Purekana Review: Cutting Through the Hype (2024)

By | Updated on January 9, 2024

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Purekana is a CBD brand based in Arizona. Aside from making standard CBD oils, gummies, topicals, and capsules, it also sells intoxicating hemp-derived products. I tested its CBD sleep gummies, HHC gummies, and delta-8 THC vape pen for several weeks.


Purekana is lacking in transparency and has many negative customer reviews and complaints. And while the intoxicating products I tested were potent, the standard CBD offerings weren’t that impressive.


  • Potent intoxicating hemp products
  • Wide product variety
  • Comprehensive third-party testing


  • Low levels of minor cannabinoids and terpenes in many products
  • Lacking details about the company
  • Many negative reviews

Overall Rating: 3.9/5

Products 4/5
The intoxicating products I tried were potent, but the standard CBD gummies were fairly weak. And while I like the variety, most Purekana CBD products are low in minor cannabinoids.
Price & Value 4/5
Purekana offers solid value because its prices are cheaper than average, and you get extra savings from free shipping and the 30% off subscription.
Hemp Quality 4/5
Purekana’s products are sourced from hemp cultivated in Kentucky and Colorado. I’d like to see more details like which farming methods are used.
Third-Party Testing 4/5
I like the extent and frequency of the testing, with the reports readily available on each product page. But many of the tests show low minor cannabinoid and terpene levels.
Customer Service & Reputation 3.5/5
Purekana is a big name in CBD and has over 10,000 reviews on Trustpilot. But it loses points for the many negative reviews and the online scams that peddle its products.

Purekana Overview

A popular CBD brand, Purekana was founded in 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona, by entrepreneurs Cody Alt and Jeff Yauck. Alt was inspired to launch the company after using CBD to help his sleep apnea. 

The company sells a wide variety of hemp cannabinoid products, including standard CBD offerings like tinctures and gummies, as well as intoxicating options like delta-8 and delta-9 THC.

Its products are sourced from hemp cultivated in Kentucky and Colorado and come with up-to-date third-party lab test reports. Purekana is also one of the few American CBD brands that sell CBD products in the United Kingdom.

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.

Purekana Product Lineup

Purekana has an impressive range of products, including full-spectrum CBD oils and capsules, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate gummies, topicals, pet products, and intoxicating delta-8 and delta-9 THC gummies and vapes.

For my review, I tried out the CBD sleep gummies, HHC gummies (since discontinued), and delta-8 THC vape pen. 

CBD Oils



CBD Potency10-100 mg/ml
Volume30-60 ml 
Total CBD300-6000 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.05–0.07
Third-Party TestView report

Purekana’s full-spectrum CBD oils come in many strengths and flavors (natural, mint, vanilla, citrus, and fruity). There are also two special versions: one with melatonin and a blend of calming terpenes for sleep, and an immunity tincture with added immune-boosting herbs.

I like the variety of strengths and formulas to suit everyone’s needs. Also, the third-party tests show close to 10% minor cannabinoids, which is a solid result. My only criticism is that the regular full-spectrum tinctures don’t show terpenes on tests.

CBD Capsules

purekana cbd softgels


CBD Potency10-40 mg
Capsule Count30
Total CBD300-1200 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.07-0.18
Third-Party TestView report

Purekana’s full-spectrum CBD capsules come in the same three formulas as the CBD oils:

  • Standard 40 mg CBD capsules
  • 25 mg capsules with added melatonin and sleep terpenes
  • 10 mg immunity capsules with zinc, vitamin C & D (vegan)

CBD Gummies

purekana sleep cbd gummies


Potency25-40 mg
Gummy Count20-60
Total cannabinoids500-1500 mg
Cost per mg$0.06-0.08
TypeBroad-spectrum, isolate
Third-Party TestView report

Purekana’s vegan gummies come in five tasty varieties:

  • Regular 25 mg CBD isolate gummies in assorted fruit flavors
  • Berry-flavored sleep gummies with 25 mg CBD, 5 mg CBN, and melatonin
  • Grape-flavored calm gummies with 25 mg CBD and passionflower
  • Broad-spectrum 25 mg gummies in three flavors
  • Orange-flavored 25 mg broad-spectrum immunity gummies with zinc and elderberry

My experience: I tried out the sleep gummies, taking two before bed. I didn’t feel much of an effect. I tried three gummies the next time and felt slightly sleepy around bedtime, but it wasn’t super noticeable. The taste is nice, but it could use less sugar.

