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Hometown Hero Review: Budtender Tested Delta 8, 9 and CBD

As an ex dispensary manager with five years of experience, I know that finding the most trustworthy cannabis retailers takes an incredible amount of time, and more badass research than ever before.

I’ve spent spent over 20 hours evaluating the Hometown Hero company on your behalf, including a bunch of taste testing! 

Keep reading for my complete Hometown Hero review (no BS attached).

Join me and let’s (rock’n’) roll.

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Hometown Hero Review: Brand Overview

Hometown Hero is among the very few brands to offer full-panel lab tests, so you know what’s going into your body.

Having tried and tested some of their range, I can also confirm these are top of the line goodies which had me super chilled!

Each product is sent to a DEA-registered laboratory for third-party testing. The products come with a Certification of Analysis (CoA) containing all the essential information and the product labelling is very easy to follow.

PROS (+)

  • Large assortment of D8/D9 products
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Fast and free shipping

CONS (-)

  • Small CBD selection
  • Not the cheapest brand

A few noteworthy highlights regarding the worry-free guarantee:

  • It doesn’t apply to clearance and bulk products.
  • The order has to be fewer than 14 days from delivery.
  • The returned products must be at least ½ full.
  • The guarantee works only for items you purchase for the first time (which makes sense, actually.)

Great for: Anyone after products which truly deliver. I found myself sky-high after testing the THC range.

What Could Be Better: At the time of writing, the exact levels of terpenes in each product are not included in the third-party lab testing results.

Hometown Hero was established back in 2015 by two friends – Lukas Gilkey and Lewis Hamer.

What’s more, Hometown Hero is a brand with a mission: to support veterans. How did Lukas and Lewis bring their vision to life?

Oh well, they pinched their last bucks and followed their dream by jumping into the highly demanding cannabis space.

At first, they were selling products to local shops.

However, slowly yet surely they turned to craft-quality, hemp-derived novel cannabinoids.

Lukas is a US Coast Guard veteran who has been featured in the New York Times and CEO of the brand. Meanwhile, Lewis is the Vice president of Hometown Hero.

Both Lewis and Lukas regularly show up on Hometown Hero’s Youtube Channel, where you’ll find them sharing various tips and insights with the ganja community.

Ganjanauts Awaken – Hometown Hero Delivers!

We all know brand reputation is key.

The thing is…

Brands that truly care for the well-being of their customers and the big, global ganja fam, are the real keepers.

Hometown Hero is not one of the many faceless brands out there. And that’s invaluable! These guys are not afraid to show up and stand behind their products. Hands down.

Now, a direct quote from the Hometown Hero’s website.

Even with our reputation, spending money on something new can seem like a gamble. You shouldn’t pay for something you don’t enjoy, and we’ll make sure that doesn’t happen.”

Psst. The secret keyword here is the 100% worry-free guarantee.

Purchased a product but don’t like it for whatever reason? No problem, you can send it back to Hometown Hero. In return, you will receive a gift card to try something else.

Yup, it’s really as simple as that. 

Below we dive into how Hometown Hero is literally doing everything right:

1. Hometown Hero Product Range 


Hometown Hero sticks to 100% hemp-derived products. The brand focuses on Delta 9, Delta 8, and CBD.

You’ll find a treasury of gummies, edibles, baked goodies, vapes, disposables, fresh flowers, tinctures, topicals, pre-rolls, concentrates, and plenty of discount bundles.

2. USA Sourced Hemp

Though there is no specific information about the exact cannabis farms Hometown Hero works with, all hemp is USA-grown.

Also, the flowers are carefully hand-trimmed and cured to bring us fresh produce with maximum potency, as well as to preserve the high levels of natural terpenes for delectable.

3. Fully Third-Party Lab Tested 

All products are strictly tested by independent labs to ensure quality, purity, and potency. We love that the full panel Certificates of Analysis are available on site and super easy to find. Here’s an example of the summary certificate:

Hometown certificate of analysis



You just need to click on the interlinked boxes on the product pages, and ta-da!

4. Excellent Brand Reputation 

Hometown Hero is among the most well-reputed brands on the market (or a truly “solid company”, as some of the customers share themselves).

