RaulWHO Part 2: Why HempMeds?


Why HempMeds®?

If you haven’t already heard the great news, our HempMeds® Mexico President Raul Elizalde will be speaking at the U.N. & World Health Organization Convention on Drug Scheduling, on November 6th. Raul will represent the CBD oil cause by educating world leaders that CBD should not be considered psychoactive.

You may have caught our Who is Raul? Blog, and why he’s being asked to speak. We thought you might also want to know, why HempMeds®?


a company of firsts


A Company Of Firsts™

In its inception in 2012, HempMeds® has proudly taken on the title of a “Company of Firsts™”, leading the way as a pioneer in the CBD hemp oil market. Amongst many other achievements, HempMeds® is the:


First to establish a global CBD hemp oil pipeline

HempMeds® pioneered the path forward in the burgeoning hemp oil industry.

In 2012, our goal was simply to provide safe, reliable cannabinoids to those in need around the world. In the process, we’ve innovated the techniques and processes that have come to lead the CBD hemp oil market.

We took on the mission and 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 to over 40 countries internationally.



First to mainstream retail CBD products across the world

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 were (and are) legal to purchase and ship around the world as a dietary supplement.

  • Dixie Botanicals®, a HempMeds’ brand, is the first mainstream CBD oil supplement 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 company to provide Mexico citizens with access to medical products derived from cannabis (THC-free hemp CBD)

The country of Mexico began to allow the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for patients with a doctor’s prescription, but the government remained very strict about any products that contained even trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

In order to import our CBD hemp oil to Mexico, we had to develop a product with 0% THC. HempMeds® achieved this by isolating the CBD within our hemp oil, eliminating the trace amounts of THC in our hemp oil, to create RSHO-X™.

The HempMeds® Mexico team assists patients in applying for a certificate for import and allows approved patients to order RSHO-X™ directly from their website.


First to ship CBD oil to Brazil (2014), Puerto Rico (2015), Mexico (2016)

  • HempMeds® became the first company to ship a cannabis product into Brazil when RSHO™ was approved by the Brazilian government as a prescription medication for patients in the country.
  • 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 without a prescription in any pharmacy.
  • On February 3rd 2016, the Health Department of Mexico, COFEPRIS, issued the country’s first-ever government permits to import HempMeds® brand RSHO-X, a cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil. One of the permits is granted to 11-Year-Old Alina Maldonado Montes de Oca whose father, Abelardo Maldonado Constantino, drove eight hours – one way – by bus to pick up the historic document. These are the first import permits in Mexico’s history allowing importation of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil.


First to have CBD oil subsidized by government bodies

HempMeds® became the first company ever to have a cannabis-based product subsidized by a government in Mexico. This historic, milestone event took place on August 17, 2017, just over a year after the company started shipping its unique, THC-free hemp oil product, RSHO-X™, to Mexico for the first time.

The issuing of these permits are directly related to Raul Elizalde’s efforts and message to the country of Mexico that the medicinal use of cannabis is a just and worthy cause. Having one of HempMeds’® products subsidized by the government in Mexico is an important step towards normalization of cannabis treatments as the country establishes its new policies following Mexico’s legalization of medical cannabis on June 19, 2017. 



First World Anti Doping Agency Compliant CBD Oil

On October 25th, 2017, The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) announced that cannabidiol (CBD) will no longer be banned from use in 2018. 

RSHO-X™, with the barest of trace amounts is a fantastic choice for athletes looking for the benefits of cannabinoids with such minimal amounts of THC. In fact, RSHO-X™ is the first CBD hemp oil product able to pass the restrictions set forth worldwide testing bodies.

RSHO-X™ is also great for those who are worried about a drug test, such as first responders, police, firefighters, and those active in the military.


first to create strict triple lab testing procedures


First to develop Triple Lab Tested™ standards for quality control

Our hemp is first tested by our cultivators in Europe periodically throughout the growing season and again after harvest and extraction. This allows our growers to maintain optimal cannabinoid content for our hemp oil supplements and check for any residual contaminants. Despite cultivating our hemp free of herbicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers, we carefully inspect our oil after harvest for anything that can negatively impact the quality of our products.

Second, the oil is tested when it arrives in the US after being shipped from Europe. Once our hemp oil is imported into the U.S., it is tested once again by ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited testing labs to check for consistent ratios of CBD and to verify the safety of our oil after its journey across the Atlantic. These labs test our hemp oil for the concentration of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDa, CBG, THC, and over a half dozen others, as well as testing for mold, mildew, fungus, yeast, E.coli, Salmonella, Mycotoxins, heavy metals, and residual solvents to protect the end user from any contamination.

Finally, after our hemp oil is sent to our California-based formulators, who are certified as using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for foods and supplements, ensuring consistently produced and quality controlled final products. Here our hemp oil is crafted into our wide range of CBD hemp oil supplements – after which we batch test our finished products to once again verify that they will be safe and consistent for all our customers. Samples from each batch of the final products are tested again for cannabinoid content and a final safety check.



HempMeds®: A History In CBD Commerce

Nurturing the world’s trust in CBD is no small feat. Since 2012, when HempMeds® became the first CBD brand to ship across all 50 states, we’ve had one goal: to provide high-quality, trusted, hemp oil products to our customers and our community.

From the beginning, 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 industry’s first global CBD pipeline.

Due to tight federal regulations on cannabis cultivation in the U.S., it was necessary for us to grow our non-GMO hemp in Northern Europe. All our hemp is grown free of herbicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers to protect our customers from any impure substances.

After harvest, we extract our hemp oil from the plants using a safe supercritical CO2 process that eliminates the risk of harmful solvents making their way into the final product.

HempMeds® then ships our CBD hemp oil to the U.S. where it is manufactured in Poway, California, into our line of CBD hemp oil products. We then ship to all 50 states domestically and over 40 countries internationally. From cultivating our hemp in accordance with strict EU guidelines to processing, inspecting, and testing in the states, our products are trusted worldwide.

California maintains some of the strictest regulations in the U.S. so you can be confident in knowing that every product created by our formulators is of the highest quality. To ensure this, we go one more step further – all of our hemp oil products are held to our Triple Lab Tested™ standard! We examine our hemp oil at three points in our manufacturing process to protect customers like you and make sure our products are as consistent and reliable as they can be.

We go the extra mile to ensure quality and consistency because it’s not just about a product – it’s about family, children, wellness, and better tomorrows. As a company, we strive to produce high-quality, nutritional supplements that are safe for every member of your family – even your pets! You and your family’s healthy future through a daily serving of CBD should be safe, convenient, and easily attainable.


HempMeds® Products: Daily Use = Maximum Benefits.

For HempMeds®, it isn’t enough to have been the first company to create these quality assurance standards. We are continuously exploring ways to create new products you can trust is to the highest level of quality, consistency, and accurate serving sizes.

Products that you and your family can take as a daily supplement to ensure maximum nutrition. Products that are convenient, easy-to-use, and dovetail with your active lifestyle. Products that promote healthy habits, reinforce nourishment and bring balance to your body and your life.

Join the HempMeds® path to wellness! Visit our online store to browse our most popular CBD hemp oil products. You can also learn more about HempMeds® and our full line of CBD supplements on our education page.

Read part 1: Who is Raul Elizalde? Click here

Read part 3: Why CBD oil at the WHO? Click here



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