CBD Topicals

purekana cbd cbg cream


CBD Potency6-24 mg/ml
Volume50-100 ml
Total CBD300-2400 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.05-0.15
Third-Party TestView report

Purekana offers a variety of topicals focused on physical discomfort relief: 

  • Pain relief ointment with topical pain relievers menthol and capsaicin in 2 strengths (600 mg CBD/120 mg CBG and 2000 mg/400 mg)
  • Roll-on pain relief gel with the same formula and strengths
  • Muscle rub with 400 mg CBD and menthol for on-the-go use
  • 300 mg CBD cream with menthol in a travel-friendly size

I like the variety, but I’m surprised to not see a dedicated skincare cream. 

CBD Bath Bombs

purekana bath bombs


CBD Potency100 mg
Total CBD100 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.12
Third-Party TestView report

Purekana’s bath bombs are sold in single-bomb packages and come in five scents: activated charcoal, almond & coconut, cucumber, eucalyptus, and midnight roses. Third-party tests also show terpenes, which is great to see. 

Still, you should be aware that bath bombs are not the best way to enjoy the benefits of CBD because it’s not water-soluble. You’ll still benefit from the other ingredients, however.

CBD Transdermal Patches

purekana transdermal cbd patch


CBD Potency25-60 mg
Patch Count1-3
Total CBD25-180 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.27-0.64
Third-Party TestView report

CBD patches are a relatively rare product. Purekana claims that these patches are transdermal and release CBD for up to 4 days, which means the CBD will absorb into your blood vessels through the skin. 

You can choose from regular patches with 60 mg CBD or sleep patches with 25 mg and 8 mg of melatonin, magnesium, chamomile, and lavender to help you wind down before bed.

CBD Pet Products

CBD Oil for Pets

purekana pet cbd oil


CBD Potency8-17 mg/ml
Volume30 ml
Total CBD250-500 mg
Cost per mg CBD$0.09-0.12
Third-Party TestView report

Designed for pets, this CBD oil is flavored with bacon and available in two pet-friendly strengths. I’d prefer to see a third strength option for larger dog breeds. Also, the tests only show CBD and no other cannabinoids, which looks more like an isolate formula.

CBD Treats for Dogs


CBD Potency2-5 mg
Chew Count20-25
Total CBD50-100 mg
Cost per mg CBD??
Third-Party TestView report

Purekana’s dog chews come in two strengths:

  • 2 mg CBD per treat for small dogs
  • 5 mg per treat for large dogs

Both treats are sold in three flavors: peanut butter & pumpkin, blueberry & chicken, and steak & sweet potato. 

Delta-8 Products

Delta-8 THC is a legal, hemp-derived form of THC that’s less intoxicating than regular (delta-9) THC.

Delta-8 Gummies 


Delta-8 Potency25 mg
Gummy Count2-20
Total Delta-850-500 mg
Cost per mg$0.08-0.12
Third-Party TestView report

These vegan delta-9 gummies come in strawberry, watermelon, and sour apple flavors. 

Delta-8 Vape Pen


Weight1 gram
Total Delta-8~840 mg
Cost per mg$0.04
Third-Party TestView report

This disposable delta-8 THC vape pen carries about 840 mg of delta-8, making it quite potent. You can pick from 3 cannabis-inspired flavors: berry gelato, blue dream, and watermelon zkittles. 

My experience: I tried the berry gelato pen, which had a pleasant flavor. I felt the effects right away, feeling a little intoxicated with relaxation and a bit of euphoria and dry mouth. Later on, I felt more sleepy and relaxed with munchies.

Delta-8 Vape Cartridge


Weight1 gram
Total Delta-8~840 mg
Cost per mg$0.04
Third-Party TestView report

This is the cartridge form of the delta-8 vape pen. According to the test results, you get the same three flavors and roughly ~84% delta-8 THC. The cart is compatible with all 510-thread batteries and vape pens.

Delta-9 Gummies


Delta-9 Potency12 mg
Gummy Count20
Total Delta-9240 mg
Cost per mg$0.08-0.12
Third-Party TestView report

These legal hemp-derived delta-9 THC gummies are made with vegan ingredients and come in two flavors: mango, pineapple, strawberry, and blackberry. 

Price & Value

The easiest way to compare the value of CBD products 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 milligram (mg) of CBD would be 100/1500 = 7 cents. The prices also vary depending on the type of product.

