Green Roads Review 2020

Leafreport Score
8.8Out of 10
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Score Breakdown
Range of Products
10
Prices
8
Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation
9
Buying Experience & Shipping
9
Customer Service
8
Stephanie Nichols
Written by Stephanie Nichols, Naturopathic Physician
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The Bottom Line

Overall, there is a lot of information about Green Roads as a company, as well as their co-founders, one of which is a pharmacist with over 25 years of experience in the field. There is a backstory concerning they started the company, their values and their mission, which includes evaluating the industry and encouraging the adoption of strict and standardized testing for CBD products. They also provide ample information about their manufacturing process, some information about their growing process, and significant information about their third party testing practices.

On an independent lab test that we’ve conducted (collaborating with Canalysis Laboratories in Las Vegas) we’ve tested “Green Roads CBD Oil 250 mg (15 ml)” for CBD levels and compared it to the claimed value on the label. The CBD amount listed on the label is 250 mg CBD. The test results show an actual CBD amount of 256.969 mg, i.e a deviation of 2.8% which is lower than the acceptable 10% divination limit and locates Green Roads as an accurate and transparent brand. 

Green Roads uses strict and standardized manufacturing processes, growing practices, and third party tests all of its products. Each product is given a batch number, and you can access the lab results via the batch number or by scanning the QR code on each product. For the most part, the lab results always showed a passing grade for contaminants such as solvents, pesticides, and bacteria, no THC, and an acceptable variance for CBD. In some cases, the variance was higher, however, they do post information on these products informing the consumer that you can expect a variance of up to 20%. In some products, they use preservatives, surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, artificial colors, and flavors. Therefore, they are not an all natural brand. Overall their products are clean and high quality.

Green Roads offers a wide variety of products, including tinctures, topicals, edibles, coffee, pet products, and bath bombs. They do not carry any vape products. In addition to variety, they also offer multiple flavors options for their products. Overall, they have an excellent range of products.
The buying experience is very straightforward and easy to do. The website is user friendly, and the packages arrive quickly in 2-3 business days. Products are delivered in a discrete package. Plus, shipping is free for most orders (over $50).

The price per mg of CBD ranges from $0.07 (capsules) to $0.86 (tea), which is a very wide range. The majority of products fall into the range of $0.07 to $0.24. When comparing these to other similar products in the field, they are priced slightly above average. The tea and the pet drops carry the highest prices per mg of CBD, with a range from $0.33 to $0.86. These products increase the average price of Green Road products.

Pros: Cons:
  • Pharmacist formulated
  • Somewhat competitive pricing for tinctures and capsules
  • High standards for testing and quality control
  • Accurate quantity of CBD and THC in most products
  • Wide range of products
  • Artificial colors and flavors used in gummies
  • Do not list ingredients on the product page for some products
  • Some third party lab results were not easy to read

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Specs

Consumption Method
Oil & Tinctures, Creams & Topicals, Pets - Tinctures, Capsules, Gummies & Edibles, Other
Hemp Source
NA
CBD Strength
100 mg - 3500 mg, Oils & Tinctures: 16.6-60.6mg/ml; Gummies & Edibles: 10-50mg per gummy; Creams & Topicals: 0.6-10mg/ml; Capsules: 25mg per capsule
Offers Tastes
Yes
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.06 - $1.2
Military Veteran Discount
Yes
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Money Back Guarantee
Yes
Price Range
$4.99 - $420
Samples
NA
CBD Extract Method
CO2
Worldwide Shipping
United States, American Samoa, District of Colombia, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Table of Contents

About the Company

Green Roads is a company that was founded in 2013. On their website, they detail how their company got started as well as background information about the co-founders, Laura Fuentes and Arby Barroso. Laura Fuentes is a licensed pharmacist with over 25 years of experience in the pharmacy field. Her friend and soon to be co-founder, Arby Barroso, was suffering from health issues and looked to her for guidance about using CBD. After they witnessed the power of CBD in relieving Arby’s symptoms and the ability of CBD to support overall wellness, they went on to co-create Green Roads CBD adopted the mission “to help every person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants.”

You can learn more about the company’s values by clicking the “See Our Values” button on the “Our Story” page. Here, they discuss their main motivation for creating Green Roads. They seek to create the highest quality CBD products to help their customers, as well as to be leaders in the ever evolving CBD field.

Because of Laura’s pharmacy background, Green Roads has adopted a rigorous and regimented testing process to ensure their products meet the highest standards possible, Each and every batch must pass high caliber third party testing. They state that they were one of the first CBD companies to adopt full panel third party testing on every product batch. The company adheres to strict quality standards. They state that they pass all of the requirements of Florida State Bill 1020 which requires CBD products to be independently tested by a third party lab, contain less than 0.3% THC, and be free from harmful contaminants such as E. Coli, pesticides, and solvents.In addition, products must list the batch number and have a QR code on the packaging.

On their “Shop” page, you can find their complete CBD product selection. For each product, they list the total quantity of CBD per container, CBD per serving, and container size. They do not list the ingredients directly on the product page. However you can see the ingredients by looking at the picture of the product box where it lists ingredients. The same goes for directions concerning how to use the product. Instructions are visible in a picture on the product box.

