About Us - CBD Validator

About Us

The story behind CBD Validator, the first comprehensive and easy-to-use tool that rates CBD oils based on source, price per dose, safety, quality, and transparency.

Why CBD Validator?

In the past five years, no supplement has captured more attention from consumers, scientists, regulators and the media, yet the CBD industry is still characterized by hype, misinformation, as well as a confusing and inconsistent regulatory environment. CBD is often marketed as a new miracle product or magic bullet—curing everything from anxiety, pain and sleep disorders to even life-threatening illnesses. As a result, this industry is moving at light speed, with new products being introduced daily across a wide variety of applications.

The problem is, that the regulation hasn’t caught up yet. While some CBD manufacturers are readily transparent and do an excellent job informing consumers about what is in their products, many still do not. 


Our Mission

We believe consumers have an absolute right to know what is in their CBD products. That’s why we created CBD Validator, the first comprehensive and easy-to-use tool that allows consumers to evaluate and compare over 1300 CBD oils. Each product receives a CBD Validator Score based on how it meets the key critical criteria outlined in our rating system

Our goal is to empower consumers in this industry. We are not sponsored by any manufacturer of CBD products, nor do we accept advertising or receive sales commissions. As an aggregator of product information, CBD Validator does not assess the validity of claims made by a manufacturer.


The Team

Our parent company, CBD Advanced Science was established to provide consumers with the resources to help them make informed decisions when purchasing CBD products. CBD Advanced Science is committed to providing consumers with unbiased information about the growing number of CBD products marketed today with the development of CBD Validator. 

Dr. Robert Portman – CEO   

Dr. Robert Portman has had a long and distinguished career in health care as a researcher, product developer, author, and teacher. He helped create the CBD Validator by assembling an expert team of CBD farmers, extractors and manufacturers.

Research led by Dr. Portman has been instrumental in defining the relationship between nutrition, exercise performance, and muscle recovery. Additionally, Dr. Portman has been at the forefront in developing novel nutrition formulas that stimulate the body’s natural satiety peptides for the control of appetite and Type II diabetes. Dr. Portman has authored three books, nine scientific publications and holds 12 patents for nutrition inventions.

Dr. Portman is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Dr. Portman received a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Virginia Tech.

Jon Portman – Head of Product   

Jon Portman is an award-winning creative director whose work has been featured in publications such as USA Today, The Huffington Post, Upworthy, and The Atlantic. In 2014, Jon co-founded Oxbow, a full-service creative agency specializing in interactive content, where he served as the creative director for five years.

As Head of Product, Jon manages the CBD Validator brand, content strategy and website, working to provide an educational and user-friendly experience for consumers.

Jon has worked on national and international campaigns in the non-profit and education space. His creative leadership has launched companies, increased awareness around critical causes, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mission-driven clients.

Jon received his B.A. from Middlebury College. He lives and works in San Francisco.

Roberta Tsang – Advisor   

Jennifer Rahn – Advisor   

Jeffrey Barnett – Advisor   


Get in touch

We welcome your input on how to improve our site and strive to continue developing the most effective CBD Validator tool. Please share with us any new products, questions or suggestions so we can provide  the most up-to-date resource possible. Send us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

You can also always reach us here: hello@cbdvalidator.com

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