Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have been very hard on hemp CBD oil and the companies that make them. And for good reasons too.
In my opinion, many of these companies are dishonest at best, while some are predatory and downright criminal.
Many CBD oil companies have made hyperbolic claims as to the effectiveness of their products at treating serous chronic diseases, such as cancer, seizure disorders, and many other chronic conditions.
Many of them perpetuate the claim that THC is only used to get high and never mention the important role it plays in treating most of these chronic conditions. They post a plethora of testimonials espousing their miraculous benefits in treating these conditions.
Some of these companies have even lobbied state governments to limit the laws for legalizing medial cannabis to only allow hemp CBD oil while still maintaining the illegal status for anything containing more than 3% THC.
The hemp CBD oil companies in recent years, despite being produced by cannabis, have enjoyed a quasi-legal status because of their very low levels of THC, thus allowing them to do business within the United States with relative impunity.
Many of these hemp CBD oil companies, both domestically and outside the US, have shipped untested CBD oils to thousands of people at exorbitant prices. This, to no surprise, drew the attention of the FDA, who tested some of the oils that were being shipped from both domestic and international sources and determined that they contained little or no actual CBD.
These tests also found that many of these oils were contaminated with pollutants such as pesticides, molds and heavy metals.
So this, and the distorted health claims put out by these companies for all the conditions that hemp cbd could treat put a black eye on the entire industry and brought the wrath of the DEA onto them, when they declared in December of 2016, that CBD, like THC, is a schedule I drug. This threw the entire industry into legal purgatory which has been made even more tenuous now, by an attorney general just itching to wreak havoc on the entire cannabis industry.
Because of all this, I have been very vocal about my distrust of any CBD products and the companies that make them.
As many of you know, I have a Facebook group, The Medical Pot Guide, that now has over 30,000 members. Lately, I have been in conversations with some of my very closest and most trusted colleagues and friends who have shared their knowledge and experience about some hemp CBD Oil companies that don’t fit the mold that I’ve created for them.
They convinced me that there are some excellent companies out there who are socially responsible and making excellent products.
I decided to investigate this further and so I posted, within my group, an open invitation for people representing these companies to fill out a lengthy form, disclosing their positions on many of my concerns with their industry, and invited them to send me samples of their products.
I received several responses, and I must confess, that every one that replied exemplify a standard that is way higher, then most of the companies that I have been exposed for the last several years.
Out of these responses where are a small handful that I feel are exactly what I was looking for when it comes to top quality products along with exceptional socially responsibility.
The people who are running these companies are providing enormous value to thousands of people. They are in it for the right reasons. They are very passionate about helping people to heal. They donate their time and products to help those that can’t afford it.
I have been so impressed with these amazing people along with the quality of their products, that I decided to actively promote these companies within my Facebook group, on my podcast, and within my social media.
Those of you that know me and have followed me understand what a radical pivot that is. I have never really promoted any company, much less a CBD oil company in my group. EVER. So, this is a big and exciting change for me.
Now I want to be completely transparent and upfront with you. I have never established any kind of business or affiliate relationship in all the years that I’ve been doing my podcasts. I never wanted to appear biased or be questioned about the sincerity or motivation of any recommendations or advice that I did make.
And… The only organizations that I have promoted are medical professionals and medical cannabis resources that I know and feel very good about. AND… I never received a dime from any of them.
But Now, I’m willing to put my name and reputation on the line by recommending these few exceptional companies and therefore I’ve set up affiliate relationships with them.
I love their products and love the people working to make these excellent products. I am proud and honored to recommend and support them. They are good people doing exceptional good on this planet.
I love Mark because of his ultra-scientific approach to product formulation as well as his almost insane focus on quality and purity.
Mark produces exceptional lotions, tinctures, shampoos and conditioners. You will be hearing a lot more about Mark and KUSA!
I did an interview with Mark. In it, he talks extensively about CBD oil answering many of the questions that I often see and hear within my Facebook group. It is very informative.
CLICK HERE to listen to the interview with Mark MacAuley of KUSA – The Truth about CBD Oil
CLICK HERE to go to the KUSA website!
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The next company that I’m very proud to be affiliated with is Theramu, located in Bakersfield, California.
This company is impossible not to love. Theramu is a family-owned company that puts their heart and soul into their products.
Their CEO, Joel Greengrass, (love the name, obviously he was fated for this position), has an impressive background in business and also has multiple sclerosis.
He was so impressed by the benefits that he received from their products that he turned down a top 50 corporate position to take over as CEO of Theramu.
Theramu puts out a truly exceptional product line, including topicals and tinctuers, and has their total focus on helping people obtain relief from suffering. You have to hear their story.