The type of CBD used in Green Road’s products varies. For some products, such as their CBD oils, there is a broad spectrum or full spectrum option. For topicals, Green Roads uses a CBD isolate. For formulations created using both CBD isolate and broad spectrum, there is 0.0% THC. In products formulated with full spectrum CBD, there is less than 0.3% THC. They do not mention what type of extraction method they use on the “Shop” page.

In addition, every product has a batch number, which allows you to look at the third party lab results from Kaycha Labs. Here, you can see the actual quantity of CBD and THC in the product you purchased as well as examine results of tests for the presence of any contaminants such as microbes or pesticides. When comparing the third party lab results to what is printed on their Broad Spectrum CBD Oil – Mild (10mg/ml), we saw that this product exceeded all parameters for cleanliness, including microbial contamination, pesticides, solvents, and mycotoxins. The quantity of CBD per bottle was listed at 300mg, and the results showed that there was 307.1mg in this batch and no traces of THC. This means there is a 2.4% variance, which is well below the acceptable industry standard 10% variance.

Below each product, there are a number of FAQs about CBD. These questions cover how people use it, what effects a person may feel, as well as other commonly asked questions about CBD in general, and the Green Roads company in particular.

Their “Terms and Conditions” page, found at the bottom on the website, outlines their return policy. The company offers a 30-day money back guarantee for unopened products. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. In the event that your product arrives broken or damaged, they require that you contact them within three days to process an exchange.

Shipping is processed through FedEx, UPS, and USPS Priority, and packages arrive 2-3 business days after ordering. Shipping options can be upgraded for faster arrival if requested, for an additional fee.

Green Roads has an excellent reputation in the CBD industry. Currently, Green Roads is said to be the largest privately owned CBD company according to the Brightfield Research Group. Green Roads CBD products are sold in over 10,000 retail locations nationwide.

In addition to creating high quality CBD products to help its customers improve their health and well being, Green Roads is committing to giving back to the community. They are involved in a number of charitable and fundraising organizations, including The Arthritis Foundation, Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital, Autism Speaks Walk, Multiple Sclerosis Views and News, American Cancer Society, and many more. Plus, they invest in research to support the farmers of Florida and recently donated $1.3 million dollars to the Florida Hemp Pilot Research Program. Members of the Green Roads team have been recognized for their contributions to the CBD industry. In 2018 and 2019, they won the Cannabis Business Awards “Advocate of the Year.”

To get in touch with the customer care team at Green Roads, you have a few options. You can call their customer care line Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 6 pm EST and Fridays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm EST. You can also email them or send a message through their chat. Their chat option is not a real time chat option but simply sends your question via an email.

Green Roads is a prominent leader in the CBD field. With their commitment to creating only the finest CBD products, impeccable third party testing standards, and the abundance of information they provide on their accomplished and qualified team, we give them a 10 for Transparency, Accuracy & Reputation.

Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process at Green Roads begins with their hemp selection. They only use certified industrial hemp, which meets the legal definition of the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill states that the hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC by weight. They also require that their hemp have a certificate of origin, certificate of analysis, and be pesticide free.

All of their hemp is grown on American farms, however, they do not indicate where the farms are located, or if they are authorized/licensed hemp farms. They do state that they adhere to the highest standards when it comes to cultivation. Unfortunately, they do not provide much more detail regarding what standards their farming practices abide by.

Green Roads uses broad spectrum, full spectrum, as well as isolate CBD in their products. They use CO2 extraction methods to produce each of these CBD varieties.

For quality control, Green Roads uses independent third party testing on each and every batch of their CBD products. This practice is essential, as currently, the CBD industry is somewhat unregulated, and the FDA does not currently control CBD manufacturing and sales. The use of third party laboratory testing ensures that the consumer that what he/she is consuming is what is stated on the label. Third party testing measures the quantity of CBD, as well as THC, terpenes, other cannabinoids, and contaminants such as solvents, microbials, and pesticides.

We compared the third party lab results of our Broad Spectrum CBD Oil – Moderate, which is labeled to contain 750mg of CBD per bottle and 0% THC. It was easy to locate the batch number on the bottom of the box, which matched up to one of the two batch number options listed under “Labsheet” on the product page. The third party lab results revealed that there was 0% THC and 782mg of CBD per bottle. This means that there is a 4.3% variance, which is below the industry acceptable variance of 10%. The lab analysis also showed that it passed all the contaminant tests showing the product is free of undesirable materials such as solvents, pesticides, and microbes. Overall, we see that Green Roads adheres to high quality standards in the processing and manufacturing of CBD products. Their third party lab results show that their labels are accurate, and their products are high caliber and pure.

Range of Products

Green Roads has a wide range of CBD products, including oils, topicals, gummies, capsules, coffees and teas, CBD for pets, and bath products. At this time, they do not carry any vape products.

