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About Real Good Hemp

Have you noticed how many different CBD brands are out there?

They're all over the place. Gas stations, farmers' markets...we've even found a handyman that sells it out of his truck!

The reality is that there's a lot of really bad stuff floating around. When our doctor first recommended CBD (see below), we weren't sure what to make of this crazy industry with so many choices and virtually no regulation.

Because we did so much research for ourselves, it just made sense to provide a resource that others (like you) can use to help find products that have been tested and have a good reputation in the marketplace.

So what's up with the "Real Good" name?

We're serious about quality hemp-derived products, but we're also a little bit silly. We settled on the name Real Good because it's descriptive of our commitment to quality, but it's also a bit tongue-in-cheek to remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. We thought it did a nice job framing our goals - quality information presented in an accessible and lighthearted way, and quality products made from natural ingredients.

It also is aligned with our values. We put ethics before revenue. Always. We're firmly convinced that if we focus on doing the right thing and operating with integrity, our customers will reward us with referrals and repeat business. Plus, we'll feel good about the person we see looking back at us in the mirror. And that's Real Good.

Our Founders

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Scot

Initial Founder
Entrepreneur, college professor, former Fortune 50 executive. Likes cats. (Sorry)
Mike White

Mike

Co-Founder
Graphic designer, outdoorsman, IPA connoisseur. Fathered the cutest kid. Ever.
Rick Klaus

Rick

Co-Founder
Manufacturing guru, world traveler, retired Navy Chief. Married way out of his league.

How it all Began

Hi. My name is Scot.

I am in my mid-40's and about the last guy you’d expect to be a founder of a hemp-related company.

It all began with my annual physical in early 2018. I was dealing with a lot of stress in my job as the head of a technology startup backed by a famous billionaire founder. My blood pressure was high for the first time in my life, and I was getting fat(er).

I asked my doctor about it. I expected her to tell me to exercise more. Breathe slowly. Meditate. Spend more time outside. Take a vacation.

Nope.

She looked at me for a minute, and then went and got some kind of cannabis family pie chart. She covered up the medical marijuana part and told me about something called CBD that occurs naturally in hemp extract.

What?!?! I mean, drink more than I should sometimes. I eat junk food. That’s about the extent of my vices. I paid attention to Nancy Reagan and my 7th grade Health teacher - I have never done drugs or been a smoker.

My doctor assured me it was all natural, and wouldn’t have any negative interactions with the prescription medication I was already grudgingly taking. She shared that there were a lot of benefits to be derived from certain cannabinoids (there are over 100), and urged me not to let the stigma of recreational or medical marijuana (with THC that gets you high) dissuade me from being open to CBD.

I was unconvinced.

I went home and researched it. Exhaustively. To my surprise, when I started asking others about it many of them indicated that they'd been using it for a while.  Hmmm.

After a lot more research, I decided to give it a try. And guess what I felt after a few days of taking it?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I didn’t feel high, or overly mellow, or altered in any other way. I was still happy, sad, angry...”all the feels” as the kids say these days.

You know what else I didn’t feel? The crushing pressure. The rock-solid knots that formed in my shoulders. Yeah...there was stress, but it was more manageable.

It was exactly what I needed. Exactly what I wanted.

It invisibly, unobtrusively made my life less bad. I suppose I should say it made it "more good." It allowed me to be less consumed by the stress, and appreciate other things, like good health, friends, and family.

And that’s Real Good.

It’s so good, I had to share it. I knew there were other people out there like me. People who wouldn't normally consider a product that was even distantly related to the plant that produces marijuana. People who have never been high, and don’t want to be.

Maybe you’re one of them.

So I reached out to Mike and Rick, and the result of our efforts is RealGoodHemp.com. It’s a place where we sift through all the garbage and snake oil out there and find the stuff that’s good enough for us, our families, and our pets. Stuff that’s got lab certification and has a good reputation. Stuff we’d take. And we share it with you.

Don’t take my word for it. Do your own research. If you decide that hemp extract is right for you, we have the best industrial hemp products on the market. Not just CBD, either. Amazing hemp seed oil-based skin and hair care, most of which is CBD-free.

If you think we’re missing something that you’d like to try, let us know. I can’t promise that we’ll carry it, but it never hurts to ask.

Thanks for reading, and have a Real Good day!

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