How do you find a quality cannabidiol (CBD) brand when you are searching the Internet? It is a buyer-beware conundrum. If you do not have a recommendation from a medical professional, it will be a disaster. Cannabis for medicinal results is already a trial-and-error dosing problem. Now, combine that with a product trial and error journey and you may give up altogether.

This column repeatedly gives recommendations for cultivators who are vetted by yours truly. Today I will give you a resource for finding other brands to try. When I started my journey eight years ago, a very wise individual who suffered from Lupus, told me to not give up. It took her ten years to figure out the right product, right dose, and right combination whereby she is off her pharmaceuticals and on only natural herbs.



The agricultural technology, research, and legalization advances in the US and foreign countries, everyone is trying to make money. When I started sampling brands in the Coachella Valley, CA there were only 2 or 3. Now when I visit dispensaries there are multiple products to choose from. I have always educated my readers to NOT go on Amazon to find your medicinal product. You can find lotions or body creams, but they are not tested nor recommended for medicinal use.


The website is a good place to start. They have listed the 10 best cannabis brands. The deciding factor is the articles are edited by professional RNs. Dominique Fontaine is a holistic nurse, a health and wellness nurse coach, a holistic nurse educator, and a medical cannabis nurse coach and consultant. Eloise Theisen is a board-certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Radicle Health CEO, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Stanford Health Care, and Lecturer on YouTube. Those were mouthfuls. Both RNs are editors for this website.

What I like most about this website is the information for US and non-US brands. There are Spanish and English choices for reading. The comparisons are standard, and this is a sample:

Price: $$$

CBD type: full-spectrum

Organic: yes

Best for: people looking to benefit from the entourage effect, people who prioritize organic ingredients

COAs: available online

Pros: organic, full-spectrum, 30-day guarantee

Cons: expensive

If you click on the product picture you will be taken to their website. You also can access the COAs (Certificate of Analysis) of the product. If you have never done this, try it. You will see the numerous chemicals tested, cannabinoids, pesticides, molds, minerals, and terpenes. All products recommended must have testing done by an outside independent agency.


Medical Cannabis News is another international cannabis website. If you are a traveler this website is for you. Articles are about legalization in Israel, Costa Rica, Germany, Thailand, and many other countries. Wherever you are traveling, you will have the latest on cannabis legalization. Surveys show that cannabis smokers have outpaced tobacco in the US in February 2023.

An article titled, Tips for Using Cannabis on Pets, is a favorite. We definitely strive for pharmaceutical companies to lose billions annually in sales due to cannabis legalization. There are numerous icons to share your favorite on your preferred social media.

Check this one out: you click on the flag icon in the upper right corner of the article it will change the Spanish to English. This brand also delineates the benefits, dosage, and how to use icons. The pictures below the article are the ingredients. Click on the heading Osmosis CBD and it takes you to their website where you see their other products. If you are going to Costa Rica, you will already know what to buy when you arrive.

I love both of these websites for the sophisticated traveler. Remember do not buy a product on the Internet unless it is recommended by a professional physician or nurse. Do not be tempted to buy from a phishing advertisement in your email.

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