The Best Products of the Year!
It's time for our annual review of products to find those that had the qualities and attributes that made them rise above the rest and are worthy of being named "The Best Products of the Year!"
Our selections range from products that utilize amazing innovative technologies to test cannabis and hemp potency, to CBD products, to spectacular brand reinventions, and more.
Consumers can trust that these brands offer quality and dependability, backed with superior customer service.
The Best Products of 2020
The Purpl PRO
This amazing gadget fits in the palm of your hand and turns your smart phone into a portable lab. The Purpl PRO allows you to test THC and CBD potency in just about 10-seconds. And unlike some other potency testers on the market that use sketchy technology and are more like toys than serious lab equipment, the Purpl PRO uses the same technology used in the pharmaceutical industry, so you know it's dialed-in perfect.
Not surprisingly, the company behind the Purpl PRO has leading spectroscopy scientists at the helm, not Wall Street wizards trying to make a fast buck. And while they have encountered challenges, the team is transparent and has incredible customer loyalty. Users of the device swear by it and find productive and profitable ways to incorporate the instantaneous portable testing into their workflow.
The Purpl PRO is being used throughout the world by hemp and cannabis farmers, as well as at dispensaries, coffeeshops, and even at conventional testing labs.
Plus, the company is continually improving the unit by adding to its backend database, so it literally gets smarter every time you use it.
These outrageously delicious gummies are taking Colorado by storm! Yeti Yummies are made by Yeti Farms - a well known Colorado farm that is respected for using organic processes and raising the finest sun-grown cannabis in the state. The farm turns its superb cannabis flower into pure oils that are used to make their Yeti Yummies.
Yeti Yummies are available for both the recreational and medical markets.
Customers say they are the best tasting gummies on the market. Flavors include: Grape, Tangerine, Lemon Lime, Mountain Melon (a blend of cantaloupe and watermelon), Grapefruit, Stromegranate (a combination of strawberry and pomegranate), Black Cherry Bomb and Peachin' - who has a character with her own backstory.
Shawn Honaker, owner of Yeti Farms, said he developed Yeti Yummies to set a new standard for clean, natural edibles with consistency, purity, and incredible flavor.
“The fact is, the market is already full of gummies, and some of them are very good,” he said. “We knew that to be successful with a new gummy on the market, it had to be superior in every way.”
Accordingly, Yeti Yummies are made with the same care that goes into every aspect of Yeti Farms: Only all-natural organic techniques are used, without any pesticides, herbicides, or harmful chemicals.
Yeti Farms develops their own "Farm-Fresh" flavors and makes everything right on the farm. With a tight-knit group of dedicated employees, the farm has become a hotbed of innovation and has developed some of the most interesting, top-quality products in the Colorado market.
Yeti Yummies are available at dispensaries throughout Colorado, but they typically sell out fast. If your local dispensary does not carry them, you can ask the budtender or manager to to order some and Yeti Farms will get them delivered in whatever flavor you want, usually within one day.
Desert AZEE is an Arizonan brand of hemp-derived CBD oil products, known for its high quality. And unlike many CBD brands, this company does their own production and manufacturing so they can control the process from start to finish.
The term "Azee" comes from a Navajo word for medicine.
Each of their products are designed to bring holistic relief and make wellness a priority in your day.
Our favorite product of this boutique company is their Vegan Gelcaps. The process to make vegan gelcaps is costly and time-consuming, so most companies don't even bother.
DESERT AZEE is formulated and manufactured in their Arizona facility, which is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Each batch of oil is lab tested and certified.
We applaud Desert AZEE for its commitment to providing superior quality products in a wide range of categories, including tinctures, edibles, lip balms, gelcaps, pet treats, and more.
This dedicated group of farmers is making what some say is the best flower in Las Vegas. With a tip of the hat to old Vegas, this craft brand recently reinvented itself and came out with all new strains under the watchful eye of one of the top growers in the region.
Every harvest is meticulously inspected for quality, potency and aroma, yielding some of the freshest, most pristine, and beautiful buds in the region.
