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About Us

Discover what you can expect from the CBD Oil Review website, your steadfast source for reliable info on CBD brands, CBD products, and CBD itself. 

Why CBD Oil Review?

We take our role as consumer advocates seriously! When we first launched in 2016, we were hyper-concentrated on calling out the sketchy new CBD companies and discovering the high-quality, safe CBD brands we believe consumers deserve. Today, we still hold cannabinoid brands accountable with our 5-badge methodology, to the extent that brands have actually changed misleading claims on their websites because of our reviews!

Using our knowledge and expertise, we continue to point out what we feel may be particularly awesome (or awful) about CBD brands and products. For our content surrounding health conditions, we leverage the experience and knowledge of our medical review staff to make sure all information is accurate and helpful.

Who we are and what makes us unique

We are scrupulous, independent CBD investigators. The global COR team includes power cannabinoid users, PhDs, and cannabinoid market researchers with years of experience in the wellness industry. 

We are agnostic consumer advocates who live and breathe all things CBD! A passion for cannabinoids and consumer advocacy brought us together from all over the world. Our educational background is as diverse as our geography, with schooling in the US, Philippines, Nepal, and more. We devote hours of daily research and experimentation to help people find the best CBD brands and the best CBD products.

Our Mission

We are committed to empowering people to make informed decisions about their well-being by guiding them through the CBD experience.

Consuming CBD is a highly personal experience and choice that is based on your own needs and body conditions. We want to empower you to make the best decision for yourself. With CBD Oil Review, you can customize your own experience according to your needs and preferences

What we do

We make it easy to choose the best CBD product for you.

CBD Oil Review creates tools for supporting CBD users in product selection, education, consumption, and making the most of using CBD products. We get these tools out to our users through content production that follows a series of steps.

How we do it

We provide clear explanations with simplified, organized information to help you choose CBD products. We search the relevant criteria, survey the market for the best/new things, and keep you informed the whole way. The result is actionable info to guide you through your experience with buying and using CBD!

Who writes the content on CBD Oil Review?

Our content is crafted and curated by our team of power CBD users, cannabinoid market experts, and PhDs. Our collective experience in the fields of health and wellness, cannabis, and journalism fuel our articles with the expertise and personal experience needed to produce reliable information on all things CBD. CBD Oil Review creates content by CBD users for CBD users! That includes reviews, articles, videos, buyer guides, and more. 

Our editorial process

Step 1: The concept or idea comes to us through market research, cannabinoid research, brand outreach, etc. We get our information from authoritative sources, researching market trends and scientific developments in the cannabinoid space.

Step 2: The article is written by a cannabinoid power user or one of our staff of cannabinoid market experts. 

Step 3: The article is fact-checked, reviewed, and edited by a different team member to check for accuracy and quality.

Step 4: The article is medically reviewed, specifically content pertaining to CBD & Disorders. Any heavy-duty, medical-style article on our site will go through Step 4. (Our lifestyle articles written by CBD power users generally won’t require this extra step.)

Step 5: The article is published.

Step 6: We will regularly update articles to reflect the changing CBD market. The article may be updated when there are changes that will affect a brand’s score. New scientific updates in the field of cannabinoid research also necessitate updates. 

Who CBD Oil Review is for

CBD Oil Review serves CBD newbies, CBD power users, and everyone in between…We are here to help anyone with questions surrounding CBD get actionable information. Accurate info that will inform their purchasing decision, to make the best choice for them. If you have ever wondered the following about a CBD product, you’re in the right place:

  • Will it work for you or not?
  • Has it been tested for safety?
  • How do I know if it’s potent?
  • How do I know if it’s a good value for my dollar?
  • How does it stand up to comparable CBD products?
  • Is the manufacturer considered a ‘good’ brand?

What types of tools will I find on CBD Oil Review to support me as a cannabinoid user?

For everyone around the world on their CBD journey, we create the following forms of expertly crafted and curated content to serve all your cannabinoid needs:

CBD Brand Reviews Based on Our Methodology

We evaluate CBD Brand Reviews based on a 5-Badge Methodology. Brands can earn badges for Quality, Safety, Mission, Charity, and Innovation based on our stringent standards. For example, to earn the Quality Badge, vendors must disclose the geographic location of their source hemp. They must also disclose their CBD extraction method and can only receive the badge if they employ clean processing (i.e. noxious solvents like butane are a big no-no). 

We’re here to empower you to make informed decisions. You might not be aware of what it takes to be an A+ CBD manufacturer/distributor. But we are. We research hundreds of companies and non-profit organizations and know what to look for…

Now you will too! Visit our Methodology Page to learn more about how we evaluate CBD brands, so you can become a CBD power user!

CBD Lifestyle Info

We are avid CBD users ourselves, and we’re always learning and sharing more about the cannabinoid lifestyle. At CBD Oil Review, you’ll find informative, accurate information about what it’s like with CBD in your life. Our lifestyle content can help you gain insights about certain products, trends, and incorporating CBD into practices like yoga, academics, and more. A treasure trove of the accurate info you want mixed with knowledge and experience from people who live and breathe the lifestyle.

