Why do we review CBD products?

My name is Jeremy Orozco and I am the author of this website, CBDexamine.com, and the book Hemp for Migraine. People often ask me a simple question, “Which CBD product should I buy?” That question is harder to answer than you’d think. I believe that CBD will help many people, but there is a dark secret about most CBD products. Most CBD products are mislabeled or completely fake, according to the FDA. My goal is to find the great CBD products that may help you, as well as show you the CBD products that have inaccurate cannabinoid levels.

How we review products

We buy CBD products and test them at an independent laboratory for accurate levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. The testing facility uses high-performance liquid chromatography to obtain the most reliable levels of cannabinoids. It is an ISO 17025 certified laboratory, which is an international gold standard of accreditation to produce accurate, precise data.

We base every CBD review on the cannabinoid levels taken directly from the certificate of analysis of our independent laboratory. We post a link to the official lab results on each review, which makes us more transparent than all other CBD review websites (at the time of this writing: June 2019).

We compare the accuracy and cannabinoid levels found in each product review to dozens of other CBD products that we have tested.

Our reviews, lab testing, and photography are completed in California.

Update 2020:
We now test each product at two separate laboratories. Each product is shaken vigorously and dispensed into two different test tubes. Each test tube is labeled using a number system so that tests are blind to eliminate conflict of interest by a lab and the CBD company. The entire process is documented with photo and digital tracking. This process helps consumers know that the lab tests are honest and accurate. Note: slight differences in lab results may occur from testing methodologies of each lab or inconsistencies in the CBD product.


CBD manufacturers do not influence our reviews. The lab test results displayed in each review are provided by a third-party facility that I pay directly and that is completely independent from the product tested. Results are always published, good or bad, and never changed or altered.

Medical Disclaimer

Jeremy Orozco, Orozco Research, Inc., and CBDexamine.com do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Our content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Read the disclaimer.