R&R Medicinals is a transparent, consumer friendly company offering CBD tinctures, soft gels, gummies, creams, and dog chews. Although the ownership is a little unclear, the company states that it’s veteran and minority owned.
Its pricing varies from $0.03 to $0.09 per milligram of CBD which puts R&R in the bargain grade ranking for most of its products and market grade for one product, Dog Chews.
The buying process for this brand was quite easy thanks to its simple yet effective website. The website also provides a plethora of product information for prospective buyers to evaluate before making a purchase.
This includes access to third party CoA (Certificate of Analysis) documents for each product lot, helping confirm the safety and efficacy of the products.
The items we received were nicely packed and discrete, with only the standard shipping label and the word “Fragile” on the side. Another thing worth mentioning is the fact R&R Medicinals stands behind its products with a 30 day full refund policy.
R+R Medicinals was created in Colorado in 2017. The company is family, veteran, and minority owned and takes pride in supporting its local community, with the entire manufacturing process taking place in Colorado.
R+R states that it’s in the hemp business to help people rather than making money by providing a high quality, worry free service.
On its Facebook page, the company’s owners detail the positive effects CBD hemp oil had on their own lives. They state that R+R’s mission is to provide these same benefits to others.
R+R’s customer friendly policies are backed by a variety of discount programs that we will discuss later in this report. On the whole, we were impressed with the company’s thoughtful approach to its customers.
The R+R website is clean, appealing, and user friendly, providing almost all of the details one could need to learn about a CBD brand, its products, and CBD in general.
However, we would like to see more information about the company’s founding and ownership. There is no page on their website about the people behind the company, though they do note that they are veteran, minority, and employee owned. According to the brand, their ethos is based more around the customers and the quality of the products.
R+R’s FAQ page is an excellent source of information for common questions. By visiting the FAQ page you will learn about how the company sources, processes, and manufactures its products.
The company also provides general CBD education, including a diagram that explains in a clear and concise manner the mechanism by which CBD acts on the human body.
R+R’s website and packaging provide contact information, making it easy to reach out to its customer service team.
However, one thing that was missing was a telephone number, but this is to be expected when a company is so fresh to the market. As R+R grows, we would expect to see a dedicated telephone line for customer inquiries.
Each product was shipped with tamper evident seals to enhance compliance and customer safety. The packaging included all necessary information to feel informed about your product.
Although the precise amount of THC is not listed, there is a disclaimer which states that its concentration is within legal limits. More importantly, you can find the exact quantity of THC in each product by accessing the readily available third party CoA reports.
These reports detail the cannabinoid profiles along with the results of additional testing for such impurities as residual pesticides, metals, and solvents for each hemp extract batch.
The CoA reports are created by SCLab, with easily readable documents which may be found on R+R’s website or by directly scanning the QR code on your packaging. These third party CoA documents are very informative and demonstrate the company’s transparency.
Each CoA document lists the total THC content at the top and provides a complete cannabinoid profile. Additional testing addresses the presence of potential contaminants such as residual pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and microbial impurities.
R+R’s Hemp Extract Dog Chews, which one would think would be the most loosely controlled, had a total THC concentration of 0.0093% (THC on label = “trace amounts”).
Meanwhile, analysis of the Hemp Extract tincture revealed a total CBD content of 36.870 mg/serving while maintaining a THC level of 0.1311% (THC on label = “trace amounts”).
Furthermore, the Hemp Extract Gummy Rings contained 25.307 mg of CBD per unit and a total THC value of 0.0027% (THC on label = “trace amounts”).
Finally, the Hemp Extract soft gels we received touted a CBD content of 32.255 mg per unit and a total THC value of 0.1841% (THC on label = “trace amounts”).
All products we received met the CBD levels claims made in the ingredients section of each product label. None of the products demonstrated an unsafe variance in claimed versus actual CBD content. A 10% deviation in CBD content is the accepted maximum in this industry.
R+R Medicinals offers a variety of discounts which include receiving products through auto-shipments, a referral program, a rewards program, and a veteran discount. Auto shipments allow a customer to save up to 10% on each order while selecting your own delivery schedule. Deliveries can be skipped, paused, or canceled anytime.
