Review Process & Methodology

Leafreport’s mission is to bring transparency to the CBD industry, which is why we’re open about our review process. Here’s how we create accurate, objective, and valuable content.

Review Process

Our goal is to provide you with the information necessary to make an educated choice in an industry fraught with misinformation and low-quality products.

We purchase and personally try most of the CBD products reviewed on Leafreport. The comprehensive videos and product photos you’ll find in our articles attest to this fact. They also make it easier to get a feel for the product before you decide to buy it.

We also review the buying experience and contact each company to evaluate their customer service. After all, even if a product is great, you can still run into issues with website navigation, buying, and shipping. We even visit the offices of individual CBD companies and interview their representatives. 

Although we receive compensation from CBD brands, our reviews are completely impartial – and we evaluate and give honest, unbiased opinions. We don’t endorse any of the products we review and avoid making claims about their potential health benefits. Here’s how we make money.

Rating System

All of the CBD brands we review are evaluated on the following criteria: range of products, transparency, accuracy & reputation, buying experience & shipping, customer service, and price. Each of these areas is given a rating out of ten.

For the product range, we rate the CBD product categories, potencies, flavors, and other choices offered by the brand. 

Meanwhile, to assess a company’s reputation, transparency, and accuracy, we evaluate its hemp source, CBD extraction method, third-party testing, and overall manufacturing process, which play a key role in the quality of the final product. 

A crucial part of this step is comparing the amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids stated on the product label with the third-party lab test reports. We also look at the information provided by the company and its reputation in the CBD market.

For the buying experience & shipping category, we rate the ease of navigating the company’s website, as well as buying and shipping the products. 

We also evaluate the company’s customer service by communicating through email, chat, and in-person interviews, taking note of the speed and quality of their response. 

Finally, for the price category, we compare the company’s prices (price per mg CBD) with the CBD industry average. We even performed our own market research comparing over 3,500 CBD products from more than 53 different brands to figure out which prices are considered low, average, and expensive.

Taken together, these ratings provide a quick, clear, objective view of a CBD company.

Content Creation Process

Any information that can impact your health deserves the highest scrutiny. All of the content on Leafreport is created by professional writers and journalists experienced with CBD, MDs, natural health, and nutrition. 

This content is then reviewed, fact-checked, and edited by our medical team, which includes certified doctors, pharmacists, clinical consultants, and other qualified healthcare professionals.

Sources and References

All of the information on Leafreport is based on thorough research and scientific evidence. You’ll find links to peer-reviewed research studies, government health agencies, and other high-quality sources throughout our articles, as well as a list of references at the bottom.

User Reviews Platform

In an effort to increase transparency we’ve developed a proprietary user review system for CBD brands. The system enables shoppers to review the CBD products they purchased, respond to other reviews, and helps companies track their online reputation, engage with customers, and create better experiences.

For consumers, it’s a chance to read real customer reviews to help make educated buying decisions. Aside from an overall rating out of five stars, the reviews are broken down by useful categories: effectiveness, price, buying experience, and customer service & shipping.

Meanwhile, for companies, it’s a way to track their reputation and increase trustworthiness by collecting reviews on an independent platform. Our system can notify brands when a new review is posted and provides the option of inviting customers to write a review.

In addition, each user review is being reviewed before approved to our website according to our user comments editorial guidelines.

Important Disclaimer
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