The goal of our Hempod Review is to help our readers make more thought-out and informed purchasing decisions. To accomplish this, we will provide detailed accounts of our experience with the product, as well as insights about the product and company based on our experience and knowledge.
Hempod is a CBD brand that is most known for its “Juul-compatible” CBD vape pods.
I first came across the brand in their review on Vice.com that was published earlier this year, and was quite surprised.
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If you’re familiar with Vice, then you’re well-aware of their enormous brand presence. Founded back in 1994, Vice is a multinational media publisher and their website currently drives about 55 million views per month.
What intrigued me, and many others, about this review was that it was very random.
Vice pumps out tons of articles per month, covering subjects like modern culture, art, LGBTQ, and politics. Not CBD… and definitely not CBD reviews.
Even more surprising was that the author, Allie Conti, highly recommended Hempod and claimed that she had not been compensated in any way to write the article. In other words, she just wanted to share her genuine experience.
Now, of course, there are bullsh*tters out in the world, but would a brand like Vice compromise their reputation and credibility over something so trivial? Were these “CBD juul pods” really that great?
Find out in our official Hempod Review as we try out their 300mg CBD Vape Pods!
From my initial impression of the Hempod packaging and product, I liked what I saw.
The packaging looks really clean, and the pods look and feel like the pods Juul uses. I did notice that each flavor we received (Mango, Blueberry, and Lemon Lime) all had the same color cap, which could be a little confusing if the pods were mixed up somehow. This shouldn’t affect the actual CBD inside the pods, but I’d still recommend getting different colored caps for usability purposes.
After my visual inspection, I confirmed that the pods we received did not have any leaks, and the liquid inside the pods was clear and appeared to be properly blended.
At the time this review was written, lab reports published 7/25/2018, from Pro Verde Labs were readily available on the Lab Tests page at Hempods.com.
According to the lab report, Pro Verde Labs reported that a 1ml sample of Hempod CBD Vape Oil contained 401.69mg of CBD (38.59 wt%) and 2.04mg of CBDv. The lab report looks to be accurately reported; however, I’m still unsure how much actual cannabinoid content is in a single pod because I don’t know how much milliliters of oil fits inside the Hemp Pod. This is definitely something that needs to be updated on Hempod website and/or packaging.
Earlier that day when the package arrived, I had gone to the nearest 711 and picked up a brand-new Juul. As I opened the Juul and proceeded to pop the Lemon-Lime Hempod in, I was pleased to find that the pod fit smoothly and felt secure in the Juul.
After a quick draw, I noticed two things:
- The air flow was smooth, but not as smooth as an actual Juul Pod
- The Lemon Lime flavor was surprisingly really, really good (more on this below)
I took the Juul around to several team members, a couple of which were regular Juul users, and they felt the same as I did. While I wasn’t crazy over the airflow, I also didn’t expect it to be perfect as this wasn’t an actual Juul Pod. The flavor was definitely a winner for me and I was excited to try the other two flavors we had.
As a side note, I personally noticed the effects of Hempod’s CBD pretty quickly (within 15-20 minutes), and the people who tested it said that they felt noticeably less stressed within a short time. Please keep in mind that these results are from our personal experience with Hempod, and your results may vary.
Hempods are available in Mango, Blueberry, and Lemon Lime; all of which, we had the pleasure of trying.
As the team and I tried the other two flavors (Blueberry and Mango), just like Lemon Lime, we absolutely loved them. While it certainly is a challenge to create a robust CBD e-liquid flavor that’s natural, and on par with traditional e-liquids, the team at Hempod did an amazing job.
Lemon Lime was a sweet, tangy flavor that tasted like a tart candy. Mango offered a rich, full-flavored experience that was sweet and refreshing. Blueberry offered a sweet, tart flavor that was lighter than the others and very smooth.
A flavor description really doesn’t do these flavors justice!
Price vs Value
Priced at $22.99, each 300mg Hempod delivers a great bargain at just $0.076 per mg of CBD.
While there are a few other options on the market, most are much more expensive, while one other brand is slightly cheaper.
In my opinion, $21-$23 is about the lowest a brand could go without sacrificing quality, any lower is a little questionable. Based on our experience with Hempod, they kept their price right at that perfect amount so they can make sure they give a great deal on a high-quality product.
Aside from their review on Vice, a dozen or so reviews on their website, and social media profiles, I found that Hempod hasn’t developed much of a brand presence.
From my communication with the their team on Instagram, I did get the startup vibe, so that could explain this. I decided to do a little more research and found myself re-reading Hempod’s vice review.
I didn’t catch this before for some reason, but according to the review, Hempod was founded by Adam O’Reilly, an Ohio University student in his early 20’s, and his partner (who wasn’t disclosed in the review).
Now, that makes sense. These guys are young and building this thing through college, which can’t be easy.
Based on what we’ve experienced thus far, it looks like they’ve learned a lot in a pretty short amount of time. Hopefully they will keep that going and we can learn about their story in the near future.
After reviewing the infamous CBD Juul Pods many of us saw on Vice.com, I’d say that the nature of that Vice article definitely built up a lot of hype around Hempod. At the same time, a lot of that hype was well-deserved.
While the brand is still in its early stages, the team at Hempod has created a great product. CBD pods are still a rather new area of the market, so there’s a lot of room for growth and I’m hoping to see more of this brand as the industry continues to grow.
If you’re looking for a high-quality CBD vape pod that’s compatible with your Juul Starter Kit and won’t break the bank, Hempod is exactly what you’re looking for. Give em a try and let us know how your experience goes!
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