If you’re a CBD aficionado, you would know the biggest problems faced by customers of this niche cannabinoid commodity. It’s always a tightrope walk between quality and price.
If you come across a cheap product on the market, you doubt its authenticity. If the brand is well-known, the price is usually too high. With a deep sigh, you dig deep into your pocket and part with your hard-earned money. Yet, the product does not meet your expectations. And, your tightrope walk goes on.
If you use CBD for stress relief, the irony won’t be lost on you. If you have to get stressed out simply to find a product to get relief from stress, well, god help you. Or, we can help you too! That is why, from time to time, we come up with brand and product reviews to help you make an informed choice. You get to know about new brands and products and can easily pick and choose.
Today, we will review the two vape carts offered by the brand Oregon Originals.
About the Brand
Oregon Originals is not a very old brand. Its parent company, RDSP Farms, was founded only in 2017, in Southern Oregon, with the sole purpose of cultivating high-quality, organic CBD hemp.
With a background in organic winemaking, Sean and Dylan Steeves set up Oregon Originals to cater to the people who really need pure and high-quality CBD.
The brothers understood the problems plaguing the industry that is still largely unregulated and want to ensure that people get the most of natural and potent CBD, which is often not offered by brands who are not directly involved in cultivating hemp.
The Steeves brothers have made sure that you get pure, clean, potent, and high-quality CBD vape products, without having to worry about middlemen and brand-yielding manufacturers. With Oregon Originals, you deal directly with the growers and manufacturers of their CBD vape products.
Today, RDSP (and Oregon Originals) is owned and operated by a single same family — Rick Schiller, Sonia Meisenhelder, and the Steeves brothers Dylan and Sean Steeves.
Starting with 3 acres of cultivable land, the company now grows high-quality organic hemp on more than 100 acres.
Its flowers come in six strains. Bubba Kush, Hawaiian Haze, Sour Space Candy, Special Sauce, and Suver Haze contain zero THC and varying percentages of CBD. The CBG flower contains 0.14% of THC and 18.5% CBG. The company proclaims that its target is to deliver high-quality CBD and CBG products at an affordable rate.
Partly owing to its new inception and specialized focus, the product range is pretty limited. It focuses mostly only on vape pens and cartridges, pre-rolls, and CBD flowers, and merchandise such as tees, sweaters, tanks, and now, masks.
Now, let’s get into some of the finer details.
As mentioned, the hemp comes from the family-owned farm in Southern Oregon, which is one of the best regions to grow the crop. RDSP was one of the first farms to grow legal hemp in that region.
Extraction & Manufacturing
The company has not made it clear exactly what process it uses to extract the compounds. It simply promises “premium extraction grade material” that is “dried to perfect moisture rates” in its “state-of-the-art biomass dryer”.
The website does not make the list of ingredients clear. It just assures you that the carts contain premium hemp oil extracted from USDA-certified organic CBD flowers.
Third-Party Lab Testing
Oregon Originals gets all its products tested by SC Labs. The certificates of analysis (CoAs) cover the percentage of cannabinoids, foreign material, heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, microbial impurities, residual solvents, moisture content, and Vitamin E acetate. The products have passed on all counts with flying colors.
Oregon Originals is fairly new in the ever-growing cannabinoid market. But it is already known for making high-quality and 100% organic hemp products.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has certified the hemp grown by RDSP Farms as 100% organic. Also, all third-party lab test CoAs are available on the respective product pages on the brand website.
Marketing Practices & Company Policies
One of the biggest negatives about the brand is its website. It offers very little information about nearly everything. The vape cart pages do not mention the ingredients, which is the most basic of info. Not much is mentioned about the company or its extraction method or production techniques either.
There is a blog section but it contains only three articles. The blog is easily navigable, though. Anyhow, the company is new in business and we hope that it will improve on these fronts soon enough.
Orders take two business days to be processed, weekends and holidays excluded. The average delivery time is about 3–5 business days. You can contact the customer service department if you don’t get your package within a week.
One of the best things about Oregon Originals is that the company ships its products worldwide. Shipping is free within the US. For other countries, the shipping charge will depend on the destination. Within the US, shipping is done via UPS and USPS. Internationally, there are two options—DHL and USPS.
However, Oregon Originals does not accept any returns or exchanges. It does not bear responsibility for any stolen, lost, or undelivered shipment either. Also, once you place an order, you may not be able to change or cancel it.
If the company ships the wrong product or you find the product defective, the company will consider returns on a case-by-case basis. You have to get in touch with customer care within 48 hours of delivery. If you are late in reporting an error, the company will not bear any responsibility.
You should produce the invoice when you contact customer service regarding errors in orders. Be ready with photos and a detailed explanation of your complaint. You may not get your money back, though. The company will likely issue a store credit if it is satisfied with your complaint. Shipping won’t be refunded.