Their sativa-dominant strain is particularly noteworthy. Whether you are a local or a visitor to Vegas, this strain feels just right. It's perfect for walking the strip, taking in a show, going to a concert or just hanging out with friends,
"Vegas Inspired" is not just a catch phrase - it reflects the essence of the brand. The products make you feel great, but not too altered so that you can't enjoy the Vegas scene.
By the way, "Bond Road" is the name of what is now Tropicana Avenue - an insiders tribute to old Las Vegas.
The company offers Bond Road Kush - an indica-dominant strain, and Bonded 99 - a sativa-dominant blend that features a wonderful citrus smell and taste, along with long lasting effects - it's the perfect bud for the Vegas lifestyle!
High Point Jewelry
This is the company that invented "Cannabis-Inspired Jewelry" and they are still the best. While throngs of competitors jumped into the arena in recent years, selling cheap jewelry made in China, High Point Jewelry sticks to its roots: Artisan-designed jewelry, hand-crafted in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
The company is well known for its high-end pieces featuring diamonds, gold and rare gemstones, as well as its affordable lines of sterling silver items and popular beaded and leather bracelets.
The collection includes a wide range of items that are now worn by everyone from celebrities and athletes, to business executives and soccer moms, to budtenders and jewelry aficionados.
High Point Jewelry is also the original designer of the famous “Molecule” collection of THC and CBD necklaces, pins, and earrings.
And for those that want something truly custom, Glenn Murray, co-founder and chief designer at High Point Jewelry, can work with you to make the jewelry of your dreams come true.
Foria Wellness just keeps getting better. The company created the first-ever cannabis and hemp brand in the sexual wellness space, with effective organic and plant-based formulas for vibrant wellbeing – in and out of the bedroom.
Their "intimacy Collection" features their bestselling Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD. This unique topical works with your body to enhance pleasure, ease discomfort, and help make great sex even better with a blend of broad-spectrum CBD and organic botanicals.
Awaken was designed to support sexual wellness for women and people with vulvas – solo or with a partner.
The company also has premium quality vape pens, lubricants, and Bath Salts with CBD and Cacao. This mineral-rich Epsom and Himalayan salt base is enhanced with infusions of organically-grown kava, cacao, rose, and hemp.
Lazarus Naturals positions itself in the crowded CBD market by making quality products at an affordable price.
The company's core belief it that CBD products should be accessible to all, regardless of circumstance.
There's no secret to their approach. They start with organic hemp, and focus on consistency and sustainability.
As pioneers in the CBD industry, they have learned how to do things right and these efficiencies are passed on to the consumer in the form of lower prices with higher potencies.
The company is also known for its Assistance Program. They extend up to 60% off their products to veterans, people on long-term disability, and those with limited means.
In 2020, the company donated a portion of sales to The Epilepsy Foundation ($32,629), Women In Need ($27,032), and America’s VetDogs ($15,000). During the coronavirus pandemic, they converted production space to make and distribute hand sanitizer to healthcare and correctional institutions, food banks and homeless shelters.
Great products. Great prices. Great people. That's why they are one of the best of the year!
Half Day is a family business founded by Dave DiCosola and Kam Norwood, two friends and entrepreneurs inspired by the promise of CBD as a healthy answer to some of life’s most common stresses and ailments.
The company only partners with American farmers whose land is “virgin” meaning previously uncultivated or completely free of harsh chemical use.
As a Chicago-based company, they strive to support local farms in Illinois—where the majority of their oil, isolate and hemp flower comes from.
Half Day's full-spectrum CBD oil is made via the supercritical CO2 extraction process, while their isolate products use the ethanol extraction process. The CO2 extraction process uses intense pressure and temperature change to push CO2 through the hemp to strip it of oils, waxes, etc. The result is a completely pure extract that doesn’t require additional filtering or evaporation. The ethanol extraction process uses alcohol to draw out the cannabinoids, which are then separated out and infused into their oils.
The company offers a wide range of products, including CBD lotion, tinctures, gummies, topicals, and more. We especially love their tinctures - which have an amazing clean taste that reminds us of fresh cut grass on a Summer morning.
Trust us. We've tried hundreds of brands of CBD. This is one of the best.