02 Mar HempMeds® – A Company of Firsts
Since 2012, HempMeds® has been recognized as an industry leader in the CBD hemp oil space. As the first company in the world to develop legal CBD hemp oil products, HempMeds® developed a number of the processes that have now become conventional in our burgeoning industry. A Company of Firsts, HempMeds® innovated testing and packaging standards and best cultivation techniques to ensure that every product that leaves our warehouse meets the demands of our customers. See our company’s achievements below.
FIRST TO CREATE A GLOBAL CBD PIPELINE
In 2012, HempMeds® took on the mission of providing cannabinoids, both safely and legally, to as many people as possible – worldwide. In order to do this, HempMeds® created the first global CBD pipeline. We grow our non-GMO hemp in Northern Europe before shipping it to the U.S. where it is manufactured into our line of CBD hemp oil products and shipped to all 50 states domestically and over 40 countries internationally.
- Our hemp is non-GMO
- All our hemp is grown in Northern Europe microclimates
- HempMeds® CBD hemp oil products manufactured in California
FIRST TO RETAIL MAINSTREAM CBD HEMP OIL PRODUCTS TO THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
Recognizing the need for a national cannabinoid market to provide access to cannabinoids to as many people as possible, despite the legal challenges, HempMeds® began researching ways to bring cannabis-based products to a wider customer base. With federal prohibition and sporadic state laws keeping medical and recreational marijuana from much of the country, HempMeds® looked for an alternative source of cannabinoids and found hemp. CBD products created from hemp were a new idea, and we set about creating the industry and making CBD available to a new set of consumers. Using our cannabinoid hemp oil pipeline, HempMeds® was able to create a safe and reliable source of hemp to sustain the newly developed hemp oil market.
- CBD hemp oil products are legal to manufacture from internationally sourced hemp
- HempMeds® products can be purchased in all 50 states and in over 40 countries
FIRST TO DELIVER CBD HEMP OIL BRANDS OVER STATE LINES
In 2012, HempMeds® began to focus on non-psychoactive CBD products with the creation of the Dixie Botanicals® and Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ brands. Dixie Botanicals® became the first mainstream CBD hemp oil product available across the U.S. Staying under the 0.3% threshold for THC in hemp products in the U.S., these CBD products are legal to purchase and ship around the world.
- Dixie Botanicals® first mainstream CBD oil brand sold in all U.S.states
- No need to visit your doctor before using HempMeds® CBD oil products
- All HempMeds® products are non-psychoactive
FIRST TO OFFER TRIPLE LAB TESTED™ PRODUCTS
Demanding safety and consistency, HempMeds® was the first cannabis company to create strict quality standards through the creation of our first of its kind Triple Lab Tested™ process. In addition to establishing optimal cannabinoid content of our hemp oil, lab testing ensures there are no potential contaminants that could end up in our products. Samples from each batch is then sent to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited testing labs. These labs test our hemp oil for the concentration of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDa, CBG, THC, and over a half dozen others. The labs also tests for mold, mildew, fungus, yeast, E.coli, Salmonella, Mycotoxins, heavy metals, and residual solvents to protect the end user from any contamination.
- Testing labs are ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited
- Tests check for consistent CBD levels
- Triple Lab Tested™ standard protects consumer from dangerous contaminants
FIRST TO SHIP CBD OIL PRODUCTS TO BRAZIL
Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) was the first hemp oil product to be approved for import and use in Brazil. With the authorization of RSHO™, Brazil became the first Latin American country to approve prescriptions for a medical cannabis product. HempMeds® Brasil now works with thousands of families to help them legally get access to RSHO™. The company is also working hard to educate the medical community and regulatory agencies to make the process for obtaining cannabis products like RSHO™ easier. Recently, the government in Brazil updated their policy to fully subsidize any purchase of RSHO™ under their healthcare system, further increasing the ability of Brazilian patients to receive RSHO™.
- RSHO™ is authorized in Brazil as a prescription medication
- Cost of RSHO™ fully subsidized by Brazilian government
- First Latin American country to approve the use of CBD oil
FIRST TO SHIP CBD OIL PRODUCTS TO PUERTO RICO
In Sept. of 2015, HempMeds® became the first company to have cannabis products approved for sale in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The Departmento de Salud (Department of Health) in Puerto Rico approved 12 RSHO™ products through HempMeds® for use in the territory. With the official certificates of approval the Departmento de Salud, RSHO™ products can be sold to Puerto Ricans from any pharmacy without a prescription.
The approval of RSHO™ products opened up the ability of HempMeds® to have marketing companies, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, and pharmacies sell these product lines across the island. HempMeds® was quick to develop partnerships, creating a pipeline of cannabinoid hemp oil products for healthcare professionals and pharmacies and signing an exclusive agreement with the largest pharmaceutical distributor in Puerto Rico with 1200 outlets.
- RSHO™ authorized by Department of Health in Puerto Rico as a medical product.
- Signed exclusive agreement to retail RSHO™ in 1200 outlets on the island.
FIRST TO SHIP HEMP OIL PRODUCTS TO MEXICO
A non-detectable-THC version of traditional CBD oils, HempMeds® RSHO-X™ was the first hemp oil product accepted into Mexico when it was approved as a prescription medication early in 2016. Although Mexico started to approve the use of CBD for patients with a doctor’s prescription, the government remained staunchly opposed to products with even trace amounts of THC in them. In order to import our CBD hemp oil to Mexico, we had to develop a product with no measurable amounts of THC. HempMeds®. was able to achieve this by isolating the CBD within our hemp oil, thus eliminating the trace amounts of THC in our oil to make RSHO-X™. HempMeds® Mexico supports patients as they maneuver through the process of approval for RSHO-X™ by discussing it step by step and including the necessary means for patients to move forward.
- RSHO-X™ with no-detectable THC specially formulated for the Mexican market.
- RSHO-X™ authorized as a prescription medication in Mexico.
FIRST TO HAVE CBD OIL PRODUCTS SUBSIDIZED BY A GOVERNMENT
In 2015, HempMeds® Brasil became the first company to have a cannabis-based product fully subsidized by a national government. Having CBD covered under the national health care of a country as large as Brazil is an important step towards the normalization of cannabinoids and other medical cannabis products as effective medications.
Now, Brazilians may order RSHO™ hemp oil products directly from HempMeds Brasil™ and send their bill to the government for reimbursement. The RSHO™ products are then delivered to the importer’s home without the payment of federal taxes and fully subsidized by the government. All purchases of RSHO™ by patients in Brazil are eligible to be covered by the government.
- First national government to subsidize the cost of CBD oil treatments
- CBD Oil considered a prescription medication in Brazil
FIRST TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE NEW CBD PRODUCTS, INCLUDING CBD VAPORIZERS, CBD GUM, AND A CBD SKIN CARE.
Since our beginning, HempMeds® has been persistently innovating new methods for adding CBD to your system. We were the first to bring to market a number of new products, keeping us as the industry leader in retail CBD products.
We were the first to develop a hemp oil vaporizer with the HempVAP® brand. Sleek and stylish, HempVAP® lets you integrate CBD to your system with every flavorful puff. HempMeds® was also the first to retail CBD-infused gum when our CanChew®, a unique hemp oil chewing gum, was released to national and international markets. Finally, HempMeds® was the first company to create an anti-aging skin care line formulated with hemp oil to benefit from the positive effects of CBD. A complete line of beauty products, Cannabis Beauty Defined® is a multi-step system to nourish and protect the skin.
- First to develop a CBD hemp oil vaporizer
- First to develop a CBD-infused chewing gum
- First to develop a CBD hemp oil skin care system