CBD OPS Review (Jan 2021)

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Review Summary (☆☆☆ 3.1/5)

CBD OPS is a CBD company founded in 2018 in Tennessee. It stands out from the competition by providing THC-free CBD oil to first responders and veterans. 

Established by U.S. Navy veteran and current police officer Kris Liberty, CBD OPS gets its hemp from Oklahoma. The company provides detailed third-party lab test reports to verify the potency and safety of its product.

Bottom line: Although CBD OPS has excellent customer reviews, its CBD oil needs to provide more cannabinoids to be considered a high-quality product.

Pros:

  • Broad-spectrum, THC-free product
  • Reasonable prices
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date third-party testing
  • Great customer service

Cons:

  • Tincture contains only one other cannabinoid aside from THC
  • Only one product and potency
  • Website lacks detailed manufacturing info

Product Lineup 2/5

CBD OPS offers only one product, which isn’t a lot of variety. Still, CBD oil is generally the most popular and effective form of CBD.

Price 3.5/5

CBD OPS’ tincture is priced slightly below the market average, so you’re not getting a bad deal. However, there are cheaper options from more reputable brands. 

Hemp Quality 2.5/5

CBD OPS claims to use hemp grown in Oklahoma without the use of pesticides. However, it doesn’t provide enough details about whether the hemp is organic or non-GMO. Also, other states such as Colorado and Oregon are considered the best sources of American hemp.

Third-Party Testing 3.5/5

CBD OPS works together with a reputable lab to offer comprehensive third-party testing for cannabinoids, terpenes, and contaminants. However, the company loses points because the previous third-party lab it worked with went out of business due to providing false test results. 

Formula 3/5 

Third-party tests show that CBD OPS’ tincture contains only one cannabinoid aside from CBD, which isn’t that great for a broad-spectrum product. However, the tests confirm the presence of multiple terpenes, which proves that this is a whole-plant hemp extract.

Customer Service & Reputation 4/5

Reviews of CBD OPS consistently mention the company’s excellent customer service, including easy replacement of a product that leaked or was lost in shipping. 

Total ☆☆☆ 3.1/5

About the Company: CBD OPS

CBD OPS is a small CBD oil company founded in 2018 by police officer Kris Liberty.

A U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours in the Persian Gulf, Liberty became a police officer in Tennessee after returning home.

He turned to CBD to relieve anxiety and panic attacks and decided to start his own CBD brand after seeing positive results. 

What makes CBD OPS different from most CBD companies is that it focuses specifically on first responders and veterans. That’s why its CBD tincture is free of THC to avoid a positive drug test. 

The company sources its hemp from Oklahoma, where it ‘s grown without the use of pesticides and fungicides. CBD OPS also provides detailed third-party lab test results for all batches of its CBD oil.

CBD Terminology

  • Hemp: a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis with low THC levels (0.3% or less).
  • Full-spectrum: A whole-plant hemp extract containing CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This is considered the most effective form of CBD.
  • Broad-spectrum: A whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed.
  • CBD isolate: Pure CBD with all other hemp compounds removed.

CBD OPS Product Lineup 

CBD OPS is a small company that offers only one product: a THC-free, broad-spectrum CBD oil. 

CBD OPS Heroes Choice Tincture

This CBD oil provides 750 mg of CBD per 30 ml bottle, giving it a medium-strength potency of 25 mg per ml. 

It’s made with broad-spectrum hemp extract containing multiple phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other beneficial compounds but zero THC.

This isn’t surprising since CBD OPS is marketed towards police officers and other first responders who have to pass marijuana drug tests. 

The tincture has a natural flavor and uses standard carrier ingredients to improve CBD’s absorption, including MCT and grape seed oil. 

CBD OPS Product Details

Product NameCBD PotencyVolumeTotal CBDCost per mg CBDFlavors
CBD OPS Heroes Choice Tincture25 mg/ml (Medium)30 ml750 mg$0.06–0.08Unflavored

Price

CBD OPS’ tincture costs $45 with a subscription that delivers every 3, 4, 6, or 8 weeks or $60 without one (shipping included). If we break that down by the cost per milligram of CBD, we get $0.06–0.08, which is considered cheaper than average. 

