For a cannabinoid with no psychoactive effects, CBD (aka cannabidiol) sure is creating a big buzz. There have never been so many CBD-only products in multiple categories, infused with either industrial hemp oil or whole plant hemp or cannabis oil, as awareness of CBD’s potential benefits increases. It can get a little confusing.
While increased research is needed to accurately understand the potential benefits of hundreds of plant compounds in cannabis, CBD has been shown to have a number of beneficial effects for even serious medical conditions like epilepsy and cancer. The anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, and pain relief properties of CBD, at this point, are well known.
But how do you know what’s going to work for you? How do you introduce CBD into your wellness regime? Will you react better to edibles, topicals, sublinguals, or combustibles? How do you make sure you get a consistent dose or the correct application methods for your needs? Do you know what you need?
More importantly, do you know what you need or like enough to buy a big, old bottle of it or invest a significant amount into luxury CBD skincare, for instance? If you’re not sure, then a CBD subscription box just might be for you.
“With over 850 cannabis-derived CBD products on the market and a growing demand for luxurious wellness brands, we decided to become our subscribers’ CBD personal shoppers. With the Wellness Box, you can expect a dose of effective healing and relief with an assortment of our favorite CBD products,” said Lucky Box Club co-founder Eliza Maroney. Lucky Box, which is included on this list, is about to launch a CBD-only membership subscription.
Subscription memberships also may be the only way to go for consumers with limited access to vendors, to receive various products. Mainstream retailers are still shy to stock CBD due to federal prohibition on “cannabis-infused” products and traditional cannabis dispensaries in legal states typically offer a limited selection of CBD-only products.
Products infused with CBD oil sourced from industrial hemp are legal to sell and ship nationwide, since hemp is low in THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis). Federal regulations require test levels at less than .03 percent THC in CBD-only products. You must, however, be over 18 to purchase CBD products.
Many experts believe other plant compounds found in cannabis enhance the benefits of CBD, though THC continues to be federally prohibited. Whole plant cannabis, in legal states, is bred specifically to create complex cannabinoid profiles, which can also include CBD-dominant strains. Products infused with CBD sourced from whole plant cannabis require medical certification for purchase.
The vendors on this list offer a wide range of products to try–everything from hemp seed super foods to topical lotions and potions to vape cartridges, and much more. So, if you’re CBD-curious, enjoy samples, and love a surprise (and who doesn’t?), these monthly membership subscriptions will curate a box, wrap it up, and send it:
CBD Healthbox –This subscription offers discounted assortments, discrete packaging, and LOTS of educational material for CBD newbies on their website. Everything they send is “100 percent legal” and sourced from hemp oil, which CBDHealthbox said is processed to retain whole plant cannabinoids, except THC– “When possible, we include products which were American-grown, third-party lab tested, organic, and which utilize full spectrum CBD products.” As with all subscription services; the longer the subscription, the deeper the discount. From CBDHealthbox.com.
Discovery Club™–“CBD’s Superstore in a box,” and “Bringing Wellness to the World” are this subscription membership’s slogans, offering curated samples from more than 50 affiliated brands. To get an idea about what’s in the box, Discovery Club’s CEO wrote, “There are so many ways to activate the body’s endocannabinoid system with today’s products: Creams and sprays, lotions and salves, tinctures and capsules, edibles, candies, water flavorings, teas and coffee, and even pet products.” At DiscoveryClub.us.
Gramsly–Nicely packaged with sleek, simple marketing, Gramsly offers 3-4 products a month, curated and vetted by their staff. “You can’t experience the benefits of CBD with just a sample, all of our products have been selected to give you a large enough supply you can actually reap the benefits from,” so if you want to try more than just a couple of applications, a full-sized assortment may be very appealing. Visit HelloGramsly.com.
Hemple Box–This subscription lets you refine your profile preferences to choose from CBD vape liquids, tinctures, edibles, concentrates, capsules, vape pens, and topical lotions from more than 20 brands, at 20-40 percent discounts. “We’ve done the hard work, sifting through the ever-growing number of CBD brands so that you can zone straight in on high quality and authentic products,” said Hemple Box. In small-, premium-, and deluxe-sized assortments. At HempleBox.com.
Lucky Box Club–This monthly subscription started out offering THC-infused assortments in California, but is about to launch a CBD-only box subscription. “Curated premium CBD products discreetly, safely, and professionally. Our CBD sommeliers select and source the finest products on the market to fill our cannabis boxes,” Lucky Box said. Boutique-style packaging gives their black, hexagon-shaped box a high-end, gift-like feel, and some brands represented include Kush Queen, Medicine Box chocolates, and Papa & Barkley. From LuckyBoxClub.com.