what are cbd gummies

What are CBD Gummies?


Cornbread Hemp offers the only CBD gummies on the market that are full spectrum, vegan, and USDA organic. That's a really big deal for anyone who knows about CBD gummies. But for folks who are new to CBD gummies, maybe we should take a step back. Everybody knows about gummy bears, gummy worms, and even gummy sharks — but what are CBD gummies?

CBD hemp gummies are a fun and convenient way to get your daily dose of cannabidiol, or CBD. These chewy CBD-infused edibles have been skyrocketing in popularity since the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp derived CBD legal at the federal level.  

Gummies are small, fruit-flavored bites. And these bites are infused with CBD oil derived from hemp plants. In the case of Cornbread Hemp, our CBD oil comes from the flower-only extract of our USDA organic hemp grown in Kentucky.

Our gummies have 10 mg of CBD per gummy, making it super easy to measure your dosage. And gummies are a portable and discrete way to take CBD. Because of the familiarity of the gummy form and the great taste, they are a good choice for people trying CBD for the first time.


Full spectrum gummies are made with legal hemp derived CBD oil and contain trace amounts of less than 0.3 percent THC, the psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant. The best CBD gummies are made with the complete range of other cannabinoids and nutrients that can have the best effect on the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS).1

Some companies make broad spectrum CBD gummies that are THC free, or they are made with CBD isolate that are pure CBD by itself. However, broad spectrum CBD and CBD isolate products do not encourage optimum effects on the ECS like full spectrum does. Because of this, Cornbread Hemp uses only full spectrum CBD in our gummies, not THC-free CBD isolate.

We believe the best way to make hemp CBD gummies is with the cannabis plant’s properties in their natural ratios, not by using inferior ingredients like broad spectrum CBD oils or CBD isolate. Always check third-party lab tests reports to ensure you are getting the full range of cannabinoids.


In order for CBD hemp gummies to be USDA certified organic, all ingredients must be certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nearly every ingredient that goes into Cornbread Hemp's gummies has been certified organic.

To make our gummies organic, we begin with sustainable farming practices, like crop rotation, and we use no pesticides and no synthetic fertilizers on our organic hemp. These organic hemp plants produce CBD-rich flowers that we harvest and extract using organic sugarcane ethanol. This is the hemp extract we use to make our organic CBD gummies with other organic ingredients.


Not only are our gummies USDA organic, grown in the safest and most sustainable way — they’re also vegan! Don’t eat meat? Don’t worry. Our vegan gummies are made with apple pectin, not gelatin which is made from animal bits and pieces. Pectin is a fiber found in fruits and vegetables that is often used to thicken jellies and jams.

Many vegans have trouble finding a quality CBD ingestible because CBD gel capsules are made with animal-derived gelatin. That’s why Cornbread Hemp made it a priority to find a vegan-friendly recipe for our gummies. Cornbread Hemp gummies are also gluten free!


Cornbread Hemp’s CBD gummies are unique in the company’s product catalog in a number of respects. It’s the only CBD product offered by Cornbread Hemp that has added flavors and sugar.

All the fruity flavors and sugar are organic, and have the effect of tasting delicious. Otherwise, the effects of these gummies are similar to the effects of other full spectrum CBD products.


Gummies that contain CBD have all the same purported benefits that other CBD products have. Many people take them for discomfort or to help ease their daily worries. Others find that they help them wind down after a long day or focus better in the morning. 

Like many other herbal supplements, CBD oil is subject to many studies, and we’re still discovering all of the benefits CBD gummies provide. These particular gummies also have the benefit of tasting delicious.


Some people may wonder, if CBD edibles have THC in them, will they get you high? The answer is no. Full spectrum CBD products that contain the federally legal amount of no more than 0.3 percent THC will not get you high.

The THC concentration in legal CBD products are too low to make you feel any different. Only a tiny amount is needed to help the CBD work better and let you get the most out of your product.


The proper serving size for CBD depends on a lot of different factors including your weight, your metabolism, and tolerance -- and that same rule applies when deciding how many CBD gummies to take. Our gummies are 10 mg of CBD per gummy and there are 30 gummies per bottle.

