Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
There’s not a strong scent to Cannabare’s 300mg CBD Tincture — perhaps a subtle, slightly acidic herbal quality, but nothing overwhelming. You’ll need to get up close and personal with the bottle to smell anything at all.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The oil itself tastes sort of like a light olive oil — one of the presses that’s meant to have a less assertive taste than the preferred extra-virgin. Since it’s very mild, it doesn’t leave any weird aftertaste or make your burps taste off after consuming.
We prefer to take this product straight, but it could also be used to add to food or beverages (savory dishes are probably best, but you could make it work with sweets as well) for an extra boost of CBD without noticeably affecting the flavor of the dish.
The oil is loose and free-flowing in the bottle, with a yellow-amber cast to it. It is clear and easy to draw up in the included dropper. That said, like many dropper dispensers, this one sometimes takes an extra squeeze or two to fully empty, so be aware of that when dosing.
In the mouth, the product isn’t overly viscous and doesn’t leave an unpleasant residue behind after swallowing. It makes for easy dosing for even sensitive palates and also blends well with other ingredients in foods and beverages.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We felt the effects of this product within about 30-45 minutes after taking it but, as with any ingestible product, your exact mileage may vary here. The relief we felt was long-lasting, between 8 and 10 hours on average (pretty typical for an oral dose of CBD).
We received relief from mild pain and inflammation, with a bit of a boost in mood and a tempering of anxiety symptoms. The effects were mild overall, but still notable, even in our testers who routinely consume higher doses of CBD to manage symptoms. That said, some of us found ourselves needing more of the product for complete symptom relief.
At this dose (12 mg per mL of product), we felt mild symptom relief — it was helpful to our testers with milder symptoms, but some of us were left needing more to alleviate our symptoms effectively. This isn’t meant as a knock against the product; it’s intended to be a lower-dosage oil and it’s perfect for some consumers. That said, it may not be effective for everyone, so don’t panic if it doesn’t work out for you. CBD dosing is not an exact science, and it may take some trial and error to find what works for you and your body.
Best used for
As a full-spectrum ingestible product, this CBD oil could prove effective for a variety of mild to moderate symptoms, depending on your body. We like it for pain and inflammation, but it also works well to take the edge off of anxiety and help induce a general feeling of wellbeing.
Because it’s mostly absorbed through the digestive tract, the effects of the oil will last longer than if that same dose of oil were vaporized. While it takes a bit longer to kick in, an oil like this one can help provide relief throughout the day or all through a peaceful night of sleep.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
Because this oil can take an hour or more to take effect, we recommend pairing it with a vaporizer or bowl of organic hemp flower to impart fast-acting CBD relief while the oil is absorbed into your system. For instances when you need immediate relief from severe symptoms, a CBD vape or a hemp joint can be immensely helpful.
The product contains 25 mL of oil and 300 mg of CBD, which works out to 12 mg per dose. At $49.99 per bottle, this works out to about $0.17 per milligram — not terrible, but not great either. That said, the price per milligram goes down at higher dosage strengths, and you can also receive a 15% discount when you order the product as a subscription.
In terms of organic, responsibly cultivated, batch-tested CBD oils, the products from Cannabare hold up well against the competition. The organically cultivated hemp is subjected to an environmentally-friendly CO2 extraction process, then formulated into CBD oils that are batch-tested for quality, purity, and potency. Cannabare meets our CBD Buyer’s Guide criteria for quality of ingredients, the potency of extract, and purity of the product.
Full Spectrum 100% Organic Hemp Extract Phytocannabinoid-Rich Concentrate
CBD 300 mg THC <0.3%
Serving Size: 1 dropper
Servings per bottle: Approx. 25
Amount Per Serving
Domestic Hemp Extract: 12 mg
Not a significant source of fat, calories, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, & iron.