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California State Sen. Scott Wilk, company executives, and leading public officials officiated the news in a ribbon cutting and behind-the-scenes look at the first hemp farm to have approval from the Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner to cultivate hemp in the area.
OJAI, Calif., May 20, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Ojai Energetics https://www.ojaienergetics.com/ and SoCal Farms officially announced the first hemp farm located in Los Angeles County. Ojai Energetics is a cannabis research and technology company. SoCal Farms, a company formed by a coalition of agricultural industry leaders dedicated to the research and cultivation of high-quality hemp, has planted 650,000 plants on 100 certified organic acres in Antelope Valley.
Seeding the Hemp Future
"We are proud to partner with SoCal Farms in this monumental effort to revamp and reboot the Antelope Valley farming industry with growth opportunities," said Will Kleidon, Founder and CEO of Ojai Energetics. "Our support is multi-faceted and includes donating the hemp seeds for this 100--acre crop."
Ojai Energetics initiated and co-sponsored the legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown of California that pushed hemp legislation SB 1409 into law, a move that significantly expands hemp farming in California. The process and adaptation have been a slow process, forcing California-based Ojai Energetics to work with a farm in Oregon to source hemp for the company's health elixirs, oils, and gels.
Cultivating Hemp's Vision and Mission
"Our mission is to build relationships with the farmers who grow the ingredients we use in the state we live in, ensuring fair trade wages, and only supporting regenerative farming practices," Kleidon said. "This is one small step for us and one giant step for the California hemp industry."
The ribbon cuttings started with an invocation by Chris Willson, Ojai Energetics Vice President of Business Development.
"This day was made possible by forward-thinking individuals who used their platforms to breakdown stigmas and educate others on the undeniable benefits of this miraculous plant.
We are at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential of what hemp has to offer, and it is my belief that this valley will lead the way by innovating and expanding this industry," said Willson.
Ojai's Goal: All Ships Rise
"We have reached a critical point in humankind, where our very existence on this planet is now jeopardized by the unintended consequences of our forefathers. Our actions now will affect every generation to come and with great optimism for the future also comes a sobering reminder that we have reached a fork in the road. By taking these steps, we help support all life and align with sustainable practices that will help us to heal this planet," said Willson.
For more information on Ojai Energetics, visit https://www.ojaienergetics.com/.
Natascha Prince joins the good hemp® executive team to lead customer operations and brand awareness.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 16, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- good hemp®, a hemp derived CBD infused beverage brand operated by Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTC : LSTG), today announced the hiring of Natascha Prince as director of sales and marketing to lead sales and bolster the company's expanding market presence. Prince will be responsible for all aspects sales, marketing and the direction of distribution channels.
"Natascha's role as director of sales and marketing will define customer success and foster brand awareness at good hemp®. She brings an uncanny ability to get in front of and motivate key influencers," said Bill Alessi, CEO of Lone Star Gold. "As good hemp® continues to grow as a brand, this role has become more important than ever. Natascha will play a pivotal part in helping us innovate and gain exposure."
Before good hemp®, Prince served the holistic nutrition and wellness industry for Sprouts Farmers Market. Prince's also has extensive experience in branding and marketing and has served brands such as, Abby's Better Nut Butter, VEGA, Ancient Nutrition, Country Life Vitamins, Andalou Naturals, Garden Of Life and Oregon's Wild Harvest to drive sales, product awareness, and develop new markets.
"Over the past several years I've personally experienced a multitude of benefits from hemp oil. After being introduced to good hemp livin', I knew immediately it was aligned with my passion of helping people and making wellness products more convenient for all," said Prince. "The growth rate in the hemp industry is not going to slow down anytime soon and I'm proud to be a part of a company that is leading the way with CBD infused beverages."
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 14, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The APCO MED Medical Marijuana Dispensary has opened its doors to customers in the heart of Oklahoma City and the reactions are sensational.
"We've had people come in from Oregon, California, Colorado and Nevada. It makes no difference where they come from. Their response to what we are doing here is the same," says company President & CEO Ford Austin. "They stand in our lobby in sheer awe of the quality of product, education, and resources available to them in one place."
In 2018, Ford Austin and his sister/partner Shayna L. Marino decided to rebrand their 100 year-old family business APCO Oil Corporation from an oil & gas company founded in 1919 by their great grandfather, J. Steve Anderson with his partner L Prichard to APCO Med, a full service department store of medical marijuana located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Just a century ago, oil exploded in the US thanks in part to companies like APCO Oil. And while that boom thrust the people of Oklahoma out of the Great Depression, it seemed only fitting to open the APCO flagship store in Oklahoma, the newest state to experience an economic boom from the "green rush" of medical marijuana legalization.
