Funky Farms CBD – A 2020 Deep Dive Review

A Deep Dive Into Funky Farms CBD

Funky Farms is a CBD company based in Florida whose motto is “You bring the soul. We’ll bring the funk.” Funky Farms CBD is the latest trend of CBD companies, with splashy packaging and enticing flavors that provide a total experience in CBD. 

But Funky Farms doesn’t just look good, they produce a quality product that gets rave reviews from their clientele. Funky Farms prides itself on leaving out all the chemicals and artificial additives and providing a fun yet clean product.

Is all this fun even legal?

The short answer is yes. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-based CBD at the federal level in the United States. The 2018 Farm Bill, officially named the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, took CBD off the Schedule I controlled substances list.

The 2018 Farm Bill also lifted restrictions on the transportation of Hemp-derived products, with certain guidelines.

However, although CBD has been legalized at the federal level, the 2018 Farm Bill leaves states with the ability to create their own laws surrounding CBD; these laws may be super strict and even completely ban CBD.

The fact that states maintain purview over their own CBD laws means that you should always check to see what the restrictions may or may not be in the state where you live or traveling to.

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What is CBD exactly, and won’t it make me high?

CBD is derived from the non-seed part of the hemp plant, which is from the cannabis family. Hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis family. When looking at these two plants, notice the visual distinctions.  Hemp is tall with thinner leaves, and marijuana is short and bush-like with wider leaves.

Until recently, hemp was mainly earmarked for industrial use (clothes, paper, rope, to name a few), while marijuana has a long list of recreational and medicinal uses. Now the therapeutic benefits of CBD are being explored in a big way.

In addition to differing appearances, the chemical makeup of hemp and marijuana is quite distinct. Hemp has a maximum of 0.3% THC by definition, but a naturally high amount of CBD. Conversely, marijuana has a very high percentage of THC — about 25%.

Quick fact: THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the bit that creates a euphoric feeling, or “high.” It also quells nausea and vomiting in cancer patients and increases appetite in AIDS patients.

CBD refers to cannabinoids.  Hemp has a number of different cannabinoids, CBD being the most popular. Interestingly enough, cannabinoids are naturally occurring in the human body. Supplements containing plant-based cannabinoids like CBD are believed to stimulate our body’s endocannabinoid system, which is the center for homeostasis. If that’s the case, adding CBD to our regular health routine may indeed have therapeutic benefits. Funky Farms offers a variety of CBD products to do just that.

As Funky Farms explains, CBD arrives at the endocannabinoid system and interacts with molecules and receptors, acting as a key to open or close certain receptors. Although no medical proof or FDA approval has occurred yet, much research is currently being done to better understand how CBD interacts with our bodies.

Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum

Full-spectrum extracts may have trace amounts of THC (although still under the 0.3% limit). In broad-spectrum extracts, the THC has been completely removed. Most ofFunky Farm’s products are full-spectrum, meaning there could be traces of THC that might show up on a drug test.

However, trace amounts of THC are not enough to cause impairment, so if getting high is not your jam, you don’t have to worry about it. Funky Farm’sgummy anddrink pack products are isolate-based CBD products and have zero THC.

Although all of Funky Farm’s products are under the federal legal limit, the company cannot guarantee that your drug test will come out clean.

CBD vs CRD

Naturally, CBD’s structure is crystalline. Crystal Resistant Distillate (CRD) describes the process of achieving the crystallization resistance of Funky Farms CBD. As the oil goes through the decarboxylation process (heating it up and creating a reaction), it crystalizes.

It’s hard to consume that way, so the CRD process involves slowing down or halting that crystallization process to both extend the life of the CBD and increase potency. For Funky Farms, the CRD process applies to their vaping products. Funky Farms offers both CBD vape pens and CBD vape cartridges

Don’t let the complicated chemical processes fool you. Funky Farms is still committed to providing clean products that don’t contain additives or fillers. They take their motto seriously: “No junk, all the funk.”

Who’s It For?

Funky Farms has something for everyone. If you want to smoke, they offer vape products. If you don’t want to smoke, you can use theirtincture, softgels, or gummies. All their products are produced from the hemp plant and are within the U.S. federal limits of 0.3% of THC.

That means it won’t get you high, so you don’t have to worry about being impaired while you’re using it, and it should be a good fit for anyone over the age of 18.

Funky Farms offers discounts for military personnel, first responders, teachers, and students.

Although CBD products are usually safe with minor possible side effects, you should always check with your doctor before adding CBD to the list of supplements you take. This recommendation is due to the fact that CBD could interfere with your other prescribed medications.

