Charlotte’s Web CBD oil started with seven Colorado-based brothers (the Stanley Brothers) who wanted to help a young girl and her family. It went on to become the gold standard for CBD oil in the United States.
Charlotte’s Web CBD Quick Summary
Don’t want to read the full review? Here’s a quick summary of some things that stood out the most when we were doing our Charlotte’s Web CBD Review:
- Undeniable quality
- Taste and flavor are extraordinary (especially the Lemon Twist CBD oils)
- USA-grown, USA-made products
- 10mL sampler options so you can try the oils first without spending a lot of money
- Product range is much more affordable after the recent pricing structure update
- To be honest, none that we can think of
Charlotte’s Web CBD Complete Review
Before we get into our Charlotte’s Web CBD review, let us remind you all of one thing. Hemp is a type of cannabis, and all forms of cannabis should at least have an underlying cannabis taste and/or aroma. Here at WayofLeaf, we have reviewed many “CBD” products that are void of any cannabis taste or smell.
Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers is certainly not a brand that falls into this category. It’s obvious that their entire range of products, from their oils to their gummies, actually come from cannabis (US-grown hemp, to be exact). You realize as soon as you open the lid on a jar of gummies or CBD oil that this is legit, high-quality stuff.
In this Charlotte’s Web CBD oil review, we’ll be discussing the specific products we tried. We’ll go over things like taste, effectiveness, price, and how these products compare to some of our favorite go-to oils. We’ll also discuss the brand’s refreshed pricing structure, including relevant discounts. Charlotte’s Web used to be quite expensive compared to other top-of-the-line brands, but they have since modified their product range (without compromising on quality) and are now more accessible to a wider range of budgets. Keep reading to find out whether the brand is worth the investment.
The Charlotte’s Web Story
Charlotte’s Web CBD oil has got quite a unique backstory. The brand started with seven Colorado-based brothers (the Stanley Brothers) who wanted to help a young girl and her family. You’ve probably heard about this high-profile news story in the New York Times or 60 Minutes.
With experience in hemp cultivation, the Stanley Brothers developed genetics for a unique hemp plant that was high in CBD. The plant would not get users high, but would still provide the users the opportunity to achieve the potential wellness benefits of cannabis.
The brothers’ assumptions were spot on, and back in 2012, the ‘Charlotte’s Web’ CBD brand was born. As we said, you’ve likely heard about the Stanley Brother’s fascinating story on national news channels. If you haven’t, make sure and check it out online because we don’t go into much detail about it here in this article.
Anyway, the ‘CW Hemp’ brand created by the Boulder-based brothers went on to become the gold standard for CBD oil in the United States. Nowadays, many recognize the brand as the ‘World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract’ company. And as skeptical as we can be, we can’t disagree much with this claim.
As far as the folks behind the brand itself, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with them a few times and it’s clear that their knowledge and passion for hemp and CBD go well beyond that of any other brand. This translates directly into their customer service, which is truly top-shelf. (Side note: whenever we review a brand, we usually call the contact phone number to get a feel for how they operate. Of course, we never tell them we’re ‘industry writers’ doing a product review. After all, we want to get treated just like every other customer does).
All in all, we’ve been blown away by the level of care and knowledge that Charlotte’s Web staff has. Most brands nowadays outsource their Customer Service to places like India – not these guys. It’s clear the entire team is dedicated to quality, and that’s what we’ve come to expect of CW Hemp products. After all, there’s a reason why they’re consistently regarded as one of the highest-quality hemp extracts in the country.
Anyway, enough about the people behind the CW Hemp label. Let’s check out a few of the products and get on with the Charlotte’s Web CBD oil review.
Uses and Potential Wellness Benefits of Charlotte’s Web CBD
For decades, hemp has had the misfortune of being illegally classed with “other” forms of cannabis (i.e. marijuana). For this reason, it has been difficult for researchers to study it.
However, the limited amount of research that has been done on cannabidiol has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, the world’s first natural CBD-based medication, Epidiolex, was recently approved by the FDA for prescription use.
That said, it’s important to distinguish between a prescription drug like Epidiolex and something like Charlotte’s Web CBD oil. Charlotte’s Web is not a medication – it’s a hemp-based dietary supplement. As such, it is not designed or manufactured to “treat, cure, or diagnose” any disease or medical condition.
If you want to read up on the potential health benefits of cannabidiol, you’ll have to do that on your own time. Just make sure and search out quality, academic articles from .gov or .edu websites. There’s a lot of bogus, agenda-driven stuff on the web, so be wary of that.
Of course, there are still many potential benefits to taking Charlotte’s Web CBD oil. Our reviewer found the products to be incredibly helpful in supporting and maintaining a healthy sleep cycle, as well as calming him down and improving focus during long hours at work. As anyone who sits behind a computer screen for a living will attest to, it is tough to stay on task for eight (or more) hours a day.
As far as ordering online if you’re actually wanting to buy Charlotte’s Web CBD oil, it is an absolute breeze no matter where you live. And regarding where to order it online, you’ll want to make sure you buy directly from the CW website so you don’t end up with a knockoff product.