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Aspen Green is a popular CBD brand based in Colorado. We reviewed the company and tested their products hands-on.

Healthline has sole editorial control over this article. Potential uses for the products listed here are not health claims made by the manufacturers. The information in this article is intended to be general in nature. It’s not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional. Healthline encourages you to make any treatment decisions with your healthcare professional.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the natural compounds found in the Cannabis genus of plants. CBD does not produce a “high” like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another natural compound that is responsible for the intoxicating effects typically associated with cannabis.

CBD can be extracted from hemp or cannabis and is legal in the United States because of the 2018 Farm Bill. Check your state’s laws on use of CBD and medical cannabis, also referred to as medical marijuana.

Aspen Green is an award-winning, American-made CBD and hemp producer based in Colorado. The brand is certified with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and sells products including CBD oil and topicals for pain relief that are third-party tested and without genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Let’s dive into the brand and their products, which our writer and editor tested.

We chose these products based on criteria we think are good indicators of safety, quality, and transparency. The products listed here all passed Healthline’s medical vetting process for inclusion.

Each product in this article contains no more than 0.3% THC, according to the certificate of analysis (COA). Each product also passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds.

We also considered Aspen Green’s certifications and manufacturing process, product potency, overall ingredients, and customer reviews.

All products have been hands-on tested and reviewed by Christy Snyder, the writer and editor of this piece, who received the products for free. All opinions are Snyder’s.

Aspen Green has a great reputation among buyers.

Right now, the company doesn’t have a Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating. They also don’t have any Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters nor have they been involved in any lawsuits. This is typically a good sign and indicator of the company’s safety and quality.

Each Aspen Green item has a list of ingredients and terpenes on the product page. Lab purity tests are also available for each product, which are done by a third-party laboratory, Botanacor Laboratories.

The COAs include a cannabinoid and terpene profile as well as tests for pesticides, metals, and residual solvents for all products. The products are USDA certified organic.

When choosing an Aspen Green CBD product, consider:

  • How you want to take CBD: If you’re looking for something versatile, opt for an oil. You can take oils sublingually (under your tongue) or add them to food or drinks. Gummies are a quick and easy way to take CBD.
  • What issues you’re hoping to target: If you’re dealing with localized pain or inflammation, opt for a topical product, like Aspen Green’s muscle relief cooling cream. If you’re looking for something to help with a whole body concern, like anxiety or sleep, you might be better off with an oil or gummy.
  • Whether the taste of hemp bothers you: Products without flavor that are referred to as “natural” or “unflavored” may have an earthy taste. While some people enjoy this, others do not. Flavored products use essential oils or other flavorings to cover the taste of the hemp, but it doesn’t always fully mask it. It’s always a good idea to read hands-on reviews to learn about people’s experiences with flavors.

Before you start using any CBD product, make sure you understand how to get the right amount for you. Effective dosages can vary from person to person.

Often, the packaging will say how to use the product and will list the recommended serving size. CBD oils typically have measurement markers on the dropper. But if you’re ever unsure, start with a low dose. From there, you can see how your body reacts and adjust based on your desired results.

Topicals can be more difficult to dose. A good rule of thumb is to use about as much as you would with a non-CBD topical product.

While research from 2017 suggests that CBD is generally safe to use, it does have some side effects to look out for:

  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • changes in appetite
  • changes in weight

Talk with your doctor or healthcare professional before trying CBD, especially if you’re taking any medications. CBD may interact with some medications, especially those with a grapefruit warning.

Another thing to consider when consuming CBD is ingesting it alongside high fat meals. In a small 2020 study, high fat meals severely increased CBD blood concentrations, which can increase the risk of side effects.

Aspen Green is a family-owned company. It was founded by two couples: Brandon and Heather Lewis, and Kyle and Valerie Chong. Brandon and Kyle grew up and went to college together, and they have owned and operated businesses together for 20 years.

Yes, all Aspen Green products are organically grown under clean and strict farming conditions.

Aspen Green hemp is grown and processed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Aspen Green offers a 35% to 60% discount to the military, first responders, medical personnel, teachers, students, and people who are unemployed or have low incomes. Check out the assistance programs page for more specific information and codes.

All Aspen Green products have a 60-day customer satisfaction guarantee. The return policy states that if you want to make a return, you will first need to contact Aspen Green to return the unused portion of the product. A full refund will be issued to you once the product is received.

Currently, Aspen Green ships within the United States only. Shipping is free for orders over $74. The company is unable to ship to P.O. boxes.

All orders placed by 5 p.m. MT (not including holidays) will be shipped by UPS Ground from Colorado and will take 3 to 7 business days depending upon your location in the United States. The company also offers priority shipping, which is a 2-day option via UPS.

Is CBD legal? The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC legal at the federal level. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them illegal at the federal level. Some states have legalized CBD, so be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.