Area 52 is all about alien aesthetics and premium cannabinoid products, focusing on delivering the best possible hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoid products.
The company founder is a celebrated biochemist with decades of experience in cannabis research. His specialization is in extracting and isolating the various cannabinoids that are now becoming commonplace in the market.
Area 52 primarily focuses on Delta-8, but it also explores other cannabinoids such as THCV, HHC, and CBN. It has various products where CBD is combined with other cannabinoids to enhance the effects.
The company is based on the spiritual ethos of awareness expansion and higher dimensional thinking. It has even outlined a list of eight virtues of higher-dimensional thinking on its website. The company has also expressed interest in expanding into other consciousness-expanding natural products that include plants species other than hemp and fungi.
Area 52 swears by its dedication to bringing only the best products to the market. This means they are meticulous about what kind of Delta-8 they use. The information on the website emphasizes using only the isolation method for their Delta-8 distillate. However, since there is no mention of the company having its own facilities, it can be assumed that the Delta-8 comes from third-party labs.
This focus on purity and quality is vital because Delta-8, as it is available in the market, is a synthetic substance created by converting natural, hemp-derived CBD in a lab through chemical processes. Without strict adherence to clean practices, the resulting Delta-8 is often contaminated with heavy metals and other toxic chemicals that are involved in the manufacturing process or occur as byproducts.
Area 52 focuses on three main product categories – vapes, gummies, and tinctures. The main focus is on Delta-8 products, with some full-spectrum CBD products and other items.
The catalog is a small one, and it clearly shows the company’s dedication to quality over quantity. The Delta-8 section has just three products – tincture, gummies, and honey sticks.
The tincture is MCT oil-based and contains solely 1200mg Delta-8, which works out to about 1.5mg per drop. There are two flavors to choose from, cherry and vanilla. Buying a two or three-pack gets you staggered discounts that increase with the number of items purchased.
The Delta-8 gummies are vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free, ensuring a wide range of possible users. Each gummy is 25mg of Deta-8, which is about 2.5 times the threshold dose of 10mg. Gummies come in only one flavor, and there is an option to subscribe and save. Not surprisingly, they are the most popular options in the store.
The honey sticks are made with organic manuka honey, and each stick has 15mg of Delta-8 in it. Similar to the other products, purchasing multiple or subscribing for monthly purchases gives you a discounted price.
There is a full-spectrum gummy called UFO gummies. These are specially formulated cannabinoid blend that has been through a process to reduce the extract down to nanoparticles, helping them in better absorption within the body. It has CBC, CBG, CBD, and THC (less than 0.3% Delta-9).
Other gummies include special gummies for sleep, calmness, energy, focus, immunity (vitamin C and Zinc), and one variant of HHC gummies. There is also a full-spectrum CBD oil and a sleep-aiding tincture that contains cannabinoids and melatonin.
The navigation does not offer a direct button to the vapes section, so you have to scroll all the way down to the footer to get to the link. The vapes are all based on popular hemp strains. There are three to choose from – Pineapple Express, Granddaddy Purple, and Berry Gelato. Vape pens are made with CCELL ceramic heating elements for a smooth vaping experience.
Area 52 has been really efficient in collecting and encouraging reviews. As a result, the website has well over 1,000 reviews. Most of these are positive and show that a lot of people are loyal customers who come back for regular purchases of their favorite products.
With such a small catalog, it is only through consistent high quality that such a loyal customer base can be built. So it seems that the company is certainly doing it right. The reviews wax eloquent about the great taste, flavor, and potency of the products. The customer service and the shipping also seem to be on point as there are barely any complaints and none that weren’t resolved to the satisfaction of the customers.
As is common with a lot of other CBD and cannabinoid online stores, Area 52 also offers an instant discount coupon code (10%) if you sign up for the newsletter. Additionally, the company also throws in free priority shipping, which is an additional perk that other stores do not offer.
Free priority shipping is also available on regular orders above $110. There are options to save by buying multiple products in one purchase or by subscribing. Other than that, there are no visible or accessible discounts or codes that are visible on the website. However, the newsletter promises exclusive deals and offers for subscribers.
All Area 52 products are in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill, which means each product has equal to or below 0.3% Delta-9 THC. Products come with their relevant third-party lab analysis certificate.