CV Sciences, A Leader In The Hemp CBD Industry
Updated: Mar 15, 2019
Since 2012, CV Sciences, Inc. has been paving the way for the hemp-derived CBD industry. As one of the first hemp CBD companies with the #1 selling hemp CBD brand, their mission to improve well‐being underscores their values, operations, and products.
Q: Tell us about CV Sciences: When was Plus CBD Oil introduced?
CV Sciences (CV), formerly CannaVest, was one of the first few suppliers of CBD oil dating back into 2013. Even at that time management knew that there was a lack of finished product players who understood how to create, sell and market a dietary supplement. In 2014, the PlusCBD Oil™ brand was created with the help of natural products industry veteran, Stuart Tomc, VP of Human Nutrition at CV. The company invested in hiring internal staff from the supplement industry to handle marketing, research and operations, and a sales force nationwide to place it. The rest is history.
PlusCBD Oil™ is now ranked the #1 selling hemp CBD brand in the natural products industry, according to SPINS Scan data. Independent health food stores and co-ops have been the true pioneers in bringing these types of products in, so SPINS is a pretty accurate barometer of how well our brand and products are doing. We are now seeing mid-sized chains jump on the CBD/phytocannabinoid bandwagon and interest is continually growing.
Q: What makes CV Sciences’ PlusCBD Oil™ a quality CBD Brand?
To make the highest quality products, we are involved in every step of the process, from Seed To Shelf™, and go the extra mile to ensure the integrity, safety, and efficacy of our products. All PlusCBD Oil™ products are carefully manufactured with our team handling every step of the process from when the EU certified hempseeds are planted in the ground to when the final hemp CBD supplement is put on the shelf.
We have all of our products tested in our state-of-the-art laboratory for cannabinoid content and send it to a third-party for full transparency. We also are the only company that has invested in toxicology work to reach Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status, to confirm the safety of our products.
Q: How does the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill change the legality of CBD in your business, or does it?
The passing of the Farm Bill with the hemp provisions within it has two significant impacts for the industry and companies like us at CV Sciences. First, it defines hemp extracts like PlusCBD Oil™ as federally legal products which clears up so much confusion around this category from a federal standpoint. This will certainly help at the state and local levels as they will look to Congress for guidance when developing and refining legislation for their respective jurisdictions. The Farm Bill passage will also commercialize the domestic production and processing of hemp which will help us start to truly develop a proper supply chain here in the US in order to achieve the scale a company with our level of distribution requires. This will be a huge opportunity for consumer products brands in the industry. We are truly excited about what the hemp provisions will do for the industry --- it frankly allows for the much needed expansion in order for us keep up with the booming demand".
What have you learned in the years since pioneering the CBD Evolution?
Our team at PlusCBD Oil™ takes pride in the expertise gained over years of history in the natural products industry. Long before hemp CBD supplements were even on anyone’s radar, our team has been advocating for health and wellness. We continue this battle by joining essential trade organizations, such as the US Hemp Roundtable, and do everything we can to educate about this misunderstood plant with seminars and training lectures. All of this effort and our wide selection of PlusCBD Oil™ products have laid a strong foundation, leading us to be the #1* selling hemp CBD supplement in the natural products channel.
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