Buying CBD can be a tricky experience. While shops in the UK now stock CBD products, you get more of a selection online. Many consumers opt to shop with big online brands so that they can choose from this massive range.
But with the popularity of CBD, there are more online retailers than ever before. Choosing the one you like best can be surprisingly difficult, but it doesn’t have to feel like an impossible task. Here at Greenshoppers, we regularly post reviews on the latest and greatest CBD brands.
Today, we are looking at the brand Galactic Hemp. Find out what we thought of this brand in the full product review.
Who Is Galactic Hemp?
Galactic Hemp is an American CBD company. It was founded to offer legal hemp products to people of America, and unfortunately, the brand doesn’t ship to the UK. The hemp used is grown in the USA under the guidelines provided by the 2018 Farm Bill, and each product is third-party tested to ensure quality.
What we will say about the site is that it is very clinical. By that we mean there is no excitement. The home page immediately introduced the products, and there is barely an ‘About Us’ section to speak of. It would be nice to know more about this brand, where it is based, and why it was started up. There doesn’t have to be a long and emotional backstory, but some more information would be nice.
Additionally, the website is badly organised. The products are all under one heading in alphabetical order, rather than arranged by product type. Considering that there is quite a good range of products, this is a bit inconvenient.
Without further ado, let’s find out what the products are actually like.
Galactic Hemp CBD Products
The Galactic Hemp CBD range is quite unique compared to other companies. CBD oils tend to dominate the market, but Galactic Hemp only sells one tincture in one strength. Instead, this brand shines when it comes to CBD flower.
Galactic Hemp CBD Tincture
It’s quite strange that Galactic Hemp only sells its tincture in one strength. This CBD tincture is made by infusing a 99.5% CBD isolate into organic MCT coconut oil. The bottle is 1oz (30ml) in size and comes with the dropper attached.
Each bottle contains 500mg in total. The only choice you get is to choose between Naked, an unflavoured variety, and Coffee, flavoured with Colombian coffee beans. The bottle costs $69.95.
Galactic Hemp CBD Flower
The best products on the Galactic Hemp site are the CBD flowers. These are flowers from the hemp plant, similar to marijuana buds. Given that these are CBD products, they must be Farm Bill compliant and contain less than 0.3% THC. Galactic Hemp assured that they are, even though they are modelled on specific cannabis strains.
Each hemp flower comes either loose or in a in a pre-roll. In other words, it arrives ready to smoke. The options for the standard range are Blueberry and Wild Berry. Depending on the amount you buy, the price differs:
- 1g: $16.00
- 5g: $36.00
- 7g: $56.00
- Pre-roll (1.3g): $16.00
There is also the Signature Series, crafted more to match particular cannabis strains. There are more unique flavours to try here.
- Blue Cheese: Fruity and berry aroma with cheese notes. Indica-dominant with cerebral, relaxing effects.
- Cherry Bomb: Cherry flavour.
- Grape Ape: Grape aroma with earthy undertones. Indica-dominant with relaxing effects.
- OG Kush: Sour lemon taste with woody undertones. Both relaxing and uplifting.
- Black Widow: Dark berry flavour and smooth smoke. Highest CBD content.
- Sour Diesel: Fuel and lemon aroma. Energising, uplifting effects.
- Trainwreck: Spicy cedar and lemon scent and taste. Energising effects.
The Signature Series comes in the following sizes and at these prices:
- 1g: $16.00
- Pre-rolled Cone: $16.00
- 2 King Size Hemp Cigarettes: $20.00
- 5g: $36.00
- 7g: $56.00
Please note that Black Widow only comes as a pre-rolled cone for $28.99.
You can also buy these options wholesale, although the prices are much more expensive. This is a better option for brands.
Galactic Hemp CBD Topicals
Galactic Hemp also sells two topicals. First is the CBD-Infused Hemp Lotion, made with hemp seed oil and various nutrients. The 3.4oz pump dispenser contains 300mg of CBD. It costs $34.99. Compared to other brands, this cream is nothing spectacular. The ingredients are quite standard and don’t add anything special.
Secondly is the CBD-Infused Muscle Crème. This one contains various essential oils to add a pleasant scent. Interestingly, it also features an organic sulphur compound and creates a minty-cool feel that can soothe muscle pain. The 3.4oz bottle costs $39.99 and also contains 300mg.
Galactic Hemp Pros
- One of the few retailers focusing on hemp flower.
- A decent range of products.
- The prices aren’t too bad.
- Lab-tested for assurance.
Galactic Hemp Cons
- There is some debate about the risks (both legal and health-wise) of hemp flower.
- Galactic Hemp doesn’t ship to the UK, and the products aren’t even legal in all 50 states.
- Very little information about the company.
Our Final Thoughts on Galactic Hemp
Galactic Hemp is a brand that focuses more on smokable hemp flowers. Most people know that smoking is not good for you, and so hemp flowers are definitely not the way to go for everyone. Also, you risk being arrested by the authorities for mistaken marijuana use!
It’s a shame that the brand only sells one tincture; we hope that they will expand the range in the future. We also hope that they add more information about the company to the site.
For now, these products might suit some American consumers. The market for smokable hemp flowers is growing across the Atlantic, with other companies such as Tweedle Farms growing in popularity. Whether this trend will blow up in Britain remains to be seen, but with amazing CBD oils available here in the UK, it seems unlikely.