctures and Gel Capsules have been expertly crafted from simple ingredients. Our hemp-derived CBD oil retains the plant’s original terpenes and phytocannabinoids for broad and full-spectrum formulations. All Lord Jones products are lab-tested to ensure proper purity and potency,” reads the Lord Jones website.

A yellow box of CBD lotion
Lord Jones

Right now, the company is offering free shipping on all orders, perfect for the holidays. Also perfect for the holidays are the gifts under $50 page, which includes favorites like the lip balm, as well as other gems, like the award-winning lotion and some gummy delights.

A bottle of vegan gummies
Sunday Scaries

Scare the scaries away with these CBD products from Sunday Scaries.

“Sunday Scaries are the feeling of stress, nervousness, and worry that many people experience on Sunday nights. They are the ping of fear that hits when you realize that the weekend is over and Monday is near – and it sucks!” reads the Sunday Scaries site.

The Vegan AF CBD gummies come in a rainbow of gumdrops inside a teal package. There are 20 gummies per pack, with 10 milligrams of CBD per gumdrop.

Just in time for the holidays, Sunday Scaries released a spearmint and cinnamon CBD spiced drop, appropriately called Holiday Scaries. Again, each red and green gumdrop contains 10 milligrams of CBD, dosed out so there is no guesswork on your part.

A jar of red and green CBD gummies
Sunday Scaries

Also in time for the holidays, the company is offering free shipping on all orders over $69, so stock up or get stocking stuffers for all the gummy-lovers on your list.

A red box of CBD products

A brand great for bulk orders, Medterra is the place to go for oils, supplements, topicals and gummies, all made with 99% pure CBD, guaranteed to be THC-free in every batch.

“Although hemp cultivation, extraction and manufacturing is relatively new to the US, our team of experts and partners have dedicated their lives to industrial farming methodologies, food-grade compound extraction, vegetable genetics and quality control, just to name a few,” reads their about page.

A great idea for those still exploring CBD, check out their limited-edition Holiday CBD Discovery Gift Set, perfect to treat yourself or a friend. The kit contains three trial-size packages of gummies, five servings of pain creams, a pack of CBD gum, a 30-milliliter bottle of CBD immune boost drops and a 15-milliliter bottle of CBD for pets, so your furry friends can try some too.

A pack of CBD gum

Back to bulk, if you’ve moved past discovery and now want a steady supply of your favorites, Medterra offers both bulk orders and bundles. Check out their 12-pack of chewable CBD gum, with each piece containing 20 milligrams of CBD, in addition to nootropics L-theanine, L-tyrosine and vitamin B6. Or, bundle and save with a combination of two or more products from their lineup. Combine two and save 10%, three to save 15% and combine four or more products and save 20% on your entire order.

An array of CBD product on a pink box and background

This company takes CBD out of the medicine cabinet and into the bedroom, offering sexual wellness products as part of its CBD lineup

“As the first-ever cannabis and hemp brand in the sexual wellness space, it’s our joy and mission to offer effective organic and plant-based formulas for vibrant wellbeing – in and out of the bedroom. Our lines for intimacy, relief, and wellness have been changing…


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