Some possible side effects of CBD (not brand specific)

  • Restlessness
  • Reduced focus
  • Low blood sugar
  • Nausea

These side effects are more common in people who also experience these same side effects with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories like aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen.

Although no CBD manufacturers or distributors are permitted to make claims about the medicinal benefits of CBD, users of CBD point to its ability to improve sleep, reduce anxiety and stress, treat pain, and enhance memory.

What We Like About Funky Farms CBD

We love the smooth and subtle flavor of Funky Farms CBD products. The MCT oil base gives it a light taste. Customers who battle chronic conditions rave about the motivation and energy they feel after adding Funky Farms products to their routine.

Funky Farms also does not have the aftertaste that some of the other brands do. Customers report relief from pain, anxiety, and stress with Funky Farms’ tinctures.

The grape and watermelon gummy flavors are very popular, as is the Lemon Limón tincture. For vaping, Grandaddy Purple and Gelato are favorites.

We like that the dosage can be controlled with the enclosed dropper and that the tincture comes in 4 different strengths. A company representative told us that 500 mg is a good place to start for stress and anxiety and that 1,000 mg is a good baseline for pain relief.

What We Don’t Like About Funky Farms CBD 

Some customers report that the product arrived damaged; this was especially true with the vape pens, which seem to have a tendency to leak. Other users don’t care for the taste of the product, and say there is a synthetic flavor to the CBD.

Although Funky Farms is additive and filler free, there is a significant amount of research into the dangers of vaping and the incidence of serious lung illnesses, so it might be better to stick to the tinctures, gummies, and softgels.

PROS

  • Variety of products and potencies
  • All-natural, no additives
  • May have therapeutic effects
  • Fun packaging and flavors
  • Third-party testing

CONS

  • Limited supply availability
  • Pens may leak

What’s Included?

Funky Farms offers a wide range of products in a variety of strengths. We’ll separate them here into ingestible and vapes.

Ingestible:

Tincture 

  • Comes in a 30 ml bottle with dropper
  • 250 mg to 2,0000 mg strength
  • Flavors: Alaskan Ice, Lemon Limón, Orange Dream
  • Ingredients: Hemp Extract (Aerial Parts), MCT Fractionated Oil, Full-spectrum Hemp Extract, Natural Flavoring

Gummies

  • Comes in a 5 pack
  • 10 mg per gummy
  • Flavors: Watermelon, Tropical Fruit, Grape
  • Ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, pectin, dextrose, citric acid, sodium acetate, natural flavoring, CBD isolate

Gel Caps 

  • 30 capsules per bottle
  • 25 or 50 mg per capsule
  • Ingredients: MCT Oil, Full Spectrum CBD, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, water

Vapes

Vape juices 

  • 250-1500 mg doses
  • Flavors: Blueberry Gelato, Peach Tangie, Apple Jack Pear, Mango Sherbert
  • Ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, full-spectrum hemp extract, natural and artificial flavoring
  • Does not include refillable electronic vaporizer

Vape Cartridges (Legacy Line) 

  • 350 mg 
  • Chocolate Mint, Frosty Watermelon, Granddaddy Purple, Gelato
  • Ingredients: Full-spectrum hemp extract, MCT oil, natural terpenes
  • Does not include 510 threaded e-cigarettes (“vape pen”)

Vape Cartridges (Reserve Line)

  • 600 mg
  • CRD formula
  • Flavors: Natural, Granddaddy Purple, Pineapple Express
  • Ingredients: Broad-spectrum Crystal Resistant Distillate (CRD), Pure Hemp Extract
  • Does not include 510-thread cartridge battery

Vape pen 

  • 200 mg
  • Flavors: Natural, Granddaddy Purple, Pineapple Express
  • Ingredients: Broad-spectrum Crystal Resistant Distillate (CRD), Pure Hemp Extract
  • No vape pen needed–disposable

Overview Of Features

Funky Farms tinctures are full-spectrum CBD distillate and have an MCT oil base flavored naturally. They come in potencies from 250 mg to 2,000 mg.

Funky Farms offers two types of vape cartridges: the Legacy Line, which is a full-spectrum CBD, and the CRD reserve line, which is a broad-spectrum CRD.

Safety and compliance is a top priority for Funky Farms, and all products are batch tested for potency, heavy metals, and pesticides. Each product comes with a QR code and Lot ID so that you can see third-party lab results. 