CBD Oils

CBD Oil
CBD Amount Range
7 mg/ml - 58 mg/ml
Price Range
$26.99 - $420
Price Per Mg CBD
$0.14 - $0.27
THC Concentration
< undefined%
CBD Per Serving
7 mg - 58 mg
Time to Impact
NA
Offers Tastes
Yes
Additional Information
Non-GMO, Pesticide Free, Kosher, CO2
Extract Types
Broad Spectrum
Overal Bottle Volume Range
15 ml - 60 ml

Green Roads’ CBD oil tinctures are available in either broad spectrum (0% THC) or full spectrum (less than 0.3% THC). Both varieties are CO2 extracted. The broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD tinctures come in 30mL bottles, however, there are three CBD strength options: Mild (10mg/mL), Moderate (25mg/mL), or Mighty (50mg/mL). The broad spectrum CBD tinctures are available in three flavor options: Unflavored, Apple Kiwi, or Mint Breeze. The full spectrum CBD tinctures are all unflavored. The other ingredients include glycerin, MCT oil, sunflower glycerin, sunflower seed oil, and hemp seed oil. There is a step by step picture on the product page showing how to extract the CBD oil tincture from the bottle using the plunger included with the oil. They do not state what health conditions to use this product for, but they do recommend holding it in your mouth for 30 seconds before swallowing.

In addition to the 30mL CBD oil bottles, Green Roads also offers “Daily Dose” CBD Oil, which is a single serving of their CBD oil in an easy to dispense plastic syringe. There are two options, and both are offered in the form of 1mL dispensing syringes with broad spectrum, CO2 extracted CBD. One option contains 33mg/mLwhile the second contains 50mg/ml.

Green Roads has recently updated and improved its CBD oil line. On the product page, you can see their previous CBD oil varieties. However, when you try to click on them, you will get redirected to their new CBD oil products.

Product Name Size (mL) Potency Price Price CBD per mg

Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil – Mild

(Unflavored, Apple Kiwi, Mint Breeze)

30mL 300MG / 10 mg CBD per serving $44.99 $0.15

Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil – Moderate

(Unflavored, Apple Kiwi, Mint Breeze)

30mL 750MG / 25 mg CBD per serving $89.99 $0.12

Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil – Mighty

(Unflavored, Apple Kiwi, Mint Breeze)

30mL 1500MG / 50 mg CBD per serving $149.99 $0.10
Full Spectrum CBD Oil – Mild 30mL 300MG / 10 mg CBD per serving $44.99 $0.15
Full Spectrum CBD Oil – Moderate 30mL 750MG / 25 mg CBD per serving $89.99 $0.12
Full Spectrum CBD Oil – Mighty 30mL 1500MG / 50 mg CBD per serving $149.99 $0.10
Daily Dose – 1500 1mL 1500MG / 50 mg CBD per serving $11.99 $0.24
Daily Dose – 1000 1mL 1000MG / 33 mg CBD per serving $7.50 $0.23

CBD Topicals

There are a handful of CBD topicals offered by Green Roads. They offer both cooling and heating options, which are designed to alleviate muscle and joint pain. They also have a skin relief topical cream.

Their CBD Muscle and Joint Cream is formulated using a CO2 extracted CBD isolate. It is available in two strengths, 150mg of CBD or 350mg in a 1oz bottle. They also have a 0.3oz bottle with a total of 50mg of CBD. This cream is in a base of safflower and avocado oil and infused with chamomile, lavender, and cucumber. Directions for the use of this cream are fairly straightforward. It is recommended that you apply a small pump to the affected area. The amount of CBD dispensed per application will vary based on how liberally you apply the cream and the size of the area.

The Cool Relief CBD Roll-On was formulated using CO2 extracted broad spectrum CBD and is supplied in a 3oz bottle. There are two potency options available: 150mg or 350mg. The cooling effect is achieved through the addition of rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint. The directions for use state that the consumer should roll the Cool Relief product onto affected areas and massage until completely absorbed. Since application amounts vary, the amount of CBD per application will also vary.

The Muscle and Joint Heat Relief Roll contains CO2 extracted, broad spectrum CBD. The other ingredients are not listed or visible in a picture. The bottle contains 3oz, and the potency options available are 250mg of CBD or 500mg of CBD. There are no directions for use available on their product page.

Green Roads’ Skin Relief Cream is a CO2 extracted broad spectrum CBD infused cream which also contains lavender and avocado oil. Currently, the directions for use and the ingredients are not listed on the product page.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
CBD Muscle and Joint Cream – 150mg 1 oz 150MG $24.99 $0.17
CBD Muscle and Joint Cream – 350mg 1 oz 350MG $44.99 $0.13
CBD Muscle and Joint Cream – 50mg 0.3 oz 50MG $11.99 $0.24
Cool Relief CBD Roll-On – 150mg 3 oz 150MG $29.99 $0.20
Cool Relief CBD Roll-On – 350mg 3 oz 350MG $54.99 $0.16
Muscle and Joint Heat Relief Roll-On – 250mg 3 oz 250MG $48.95 $0.20
Muscle and Joint Heat Relief Roll-On – 500mg 3 oz 500MG $69.99 $0.14
Skin Relief Cream 1 oz 200MG $39.99 $0.20

Edibles

There are a number of different gummies available from Green Roads, as well as one chocolate item.

The first edible is the Relax Bears, which contain 10mg of CO2 extracted CBD isolate and come in a sweet and sour flavor. The other ingredients include corn syrup, sugar, gelatin (animal derived), artificial colors, and flavors. Since there is gelatin, these gummies are not suitable for vegetarians or vegans. As you can see, there are also artificial colors and sweeteners used, which some health conscious people try to avoid. The product page does not list conditions which may benefit from these gummies, however, the name “relax” bears seem to imply that they are intended for relaxation. They come in a bottle with 30 bears, or in a pack of five.