Additionally, you can get further discounts by buying two or three bottles at a time with the subscription.

All in all, CBD OPS’ prices are quite reasonable.

Hemp Source and Extraction Process

CBD OPS doesn’t provide too many details about its manufacturing process. 

According to the company, its hemp is grown without the use of pesticides or fungicides in the state of Okhahoma. However, as far as hemp quality goes, Colorado, Oregon, and Kentucky are considered the best states.

Also, it’s not clear whether this hemp is organic and non-GMO, and CBD OPS doesn’t state how this hemp is extracted to isolate the CBD. 

However, when we reached out to the company via Facebook, we were told they use ethanol, which is one of the two most safe, effective methods of CBD extraction.

Third-Party Testing 

Like any serious CBD brand, CBD OPS sends its products for testing to a third-party lab to verify their safety and efficacy. 

The company orders comprehensive tests that include not only the cannabinoid profile (levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids) but also check for pesticides, heavy metals, moisture, and other contaminants. 

There’s also a terpenes profile test which shows you the levels of terpenes in the product, which is another helpful detail. 

CBD OPS even provides a copy of the test results inside every product box. You can also find them by scanning the QR code on the back of the box or by looking directly on CBD OPS’ website

Most of the company’s testing used to be done by F.A.S.T. Laboratories, a cannabis testing lab based in Oklahoma. 

Unfortunately, this lab closed down in November of 2020 after an official investigation showed that it was fabricating third-party test results. This certainly isn’t a good look for CBD OPS and puts the results of their posted test documents in question.

However, CBD OPS recently changed labs to ProVerde, one of the most trusted and reputable cannabis testing labs in the country. 

Third-party certificate of analysis of CBD OPS’ tincture.

The ProVerde third-party tests for a recent batch of CBD OPS’ tincture shows that it contains 27.5 mg of CBD per ml or about 825 mg in total.

That’s a fairly good result because it falls within the +/- 10% variance recommended for high-quality cannabis products (1). The tincture also passed all tests for contaminants.

Overall, despite the controversy with the testing lab that CBD OPS previously used, we’re happy with the third-party testing documents provided by company. 

They show good results and are comprehensive, up-to-date, and come with a physical copy in every product box. 

Formula

CBD OPS says that it’s tincture is made with broad-spectrum hemp extract.

Third-party tests confirm this by showing a complete lack of THC and the presence of multiple terpenes.

However, the tests also show that the tincture contains only CBD and a small amount of the minor cannabinoid CBG (as you can see in the above picture).

We expect a high-quality, broad-spectrum hemp extract to contain notable levels of at least 3-4 cannabinoids, so this is isn’t the greatest result. 

Shipping & Returns

CBD OPS ships to all U.S. states. As long as your product is unused and unopened, you can get a full refund within 15 days of purchase.

Customer Service & Reputation

CBD OPS can be reached by email or Facebook. When we messaged the company on Facebook, we got a reply back within a day.

Although we couldn’t find many independent reviews of CBD OPS online, it does have positive reviews on its website and Facebook page. 

The reviews suggest that CBD OPS has a solid reputation and an effective product.

For example, several reviews mention the ease of getting a replacement CBD oil after problems with shipping, including one customer who received two bottles as a replacement for one that leaked. 

Our Verdict: There Are Better THC-Free Options

We don’t recommend CBD OPS because you can find higher quality broad-spectrum CBD oil elsewhere.

The key problem with the company’s tincture is that it contains only one cannabinoid aside from CBD. That’s disappointing, since a proper broad-spectrum CBD oil should provide multiple minor cannabinoids in addition to CBD.

While it will still work, you can find a better broad-spectrum tincture for a similar or lower price elsewhere. The company also needs to provide more details on its website about how the hemp is sourced and extracted to make CBD oil.

Having said that, we like CBD OPS from a reputation and customer service standpoint. It’s clear that the man behind the brand — Kris Liberty — wants to help other first transponders like himself, and CBD OPS’ glowing customer reviews prove this.

That’s why we wouldn’t mind buying its CBD oil if we saw it in a shop.

Company Information

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