Effective. Not expensive.
Since the beginning, we've dedicated ourselves to making effective, high quality CBD that's affordable. We believe it should be accessible to all, regardless of circumstance.
Nothing to hide
There's no secret to our approach. From the organic hemp we farm, to our ever-growing family of products, we focus on consistency and sustainability. As pioneers in the CBD industry, we've learned how to do things right and pass that on to you by keeping prices down and potency up. There's always room for improvement and we are eager learners.
From the farm to your door
We do it all. From our farm to your front door, aside from the delivery truck. That's how we are able to deliver consistent, high quality and effective products. This is our process:
Growing organic hemp
Farming near the 45° parallel in Central Oregon is an ideal growing climate for our pesticide-free, non-GMO hemp. In 2020, 120 acres of our farmland earned USDA Organic Certification, and we plan to certify all of our products USDA Organic in 2021.
After harvesting plant material, we dry the crops using low temperatures and airflow to contain terpene content before we bag and tag it.
Testing the hemp
Plant material from each section of our farmland is rigorously tested for heavy metals, pesticides and level of potency.
Extracting the biomass
Cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are extracted from hemp with cryogenic ethanol and filtered to remove any impurities.
Formulating with effective ingredients
Whether it's an essential oil, organic ingredient or a hard-working herbal supplement, everything is carefully chosen for effectiveness.
Each batch of tinctures, topicals, capsules and pet products undergoes third-party testing for residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, microbial impurities and potency. Simply click the testing results tab under each product.
Packaging you can trust
Our manufacturing facilities are cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant. Each product is unadulterated from the moment it leaves our trusted hands until it arrives in yours.
From the biodegradable and recycled materials we use to pack each box to our internal checklists, we fulfill every order ourselves.
Made to work. Made for all.
Sequoia Price-Lazarus, CEO & Founder
2014 was an exciting time to start a CBD company because the The industry was just beginning to take off. Sequoia Price-Lazarus and a small, dedicated team, including Evan Skandalis (VP of Farm Operations), Dylan Summers (VP of Government Affairs) and Ian Tudor (Crystallization Specialist) wanted to be a part of a movement to help people help themselves. By making CBD products that are both effective and affordable, anyone, regardless of their situation, could experience the benefits of CBD. To ensure quality, potency and consistency, they imagined a farm-to-front-door model of transparency, where the company handled every step of the process. They started out selling handcrafted CBD products at farmer's markets and have gone on to become an industry leader. Sequoia personally spearheaded the Lazarus Assistance Program, lowering the price to make it more accessible to those in need. Today, the company continues to grow, with three farms in Central Oregon and more new products and innovations.
Lazarus Assistance Program
Our Assistance Program is at the heart of who we are as a company. We're here for people who rely on the benefits of CBD. We extend up to 60% off Lazarus Naturals products to veterans, people on long-term disability and those with limited means.
Serving our communities
At Lazarus Naturals, we prioritize purpose over profits, partnering with non-profit organizations who help communities in need and work to create systemic change. In 2020 we committed to donating $100,000 every year moving forward to social justice causes, including the ACLU Foundation of Oregon, the NAACP, and Dig Deep’s Navajo Water Project.
So far in 2020, we donated a portion of our sales to The Epilepsy Foundation ($32,629), WIN, Women In Need, ($27,032), and America’s VetDogs ($15,000). During the coronavirus pandemic, we converted production space to make and distribute hand sanitizer to healthcare and correctional institutions. Ten percent of all sanitizer produced is being donated to 40 food banks and homeless shelters in the communities where we live and work.
From our farming practices and production process to how products are packaged, we look for environmentally and socially responsible ways to do business. For example, each order is packed in our facility with materials made from post-consumer waste, along with a thank you note. Our goal is to eliminate non-biodegradable waste from our supply chain and be carbon neutral by 2030, with the goal of fully eliminating carbon emissions by 2040.
These are just a few of the ways we try to respect people and the planet. As one of only a handful of CBD companies that are Certified B Corporations, our mission remains to demonstrate our commitment to a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Essentially, B Corp certification further proves our desire to redefine success, use business as a force for good, and never put profit over purpose. It's not about being the best in the world—but about doing what's best for the world.