Green Roads also offers Sleepy ZZZ’s which contain two gummies with 25mg of broad spectrum CBD and 0.5mg of melatonin. They do not list the ingredients or directions for use on the product page.

Next, there are Green Road’s Froggies. These froggies contain 25mg of CO2 extracted broad spectrum CBD each and are available in either sour or sweet flavors. You can buy a single froggie or a pack of four froggies. There is also an option for a 50mg froggie, which only comes in a package of one. The 50mg froggie is only available in the sweet option, not sour. They do not detail what these froggies are used for, other than that they are perfect for person on the go. The ingredients are not listed on the product page.

Lastly, there is the 180mg CBD dark chocolate bar. The chocolate bar weighs 42g and contains CBD isolate, extracted by CO2. The ingredients are simple and include cacao bean, cacao butter, sugar, and hemp derived CBD isolate. They state that the chocolate is made in small batches and uses fair trade ingredients. Each square contains 15mg of CBD. They do not state the intended use for this product.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBD per mg
300mg Relax Bears 30 Gummies 300MG / 10MG per gummy $43.99 $0.15
50mg Relax Bears 5 Gummies 50MG / 10MG per gummy $7.50 $0.15
Sleepy ZZZ’s 2 Gummies 50MG / 25MG per gummy $9.49 $0.19
CBD Froggies (Sweet or Sour) 4 Gummies 100MG / 25MG per froggie $15.99 $0.16

CBD Froggie – 25mg

(Sweet or Sour)

1 Gummy 25MG $4.75 $0.19
CBD Froggie – 50mg 1 Gummy 50MG $6.49 $0.13
Dark Chocolate Bar 42g 180MG $24.99 $0.14

CBD Softgel and Capsules

There are three types of capsules/softgels offered by Green Roads. All three types have 25mg of CO2 extracted CBD isolate (0%THC) per capsule. The Relax capsules also contain 500mg of GABA and 25mg of 5-HTP. The directions for use are to take one capsule per day or as directed by your healthcare provider.

The Sleep capsules contain 5mg of melatonin in addition to the 25mg of CBD isolate. The directions for use are to take one capsule 30 minutes before bed, or as directed by your healthcare provider. The capsules for the Relax and Sleep products are vegan and are made from plant cellulose.

The product page for the CBD softgels is likely incorrect, as the picture of the ingredient list is the same as the Relax capsules. Also, the softgels are likely in a gelatin capsule, not a vegan capsule, which is misleading based on the ingredient photo on this product page.

Green Roads also offers two non-CBD softgels: Vitamin E and Fish oil. The vitamin E product page does not list the ingredients, however the font of the bottle states that there are 400 IU per serving, and there are 100 softgels per bottle.

The fish oil product also does not list any of the ingredients, origin of the omega 3 fatty acids, or other details about the product. There are no third party lab results available for this product, which is concerning. When assessing the quality of fish oil products, the type of fish the omega 3’s are derived from should be clearly stated. Also, checking for heavy metals is essential.

Product Name Size (caps) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
CBD Relax Capsules 30 Capsules 750MG / 25MG per capsule $49.99 $0.07
CBD Sleep Capsules 30 Capsules 750MG / 25MG per capsule $49.99 $0.07
CBD Softgels 30 Softgels 750MG / 25MG per capsule $49.99 $0.07
Vitamin E 100 Softgels n/a $8.99 n/a
Fish Oil 100 Softgels n/a $12.99 n/a

CBD for Pets

In addition to CBD products for people, Green Roads also offers CBD for cats and dogs. Their pet CBD is in the form of CO2 extracted, broad-spectrum CBD tinctures. The size of the bottle is 30mL for all options, however, the potency varies from 2mg/mL of CBD to 20mg/mL. These tinctures are unflavored.

The tinctures are made with coconut MCT oil and hemp seed oil, however, there is no ingredient list available on the product page for the tincture designed for cats. The intended use is to help pets through stressful situations. There are no directions for use on the product page. The picture of the box says the instructions for use are contained inside the box. The third party lab results were available under the “labsheet” tab.

Product Name Size (mL) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Pet CBD Drops (Cat) 30 mL 60 MG / 2 MG per serving $19.99 $0.33
Pet CBD Drops (Small Dog) 30 mL 60 MG / 2 MG per serving $19.99 $0.33
Pet CBD Drops (Medium Dog) 30 mL 210 MG / 7 MG per serving $39.99 $0.19
Pet CBD Drops (Large Dog) 30 mL 600 MG / 20 MG per serving $59.99 $0.10

CBD Coffee & Teas

Green Roads has two CBD beverage options: a single bag of chamomile CBD tea, and Hemp Flower Coffee.

The chamomile tea contains 7mg of CO2 extracted, broad spectrum CBD, chamomile tea, peppermint, and lavender. The directions for use are to add boiling water and steep for 5-7minutes and to enjoy before bed or during times you wish to sleep.

