Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 11

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 11

March is women’s history month, and to celebrate, all month long we’ve been highlighting some of the women that are creating the history of CBD. We’ll be talking to CBD producers and advocates. To continue our month-long celebration of women, we sat down with Kim Brechin, Founder of Allay and her partner and Chief Sciene Officer Dr. Kellie Raydon, Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist.

WLM:  Tell us about what got you started with CBD?

KB:  I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed when my last child was an infant and I was tired of taking medicine to manage the disease. I had a massage therapist who gave me a massage with a cream that had CBD in it. The next morning…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 10

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 10

As part of our women’s history month conversations series, we had the pleasure of sitting down with our friend Anja Charbonneau, Editor in Chief & Creative Director of Broccoli Magazine to find out more about what drives her and what makes Broccoli so special.

WLM: Tell us about what got you started with CBD? 

AC: Portland has legalized cannabis for coming up on 4 years now. It was interesting to see the marketplace evolve and I wanted to…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 8

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 8

It’s Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, all month long we’re highlighting some of the women who are creating the history of CBD. To continue our month-long celebration of women, we sat down with Claudia Mata, founder of Vertly.

WLM:  Tell us about what got you started with CBD?  

CM:  I wanted to do something that was exciting enough to make up for what I left behind in New York. My husband has two brothers that are in the cannabis industry so when we moved to California, I was inspired to study herbalism. When I started studying, I found…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 7

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 7

This month we completed our CBD Certified class, lead by Anna Symonds, CBD Educator and member of the East Fork Cultivars team. We then had a the pleasure of sitting down with Anna to learn more about her and what drew her to CBD.

WLM:  Tell us about what got you started with CBD?

AS:  I was initially attracted to CBD when I heard about it in 2014 from a friend who was dealing with a bone marrow transplant. He was always on the cutting edge of cannabis products. He brought up CBD to me and told me…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 6

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 6

Continuing our month-long celebration of women, we sat down with Lauren Hackney, CBD enthusiast, Medical Aesthetician at New York Dermatology Group, and White Label Market friend customer + friend.

WLM:  Tell us about what got you started with CBD?

LH:  I am always on the hunt for plant-based anti-inflammatory items that are nutrient-rich and calming. When I came across CBD at a meditation center I had to try it! It was the "stress relieving" claim that first had me try CBD, and once I did…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 5

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 5

WLM:  Tell us about what got you started with CBD?  

YPE:  I have been smoking weed most of my life and in 2016 I started a workshop series called Make & Mary that combined high-end craft making with cannabis. It was an all around heritage craft, like how our ancestors made it but modernized. At that time I was considering getting into the cannabis industry. I was starting to use CBD for chronic pain…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 4

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 4

For our fourth conversation of our series celebrating women paving the way for the CBD industry, we sat down with Jewel Zimmer, founder of Juna.

WLM:   Tell us about what got you started with CBD?  

JZ:        While working at my chocolate company and having one conversation after another trying to convince people to try my product, I found that people were super apprehensive about…

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Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 3

Celebrating Women's History in the Making : Conversation 3

To continue our month-long celebration of women in honor of women’s history month, we sat down with Trista Okel, founder of Empower BodyCare.

WLM:   Tell us about what got you started with CBD?

TO:        I was a medical marijuana patient, grower, and advocate for nine years before I started Empower BodyCare. I used a Volcano Vaporizer and found that I really liked how I felt when I used strains that tasted like cherry cough drops, which back in the day was a common flavor profile for strains that were high in CBD. There's been a lot of cross-breeding since…

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Celebrating Women’s History in the Making : Conversation 2

Celebrating Women’s History in the Making : Conversation 2

To continue our month-long celebration of women, we sat down with Christine Smith, founder of Grön.

WLM:   Tell us about what got you started with CBD? 

CS:       What got me started is with the company creating a micro-dose chocolate for a market that wasn’t traditionally cannabis users, like mothers. That was in 2015. We quickly realized there is a booming market for CBD products that didn’t include…

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Celebrating Women’s History in the Making : Conversation 1

Celebrating Women’s History in the Making : Conversation 1

It’s women’s history month, and to celebrate, all month long we’re highlighting some of the women that are creating the history of CBD. We’ll be talking to CBD producers and advocates. We’re also talking to our featured women about the #balanceforbetter movement and what it means to them. To kick off our month-long celebration of women, we sat down with one of our co-founders, Nicole Comis.

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The Difference Between CBD and XYZ: One Beginner’s Guide

The Difference Between CBD and XYZ: One Beginner’s Guide

As someone who has struggled with extreme anxiety for years, I’ve constantly had trouble finding the right solution. I knew that the “quick fix” anti-depressant or sedative wasn’t the answer for me. Actually, more often than not, I felt that such an alternative would only lead to more serious problems down the road. So, like many people I know, I have been trying to suppress my stress in other more conventional ways such as meditating, no social media, melatonin, etc. They have all helped me cope, but that ball of stress that sits…

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Meet Müru

Meet Müru

sourced hemp consumables. The Müru team lives active, creative lifestyles and finds inspiration in the bountiful nature of the pacific northwest. They pull from their training in the worlds of naturopathy, herbalism, nutritional therapy, and biochemistry to inform every decision they make as a company.

Müru operates their extraction facility to ensure nothing but the highest quality inputs are used. Their extracts are created from organic, fresh, high-quality, pesticide-free hemp…

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LOST AS TO WHAT THE NEW FARM BILL MEANS FOR HEMP AND CBD?

LOST AS TO WHAT THE NEW FARM BILL MEANS FOR HEMP AND CBD?

We are breaking it down for you.

Hemp has been legalized. We view this as important positive news for cannabidiol (CBD), as CBD is one of the most significant products derived from hemp. 

On December 20th, 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, was signed into law. The $867 billion Farm Bill replaced the now expired 2014 Farm Bill with strong bipartisan support in Congress, something that seems to be growing increasingly rare, and we believe bodes well for the future of CBD. The House of Representatives approved the Farm Bill on December 12, 2018 in a vote of…

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Meet Liv, our Brand Curator

Meet Liv, our Brand Curator

Meet Liv Vasquez, our brand curator. Liv brings her years of experience as a CBD educator, chef, recipe writer, and restauranteur to you. She plays a vital role in selecting the best products and most vital information for you.

Liv is based in Portland, Oregon which has become a hub of CBD science and innovation. Liv has worked with everyone from farms to doctor recommended medical patients and recreational consumers to educate herself about the cultivation, laws, marketing, and science of CBD by submerging herself in CBD culture. 

Liv consults and writes recipes for brands…

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Meet Grön

Meet Grön

The Grön team cares! They love the earth, its provisions, the people they work with, and the high quality ingredients they source. They put care into each product they make in order to provide you with honest fine chocolates and lifestyle products with rich nuanced flavors and scents. Grön is committed to fairness, sustainability, minimal environmental impact, and enhancing communities. Their ingredients are locally sourced, organic, and provided by local partners in order to make people happy and a difference, “one bite at a time”.

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Meet East Fork

Meet East Fork

East Fork Cultivars, founded by brothers Aaron and Nathan Howard, are highly regarded producers of CBD-rich Hemp. Their focus on potent CBD strains is inspired by their brother Wesley, who suffered from seizures caused by a rare medical condition. The brothers were motivated to try CBD because of its reputation as an effective alternative treatment for other seizure-prone conditions.

EFC grows Hemp that has been sustainably grown and cultivated on their certified organic farm…

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