Honest Original Hemp Review: Pros & Cons (2023)

By | Updated on October 17, 2023

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Florida’s Original hemp offers full-spectrum CBD products in many potencies and formulations to help you find the right fit.


I’m a fan of Original Hemp’s multi-ingredient capsules. But it needs to offer gummies and be more transparent about its third-party testing and production process.


  • Multiple strengths and formulas
  • Full-spectrum CBD
  • Innovative stress/sleep/relief formulas
  • Positive customer reviews


  • Lack of info about hemp source
  • Lacks CBD gummies
  • Some third-party tests are outdated or missing

Overall Rating: 3.8/5

Products 4/5
Original Hemp offers tinctures, capsules, and topicals with multiple strengths, flavors, and formulations. But it’s lacking gummies.
Price & Value 3.5/5
The company’s prices are considered average, with discounts available for subscribing and for certain individuals like first responders.
Hemp Quality 3.5/5
Original Hemp’s products are made from hemp grown in Oregon. Unfortunately, there are few details besides that.
Third-Party Testing 4/5
Original Hemp posts extensive third-party lab test reports for purity and potency. Although most of the results are solid, some products have outdated or missing test results.
Customer Service & Reputation 4/5
Original Hemp is not the best-known CBD brand out there. But the customer reviews are positive and the company responded quickly to my questions.

About the Company: Original Hemp

Original Hemp is a Florida-based CBD company selling CBD oils, capsules, and topicals with a wide variety of potencies, flavors, and formulations.

It’s unique for offering multi-ingredient formulas for stress, relief, and sleep that combine CBD with other evidence-based supplements.

The products are sourced from Oregon-grown hemp and go through comprehensive third-party testing to verify their potency, type of CBD extract, and lack of contaminants.

Original Hemp is the sister brand of Funky Farms, another CBD company. Both brands are operated by Arise Bioscience, which in turn is owned by Terrascend, one of the biggest North American cannabis companies. 

CBD Glossary

  • Hemp: cannabis variety with high CBD and low THC levels (no more than 0.3%).
  • Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with various beneficial properties (1).
  • Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, CBC, and other beneficial cannabinoids found in smaller amounts in hemp. They may work in synergy with CBD.
  • Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD is about four times more potent than pure CBD (2).
  • Broad-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed (may contain trace amounts).
  • CBD isolate: pure CBD without any other hemp compounds.

Original Hemp CBD Product Lineup 

Original Hemp’s lineup includes tinctures, capsules, and topicals. Most are made with full-spectrum CBD.

CBD Tinctures

There are two types of full-spectrum CBD oil tinctures: regular and water-soluble.

Original Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Tincture



CBD Potency8-67 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD250-2000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06-0.08
Third-Party TestView report

Original Hemp’s full-spectrum CBD oil comes in four strengths ranging from low to high. That’s a great selection for both new users and people with higher dosage requirements but I’d like to see higher minor cannabinoid levels.

These 30 ml tinctures are available in fresh berry and vanilla dream flavors.

Original Hemp Water-Soluble Tincture



CBD Potency8-67 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD250-2000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.06-0.10
Third-Party TestView report

According to Original Hemp, its water-soluble tincture is specially formulated for faster and greater absorption and for mixing with beverages. It comes in the same four strengths as the regular full-spectrum tincture.

Although the company doesn’t provide many details, I guess this tincture is made with nanoemulsion technology to break down CBD oil into smaller droplets that are easier to mix with water.

CBD Capsules

Original Hemp’s full-spectrum CBD capsules come in 3 formulas: relief, stress, and sleep.

Original Hemp Relief Capsules

original hemp relief capsules


CBD Potency12.5 mg
Capsule Count60
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.09
Third-Party TestView report

The relief capsules are formulated to address pain and inflammation. They contain CBD alongside chaga mushroom, valerian root, boswellia serrata and turmeric extract, two herbs that have shown anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects in research (3,5,6).

They also include Bioperine, a patented piperine extract that’s frequently used to enhance the absorption of turmeric and other supplement ingredients.

Original Hemp Stress Capsules

original hemp stress capsules


CBD Potency12.5 mg
Capsule Count60
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.09
Third-Party TestView report

These capsules are designed to help with stress. They contain CBD and a blend of terpenes alongside evidence-based herbal anti-stress ingredients.

These include the tea-derived amino acid L-theanine, which has been shown to reduce stress-related symptoms (7), magnesium and vitamin B6, two nutrients involved in the body’s stress regulation (8), and Sensoril, a patented extract of the popular adaptogenic herb ashwagandha that can improve the body’s stress resistance (9).