Much like its predecessor company APCO Oil, APCO MED is staking its claim in a new industry by providing something no other marijuana dispensary has even considered. "We decided that marijuana is just a part of our overall business," says Mr. Austin. "We have created a 9,000 square-foot public cannabis community space with complimentary beverages & services for our customers like a full patient lounge, free WIFI, cannabis education classes and high-end meditation classes to help you heal your mind while the cannabis products we sell help you heal your body. It's more than just a store. It's an experience."
APCO MED OKC medical marijuana dispensary makes no actual claims as to the benefits of their line of Oklahoma made CBD and THC products, but their customers have been singing their praises. Many of the people we spoke with at the grand opening mentioned that even their basic CBD products help to alleviate pain like no opiate could.
Shayna L. Marino, APCO MED co-founder and Vice President states, "Oregon, Colorado, Washington, California & Nevada have all paved the way towards widespread usage of cannabis in our country. As a result of their efforts, Oklahoma, with the most liberal marijuana regulations in the United States, is poised to further help advance cannabis as a natural medicine thereby solidifying it as a mainstream medical treatment."
Even the company's Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Michaud, who was a staunch opponent of cannabis products his entire life, started a daily regime of CBD tinctures with his wife when he started work at APCO MED and now declares, "We are both living pain free!"
No matter whether you are a current user of medical marijuana or not, a visit to the APCO MED Medical Marijuana Dispensary OKC is likely to transform your perspective on the medical marijuana industry and possibly even the state of Oklahoma as a whole.
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NEW YORK, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Extolling the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), A-List celebrities are hosting parties like baby showers that included CBD and meditation. This is just the latest in celebrity endorsements for new CBD products coming from a variety of companies including Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE:CHM) (OTC:CHMJF), Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE:HARV) (OTC:HRVSF), Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE:GTII) (OTC:GTBIF), Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSX.V:N) (OTC:NXTTF), and cbdMD, Inc. (NYSE:YCBD).
One after another, celebrity figures are stepping up to sing praises for CBD – a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. As the medical benefits of the products are increasingly being endorsed and developed by physicians, such as those behind The Physician's Choice CBD, which recently had a stake acquired by Chemistree Technology Inc.(CSE:CHM) (OTC:CHMJF).
Now a part of the Chemistree Technology Inc. brand portfolio—which includes the award-winning Sugarleaf cannabis flower strain--The Physician's Choice CBD line brings a suite of nine cannabidiol-infused products into the marketplace. Having the brain trust of veteran physicians and the Chemistree Technology Inc. team behind the brand's products lends credibility to the theoretical claims of CBD's effectiveness.
Even celebrated doctors, such as Dr. Sanjay Gupta have given qualified endorsements of CBD, who said on The Dr. Oz Show, "I think there is a legitimate medicine here… We're talking about something that could really help people."
The widespread legality of hemp-based CBD products has been on the move, with the passing of the 2018 US Farm Bill. Other prominent federal agencies, including the FDA, are showing signs of moving towards a loosening of CBD's regulatory shackles.
Data compiled by Bethany Gomez at Brightfield Group, market research company expects the CBD industry to grow from $600 million in the U.S. to $22 billion in 2022. Gomez says "I have never seen an industry grow this quickly, and I've never seen an industry with so much headwind."
CBD's Spreading Popularity
More recently, joining in celebrity endorsements have been a popular PGA golfer who is the two-time Masters champion touts that CBD can help sustain his career at the highest level, having entered a partnership deal with cbdMD, Inc. (NYSE:YCBD).
CBD is gaining ground across multiple generations, multiple states, and even multiple income classes. Upscale retailer Barneys New York recently opened its own cannabis dispensary called The High End, which will feature CBD products from recently acquired Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE:GTII) (OTCQX:GTBIF) subsidiary Beboe.
Also helping the spread of sales of CBD products will be the opening of stores across multiple states, as is being down by growing multi-state operator (MSO) Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE:HARV) (OTCQX:HRVSF) The cannabis seller aims to be operating 60 stores by year-end 2019, with more than 120 stores in 15 states (and Puerto Rico) by the end of 2020. However, the company itself isn't putting a lot of emphasis on its own products featuring CBD.
An explosion of new products featuring CBD will be rolling out across the continent beyond dispensaries, with kiosks in malls, and even in places where chocolate is sold, such as the developing project from Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:N) (OTCQB:NXTTF), which is expanding into edibles with investment in bean-to-bar chocolatiers Choklat.
Further developing new CBD products is The Physician's Choice CBD brand (aka "PCCBD"), now partially-owned by Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE:CHM) (OTCQB:CHMJF). Established in 2018, PCCBD has so far developed a suite of nine full spectrum CBD from Hemp products. These products range from pain/inflammation management to sleep and wellness supplements.
