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StaffStaffJune 9, 2020
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e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE: ELF) has expanded its innovative skincare portfolio with the launch of a Full Spectrum CBD collection to refresh, revive, and re-center the mind and body.

“I think there’s a real desire at this time from consumers for wellness. And we’re extremely proud to provide consumers with this Full Spectrum CBD line that delivers prestige quality in mass at extraordinary value.”

 

The collection, launched on May 15, 2020, features face and body care products infused with Full Spectrum CBD. It awakens the senses with notes of invigorating Japanese citrus and calming chamomile, and its rich formula helps soothe, moisturize, and restore skin. Since its launch on the brand’s website, the collection has been among the top twenty selling products within skincare on the site with a high percentage of return customers.

“The skincare category has been outperforming cosmetics during the crisis, and CBD, in particular, is projected to be a 22-billion-dollar industry by 2022. It’s a category our customers have shown great interest in and we’re excited to be able to build based on this demand, all at e.l.f. speed,” said Kory Marchisotto, Chief Marketing Officer.

Last fall, e.l.f. Cosmetics introduced a Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Oil collection, which helped to fuel its growth in the skincare category with sales up 27 percent in fiscal year 2020.

Marchisotto continued, “I think there’s a real desire at this time from consumers for wellness. And we’re extremely proud to provide consumers with this Full Spectrum CBD line that delivers prestige quality in mass at extraordinary value.”

e.l.f. Cosmetic’s Full Spectrum CBD collection includes a 100 MG CBD Facial Oil, 50 MG CBD Moisturizer, 50 MG CBD Eye Cream and 50 MG Body Cream, as well as a 5 MG CBD Lip Oil. The collection is made from the flowers and leaves of the purest form of CBD. This proprietary blend of formulas delivers amazing textures and leaves skin revived.

Products from the collection are currently available for purchase on e.l.f.’s website (www.elfcosmetics.com) where customers can learn more information about the Full Spectrum CBD line, and will also be available through wholesale partner ULTA later this year.


StaffStaffMarch 11, 2020
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The Farm Bill, signed recently into law, allows for the cultivation and sale of hemp and hemp products under specific regulations. This legalization is a big step for both consumers and producers.

For consumers, it implies that they can now enjoy numerous health benefits of hemp oil. One of the benefits of hemp oil that receives a lot of attention is its use for skin. The skin is an essential part of the body, and no one wants to look dull or have aging skin. Today we look at the many benefits that hemp seed oil offer to your skin.

What is Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp seed oil originates from seeds of the hemp plant. It comes from seeds that don’t contain the same level of compounds as the plant but are rich in many other compounds. Some of the components that the oil contains include omega-3 fatty acids that can do wonders for your skin.

Full-spectrum hemp oil contains all components required to provide the entourage effect. Health benefits of hemp seed oil include boosting cardiovascular health, enhancing brain health, relieving arthritis pain, and reducing inflammation.

Hemp Oil for Skin

  1. Hydrates Skin

It contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help to hydrate the skin. Hemp oil is a natural skin moisturizer and a perfect solution for people with dry skin. Fatty acids contained in hemp interact uniquely with the skin to ensure that there is no clogging.

Besides, it contains amino acids, which inhibit skin dryness. Therefore, it can help hydrate the whole body and not just your face. Nowadays, you can also get lip products that contain CBD, such as CBD lip balm. What does CBD lip balm do? CBD lip balm helps to moisture and hydrate your lips because it contains hemp extracts.

  1. Has Antioxidant Properties

The hemp seed oil contains various antioxidants, including vitamin C, A, and E, and gamma-linolenic acid. Such properties can offer your skin protection from early aging. Dermatological studies show that antioxidants prevent oxidative cell damage by limiting the production of free radicals and playing a role in the aging process.

  1. Heals Eczema

There exists a positive link between eczema and hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil helps to hydrate the dry skin of eczema patients as well as reduce inflammation and pain from itching. In short, eczema patients that use hemp oil report a significant reduction in itching and dryness and an improvement in all symptoms. If you suffer from eczema, you can apply the oil directly to your skin, as advised by a specialist.

  1. Treats Psoriasis

Psoriasis causes cells to multiply rapidly on the skin, leaving red patches and scales that are painful and itchy. At least 125 million people (2-3% of the total population) across the world suffer from this condition. These high statistics show that it is a common issue. The fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acids contained in hemp oil can help to treat psoriasis and leave your skin glowing.

  1. Reduce Skin Inflammation

Gamma-linoleic acid contained in hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it can help to address any swellings on the skin caused by other underlying conditions. Similarly, body cells involved in the inflammatory response contain omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. You can consume hemp oil to enjoy all these components for the benefit of your skin.