Most human studies of the effects of CBD potency have started users at 20 mg of CBD (2 gummies), but your mileage may vary.2 We suggest starting at a baseline and increasing or decreasing that amount by 10mg, or one gummy, depending on how you’re feeling. Too much CBD extract may make cause mild side effects, like intestinal discomfort or grogginess in the morning. So it's best to start low and work your way up. 


When deciding between CBD oil vs gummies, much of the decision boils down to personal preference. CBD oil is taken under the tongue and enters your bloodstream through the tiny capillaries there. CBD gummies must first be digested, and the CBD enters your bloodstream through that process. That means gummies can take longer to have an effect than CBD oils.

But, if you aren’t keen on the consistency or tastes of our CBD oils, then the gummy form of CBD may be a better bet for you. (Although, before ruling out oils on taste alone, make sure you try the Whole Flower, which has a lovely taste, and the Distilled, which has almost no taste at all.)


The choice between CBD capsules vs gummies is also largely a preference. Both make taking CBD oil easy—they’re both discrete and portable. Both capsules and gummies allow the CBD to enter your system via digestion. If you’re concerned about animal-based gelatin in your capsules, Cornbread Hemp's gummies are the way to go. They contain no gelatin, and all of the ingredients are vegan-friendly.

Both capsules and gummies work the same way. They travel through your digestive system, and the CBD oil enters your bloodstream that way.


We make our CBD gummies by using an organic extraction process on organic non-GMO hemp flowers to get the most natural, and the most potent, full spectrum hemp extracts. To make our gummies, we first blend the extract with our organic fruit flavors, and other vegan ingredients, like apple pectin, until everything is fully integrated. This mixture is in liquid form. 

Then, we put all of our vegan gummy ingredients in a tray mold, and put it in the refrigerator to allow it to set. That’s where the pectin does its work, expanding its fibers in the cold and firming the gummies up. Once the gummies are set, we roll them in cane sugar crystals, and then bottle them in amber glass jars with child-proof lids. Our gummies come 30 per bottle, and 10 mg of CBD per gummy. 


Cornbread Hemp's gummies contain natural flavors from non-GMO organic berries. Each bottle contains gummies naturally flavored with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Our gummies contain the best ingredients possible, meaning you won't find any high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors here! But you will find ingredients like organic cane sugar and organic fruits. And the dose is easy to measure, with the amount of CBD being 10 mg per gummy. 

We want our customers to have a pure CBD experience while enjoying an all-natural morsel they can feel good about eating. That is why we made sure our gummies are organic, vegan, and gluten free! 


It depends on your individual state laws. To find Cornbread Hemp in a store near you, use our store locator. Cornbread Hemp products are sold at a variety of health food stores, pharmacies, and other retail stores across the United States.

Of course, you can always order CBD gummies and other hemp-derived CBD products online to be safely and legally delivered to your door by the USPS or UPS, as quickly as you need it. Ordering online gives you the time and freedom to look over customer reviews to see what people are saying. And to ensure safety and CBD potency, all third-party lab test results are published right on Cornbread Hemp’s website. 

Of all the different types of CBD products available, gummies with CBD may be the most fun to take! Get your gummy fix from Cornbread Hemp for the best in CBD!

About the Author
Jim Higdon, Co-Founder

Jim is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Jim published Cornbread Mafia in 2012 before co-founding Cornbread Hemp. Full author bio here.


If you get your gummies from Cornbread Hemp, each bottle contains gummies naturally flavored with organic, non-GMO blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries and coated with organic cane sugar.

If CBD edibles have THC in them, won't they get you high? The answer is no. Full spectrum CBD products that contain the federally legal amount of no more than 0.3 percent THC will not get you high.

Yes, you can cut your gummy in half to increase or decrease dosage. However we do not recommend cutting gummies down any further than half. Cut into quarters, gummies may not have the same ingredients as the whole.


1. Reeves, Amy. “What are CBD gummies and should I take them?” CBDMD. Pub: 30 March 2020. Accessed: 16 Dec. 2020. https://www.cbdmd.com/blog/post/what-are-cbd-gummies

2. Ferguson, Sian. “CBD dosage: figuring out how much to take.” Healthline. Pub: 1 Aug. 2019. Accessed: 21 Dec. 2020. https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-dosage