Meanwhile, R+R’s referral program allows one to save 30% by using a coupon code. The code is valid for one time use for both the referring party and the person referred. Even better, you can refer an unlimited number of people which can lead to a great discount on future orders.
The rewards program works off a basic point system where $1 = 1 point. Rewards can be used after you have collected at least 200 points. For 200 points you will receive $5 off the price of your order.
You have the opportunity to redeem up to 750 points for a total of $50 off your purchase. Lastly, R+R offers a veteran discount to each member of the military, allowing a veteran to take 20% off their purchase.
R+R also holds a USDA Organic certification for its products, which is quite rare in the industry, although the actual certificate is not present on its website.
R+R Medicinals provides extensive manufacturing information on its website. It uses a gentle, cold CO2 extraction process to extract hemp plants without damaging CBD and other beneficial compounds.
This has the effect of increasing the quantity of beneficial nutrients extracted from the plants and is considered the gold standard extraction method for the CBD industry.
The company notes that this method is superior to the alternatives as it better preserves CBD and all of the other natural hemp compounds that work in synergy with CBD.
R+R also uses a three step filtration process that concludes with passing the extract through a filter with very small pores for maximum purity.
R+R Medicinals offers a wide range of products. As of now, May 2020, it offers tinctures, soft gels, gummy rings, and dog chews. Starting in June 2020, the company will also begin to sell a hemp extract infused cream.
The buying experience with R+R was fantastic. The website was easy to navigate and we had no trouble placing our order.
The product pages were concise and provided all the necessary information needed to make an informed purchasing decision.
For example, each product page lists usage directions, ingredients, and CoA data. This transparency answers many of the buyer’s questions and builds trust in the company.
We were also impressed with the shipping. Our package only took two business days to arrive. The products were well packed to keep all the products safe during transit and the outer box was labeled with “fragile” stickers.
R+R Medicinals also offers shipment tracking but we didn’t need to use it because of the fast shipment.
The hemp softgel product we received contained 30 mg of CBD per softgel with 34 pieces per container.
The packaging was very professional and provided a lot of information about the product. The ingredient list stated the softgels contained full spectrum hemp, MCT oil from coconut, gelatin, purified water, and vegetable glycerin.
This product also came with a QR code that will take you directly to the webpage where you can find third party CoA documents.
The product label did not provide an exact amount of THC and only states that it contains trace, legal amounts. However, this information can be found in the third party test documents.
The company suggests dosing one chew for a pet weighing 25 lbs and increasing the dose to two chews for pets heavier than 25 lbs. The label further recommends giving it to your pet two times daily for maximum benefits.
As expected, the ingredient list was much longer than the list printed on other products we received. The dog chews were created using full spectrum hemp extract, natural chicken flavor, pea flour, tapioca flour, palm fruit oil, organic hemp powder, chicken liver, etc. ]
Overall, this product was well labeled and provided enough information to make an informed decision about what you are giving to your pet.
The hemp extract gummy rings provide 25 mg of CBD per gummy and come in a variety of flavors. Each gummy is infused rather than coated with CBD to create a more concentrated, effective product.
The company suggests taking 1 to 2 gummies per day (25 to 50 mg of CBD).
The ingredient list included full spectrum hemp extract, sugar, tapioca syrup, dextrose, pectin, citric acid, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, and more.
Each package contained gummies in a mix of three flavors: palisade peach, granny smith apple, and alpine strawberry. R+R did a good job with flavoring as these gummies tasted delicious.
The tincture was probably most surprising to us due to the flavoring and smell.
The suggested dosage is 40 drops once or twice daily (33.33 to 66.66 mg of CBD). This product is quite pure, containing only full spectrum hemp extract, MCT oil from coconuts, and natural mint flavoring.
The dropper has detailed graduations to ensure you get the right amount of CBD. The oil looked quite dark, which is common for full spectrum tinctures, and it exhibited a pleasant minty taste.
The tincture also came with a letter of gratitude telling you a little about the company and also providing contact information.
If you want an even stronger tincture, R+R offers a 2,500 mg per 30 mL bottle that helps you save more money.