The other beverage Green Roads offers is Hemp Flower Coffee. The coffee is Columbian, and there are hints of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut flavors. They do not state which type of CBD it contains or how much CBD is in each package. The product page states that the CBD content varies with each batch. However, the product page does indicate that this specific batch contains 9.67mg of CBD per serving. It is unclear exactly how many servings there are per package. The directions for use instruct the consumer to add two tablespoons of coffee for every 6oz of water.

Product Name Size (g) Potency Price Price CBD per mg
Chamomile Tea 2g 7 MG / 7 MG per serving $5.99 $0.86
Hemp Flower Coffee 71g Varies by batch 9.67 MG per serving $14.99 n/a

CBD Indulgence Line

The CBD indulgence line from Green Roads is their line of bath and body products. They offer CO2 extracted, CBD isolate bath bombs which have 150mg of CBD per bath bomb. There are five different varieties: Peace (Lavender); Unwind (Ylang Ylang); Relax (Eucalyptus and Lavender); Refresh (Peppermint and Lemon) and Uplift (Orange, Lavender, Lemon). The bath bombs are made with soothing botanicals and are designed to add to your bath. The full ingredient list is not available on the product page.

Their CBD Bath Bombs are also available in a combo pack. These bath bombs are much smaller in size and contain 100mg of CO2 extracted CBD isolate per bath bomb. There are three different duos available: Peace & Calming; Refresh & Unwind; Uplift & Relax. The ingredients in the bath bombs are not listed on the product page.

Lastly, there are the Essential Oil Roll-ons. They come in three options: Peace (Lavender); Relax (Eucalyptus and Lavender) and Refresh (Peppermint and Lemon). There is 50mg of CO2 extracted CBD isolate per bottle, and the amount of CBD per serving varies based on application. The product description states that you can roll this product on to ease stress and promote relaxation. The exact ingredients were not found on the product page.

Third party lab results for all of the indulgent line products are found under the “Labsheet” tab.

Product Name Size Potency Price Price CBDper mg
CBD Bath Bomb (Peace, Refresh, Relax, Unwind, Uplift) 6 oz 150 MG / 150 MG per serving $17.99 $0.12
CBD Bath Bomb Duo 3.6oz 200 MG / 100 MG per serving $19.99 $0.10
Essential Oil Roll On (Peace, Refresh, Relax) 0.3oz 50 MG $24.99 $0.50

Deals & Bundles

Bundles

Green Roads has a handful of bundles which may help you save money as well as try a variety of their items to see what you like.

Mom Care Deluxe Bundle

Includes:

200mg Bath Bomb Duo ($19.99)

30 count Relax Capsules ($43.99)

CBD Chocolate Bar ($24.99)

The Muscle & Joint Cream ($11.99)

CBD Sample Pack: CBD Muscle and Joint Cream, Relax and Sleep Capsules, CBD Broad Spectrum Oils 25mg Original, Apple Kiwi Bliss and Mint Breeze (value not determined)

Photo Cube Holder

Packed in pink confetti with silk rosebuds

Value: $100.96+

Price: $99.99

Savings: $0.97

Note: the value of the added samples has not been determined or factored into the savings

Mom Care Bundle

Includes:

200mg Bath Bomb Duo ($19.99)

30 count Relax Capsules ($43.99)

CBD Sample Pack: CBD Muscle and Joint Cream, Relax and Sleep Capsules, CBD Broad Spectrum Oil 25mg Original, Apple Kiwi Bliss and Mint Breeze (value not determined)

Photo Cube Holder

Packed in pink confetti with silk rosebuds

Value: $63.98

Price: $69.99

Savings: none

Note: the value of the added samples has not been determined or factored into the savings

Beginner’s Bundle

Includes:

Kiwi Bliss 300mg CBD Oil ($44.99)

Sleepy ZZZ’s 25mg – 2 Pack ($9.49)

Relax Bears 10mg – 5 Pack ($7.50)

7mg CBD Tea Bag ($5.99)

Value: $67.97

Price: $67.99

Savings: none

My Furry Pal CBD Gift Bundle – Small Dogs

Includes:

30mL 60mg CBD oil ($19.99)

10 pack pet wipes (Value not determined)

Toy (Value not determined)

Value: $19.99

Price: $19.99

Savings: none

Note: the value of the added gifts has not been determined or factored into the savings

My Furry Pal CBD Gift Bundle – Medium Dog

Includes:

30mL 210mg CBD oil ($39.99)

10 pack pet wipes (Value not determined)

Toy (Value not determined)

Value: $39.99

Price: $39.99

Savings: none

Note: the value of the added gifts has not been determined or factored into the savings

My Furry Pal CBD Gift Bundle – Large Dog

Includes:

30mL 600mg CBD oil ($59.99)

10 pack pet wipes (Value not determined)

Toy (Value not determined)

Value: $59.99

Price: $59.99

Savings: none

Note: the value of the added gifts has not been determined or factored into the savings

Purchasing a bundle does not technically offer any savings per se. For some of the bundles, such as the Mom Care Deluxe Bundle, there are a handful of samples that add extra value. Of all the bundles, this one is the most beneficial. Otherwise, the bundles combine a few popular items but do not save you any money.

Deals

Although Green Roads does not mention the availability of any samples, they do offer some discount options. Upon entering their website, there is an offer for 10% off of your order which is obtained by entering your email address.