Medical Reviewed Content for CBD & Disorders

We know that a lot of people with health issues are curious about what the science says behind CBD as an effective, natural treatment. To serve these seekers, we also provide Health Conditions content that is scrutinized by our medical review staff. At CBD Oil Review, we have an ethical responsibility to make sure any content related to CBD and disorders or diseases has been thoroughly reviewed by a qualified medical professional. This means you can trust our content and the people behind it.

CBD Product Reviews & Guides

It seems like an endless ocean of CBD products out there! How do you know which one is right for you? What’s the experience like? Which supplements are effective? What’s within your budget? Use our Buyers Guides to decide.

We share our experience with CBD products from high-ranking brands so that you can get in on the action. Whether it’s CBD topical creams or the best CBD products for athletes, you’ll find great resources to help you decide.

Our Values

User First – Our collective intention.

At CBD Oil Review, our collective intention is first and foremost to provide real value for CBD users who need practical answers from a reliable source. We are THE trusted guide on your CBD journey, your partner to assist you along the way. We put the user first by advocating for consumers, not CBD companies. We review cannabinoid brands and products honestly. We will always call out things we see as sketchy, unclear, or misleading. For any content relating to health conditions, we utilize the experience of our Medical Review Staff to make sure each article is accurate and reflects the latest scientific findings. Basically, our collective intention is to serve you!

Confidence – So that you can make confident, feel-good purchases.

We are cannabinoid users ourselves! We know what it’s like both to be new to CBD and to be a cannabinoid connoisseur. We use our intimate knowledge and experience in health and wellness to zero in on the cannabinoid brands and products that come from legitimate companies with best industry practices, so you don’t have to! 

Discovery – So that you can discover all the brands and buy the right CBD product for your needs.

We constantly keep track of the ever-changing CBD market to find the best brands and the most innovative products. That said, we want YOU to make your own discoveries. It’s our job to arm you with the best information to do just that.

Knowledge – To organize and educate on all things CBD usage and best practices.

We get down and dirty into cannabinoid research. We love cannabinoids, but there’s a ton of misleading information on the internet that confuses people. To make our site a source of real knowledge, we use solid science, our own personal experiences with CBD, our users’ experiences, and our Medical Review Staff, who provides important input on content that can affect your daily life (i.e. taking CBD with certain medications, etc.)

Clarity – To set healthy expectations on results, cost, and quality.

We deeply value practicing honesty and clarity. We want you to know what you can expect with CBD products when it comes to your wallet and your life. No lofty claims. No empty promises. Just clear expectations.

Meet the CBD Oil Review Team

Jason Brett, Founder

Self-care advocate, biohacker, and professional shopper of fine things. After being fed up with such a disorganized CBD landscape I decided to help level the playing field. I want to help you find the right CBD oil products so that you too can thrive! 

Corinne Trousser, Chief Editor

I’ve been in the publishing industry for over 20 years. Truth be told, my favorite topics are natural remedies, wellness, self-care, and positive psychology. But above all, I’m passionate about educating readers – so that they may make the best decision possible to live their happiest and healthiest lives. 

Catherine Rozyczko, Cannabinoid Research & Consumer Advocacy

I take CBD because the science on cannabinoids is solid, and I have seen firsthand the amazing array of benefits the hemp plant (when properly grown without chemical pesticides, etc.) offers humans and animals!

Jezelle Ditianquin, Brand Manager

I feel fulfilled when I know I made something out of a normal day. I love daydreaming. I want to have time during the day where I can just sit in a corner, be silent and just wonder – it makes me happy! (borderline crazy? LOL)


Meet our Medical Review Staff

Ayesha Rashid, PhD

Ayesha obtained an MSc in cancer and genetics from McMaster University and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Toronto. Her research focused on cancer biology and cell and molecular biology. Ayesha has presented her research at international conferences and has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed papers. With over a decade of experience, she now writes and communicates a variety of health topics, including drug development.

Dr. Rosie Carey 

Rosie is a medical doctor (general practitioner) from South Africa, now residing in New Zealand. She is passionate about preventative medicine, patient-based care, and has a keen interest in women's health and sports medicine. Rosie believes that a trusting relationship between patient and healthcare giver is paramount to optimal medical management. 

Sarah Neidler, Molecular Biologist, PhD

Sarah Neidler is a German molecular biologist with a Ph.D. in cancer research from the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow. She now works as a medical writer and editor with a focus on nutrition, diabetes, and cancer. Her main interest is how nutrition and lifestyle can help to improve general health and wellbeing. She has a special focus on natural treatments with proven efficacy, such as cannabidiol (CBD).

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Affiliate Information

At CBD Oil Review, we choose to work exclusively with affiliates who have earned a score of 4 badges or higher, according to our methodology. There are a few exceptions of certain CBD products by brands that earn 3 badges that we may include if the product is particularly innovative, popular, and of premium quality. Our aim is to only point our users in the direction of the best CBD brands and products that have been meticulously vetted by us for quality, safety, mission, charity, and innovation. If CBD Oil Review readers visit a website for one of our affiliate companies and purchase a product from one of these sellers, then CBD Oil Review receives a commission. To learn more, see our Advertising and Affiliate Disclosure.

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