There are multiple positive reports available, and most users share a great level of satisfaction with the products, the freebies, as well as the shopping experience itself.

Overall, my experience with this brand has been 5 star too. From delivery, packaging and of course the effect of the products I tested.

5. Rapid Shipping & Customer Service 

Shipping super fast and FREE for every order over $50 *yay!*

You can reach out to the customer support team via the chat widget or email or give them a direct phone call.

My test package arrived within 2 days of ordering it too!

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Hometown Hero Delta 8 Review

The current Delta 8 THC selection is seriously stalked for an out-of-this-galaxy ride.

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There is a little bit of everything to cater to each user’s unique taste, needs, and preferences.

It feels so-ul good to enjoy the lavish Delta 8 abundance of choice.

It’s a Delta 8 treat parade!

Here’s a neat cheat sheet of all the Delta 8 goodness available at Hometown Hero at the time of writing.

I tried two products from the D8 range and here’s what I thought:

Delta 8 Gel Capsules: This was definitely a slow creeper. It took the longest to reach its full effect, just over an hour, but the high was ultimately intense. More of a body high, the capsules caused me to unwind and induced feelings of blissful tranquility.

Delta 8 Berry Tincture: This tincture didn’t deliver as well as Hometown Hero’s other products did. It produced a very low-key calming head high. The effects were so subtle that I wasn’t entirely sure if I felt it or not.

Great for: The variety of products cater to all levels of Delta 8 enthusiasts: from newbies through occasional and experienced users.

What Could Be Better: An offering of D8 Carts and disposables. Unfortunately, hometown Hero has now streamlined its assortment and removed these from sale due to the increased regulation around vapes.

Delta 8 Gummies Review

Peekaboo: Hometown Hero’s Delta 8 gummies won 2nd place at High Times’ Annual Hemp Cup! 

Ahhh, the flavours! Peach, blueberry, grape, green apple, pink lemonade, watermelon…

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The party pack gummies feature a combination of all the flavors for a tutti-frutti high vibes ride.

Grab 10 gummies with 25 mg Delta 8 per gummy.

That’s a great daily dose of Delta 8. Even better, you can easily split a gummy in half or even in ¼ depending on the potency you wish to experience.

100% vegan-free and gluten-free (and guilt-free, too, if ya ask me).

Hometown Hero’s Delta 8 capsules are yet another hemptastic option for an easy and convenient Delta 8 routine.

This makes a brilliant source of a full-month Delta 8 supply, with fewer calories than other edibles.

Each bottle contains 450 mg Delta 8 THC, distributed in 30 capsules of 15 mg Delta 8 THC. Perfect if you’re looking for a hit stronger than your regular gummy but not off the charts either.

Artisan-Level Crunchy Potency At Its Finest


Delta 8 rainbow squares: gooey, crunchy rice crisps, with 200mg of Delta 8 THC in 50mg quarters for easy dosing and sharing

Delta 8 Cinna crunch squares: rice cereals, wheat, marshmallows, and that gorgeous hint of cinnamon meet together, laced in 400mg Delta-8 goodness distributed across 100mg quarters.

These hemp-enhanced bites are fantastic if you’re after longer-lasting effects and very high potency.

Tincture Magic: Simple, Quick & Easy Daily Dose Of Delta 8  

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  • Choose between 600 mg and 1200 mg bottles of liquid Delta 8 goodness
  • A variety of flavors (Mint, Berry, and Natural flavor)
  • The tinctures do NOT contain any unwanted chemicals or additives
  • The 600 mg variety comes with about 20 mg of Delta 8 per dropper

The 1200 mg bottles equal about 40 mg Delta 8 per dropper.

If you stick to sublingual use, the effects of tinctures will hit you within about 15 minutes, as they will enter the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the tongue.

Alternatively, you can add a few drops into any of your favorite drinks or dishes and enjoy a slower-creeping buzz.

The Delta 8 Berry tincture was packaged in a glass bottle with an eyedropper marked with .25ml intervals, making dosage simple and easy. The child-resistant top had a strong seal to resist any leakage.