Green Roads also has a point system. For each dollar you spend, you get one point and for every 20 points, you get $1 toward your next purchase. Also, if you refer a friend, your friend gets $15 toward their $85+ purchase, and you get 300 points, equal to $15. Plus, there are multiple point bonuses for leaving a review, following Green Roads on social media, opening an account, and special birthday points.

There are also discounts available to military and first responders. Both can receive 50% off the price of items after validating their status.

Buying Experience

The buying experience is fairly straightforward and user friendly. Under the “shop” tab, you can find all of the products available for purchase. They are also categorized by product type; oil, topical, edible, etc. for easy visibility. Under each product, you can easily see the price, quantity of CBD, reviews of the product by number of stars, and a button to add an item to your cart. Once you click on the item, it brings you to the product page where you can learn more about the product. The product page shows which type of CBD is in the product, since some products are available formulated using broad spectrum or isolate CBD, the flavor/function, and strength options. For some products, different flavors are available, so you can easily switch between different options. Below, it shows the total quantity of CBD per product, the product size and weight, as well as the CBD content per serving.

Below there are some key facts about the products, including the taste, whether it is vegan, whether it is tested on animals, and other relevant facts. You can also find a detailed description of the product, the labsheet, which contains the third party lab results, and reviews of the product.

Once you have added a product to your cart, you can continue shopping or checkout. There is a checkout button in the right upper corner of the website. You have the option to checkout as a guest or as a member. As a member you can earn points on your purchase. You will be asked to fill out your shipping information next. You can see the total price on the right hand side of your screen. Next, you enter your billing address and payment information. Shipping is free for most orders, however, there is an option to pay the “flat rate” of $9.95. It does not specify here how long shipping will take with either option. The last step is pressing the “place my order” button, and you are all set.

Shipping generally takes 2-3 business days from when you place your order. Our products arrived in 2 business days in a white FEDEX envelope. Inside, there was a green Green Roads cardboard box with all of our products neatly placed inside. They also provided a thank you letter and two free 25mg CBD froggies as a thank you for support during this tough time in America due to COVID-19.

We reached out to Green Roads using the chat option, which essentially sends them an email with your question. We asked them why some of their products do not include pictures or lists of the ingredients. They responded within an hour or so and stated that the products all have pictures with the ingredients listed on them, which is not the case for a large portion of their products. Although they answered quickly and politely, they did not seem to be aware that there are numerous products without ingredient lists available.

Products Reviewed

We reviewed several of the products from Green Roads including capsules, topicals, edibles, coffee, and tinctures.

CBD Relax Capsules

The Relax Capsules by Green Roads are packaged in a small, cardboard box that has information about the product on the front, such as “isolate” at the top of the label, 25mg of CBD per capsule, 750mg of CBD total, vegan, and with 5-HTP. The box does not state that their CBD is CO2 extracted, however, this information is stated on their website.

The front of the box also indicates that this product is “moderate” in potency and has zero THC. The side of the box offers information about the difference between CBD isolate, full spectrum, and broad spectrum CBD. In this case, the isolate box is highlighted. The back of the box has the supplement facts which lists the ingredients: 300mg of GABA, 25mg of 5-HTP, and 25mg of CBD isolate per capsule. The capsule is made from vegetable cellulose, which is vegan. Although there are no indicated uses listed on the label, the side of the box discusses “finding a little peace and calm.”

The directions are to “take one capsule per day or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional”. The side of the box has a QR code, which links to the third party lab results. You can find the batch number on the bottom on the box, which correlated to the exact testing results for easy comparison. When we examined the lab results for this particular batch of product, we easily found our batch number on their website. However, when looking at the results, we did not find an easy to read and understand quantity of CBD. The CBD content was stated only as a percentage. We contacted the customer care chat to ask how to determine the content of CBD in this product via their chat. The associate did not know and had to contact the pharmacist directly and told us it could take a few days to get an answer.

The customer care representative emailed me with this response ” …I sincerely apologize for not getting back to you. I’ve enclosed what my supervisor sent me on how to calculate the capsules. The lab sheets are very hard to understand and calculate. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need anything else. Again my apologies.” They also provided a full breakdown of how many mg of CBD each capsule contained as well as the total amount of CBD per bottle. The lab results showed that there was 0% THC and a passing grade for contaminants, so we did not require any further clarification there. It appears that even the customer care team cannot interpret some of their third-party lab results on their own, which makes us question why they would not post something more easy-to-read for the general public.

After opening the box, you will find a plastic tub with a child proof top. The same information found on the box can be found printed on the plastic tub. The capsules themselves are clear, and the ingredients within are a light brown color. There is no odor. Each tub contains 30 capsules, and the serving size is one capsule. The cost of this product was $49.99, which means each mg of CBD cost $0.07.