Here’s a look at Purekana’s pricing per mg of CBD and other cannabinoids:

  • CBD oil: 5-7 cents per mg of CBD
  • Capsules: 7-18 cents per mg
  • Gummies: 6-8 cents per mg
  • Topicals: 5-15 cents per mg (except for the patches)
  • Pet products: 9-12 cents per mg
  • Delta-8 & delta-9 THC products: 4-12 cents per mg

Mostly, these prices are lower than average for their respective categories. You also get added savings from free shipping on all orders and the option to subscribe for 30% off.

All in all, you’re getting above-average value with Purekana. 

Hemp Source and Production Process

Purekana’s hemp is sourced from farms in Kentucky and Colorado. It’s extracted with carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the leading CBD extraction methods. 

Unfortunately, no more details are provided, such as which farming methods are used.

Third-Party Testing

Purekana sends its products for testing to several reputable labs, including KCA Labs, DB Labs, ACS Laboratory, and Kaycha Labs. 

The tests check for contaminants, cannabinoid potency, and, in many cases, even terpene potency, which is great to see. You can see the latest test reports attached on each product page. 

Third-Party Test Results

I always look at third-party lab test results to confirm that CBD companies sell safe, accurate, and effective products. Specifically, I check:

  • The CBD content, which should be within 10% of the label (3)
  • The levels of THC and minor cannabinoids like CBG and CBN
  • The terpene content (if tested)
  • Whether the CBD type (full, broad-spectrum, or isolate) is accurate
  • Whether there are any contaminants

I looked at the latest test certificates of analysis (CoAs) for Purekana’s products and found that most show accurate levels of CBD and other cannabinoids. However, many full-spectrum products don’t contain terpenes and have low amounts (below 10%) of minor cannabinoids.

Here’s an example CoA screenshot to give you a sense of Purekana’s products. This 5000 mg full-spectrum CBD oil CoA shows accurate CBD levels (5543 mg or about 11% higher) and almost 10% minor cannabinoids, which is good. But there are no terpenes.

In summary, I like that the tests are comprehensive and up-to-date, but there is room for improvement with minor cannabinoids and terpenes.

Shipping & Returns

Purekana offers free shipping on all orders, which is rare to see. Purekana ships CBD products to all states except Idaho, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It also doesn’t ship delta 8 products to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Nevada, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah. 

As for refunds, you can request one within 30 days of purchase (minus return shipping).

Customer Service & Reputation

Purekana is a popular CBD vendor. It’s been reviewed over 10,000 times on the independent review website Trustpilot, which holds more weight than reviews you’d find directly on CBD company websites.

Having said that, the company’s average rating is a bit low, at an average of 3.5/5. Many reviews complain about problems with shipping, customer service, inconsistent products, and other problems. Besides, there are over 200 complaints against Purekana on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. 

I’d also like to see more transparency; the brand has a generic about us page that doesn’t reveal much detail about the company’s mission or the people behind it.

Did you know? Purekana’s products have been involved in a number of online scams, where fake articles claim that popular celebrities like Ree Drummond, Oprah, or Shark Tank endorsed Purekana’s CBD gummies.

The Verdict: Popular Doesn’t Necessary Mean Great

My main criticism of Purekana is similar to CBDfx. The brand focuses too much on marketing and making its products look appealing (visually and in terms of taste) rather than effective.

That’s best shown by many broad and full-spectrum products containing low levels of minor cannabinoids and terpenes. I didn’t feel much from Purekana’s sleep gummies, even when I tried to take two or three at a time.

And the many negative reviews, most of which sound legitimate, aren’t a great look either. Another minor issue I noticed with Purekana’s website is that there are errors on some product pages, like the wrong product strength or the wrong type of CBD extract.

But I will say one good thing: I found the intoxicating hemp products (HHC and delta-8) to be quite potent.

Overall Rating: 3.9/5

7 thoughts on “Purekana Review: Cutting Through the Hype (2024)”

  1. How can every product that was rated receive a 4.5 yet the overall rating is 3.9? The reviewer seems somewhat swayed by external factors,

    • Thanks for the comment, I rate products separately from how I rate brands. So even though they’re related that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the same. Some of Purekana’s products are decent (like their CBD oil and HHC gummies). But you are right that I overrated some of them, like the sleep gummies; I forgot to change the default rating.

  2. I fought you site by searching PURE KANA on DuckDuckGo, Google – nothing but sponsored and top marketing spots
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