Medical and Celebrity Endorsements
With the Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE:CHM) (OTCQB:CHMJF) stake acquisition of The Physician's Choice CBD, the company has products appealing to the top three desired CBD uses—pain management, stress relief/anxiety, and health and beauty.
Helming PCCBD are founders Dr. Julian Grove, MD, and Dr. Peter Kubitz, D.O. who each has over 15 years in private practice, treating patients suffering from chronic pain. By integrating their extensive physician clinical experience with exhaustive expertise in the cannabis industry, The Physicians Choice CBD brand has already seen notable successes since its launch.
Pain management has been perhaps the most appealing among the proposed benefits of CBD, especially by celebrities such as actresses who uses it to relieve pain from wearing heels. But CBD's use for reducing anxiety has seen a spike in its use for stress relief – this is particularly popular amongst celebrity moms who rely on it to manage "freaking out" during their pregnancy.
"Managing various pain syndromes with medications that do not exacerbate severe medical conditions and behavioral risk factors is an ongoing challenge for medical professionals," said Dr. Grove of PCCBD. "This has been a driving force in the development of a product line of cannabidiol products, aiding in the management of specific pain syndromes and improve a sense of well-being."
Among the suite of The Physician's Choice CBD products are nine full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD products ranging from pain/inflammation management to sleep and wellness supplements. These include muscle and joint cream, capsules for energy, sleep, migraines, pain/inflammation, nerve pain, and overall wellness.
"This investment in The Physician's Choice CBD is a great opportunity for Chemistree," said President of Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE:CHM) (OTC:CHMJF), Karl Kottmeier. "Dr. Grove and Dr. Kubitz are board certified practicing physicians with training at Harvard and the Mayo Clinic, specializing in pain management. Their collective education and practical experience are industry-leading and their commitment to the health of their patients and to developing real solutions to pain management with cannabidiol-based supplements is truly inspiring. The investment we are making into PCCBD gives us exposure to an entirely new industry."
Additional Movement in the CBD Market
Though it hasn't pushed explicitly into the CBD market, multi-state operators Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. have among their portfolio the CBx Sciences which includes a line of products highlighting cannabis' other compounds. The brand features other cannabinoids such as CBN, CBD, and CBG. The brand is available in Arizona, Florida, and soon in California. Under its Biomed brand, Harvest also sells tinctures and full-spectrum oil syringes with THC and CBD.
With the February acquisition of premium cannabis brand Beboe, Green Thumb Industries Inc. took over the recently launched direct-to-consumer hemp-derived CBD line of products, including a CBD-infused drink with wellness brand Dirty Lemon. Beboe products will expand beyond California and Colorado with distribution in select GTI markets. The company also sells vaporizing pens and edible pastilles with a unique blend of THC and CBD.
In terms of cannabis products, Namaste Technologies Inc. offers pretty much everything, from accessories and vaporizers to full CBD products and medical cannabis. It's likely that through the acquisition of chocolatier company Choklat, the company will be creating products that can easily be infused with THC or CBD and sold as edibles.
On the golf course, cbdMD, Inc. products will be getting more prominent displays, especially with the new partnership with a two-time Masters champion. The PGA golfer takes CBD to recover after tough days on the green, and will be endorsing cbdMD products after a deal that helps put the company which is the first CBD company to list on a US stock exchange on the map. The company brings to the market a product suite that includes oils, gummies, and even bath bombs.
Newer CBD products will be hitting the market throughout 2019. More celebrity, governmental, and medical support for the rise in popularity of these products is expected to continue in the months to come.
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LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Sweet Flower, LA's premier high-end cannabis boutique, is celebrating Mother's Day and moms everywhere by offering custom curated gift sets at their new Melrose Avenue location together with a special hand-crafted bouquet with purchase.
On Saturday, May 11, Sweet Flower will partner with talented flower designers Hand & Rose, LA's favorite mobile florist studio created by artists Awol Erizku & Sarah Lineberger, to offer customers a free bouquet of flowers for mom with a purchase of any gift from the store between 10am - 6pm.
WHO: Sweet Flower, creating the perfect premium cannabis retail experience for everyone, from the cannabis curious to the flower fluent. - Hand & Rose, LA's favorite mobile studio
WHAT: Sweet Flower, a high-end cannabis boutique on Melrose Avenue is the perfect place to pick up a custom-curated gift for mom this Mother's Day. With gift set options including products from Sunday Goods, Beboe, Dosist and Sweet Flower's own line, there's something for every mom. A hand-crafted floral bouquet is free with any gift purchase from Hand & Rose, LA's favorite mobile florist studio.
Sweet Flower Melrose
8163 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles 90046
Saturday, May 11
10am - 6:00pm
WHY: "We believe in celebrating the cannabis curious mom by allowing her to choose flowers in several forms - giving her some perfect blissed out time for herself this Mother's Day." Tim Dodd, CEO of Sweet Flower.