CBD Oil – Moderate

The CBD oil tincture comes in a green cardboard box. The front label includes details such as the type of CBD, which was broad spectrum, 0.0mg THC, the flavor which was original, 25mg of CBD per mg, and 750mg total. The side of the box gives more details about the difference between types of CBD, and the broad spectrum area is highlighted to indicate that this is the type of CBD in this product. They do not list their extract method on their products, which is CO2 extraction. There are no directions for use on the box, however, there is a picture of a syringe that is included in the box. The back of the box includes the supplement facts, including the nutritional facts, as well as the ingredient list: glycerin, MCT oil, sunflower lecithin, sunflower seed oil, and hemp seed oil. Based on the ingredients, this product is vegan friendly. There is also a QR code on the side of the box and a batch number on the bottom. When we compared the third party lab results, the product contained no contaminants or THC. The CBD content was 782mg of CBD per bottle, which means there was 32mg more CBD than listed. The variance is 4.3%, which is below the acceptable 10% variance.

Inside the box, you will find a plastic syringe and stopper, as well as detailed instructions concerning how to use the syringe to extract the CBD from the bottle. The directions also instruct the user to hold the CBD under your tongue for 30 seconds. There are no indicated uses listed on this product.

The bottle itself is made from glass and has much of the same information as what is printed on the box. Each bottle contains 30mL of CBD with 25mg per mL and 750mg total. This product sells for $89.99, which means each mg of CBD is $0.12.

The oil itself is viscous, sweet, and earthy. The glycerin imparts a very sweet taste, which can taste artificial to some. There is almost no odor to the product. Once in the mouth, the CBD oil feels a bit slimy and thick, almost like honey. It leaves a bit of an earthy aftertaste.

CBD Muscle and Joint Cream – Relief

The CBD Muscle and Joint Cream – Relief is contained in a white cardboard box which is labeled on the front with the type of CBD, isolate, zero THC, and 350mg of CBD total. The side of the box lists all of the ingredients. The Muscle and Joint Cream – Relief is created using water, sunflower oil, glycerin, avocado oil, bentonite clay, chamomile, lavender oil, cucumber, and some preservatives. There is also more information about the different types of CBD, with the term isolate highlighted. They do not describe the type of extraction employed, which is CO2 extraction.

The directions for use are to “apply the desired amount to area and rub in. Use every 4-6 hours as needed.” There are also important warnings under the directions which are based around safety. There is a QR code on the side of the box, and a batch number on the bottom. When comparing the third party results, we found that there was 302.09mg of CBD per bottle, zero THC, and the product passed tests for all contaminants. These results show that there is 47.91mg less CBD in the container than listed on the label which represents a 14% variance. The box does state that there is up to a 20% variance in CBD levels, however, the generally accepted variance is 10%.

The bottle itself is a white plastic bottle with much of the same information as is printed on the box. You must twist the lid to allow the pump to pop out. The cream pumps out easily and is very light in texture and color, almost a light beige. It rubs in quickly and does not leave a residue. Overall it feels quite hydrating. The scent is of chamomile and lavender. Each bottle contains 1oz of cream and sells for $49.99. Since each application amount will vary, it is hard to say how many servings each bottle has. Each mg of CBD costs $0.13.

CBD Bath Bomb – Unwind

The CBD bath bomb comes in a cardboard box with small circular windows on the side, which allows the consumer to view the product inside. The front of the box lists the name of the product, the type which was Unwind (Ylang Ylang), the quantity of CBD, which was 150mg per bomb, and zero THC. The side of the box states that there may be THC in the product, up to 0.3%, and the CBD content may vary by up to 20%. They do not explicitly state their extraction method on the label, however it is easily found on their website.

The bottom of the box has the batch number, and the side of the box has a QR code that connects you to the third party lab results. When comparing the results, we easily found out the batch number, and the lab results showed that there were 149.60mg of CBD and 0 THC content. The product passed all tests for contaminants. This means that there is 0.40mg less CBD than advertised, which represents a 0.3% variance, well below the industry accepted 10%.

The directions for use read “unwrap your luscious bath bomb. Gently drop it into a tub of warm water for a soothing experience.” The ingredients were listed and include sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, corn starch, water, coconut oil, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLS), kaolin clay, polysorbate 80, ylang-ylang oil, CBD, and FD&C Blue #1.

The bath bomb itself is pink and yellow and feels chalky to the touch. There is one bath bomb per package and the product weighs 6oz. If you press your nail into it, some powder will easily fall off. When placed in water, it begins to fizz and dissolve until the bath bomb is completely consumed. The smell was mild and soothing. The cost of bath bombs is $17.99 each, which means each mg of CBD is $0.12.

Hemp Flower Coffee

The Hemp Flower Coffee from Green Roads is delivered in a black plastic and brown paper bag. The front of the bag states that it is a medium roast, handcrafted in small batches, made using Columbian coffee and American hemp, and that the coffee delivers a rich, smooth taste. Each bag contains 71g. They do not say how much CBD should be in each bag or what type of CBD is used in formulating Hemp Flower Coffee.

The back of the bag gives some more detail about the coffee beans and flavor notes as well as the ingredients, which are coffee, and hemp. The direction for use read “Use two tablespoons of Green Roads Coffee for every 6 oz of water, or adjust to your preference”. There is a QR code and batch number on the back, which connects you to the third party lab results. Green Roads attaches a sticker that lists the third party lab results for the quantity of THC (0.09mg/g), CBD (0.27mg/g), GBG (16.26mg/g), total cannabinoids (16.93mg/g) and the expiration date.