  1. Reduces Acne

These same fatty acids that fight inflammation also hydrate and soothe the skin and regulate the production of oil in the skin, which in turn helps to treat acne. Hemp oil doesn’t cause pore blockage or breakouts, and this is very important in acne. Considering that acne occurs as a result of blockage of pores due to excess fat, hemp oil offers the solution you need if you are experiencing this issue.

  1. Anti-aging Properties

Aging leaves your skin dry and dull and hinders you from getting that glowing and youthful skin. The hemp seed oil contains anti-aging properties and can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on your face. The oleic and linoleic acid, which play a crucial role in anti-aging, is an element of hemp seed oil.

You can benefit from hemp oils in the form of hemp scrubs, hemp creams, and hemp moisturizers to slow down the aging process of your skin. It has the perfect balance of most compounds required to boost skin health.

Conclusion

A healthy skin prevents the entry of diseases and gives you a radiant look. We all want to have that perfect skin and have probably tried most products available on the market. Hemp oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients that can benefit your skin without leaving any side effects.

The fact that it is legal in most places makes it easy to access such products from trusted sources. In Canada, the government sells products through the online dispensary Canada to ensure that you purchase premium hemp seed oil.

 


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonJanuary 29, 2020
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The term “disruptor” is being flung far and wide these days, applied to everyone from climate crusader Greta Thunberg to companies reimagining the consumer status quo such as Beyond Meat and Thinx. CBD also makes the disruptor spectrum, at least in the context of the beauty industry according to “The Impact Series: Disrupting Beauty”, a report published by research and content consultancy Prohibition Partners. 

The report documents CBD’s popularity in the beauty industry, which is growing by leaps and bounds due to its purported benefits, including being anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antibacterial, antipollution, and having collagen-promoting properties. Testing that substantiates these claims and determines the concentration of CBD necessary to ensure therapeutic value is still in progress, but that is not preventing big names from jumping on the CBD bandwagon. Retailers like Walgreen’s, Walmart, CVS, Ulta, Nordstrom, and Sephora already stock topical CBD beauty products on their shelves. 

Prohibition Partners projects that the CBD skincare market sales will reach $959 million by 2024, yet the lack of regulations or industry standards for quality and strength makes CBD skincare a bit of a Wild West into which many investors hesitate to venture. Hemp seed oil has long been a favorite ingredient of companies looking to blend nourishing creams and lotions with “all-natural” cachet, but some producers are now deliberately conflating hemp seed oil with CBD in order to sell products at a higher premium. This sleight of hand is not expected to outlast 2020 as the FDA begins to crack down on such claims and more customers demand a COA (Certificate of Analysis) from an accredited third-party laboratory in order to verify CBD content and potency. As these pieces fall into place, major beauty brands like Estée Lauder and L’Oréal test out the market by featuring hemp seed oil (without CBD) in a few of their products, part of a “wait and see” strategy until CBD catches up with its own hype. 

Indie brands are the real disruptors in this market, forging ahead with actual CBD products from pillow mists (OTO) to lip gloss (Saint Jane). The need to stand out in an indie market over-saturated with personal care brands puts positive pressure on start-up companies to innovate and distinguish themselves. The new frontier of CBD provides just that opportunity. Indie brands are succeeding by finding novel uses for CBD that present a whole new paradigm for what a beauty product can do. Kana Vita, an indie luxury brand selling “clean”, top-quality beauty unguents formulated in a Swiss lab by “CBD experts with a background in Medical Cannabis”, is a prime example. 

With an increased emphasis on purity and consumer education, indie brands like Kana Vita ride a new wave of CBD products, in response to a call from discerning customers demanding more for their money. If Prohibition Partners’ projections for CBD beauty are accurate, this is a model that the larger brands would do well to emulate, when and if they decide to double down on CBD’s future in the beauty industry.


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonDecember 2, 2019
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Skateboarding has long been considered an “outlaw” sport on the recreational spectrum, attracting those for whom the structure and homogenous culture of organized athletics holds little appeal. Its anti-establishment origins, outlined in greater detail in this 2013 Skateboarding Magazine article, can be traced back to surfer culture, as wave riders realized there might be a way to surf city streets with the same élan and excitement that they applied to hanging ten in the water.

Both snowboarders and skateboarders have been associated with having a friendly relationship with cannabis. There is speculation that the original California high schoolers that met at 420 to get high, most likely rode on skateboards. Snowboarding’s admittance into the Olympics made many athletes ponder kipping the event if they had to give up smoking pot. The Olympics seemed to look the other way. Many professionals in both sports made no effort to hide their love of cannabis, which kept the rebellious nature of skateboarding intact.

