People all over the country struggle daily with common but frustrating health issues like chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders. But not many people turn their search for relief into a company that is actively helping to change the world.

Located firmly at the top of that list is Joy Smith.

After her son recommended CBD as a possible treatment option for Joy’s own personal struggles with sleep and other issues, she started to do her own deep research. While admittedly hesitant at first, she gave CBD and try and in her own words, she became an “instant convert.”

However, during her early journey with CBD, not every product she tried offered relief. Some didn’t even seem to work at all! Over time, Joy started to notice that there were some companies on the market selling some pretty poor products. Time and time again, brand after brand, she continued to try CBD products that didn’t quite hit the mark for what she was hoping for.

It was this experience that ultimately inspired her to found Joy Organics (alongside her husband, Todd). Her goal was to “develop premium CBD products through innovation and excellence, with service to match.” She wanted to guarantee customers were getting the most high-quality product they could find. With each product a customer could find stringent third-party lab testing with easily accessible transparent results.

Joy Smith is on a mission to build the best CBD company in the world.

Meet Joy Smith. She’s Trying to Build the Best CBD Company in the World.

But how does a mother, grandmother, humanitarian, and former Christian minister run a company while still staying true to her own personal belief system?

In addition to monthly donations to a different cause or charity important to her heart, one of the most important and world changing ways she gives back is that she founded an annual event called Joy Day. While this day technically falls on her birthday, Joy was able to turn a day usually meant for receiving gifts into one focused entirely on giving back.

Joy Day stems directly from her humanitarian roots. Over the years prior to starting Joy Organics, Joy visited the country of Uganda many times and came to know and love the Ugandan people. It was through her work with a variety of different non-profit initiatives in the country that she was introduced to Hope Primary School in the northwestern part of Uganda.

Meet Joy Smith. She’s Trying to Build the Best CBD Company in the World.

The children that attend Hope Primary School are mostly all from the nearby Rhino Refugee Camp, and have been subject to unspeakable pain, trauma, and displacement due to the physical and political violence in South Sudan and the Congo. In many cases, Hope Primary School provides them with the only food they will eat that day, in addition to education and counseling.

Seeing all this really impacted Joy, not only as a compassionate human, but also as a mother and grandmother. She really wanted to use her company to help make as big of a difference as she was able to.

This desire to help and support these children led her to team up with the Greater Hope Project and Joy Day was born.

Why giving back is the backbone to becoming the best CBD company in the world.

Every Joy Day, customers will be able to purchase all products sitewide at 40% off. These are the lowest prices of the entire year! This means that CBD products become even more financially accessible to change people’s lives. But, while the prices are amazing, where that money is going towards is even more inspiring.

For each product purchased on Joy Day, Joy will donate $4.88 to the Greater Hope Project. This money goes directly to providing meals to the thousands of children who attend and rely on Hope Primary School every single day.

While $4.88 may not seem like a lot of money at first, that amount is able to feed one child two meals each day. And that is just with the purchase of one single product! Imagine what amazing work an entire community can do to help out.

That amount can really add up, too. In 2019, Joy Day ultimately provided 200,000 meals to the Hope Primary School! And she’s not stopping there. Her goal for 2020 is an awe-inspiring 500,000 meals, which is enough to feed every child that attends the school both breakfast and lunch for two full years.

Joy Smith really is not only trying, but succeeding at changing the world. She’s taken her personal convictions and used them to found not only an incredible company selling only the most premium, quality-assured, lab-tested CBD products, but one focused on making real change for people throughout the world.

Is there really any better way to put your money where your mouth is?

Erin Spong

Erin Spong

After several major injuries - including 2 hip surgeries and 2 severe concussions - Erin Spong was in search of a holistic pain and anxiety management remedy. Discovering CBD after graduating from the University of Missouri, Erin found this form of medicine to be the healthiest and most reliable treatment. As the Editor of The CBD Encyclopedia, Erin is stoked to meld her passions for writing and health, and to guide others to the perfect CBD products for their needs and lifestyles.