When comparing the third party lab results, they were the same as what was listed on the package. It should be noted that the majority of cannabinoids are not CBD but CBG. We also noted that they did not test for solvents, microbial contamination or terpenes.

This product sells for $14.99. Depending on the strength of coffee you prefer, the number of servings per container will vary. The total quantity of CBD in this product is 19.17mg, and there are 1154mg of GBG per package.

The coffee is pre-ground, and dark brown in color. It had a strong aroma of coffee and caramel. Flavorwise, wat is mildly bitter and medium in intensity.

CBD Relax Bears

The CBD Relax Bears we received come in a pack of five, and each contained 10mg of CBD isolate. However, it doesn’t state which type of CBD is in these gummies on the label, or that they use CO2 extraction. They come in a small plastic package. The front of the package lists the quantity (5), CBD per gummy (10mg), and total CBD (50mg). The top of the package says there is 0.0% THC. The back of the package lists the nutrition facts. Each bear has 10 calories, 3g of carbs (2g sugar) 0g of fat, and 1g of protein.

The ingredients are corn syrup, sugar (from beets), water, gelatin, citric acid, artificial and natural flavors, pectin, lactic acid, FD&C Red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, and blue 1. As you can see, there are artificial colors and flavors. The gummies are not vegan due to the gelatin. There are no directions for consuming the gummies or indicated uses listed.

There is also a QR code on the package, but no batch number. This means you must scan the QR code to access the exact third party lab results. When examining the results, we found there was 11.814mg of CBD per gummy, 0% THC, and no contaminants. This means that there is an 11.84% variance, which is higher than the acceptable 10%.

The gummies are as a flavor assortment and come in red, blue, orange, yellow, and green. They are sweet and pleasant as well and chewy. Overall, they are pleasing and enjoyable. The price of these gummies is $7.50, which means each mg of CBD costs $0.15.

Sleepy ZZZ’s

The Sleepy ZZZ’s come in a pack of two, and each has 25mg of broad spectrum CBD . However, the label does not list which type of CBD they use to prepare this product or Green Roads uses CO2 extraction. This information is available on the website. The Sleepy ZZZ”s come in a small plastic package with details about the product printed on the packaging. The front of the package lists the quantity (2), CBD per gummy (25mg), and total CBD content (50mg). The top of the package says there is no detectable THC. The front also says that the gummies are pectin based, non-GMO, and vegan. The back of the package lists the nutrition facts. Each gummy supplies 15 calories, 4g of carbs (2g sugar) 0g of fat, and 0g of protein.

The ingredients are natural terpenes, pectin, citric acid, sugar, non-GMO corn syrup, natural flavors, natural coloring, and 0.5mg of melatonin per gummy. As you can see, there are no artificial colors or flavors and no animal products. The directions for use say to “eat one gummy before bedtime (eat two gummies for maximum dose).”

There is a QR code on the package, as well as a batch number and expiration date. When reading the results, we found there was 49.28mg of CBD per package, 0% THC, and no contaminants. This means that there is a 1.4% variance, which is much lower than the acceptable 10%.

The gummies are berry-like in flavor and come in red, purple, and yellow. They are sweet, mild, and chewy. Overall, they are a bit bitter but overall enjoyable. The price of these gummies is $9.49, which means each mg of CBD costs $0.19.

CBD Froggie

We received two 25mg CBD Froggies as a bonus. These came in an individualized plastic sleeve package which lists the name of the product, and quantity of CBD (25mg). The CBD used in formulating Froggies is broad spectrum and there was no detectable THC. The back of the package lists the ingredients, which are corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, FD&C Red 40, yellow 6, yellow 5, blue 1, and CBD. There are no directions for use, but there is a warning that the product could make your drowsy.

There is a QR code on the back, as well as the batch number and expiration date. We assessed the third party lab results, which showed that there were 26.70mg of CBD per Froggie, which means there is a variance of 6.8%, well below the acceptable 10%. The results confirmed that there was no THC and the product passed tests for all contaminants.

These Froggies sell for $4.75 each, which means it costs $0.19 per mg of CBD. The froggies are red and shaped like a frog. They are chewy and had a sugar coating. The flavor was sweet, but not too sweet. Froggies tasted like a standard gummy candy.

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Stephanie Nichols
Stephanie Nichols
Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Stephanie Nichols is a practicing, licensed Naturopathic Physician in Arizona. In her practice, she helps her patients resolve their health concerns through an integrative, functional medicine approach. Her focus is on digestive issues, mental health, autoimmunity, and hormonal concerns. Dr. Stephanie utilizes a combination of herbal therapies, such as CBD, lifestyle, and dietary changes to help people transform their health. She knows first hand the efficacy of herbal treatments. She graduated with honors, from the highly esteemed Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
Leonard Haberman
Leonard Haberman
Physician & Chemist
Dr. Leonard Haberman is a physician and chemist who has been involved in solving chemical and medical problems for 43 years. He graduated from New York University as a dual major in chemistry and biology and went on to obtain a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota where his focus was synthetic methods. He returned to the university in 2005, graduating with an MD degree in 2009. He has published in the open literature. He holds two patents and currently works as a consultant, assisting clients with projects within the disciplines of medicine and chemistry that have potential business applications.

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