CBD Brand Reviews

Green Roads CBD Review

By Ashley Jordan Ferira, PhD, RDN

Quick Summary

  • Awarded Seal of Approval
  • American-grown hemp 🇺🇸
  • Wide THC-free product selection
  • Pharmacist-formulated products
  • Save 15% with code RR15

What to Know About Green Roads CBD

Source 🇺🇸

Green Roads sources its CBD extracts from hemp plants grown in Colorado, Kentucky, and Oregon. CO2 extraction is performed in Florida.

Taste 👅

Green Roads CBD oil has a natural hemp taste that lingers in the mouth. This is common across CBD oils, but something to note. Green Roads also offers⁠ tastier CBD gummies and two flavored lines of broad-spectrum, THC-free CBD oils they launched in 2020: mint breeze and apple kiwi bliss. Green Roads CBD oils are thicker than other brands, so that’s also something to note in terms of mouthfeel.

Shopping Experience 🛍️

An easily navigable website, well-organized product offering, and free domestic shipping for orders over $50. Green Roads offers coupon options, a rewards program, and discounts for the military and first responders. Online customer service responded to questions immediately.

Range of Products

Green Roads has a massive product offering—including CBD oils, capsules, gummies, coffee, tea, chocolate, and topicals—which is a plus for a person trying to find the right product. This allows you to pick and choose what you’d like to try. They also have a CBD pet line.

Lab Testing 🔬

Green Roads touts that their “products are formulated in an ISO-6 clean room by a licensed pharmacist with more than 20 years experience.” It’s a nice statement that we can validate as we have expanded our conversations with the product developers and CEO, co-founder Laura Fuentes at Green Roads.

For multi-stage third-party testing, Green Roads uses Kaycha Labs, which is certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Fuentes also informed us that Green Roads also follows cGMPs for dietary supplements and cosmetics, which is going above and beyond in the CBD industry.

We like Green Roads transparency, with easy-to-access lab reports. You just scan the QR code on the packaging to check out lab results specific to the product.

Our Experience

Green Roads is a mature brand (started in 2012) that seems serious about quality and transparency. Green Roads origins and current portfolio is mostly hemp-derived products defined as “broad-spectrum.” This essentially means that their products contain full-spectrum CBD components but without the THC. This can be a good thing for customers who are looking to avoid any trace amount of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant).

In fact, CEO Laura Fuentes, a licensed pharmacist, was the first manufacturer to apply the term “broad-spectrum” to the hemp/CBD space. So, Green Roads has been pioneering in the broad-spectrum CBD arena for many years. As of 2020, Green Roads is now playing in the full-spectrum CBD oil space too.

Laura let us know that Green Roads is revamping their packaging across the portfolio in 2020. We like how the new packaging simply differentiates CBD isolate vs. broad-spectrum vs. full-spectrum series. We also like the clear dosing guide on the side of the box.

They are streamlining offerings to three CBD strength categories: “mild, moderate, and mighty.” The dropper or plunger (depending on the product) has mL listed on the side for an additionally easy dosing process.

Pros 👍

  • A wide range of high-quality CBD products
  • Partnership with Mission Zero, an organization working to support veterans and end the PTSD and suicide epidemics
  • Discounts designated for military and first responders
  • Transparency in posted third-party lab results
  • Pharmacist-formulated products

Cons 👎

  • No posted hemp sources. CEO Laura Fuentes helped us out (Hemp is sourced from CO, KY, OR).
  • Limited information about founders and leaders on Green Roads site
  • Use of artificial colors and flavors in many of their CBD gummy products (except Sleepy Z’s gummies, which are vegan and use natural colors/flavors). More Green Roads gummies with natural ingredients will be rolling out in 2020 according to Laura.

Green Roads Review – Important Notes

While very well organized, the volume of products on the site can be overwhelming for CBD beginners. The various concentrations offered throughout their CBD oils, gummies, topicals (creams and roll-on options), and capsules seems like a product mix for someone who knows what they’re looking for. They do offer a CBD for Beginners page, with CBD product bundle options.

Top 3 Green Roads Products

*Use code RR15 to receive 15 percent off at checkout*
Potency Options
Price Range
What We Love 😍

CBD Oil

Potency Options

CBD oils available in 100mg, 250mg, 350mg, 550mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, and 3500mg. Green Roads is moving to a mild (300mg), moderate (750mg), mighty (1500mg) approach.

Price Range

$23.95-$342.50

What We Love 😍

Green Roads broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oils have a natural hemp taste. They also offer a couple flavored oil options for their broad-spectrum line.

CBD Gummies

Potency Options

Gummies range from 50mg, 100mg, 200mg, 300mg for total CBD. Sleepy Z's have 0.5mg melatonin per gummie.

Price Range

$4.95-$43.95

What We Love 😍

Green Roads has plenty of edibles, including flavored CBD gummies (Sleepy Z's, Relax Bears, Froggies, Fruit Bites) across multiple CBD concentrations and even dark chocolate CBD.

CBD Creams

Potency Options

Pain creams come in 150mg or 300mg. Pain thermotherapy roll-on comes in 150mg or 500mg. Skin relief cream is 200mg.

Price Range

$34.95-$70.50

What We Love 😍

Green Roads has three different topicals targeting specific issues, muscle & joint relief in cream and roll-on and a cream for alleviating skin irritations.

More About the Brand

Rooted in friendship, Green Roads is driven by a “desire to help our customers live their best, and healthiest, lives.” Their mission is to offer people natural, safe alternatives to support health.

Their licensed pharmacist CEO and co-founder Laura Fuentes helps develop all of Green Roads’ CBD products with natural, plant-based ingredients. In Laura’s own words, “The mission of our company is to help every person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants.”

At its heart, Green Roads’ purpose is to inspire hope and restore happiness. To that end, they partner with Mission Zero, an organization founded by United States Army Combat Veteran Jose Belen to end the PTSD and veteran suicide epidemic. Green Roads works with veterans and military personnel to help provide healing, and ultimately, hope.

Awarded the Remedy Review Seal of Approval

Finally you can shop for CBD with confidence. Our product testing is among the most comprehensive in the industry and includes label accuracy, pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, mycotoxins, and terpenes. Look for the Remedy Review Seal when buying CBD and be sure you’re buying a quality product.

 Green Roads 550mg CBD Oil was awarded our Seal.


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