The Funky Farms website has a place where you can enter your product ID to see the batch test report.

In terms of method of delivery, vaping offers the fastest absorption route to your bloodstream. However, vaping carries health risks. Also, not everyone likes to vape, and there are certain situations where vaping is prohibited or inappropriate. 

Funky Farms CBD oil tinctures, taken sublingually and absorbed via the mouth, offer fast absorption and a delivery that is a little more inconspicuous. You can also control your dose with the dropper. 

Funky Farms Gel Caps and gummies are also unobtrusive and dose controllable. The downside is that some of the absorptions is lost in the gastric system, although the products still get great reviews.

One of the best features of Funky Farms CBD products is that it has no additives or fillers, so you can be confident that you are receiving a high-quality product that is safe to consume.

Review Summary

Funky Farms has won us over with the “None of the junk, all the fun” slogan. We really like that this is an all-natural CBD product. Funky Farms is based in Florida, but its CBD is farmed and sourced in Oregon, one of the friendliest states for hemp growers. 

The state of Oregon has been progressive in its hemp laws, allowing farms and businesses to apply to work with hemp even before the 2018 Farm Bill Act. Oregon continues to have a strong hemp farming industry. Even prior to the 2018 Farm Bill, the state’s hemp production program allowed any farmer or business to apply to get involved with the crop.

The hemp industry continues to grow in Oregon, so there is no doubt that Funky Farms will continue to have access to high-quality hemp for their CBD products.

We also like that Funky Farms carries both broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD; most companies carry one or the other. Of course, since this is hemp-based CBD, it’s not going to have the psychoactive impacts that marijuana does.

Funky Farms has only trace amounts of THC (some products have none), so you won’t get high or have to worry about becoming impaired when you take it. Funky Farms CBD is a popular treatment for physical, psychological, and emotional issues. 

The packaging for Funky Farms is stylish and cutting edge. And the flavors are so enticing; it’s difficult to believe that the flavor is all-natural. This stellar packaging along with the great flavor choices makes Funky Farms a great contender in the CBD market.

FAQ

Do I need a vape pen with Funky Farms CBD Cartridges?

Great question! For the vape juice, you’ll need a refillable electronic vaporizer. For the disposable vape pen, everything you need is included. 

For the Legacy Line cartridge, you’ll need a 510 threaded e-cigarette, or “vape pen.” For the Reserve Line, you’ll need a 510-thread cartridge battery. Funky Farms sells one, but you can use any brand with the Funky Farms cartridge.

Why can’t Funky Farms just list the medicinal benefits of CBD?

It’s complicated. Because CBD is not approved by the FDA for specific therapeutic benefits, it’s illegal to make any claims that have not been tested.

There is a lot of research going on right now with CBD, so who knows? The FDA may take some action towards institutionalizing CBD’s medicinal properties. But until then, it’s up to customers to share their stories of healing.

Interestingly, CBD is approved as a prescription medication for certain types of epilepsy.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are natural compounds that are found in the flower and bud of the cannabis plant. It is believed that terpenes work together with CBD and other cannabinoids to increase the efficacy of CBD.

How is Funky Farms CBD extracted?

Funky Farms CBD is sourced in Oregon and processed with C02 extraction. The two most common methods of extraction are C02 and ethanol. 

There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods; it depends on what you are looking for.

Why is CBD so expensive?

If you want a high-quality product, you have to put some money into it. Funky Farms CBD, like other brands, is expensive because it costs a lot of money to make it. In order to extract the CBD from the hemp plant, you need some expensive equipment.

Additionally, there are significant taxes on CBD. These truths don’t mean that you shouldn’t consider price, but you should look for a quality company with a good reputation before investing in something that you are going to put in your body.

Does Funky Farms offer discounts?

Yes, if you are an educator, first responder, military personnel or military family, or student

Does Funky Farms charge for shipping?

Funky Farms does charge orders under $50; if your order is over $50, shipping is free.

I have to get a drug test for work. Will Funky Farms CBD show up on my test?

That depends on which product you’re looking at. Gummies and drink packs are isolate-based and have no THC (the ingredient that makes you high and could possibly mess up your drug test.) 

The newer Reserve Line vape cartridges and the disposable vape pens are broad-spectrum, so they also don’t have CBD. 

All other Funky Farms products are made with a full-spectrum CBD, so there is a trace amount of THC. It’s still under the legal limit, so it won’t have a psychoactive effect, but Funky Farms cannot guarantee that their products will not show up on a drug test. 

 

 

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