Care By Design

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Care By Design offers products with CBD and THC at different ratios to serve diverse therapeutic needs in the state of California.

True price: $0.10/mg to $0.33/mg (estimates)
Product selection: Chocolates, oil tinctures, soft gel capsules, vape cartridges, and pain cream
Isolates or full spectrum: Full spectrum
Dosage range: 80 mg to 600 mg
Pet products: No

The Good
Diverse CBD-to-THC ratios • Informative and helpful website

The Bad
Dated/incomplete lab tests • Only available in California/not available on website

The Bottom Line
Those in California who wish to experiment with different CBD-to-THC ratios should definitely check out Care By Design.

Who they are: Care By Design is a northern California company that uses local CBD-rich cannabis grown outdoors. They only offer full spectrum products; per their website, “We don’t isolate the CBD molecule, and we don’t isolate our people, plants, or patients.” Nice. They showcase the machinery used to extract their CBD in a cool video. The site also features informative articles and databases that guide the consumer to the right product and local dispensaries where it is available. There are downloadable lab tests, but they appear dated and some of them are not matched to the correct product. The price points are also a little difficult to pin down since these products are offered at different dispensaries throughout California.

Why they’re unique: With five CBD-to-THC ratios to choose from, patients and consumers can tailor their experience according to their needs and preferences. Not everyone is a fan of THC, but Care By Design is not a fan of demonizing it. So they provide options.

What products they have: Chocolates, oil tinctures, soft gel capsules, and vape cartridges. The cannabis-infused dark chocolate is available at CBD-to-THC ratios of 18:1 and 2:1 and boast a tantalizing 60.5% cocoa. Care By Design offers gel caps in three different CBD-to-THC ratios – 18:1, 4:1, and 1:1. These are available in 10 mg and 20 mg doses. The 1:1 gel cap placed 2nd as an edible in the 2017 High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup. The gel caps do contain gelatin – sorry, vegetarians and vegans.

So far, we’ve covered three CBD-to-THC ratios. The vape cartridges and tincture oils hit all five options: 18:1, 8:1, 4:1, 2:1, and 1:1. It’s hard to find this kind of customization! Care By Design even offers a CBD sample pack with all five ratios of tinctures (at a discount!) for the indecisive among us.

Artax7000 said in a review about the vape cartridges: “I suffer from back pain due to herniated discs. I as well suffer from joint pain. 18:1 as well as 1:1 has relieved my nerve and joint pain on an unreal level. These cartridges have done more for me in the past 2 months than any doctor has been able to do in the past 6 years. Please keep up the amazing work guys! I’m a true believe not only on CBD products, but your exclusive products.”

Bonus: The folks at Care By Design are more than happy to help you figure out which ratio and product to choose because it can be confusing. Just reach out!

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