But in recent years, skateboarding has moved away from the fringes and into the limelight with the popular X Games, an extreme sports event produced, hosted, and broadcast by ESPN, and demonstrated by the fact that skateboarding will be an official Olympic sport in Tokyo in 2020. This has given rise to some concern that the stereotype of the stoner skater will be proven true enough to keep some of the sport’s top athletes out of contention, as it did skateboarder Corey Juneau. Ranked seventh in the world, Juneau was suspended for six months after testing positive for THC in 2018.

As skateboarding’s competitiveness, popularity, and main street respectability grow, some of the sport’s biggest names are stepping out in front of companies that promise clean, potent, risk-free performance enhancement through CBD. Michael Apstein, a founding partner of Primary Growth Partners, says that “There is a long history of outlaw brands from other market segments breaking through to the general market – from surfing and skateboarding to extreme sports and certainly in music, apparel and recreation brands.” As the benefits of CBD gain visibility in all corners of the marketplace, skateboarding’s top athletes are endorsing products that provide low THC or THC-free alternatives to marijuana. Old school skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has even developed Birdhouse CBD Balm by producer Canna Hemp, a line of CBD recovery creams that target the epic aches and pains of the action sports market.

Professional skateboarder Andy McDonald, 23-time X Games medalist and 10-time world champion, recently partnered with CBD manufacturer Extract Labs to spread the word about the benefits of CBD for extreme sports athletes. McDonald, who used his platform as a professional skateboarder to take an anti-drug message all the way to the Clinton White House, credits the pain-alleviating benefits of hemp-derived CBD for helping him manage the cumulative effects of over 35 years of skating.

Social CBD, a company that markets a range of hemp-derived CBD products that guarantee a 0.0% THC content, recently hooked X-Games Skateboarding gold medalist Nyjah Huston as a spokesperson. Huston stakes his legacy as the winningest skateboarder in history on Social CBD’s promise to deliver a product pure enough to endure the scrutiny of the Olympic committee.

As skateboarding continues to move deeper into the mainstream of competitive sports, its shining stars will no doubt continue to seek out the healing benefits of CBD and the sponsorship dollars of those companies intent on making it the must-have, performance-enhancing supplement for extreme athletes.


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonNovember 19, 2019
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CBD products are finding a robust market among yoga moms, career women with boho-chic sensibilities, and social media lifestyle mavens alike. These are busy women with the means to incorporate wellness and lifestyle elements into their daily routines that might have once been the exclusive purview of L.A. celebs or NYC fashionistas. Their purchasing power is real, their willingness to put money down on the latest trend to achieve inner peace and outer glow bottomless, and the lengths to which manufacturers are willing to go to win their business boundless.

CBD Workout Gear

Behold athleisure company Acabada, which markets active lifestyle clothing similar to that sold by Lululemon (NYSE: LULU) and Kate Hudson’s Fabletics line. Acabada is the first brand to offer workout wear laced with CBD oil. At $160 for a pair of leggings, the company’s claim that this line decreases soreness and shortens workout recovery time bets hard on the dedication of women in their late twenties to mid-forties to optimal health in a booty-boosting package.

Yoga Lovers 

An article by Rochelle Bilow on Wanderlust.com (a website popular with both aspirational yoginis and those already at the leading edge of wellness trends) proposes that CBD is the perfect way to take your yoga “to an entirely new level of chill”. According to Bilow, CBD is a shortcut to the “zen mind” that is the golden goal of yoga practice.

Luxury CBD

Christine Yi (who was profiled by marie claire magazine as one of fifteen women to watch in the CBD industry) is co-founder of Potli, a company that focuses on CBD-infused food and cooking essentials. She conceptualizes her business as one that creates “ingredients for the elevated life.” The concept of “the elevated life” aptly defines the CBD promise to the same affluent women, median age 34, who follow goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s popular lifestyle brand. Prone to jumping on the latest trend to offer a make-up free glow, fit body, and buddha mind, this population will happily plonk down $55 for a Lavender Sleep Mask from Kana Beauty for an “elevated” sleep experience.

According to a Gallup poll conducted in August of this year, the top three reasons that Americans use CBD products are pain, anxiety, and sleep. In a study conducted by the National Institute of Health Research in the UK, it was found that women are twice as likely to be affected by anxiety as men while The National Sleep Foundation claims that not only are women more likely to have sleep disorders than men, but also more likely to experience nighttime pain.

