Objective, neutral and transparent – always.
We are an objective, neutral and transparent CBD-focused news, products, guides and industry website. We strive for honesty at every step, stage and phase of our growing operation. We know respect is not given, it is earned. We know our readers want the truth. They don’t visit our website to read cleverly-disguised advertisements or to get some watered down fluff piece that is equivalent of being full of 'empty calories'.
Aside from being actual CBD product users, our team has limited personal ties to the CBD industry. AKA, we take this full-time publishing profession seriously. We work around the clock to maintain professional relationships with certain retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other members of the industry. However, we are never paid to feature, review, or positively mention specific products. Certain companies will occasionally reach out to request a review. If the company is offering payment with the expectation of a positive rating, then we immediately deny the request. We only post reviews if we’re able to have full journalist independence with no expectations or obligations to any third party whatsoever. We never send our reviews to a company – or any third party – before publishing – they are written internally by the TimesofCBD team who is chalked full of experienced experts who have been around the block in this emerging CBD product marketplace. When you read our reviews, you’re getting our genuine, distilled thoughts on a product – not the filtered words of a company’s PR team.
Of course, our whole website is completely free to use, read and reference as frequently as needed. We want people to have access to the best CBD oil reviews, guides and news without paying a dime. We want our readers to improve their wellbeing without being forced to spend money. To support our overhead administration and writer costs, we do have clearly-marked advertisements and banner displays from Google's Advertising Network.
Unfortunately, many of our competitors don’t maintain the same standards of journalistic integrity. With a quick Google search, you’ll find that many top positions on CBD review websites are bought – not earned. As the CBD industry has exploded with growth, it’s paved the way for websites to make money while feigning objectivity. We call out these competitors wherever possible while sticking to our own high standards. While the goal is to never bash, trash or lash out at anyone specifically, we do feel it is a top priority to keep quality as the ultimate remedy towards providing real, legitimate assistance in reviewing the literally thousands of CBD products, companies and brands available today.
Ultimately, our goal is simple: to provide you with accurate, time-sensitive, unbiased coverage of the world of CBD. As they say, the times' sure are a changin' and that is what birthed the name ‘Times of CBD' as cannabidiol supplementation has quickly become the most prominent, talked-about ingredient in the entire multi-billion dollar health and wellness industry.
Transparent and Honest
Our team works hard to be transparent and honest. We don’t publish fake reviews or paid articles. Instead, we stick to the following core tenets:
- We never omit a product’s flaws or company-specific issues
- We deny all requests for paid rankings or bought-not-earned positive reviews
- We never let financial gain influence review ratings
- We rigorously filter all requests for paid research or announcements
- We mention all conflicts of interest wherever applicable
- We have full, independent journalistic control over every single word written on our site
- We do our best to update any and all reports/research/analysis/insights when necessary
Certain other CBD review websites are owned by members of the industry. Some websites have sold out to the highest bidder. Others have been founded as industry voice boxes since day one.
Our website, however, is independently owned by a single, private owner. That owner is deeply interested in the CBD industry but has no personal ties to any particular CBD company, brand, manufacturer, distributor, or other member of the CBD space. The owner gives full journalistic control too our writing team. Our owner hires good writers and lets them work – it’s that simple.
Because of our ownership model, we are not beholden to any special interests. We do not have to edit certain words to appease a board of directors, nor do we have to review certain products because our owner owns stakes in a particular company.
Put simply, our ownership model allows us to remain truly independent.
How Our Websites Stays Afloat
Like other digital media sites, we provide our readers with content for free. Our goal is to keep our site free and accessible for as long as we are operational. However, we also have real bills we need to pay, including hosting costs and other overhead expenses to onboard the best writers and authors available.
Our website features advertisements for various CBD products. Wherever possible, we try to personally buy and test each product before it is advertised on our website. However, due to the nature of digital advertising, we don’t always know which products are being shown to readers. If you see a product on our website that doesn’t meet our high standards of quality and integrity, then please let us know. We can remove – and have removed – such advertisements if they conflict with our core values.
We maintain similar standards regarding affiliate commissions. If you click on certain links on our website and purchase a product, then it’s possible we receive a commission from the makers of that product. However, we do not review certain products more favorably than others based on this commission. Every word written in our reviews is unbiased. We never change our scores or edit our negative remarks based on affiliate commissions. If a reader chooses to purchase products through a link, then they can do so at no additional cost.
Above all, we depend on support from readers like you. Thank you for supporting us. While other CBD news and review websites are subjective and influenced by higher powers, we will continue to remain neutral, independent, and transparent for as long as you’ll support us.
TimesofCBD is the most active daily CBD news publication featuring the latest cannabis industry stories and marijuana market trends. As the leader in CBD-centric content curation, we invite all readers to come for the headlines and stay for the insights. Quality is the top priority when presenting user guides, analyzing product reviews and reporting fact-checked news announcements. All information is for educational purposes only. Disclaimer.
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