Original Hemp Sleep Capsules


CBD Potency12.5 mg
Capsule Count60
Total CBD750 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.09
Third-Party TestView report

These capsules are designed to help you sleep better. They carry full-spectrum CBD, a blend of terpenes, and 4 sleep supplements: L-theanine, which has shown to improve sleep by reducing anxiety (10), GABA, an amino acid produced by the brain that may promote sleep (11), 5-HTP, the precursor to serotonin, a brain chemical involved in regulating sleep (12), and Venatron, an extract from a Chinese herb used to reduce anxiety.

CBD Topicals

Original Hemp Relief Roll-On

original hemp relief roll-on


CBD Potency22 mg/ml
Volume0.5 oz (15 ml)
Total CBD333 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07
Third-Party TestView report

This full-spectrum CBD roll-on is designed to relieve joint and muscle discomfort and inflammation, which is why it also contains menthol for cooling relief.

Price & Value

The easiest way to compare the prices of different CBD products to see if you’re getting a good deal is to divide the total cost by the amount of CBD. For example, if you have a 1500 mg CBD oil that costs $100, its price per mg would be 100/1500 = $0.07. 

You also have to consider that the prices differ for different types of products. For Original Hemp, most of its products are priced at or slightly below average:

  • $0.06–0.10 per mg of CBD oil
  • $0.09 per mg for capsules
  • $0.07 per mg for topicals

These prices are considered average, but you can get 20-30% off by subscribing to monthly deliveries. Original Hemp also has a 30% discount for veterans, first responders, and other qualifying groups.

Hemp Source and Production Process

Original Hemp’s CBD products are made from hemp cultivated in Oregon. However, it’s not clear whether this hemp is grown organically or not.

This hemp is extracted with carbon dioxide (CO2), the most advanced method of isolating CBD and other active compounds from the plant. CO2 extraction is the most popular way of extracting CBD because it’s safe, effective, and clean.

Third-Party Testing 

Original Hemp sends its products for independent testing at two reputable CBD labs:  Florida’s Green Scientific Labs and Nevada’s DB Labs

These comprehensive tests check the potency (levels of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids) of the products to make sure they match the label.

They also look for heavy metals, pesticides, and other potential contaminants. 

Third-Party Test Results

I always check third-party lab test results to confirm that CBD companies sell safe and effective products. In particular, I check:

  • The levels of CBD (should be within 10% of the label, according to experts) (13)
  • The levels of THC
  • Whether there are any contaminants
  • The levels of minor cannabinoids (the more, the better)

One thing to keep in mind is that Original Hemp lists the total cannabinoid content of each product, rather than just CBD. That’s why I compared the total cannabinoid content on the tests to the label, instead of just CBD.

Most of the test results show that Original Hemp products contain about as much or more cannabinoids than they should:

  • One test of the 2000 mg berry-flavored tincture showed 2039 mg of cannabinoids, which is a great result (only 2% higher than the label)
  • A test of the company’s relief capsules showed 12.9 mg of cannabinoids per capsule, which is only 3% higher than the advertised amount of 12.5 mg
  • Another test of the roll-on showed 2450 mg of cannabinoids instead of 2000, which is 22.5% higher

The tests also confirmed that Original Hemp’s products are made with either full or broad-spectrum hemp extract.

But the testing can be better. Most importantly, some of the newer Relief products are missing third-party test reports, while existing tests for some other products are outdated (older than a year).

Shipping & Returns

Original Hemp ships throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states, with free shipping on orders over $100. The company has a standard 30-day return policy with a full refund (minus shipping costs) for unused items.

Customer Service & Reputation

Original Hemp isn’t a well-known CBD company but has over 300 satisfied customer reviews on its website, most of which give its products 5 or 4 stars. 

I also emailed Original Hemp with a question and got a helpful response back within a day. All in all, Original Hemp looks like a legit company, even if it’s less established than leading CBD brands.

My Verdict: Innovative Brand With Room to Improve

Original Hemp gets my vote. I like the innovative relief, stress, and sleep formulas that use a wide variety of ingredients.

Having said that, the company needs to sell CBD gummies, which are arguably the most popular product type after CBD oil.

I’d also like to see improvements in the testing, since some newer products are missing tests, while other products have outdated test results. And it would also be nice to have more information about the company and its hemp source. Right now all the information is generic.

Overall Rating: 3.8/5

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