Being the sole growers, extractors, and manufacturers involved with the brand, RDSP ensures premium quality for wholesale purchases.
You can get in touch with the company by email, phone, or by filling out an online contact form. The brand also has dedicated social media pages.
Oregon Originals CBD Vape Carts Reviewed
Among its various offerings, their vape carts are among the latest and most advanced. That’s why we would be discussing these in this article.
Oregon Originals offers two variants in vape carts — Rose Gold and Old Fashioned.
The products look similar in packaging, but the flavors, or the tasting notes as they call them, are quite different.
The 0.5ml cart containing premium 275mg of CBD is the perfect item to turn to after a stressful day at work. The packaging looks neat and beautiful and you can buy the carts in packs of one, two, or four.
You can view the product’s third-party lab report on the product page.
Interestingly, the page also contains a wholesale pricing list.
The carts contain pure, clean, and potent doses of CBD, along with a blend of hemp-derived terpenes, and other cannabinoids — all derived from USDA-certified organic hemp.
With Oregon Originals, you can be sure you’re getting the finest and the purest hemp extracts delivered right to your doorstep. The brand’s convenient online shopping option offers an easy and smooth experience.
Full-spectrum hemp extract
Even though the ingredients are not properly mentioned on the website, the CoA tells you that the total CBD content is 64.93%, while the sum of all cannabinoids is about 80.85%, with less than 0.3% THC.
The lab reports also mention that the product contains no artificial additives or Vitamin E acetate.
Floral, sour, and sweet
Customer feedback for Oregon Originals is a mixed bag. It seems that the carts are moderately strong.
Those who used them for simple relaxation and stress relief were quite satisfied. However, those who tried it for chronic pain relief weren’t all that happy. They felt they could do with a more potent dose and had to use a higher dose to get some relief.
Everybody loved the taste profile though. The natural terpenes lent a subtle sweet and sour flavor and a floral aroma. The complete lack of artificial flavors was a major turn-on.
We quite liked the Rose Gold cart. Oregon Originals may not be the biggest brand yet, but its products are certainly flavorful & effective. As soon as we opened the packaging, the smell of the Rose Gold flavor just burst into the air.
Although the brand is taking small steps at a time, its product quality, customer service, and work culture are certainly quite impressive.
This cart gave us a nice happy feel. The vaping experience was quite flavorful, smooth and relaxing, leaving behind a nice taste in your mouth. The subtle taste profile was true to its claim. It was not too strong, which is a great thing for most consumers — both new and old.
The packaging looks quite similar to that of Rose Gold. The size and CBD content are also the same for the two products.
The difference lies in their tasting notes.
But like the former, this, too, is a comparatively new product in the brand’s offerings. It is also sold in the same way, and its CoAs are available on the product page.
Full-spectrum hemp extract
Like in the Rose Gold CBD Vape Cart product page, the page for Old Fashioned CBD Vape Cartridge did not contain any information regarding the ingredients.
The CoAs would tell you that the total CBD content is 64.93% and the total cannabinoids 80.85%, with no detectable levels of THC. There are no artificial flavorings, additives, or Vitamin E acetate.
Citrus, cedar, and sweet
This cart has a unique flavor-it literally tastes like an old fashioned, with a hint of hemp flavor to it.
Nevertheless, it would give you one of the best experiences one can imagine from a good-quality vape cart.
Those who avoid smoking to give their lungs a break seemed to love this product. The vapes are easier on the lungs; yet you can enjoy something close to the real thing.
We can imagine that most cannabis enthusiasts would enjoy this vape cart, as the hemp flavor was a bit pronounced at first.
Nevertheless, it tasted amazing after a few puffs. You could literally taste an Old Fashioned as you puffed on it!
The taste was excellent and absolutely natural. But if you aren’t among those who enjoy the natural earthy flavor of hemp, you might not appreciate the natural composition of this cart. It certainly might seem “too natural” for some people’s tastes, which we definitely don’t consider a bad thing here.
Pros & Cons of Oregon Originals
- The company grows hemp on its farms in Southern Oregon
- The hemp used is 100% organically grown and is certified by the USDA
- The brand’s farm grows six strains of hemp flowers, of which five contain barely detectable levels of THC and varying degrees of CBD content. Only the CBG flower contains about some THC.
- The brand utilizes a state-of-the-art extraction technique to obtain its hemp-based product ingredients.
- Third-party lab-tested products; CoAs available on the product pages.
- Company ships its products worldwide.
- Shipping is free within the US.
- Products are affordable compared to standard market rates.
- The website does not contain sufficient information on the brand’s products, the extraction process, manufacturing practices, ingredients (like carrier base used), or even the brand’s inception, except that it is owned by RDSP Farms.
- The brand’s product range and varieties are very limited.
- Return and exchange policies are extremely rigid. The company does not accept any returns or exchanges. It also does not bear responsibility for any stolen, lost, or undelivered goods.
