October 22, 2021

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Cornbread Hemp CBD Review 2021: Pros, Cons, Best Products

Start with the best climate, soil, and water, and you’ll end up with the best hemp. That’s the thinking behind Cornbread Hemp, a company building on 250 years of hemp tradition in Kentucky.

The brand credits the Bluegrass State’s limestone-filtered water, rich soil, and ideal agricultural microclimate for the quality and strength of its full-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic and made with hemp flowers only — no stems, stalks, leaves or seeds.

Here’s what else you should know about Cornbread Hemp and the company’s products.

Cornbread Hemp shipped its first products in April 2019, and the company is rapidly making a name for itself with organic hemp and a flower-only approach to CBD.

The brand is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has an A- rating. At the time of publishing, Cornbread Hemp hasn’t been involved in any lawsuits or received a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter about any products.

Cornbread Hemp is made with Kentucky-grown hemp, and the brand shows a commitment to making high quality, organic, full-spectrum CBD products.

Flower only

Although CBD and other cannabinoids are found in all parts of the cannabis plant (except the seeds), they’re found in the highest concentrations in the flowers. Additionally, some people report that the flower has a better flavor than the other parts of the plant.

Cornbread Hemp uses only the flower, which the brand says lends the final product a “delicate, floral flavor.”

Organic ingredients

On the company website, ingredients are listed in full for every product. The brand partners with organic hemp farmers in Kentucky and uses organic sugarcane ethanol to extract CBD oil, which means the finished product doesn’t have any harsh bitterness commonly associated with many full-spectrum CBD oils.

Cornbread Hemp was also the first CBD brand in Kentucky to receive USDA organic certification. That’s unusual in the CBD industry, where not many brands are certified organic.

Third-party testing

Third-party certificates of analysis (COAs) from ISO 17025-certified labs are readily available on Cornbread Hemp’s website. You can search by batch number if you want to find results for your specific product, or you can review the COAs for all products before making a purchase.

The COAs are comprehensive, offering:

  • the cannabinoid profile, including CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) amounts
  • terpenes
  • contaminants, like:
    • foreign matter
    • pesticides
    • mycotoxins
    • residual solvents
    • heavy metals
    • microbials

Each COA also includes the date and batch number.

Additionally, Cornbread Hemp claims that the facility where the products are made is third-party certified to follow the FDA’s current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs).

Consumer education

The company also prioritizes education. The website is filled with information concerning Cornbread Hemp products as well as common questions relating to usage, dosage, effects, and more.

Cornbread Hemp’s line-up of organic CBD products is limited, but it covers all of the basics. The brand offers:

  • oil
  • capsules
  • topicals
  • gummies
  • oils for cats and dogs

Note that there isn’t currently much research on CBD for dogs or cats. We recommend talking with your veterinarian if you’re considering giving CBD to your pet.

All Cornbread Hemp products are made with full-spectrum CBD. Full-spectrum CBD contains a small amount of THC, while broad-spectrum and CBD isolate don’t.

Pricing is in the moderate to expensive range for CBD products. However, unlike many other brands, most of the products are USDA certified organic, and they’re all made with flower only.

The company offers a rewards program and a discount program. Anyone can join the rewards program to earn points when they shop.

Meanwhile, the discount program is designed to make CBD more accessible to everyone. Military personnel, veterans and dependents, first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, students, non-profit employees, and others who qualify can access discount codes every time they shop.

There are over 1,000 5-star reviews on Cornbread Hemp’s website relating to products and service, and the feedback on the web is also positive. However, there aren’t any reviews on third-party sites, like Trustpilot.

Cornbread Hemp offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, meaning, if customers are unhappy for any reason, they can return products within 30 days of delivery for a full refund (minus shipping costs). Exchanges are also available.

CBD Lotion, Skin Formula

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: full-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 500 mg per 2-oz container
  • COA: available online

Organic lemongrass, eucalyptus, and rosemary are blended with full-spectrum, flower-only hemp extract in this well-reviewed lotion. This formula is designed for general skin issues. It’s made to absorb quickly with no oily residue.

Customers praise the consistency, fragrance, and efficacy.

Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.

Distilled CBD Oil

  • Price: $–$$$
  • CBD type: full-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 375, 750, or 1500 mg per 1-oz container
  • COA: available online

This CBD oil is made with just two ingredients: organic hemp and organic medium chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil.

The brand says it has a smooth, mild flavor, making it a good alternative to the robust earthiness of the Whole Flower CBD Oil.

It’s sold in three potencies, and Cornbread Hemp recommends it for daytime use.

Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.

CBD Lotion, Menthol Formula

  • Price: $$
  • CBD type: full-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 500 mg per 2-oz container
  • COA: available online

Soothe muscles and joints with this blend of organic menthol, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and full-spectrum, flower-only hemp extract.

The lotion offers a cooling sensation without oily residue, which is why customers like it for use on the hands and feet.

Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.

Organic Berry CBD Gummies

  • Price: $
  • CBD type: full-spectrum
  • CBD potency: 300 mg per container; 10 mg per serving
  • COA: available online

These gummies are made with real organic fruit and no corn syrup. They’re also made with apple pectin instead of gelatin, which means they’re 100 percent plant-based.

The gummies have a soft, juicy texture and lots of flavor.

Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.

Choosing a CBD product largely depends on the effects you’re hoping to achieve. For full-body effects, a capsule, gummy, or oil is a good option.

CBD capsules and gummies are easy to dose, since each one will contain a pre-measured dosage of CBD.

Oils are more versatile. They can be taken sublingually (beneath the tongue) or added to foods and drinks if you find the flavor off-putting on its own.

For relief in specific spots, like an aching back or sore knees, consider a topical.

Every product on the Cornbread Hemp website includes directions for recommended use, which varies from product to product.

In general, here’s what you’ll do:

  • Topicals. Topical products, like Cornbread Hemp’s lotions and balms, are applied to the skin for on-the-spot relief.
  • Oils. CBD oils are taken sublingually, or beneath the tongue.
  • Gummies. CBD gummies are chewed and swallowed.
  • Capsules. Capsules are swallowed with water or another beverage.

Dosing varies depending on factors, like your weight, age, metabolism, and the condition you’re hoping to treat.

Cornbread Hemp has recommended serving sizes that can be a good baseline, but keep in mind that CBD often requires a bit of trial and error to find what works for you.

If you’re new to CBD and aren’t sure how it’ll affect you, start with a small dose, like 5 to 10 mg. You can work your way up from there if needed.

Research from 2017 suggests CBD is safe, but some people may still experience side effects. In most cases, side effects include:

  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • changes in weight or appetite

These side effects may be more likely if you’re pairing CBD with high-fat meals. Research from 2020 found that meals high in fat can significantly increase CBD blood concentrations.

Before trying CBD, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor. That’s particularly important if you’re currently taking medications that could interact with CBD.

Are Cornbread Hemp products lab tested?

Yes. Cornbread Hemp sends every batch of every product to a third-party lab where they’re tested for contaminants. The brand also confirms that product labels reflect tested amounts.

Lab reports are easily accessible on the website and through QR codes on individual products.

Are Cornbread Hemp products organic?

Yes. The company is USDA certified organic. It was the first CBD company in Kentucky to earn that designation.

What CBD products does Cornbread Hemp sell?

You’ll find CBD oils, lotions, capsules, gummies, and pet products at Cornbread Hemp. All products are full-spectrum, which means they contain all the hemp plant’s cannabinoids, including up to 0.3 percent THC.

There are myriad CBD companies on the market today, and it’s not easy to stand out in the crowd.

But with a commitment to flower-only, full-spectrum, USDA certified organic CBD products — and a willingness to stand behind those products with a no-questions-asked, 30-day return policy — Cornbread Hemp manages to do just that.

Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.


Jessica Timmons has been working as a freelance writer since 2007, covering everything from pregnancy and parenting to cannabis, chiropractic, stand-up paddling, fitness, martial arts, home decor, and much more. Her work has appeared in mindbodygreen, Pregnancy & Newborn, Modern Parents Messy Kids, and Coffee + Crumbs. See what she’s up to now at jessicatimmons.com.