The tincture smelled delicious and tasted even better. The hemp flavor was almost nonexistent. Though the berry flavor was somewhat artificial tasting, it was not unappetizing. The texture was palatable too, not oily as some sublinguals tend to be.

Great for: Users who want to enjoy Delta 8 without having to smoke or vape.

What Could Be Better: Delta 8 enthusiasts looking for an immediate buzz will need to find vapes elsewhere.

Hometown Hero Delta 9 Gummies and Live Rosin review

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The Select Spectrum line of hemp products is unique as it features a curated blend of cannabinoids and terpenes.

They were packaged in a vibrant foil envelope with a child lock seal, preserving their soft chewy texture. The gummies were clearly labeled with dosage information listed on the front and back of the packaging.   

Out of the package I received the Select Spectrum gummies were the best tasting of the bunch. They had a just-picked strawberry flavor. They’re delicious with no hint of earthiness from the hemp extraction.

The Select Spectrum gummies do NOT contain any artificial coloring or flavors, only natural terpenes. These chewy bites come in a convenient, carry-me-anywhere pack of 10.

Yes. These Hometown Hero THC gummies will have you buzzed, regardless of which state you live in!

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  • <0.3% D9 THC On A Dry Weight Basis
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PROS (+)

  • Variety of flavors
  • Ships to all states!
  • 100% vegan and gluten-free

CONS (-)

  • No varying ratios of D9/CBD available
  • Pricey

Both gummies I tried were sugar-coated, had a pleasant fruit flavor and a soft chewy texture.

Because the indica gummies are made with live rosin, the slightly artificial lemon taste wasn’t as mouth watering as some of their other offerings. I personally enjoyed the subtle piney aftertaste from the Northern Lights strain.

Hometown Hero live rosin gummies delivered an intense body high. The main effects were relaxation and  happiness. After waiting 45 minutes, I was “stuck” once the high kicked it.  I heavily recommend these gummies for nighttime use.

The select spectrum felt more in line with a sativa-hybrid high, the overall effect was uplifting and euphoric. The gummies offered stress-relief without producing a couch-lock high.

Great for: Users who wish to experience a sublimely balanced blend of 10 mg CBD to 10 mg Delta 9 THC with sativa like effects.

What Could Be Better: Those who are after pure Delta 8 products, with no CBD or Delta 9 THC. But, if you want a more profound and intense buzz, then the Select Spectrum edibles will grab your attention.

Related Read: Best Delta 9 Gummies

Hometown Hero CBD Review 

Stay on the watch for new cool offerings. Hometown Hero is currently updating its CBD selection.

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PROS (+)

  • Huge discounts on bulk CBD flower
  • Hand-trimmed to perfection (aka you only get the best buds and no BS)
  • Flavor and aroma rich buds

CONS (-)

  • Few products to choose from 
  • No information about the exact cannabis farms where the CBD flower is grown.

Great for: Hemp enthusiasts who want to stick to the most natural source and form of CBD possible. 

What Could Be Better:: Those who are searching for CBD extracts.

At the time of writing, there are 3 different CBD flower strains:

  • CBD Sour Space Express: 16.66% CBD, Sativa; sweet citrus flavor
  • CBD Hawaiian Haze: 20.09% Sativa-dominant; fruity flavor
  • CBD Lightning: 18.04% premium Sativa; pine with sweet citrus undertones

Side note: If you aren’t interested in bulk flower ordering, check out the ⅛ oz offerings.

The Final Verdict: Hometown Hero Review

All in all, Hometown Hero deserves some love. It’s one of the very few brands to provide full panel lab tests. Also, the explicit CoAs are effortless to scan.

You can check out the brand’s work on social media and actually get to see the REAL people who run it too.

The worry-free guarantee is a one-of-a-kind perk, too. Most other companies only offer a money-back guarantee for unopened products (and even this is a relatively rare practice).

Yet Hometown Hero’s guarantee applies to opened products.

If you’re after quality, natural, pure hemp-derived Delta 9, Delta 8, or CBD, then you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the brand’s offerings.

High time to ride the waves of the hemp renaissance!