Buying Guide for Beginners
The cannabis industry isn’t as well-regulated as we would want it to be. Legal cannabinoids, such as CBD, CBG, and Delta-8 are quite expensive. That’s because these compounds occur in small volumes in nature. Besides, it is quite a tall task to extract them safely and in significantly adequate amounts to turn them into economically viable consumer goods.
But, of course, there’s a lot of money to be made from the business. So, there’s no dearth of companies trying to make a fast buck! So, it’s very easy for dupe unwary customers.
Nonetheless, we have chalked out this list of Dos and Don’ts for you to follow and make your task of finding quality cannabinoid products easier. Follow these to the T and you should be ready to make your own educated assessments.
What are your needs?
Don’t buy a product simply because it looks irresistible. Do you really need it? Can you even use it? Will it fit your lifestyle? Will it be healthy for you? Answer these questions, honestly. Also, a product may be specific to a need. Judge every aspect of becoming a CBD consumer critically before placing an order.
Source of hemp, extraction, and manufacturing
Always look for the source of hemp. It should come from either the US or the European Union because these two zones impose strict regulations on farming practices. Make sure the cannabinoids are extracted using the latest and safest techniques. Some methods tend to leave behind impurities and residual solvents in the end product. Avoid such products.
Always go for organic, non-GMO hemp. The more information you get about the ingredients the better it is. Read the product description label before placing the order and later the label when you receive the product. It’s best to go for a product that uses only natural products and no artificial additives. Even the flavors should be natural. Also, make sure that you are not allergic to any ingredient.
Third-party lab tests
Look for third-party lab test reports or Certificates of Analysis (CoAs). Third-party labs are supposed to give unbiased reports on the possible presence of heavy metals, pesticides, or other harmful components that could possibly creep into the products’ components. Besides, a CoA will also tell you about the product’s cannabinoid profile. It’s the best judge of a product’s safety and potency.
Do not fall for “claims” that the products have been tested by third-party labs. Look for the reports and if you fail to find them, ask for them. Brands are obligated to provide them for you.
Sometimes the reports can be quite revealing!
Buy cannabinoid products only from reputable brands. A little-known brand may offer you a tempting deal but may try to dupe you to make fast money. Stick to reliable and reputable brands with good work ethics and culture. If that means paying a few extra dollars, don’t sweat it. Safe, authentic, and potent products are worth the extra price!
Always choose companies that have open customer policies, such as those concerning shipping, returns, and refunds. See whether the customer service team is proactive or not. You may pay your money and then have no clue if and when the shipment will reach you.
Oregon Originals: FAQs
Q: From where does Oregon Originals source its hemp extracts?
A: The brand’s parent company, RDSP Farms, owns over 100 acres of cultivable lands in Southern Oregon, where it grows 100% organic hemp. This region has one of the best climatic conditions for healthy hemp yield. All the products are made with this home-grown hemp.
Q: Does the Oregon Originals website sell products by other brands?
A: Yes, the site also houses CBD products by Unicorn Brand and Lowell CBD.
Q: Does Oregon Originals make and/or sell products other than vape carts?
A: Yes, they surely do. The site also offers vape pens, pre-rolls, and CBD flowers, apart from some cool merchandise. However, bear in mind that it sells products that deliver cannabinoids through the inhalation pathway. The brand believes that this is the most potent and active delivery method for extracting cannabinoids.
Q: Can I buy wholesale CBD products from Oregon Originals?
A: Yes, the company website has a dedicated link for wholesale product inquiries. You can fill out the online form to make a query.
Q: Can I return or exchange an item?
A: Unfortunately, no. Oregon Originals does not accept any returns or exchanges at the moment. Once you have placed an order, you may not be able to change or cancel it.
Q: What if I receive a wrong or defective product?
A: In case of wrong or defective products, the company will consider returns on a case-by-case basis. You must, however, get in touch with customer care within 48 hours of delivery. You have to produce the invoice, photos, and a detailed explanation of your complaint. You may not get your money back, though. The company will likely issue a store credit if it is satisfied with your complaint — which means you could use those credits to purchase products from the brand at a later date — possibly within a specific period.
If you are looking for premium-grade, organic CBD products that are also affordable, you can give Oregon Originals a try. The brand is relatively new and small, and more focused on customer satisfaction than most other established brands.
Although it doesn’t have too many varieties to offer, the brand’s hemp comes from its USDA-certified organic farms in Oregon. At least you can rest assured about the source and quality of hemp.
Prices are also quite reasonable, considering all odds of running a clean and transparent business in this marketplace.
So, go ahead and try them. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in this blog are completely personal. None of the information provided in this blog has been verified by a doctor or a scientist. We would recommend you consult a doctor and exercise adequate caution if you’re considering using CBD for the first time.