These statistics suggest that it is not just slick marketing that is driving the charcoal lemonade-sipping, Gwyneth glow-seeking crowd to the marketplace in search of the next best thing in CBD (Votary Super Seed Facial Oil anyone? A bargain at $110!). However, when it comes to finding ways to lure women with a wellness bent to open their wallets and minds to the benefits of CBD, Madison Avenue seems to understand that it’s the promise as much as the product that matters.

 


StaffStaffOctober 22, 2019
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Today the innovative startup MoonCloth Designs announced the launch of ‘MOMENT’, a Hemp Wellness Collection focused on bringing more eco-friendly hemp-based bath + body products to market. To understand the value and importance of this move, one must look no further than the numbers involved in the hospitality industry.

The total retail value of the global hotel industry was projected to cross $500 Billion in 2018. The Total revenue of the hotel industry in the USA alone was projected at $200 Billion for 2018. So, introducing hemp to this industry is not only a smart move for the bottomline, but it also provides a solution to an industry that is thirsty for more sustainable products.

 

“We are driven to bring hemp into the sustainability spot light as an eco material solution. We started off working with hotels and spas to provide more sustainable solutions to their environments. We are now launching our own hemp wellness collection which showcases are beautiful hemp robes and hemp seed oil body products, which is now available on our online store and select retail partners,” explained Founder & CEO Sarah Harf.

Working with boutique and luxury hotels and hospitality brands like Soho House, Design Hotels, and Sensei Resorts, MoonCloth Designs is redefining the meaning of the word “wellness” by crafting elegant and sustainable solutions to hospitality environments, including custom hemp textiles design services and hotel room/spa amenities.

“By designing sustainable solutions using hemp, we can find beautiful and luxurious alternatives to synthetic body products, plastics, textiles, and positively change the future of our environment,” says MoonCloth Designs CEO & Founder, Sarah Harf. “Hemp seed oil and hemp fabric are great eco materials that allow us to create natural experiences without sacrificing design aesthetic.”

The critical component to MOMENT is the robustly regenerative plant hemp. Hemp purifies the soil of toxins like nitrogen and selenium, restores nutrients into the ground, and can sequester 1.62 tons of carbon dioxide for every ton harvest. Fibers made from hemp are anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and free of synthetic materials and microplastics. Hemp seed oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation and cell growth. It is also naturally hydrating and regulating the skin’s oil production.

“Our hemp-based products have tons of natural benefits for our bodies and our environment,” adds MoonCloth Designs Co-Founder Kelsi Lavicka.

Rooted in the daily practice of self-care and a love of natural beauty, MOMENT invites people to weave grounding moments into their daily lives by taking home the spa experience and aims to show the world that sustainability and high-end luxury are not mutually exclusive.

The MOMENT wellness collection includes a multitude of luxurious hemp-inspired products, such as:

Moon Glow Oil – This potent and luxurious oil delivers long-lasting moisture for smooth and supple skin. Offering an abundant dose of antioxidants and high levels of omega’s; this synergistic blend of Hemp Seed Oil, Calendula and Rose is calming and regenerative, leaving you luminous.

Sacred Space Mist – A spritz for higher spirits, this transformative facial mist is equal parts skin tonic and mood regulator. Brimming with the potent yet calming benefits Hemp, Lavender, Patchouli and Clary Sage, this plant remedy will tone and brighten the skin and refresh your aura.

Tradition Hemp Silk Blend Kimono – Devoted to the long-time use of hemp and Japanese bathing culture, this hemp silk robe is luxury at its best. Uniquely blended with hemp and pure silk, free of harmful synthetic and polyester materials. Soft to the touch, this robe has a lightly weighted feel creating a beautiful shape as it falls against any body type. Other hemp robes in the MOMENT collection include natural hemp terry robe and a hemp fleece robe for men and women.

In the MOMENT Kit + Hemp Cosmetic Bag – A complete hemp wellness package. The In the Moment Kit – Hemp Cosmetic Bag contains: 1 Meditation Oil in 10ml, 1 Moon Glow Oil in 30ml, 1 Sacred Space Mist in 30ml, 1 Restful Warrior Hemp Silk Eye Mask. All you need to take a pause and begin again. This kit features each item from the MOMENT collection, offering you a fully holistic experience. Designed to feed your skin, soothe your senses and keep you grounded on the go. Perfect for travel and whenever you need to focus and reconnect.

With every MOMENT kit purchased, they are given 25% as a donation to ANIWA, a non profit event, produced by the BOA Foundation. ANIWA is focused on indigenous-lead projects including strategic land buy back, restoration of native ecosystems, reforestation, cultural exchange and sustainable living solutions. Hemp as regenerative plant that is a great solution for deforestation. Hemp produces more paper per acre than any other commercial forest .


StaffStaffMarch 10, 2019
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Hemp oil is a marijuana extract that has gained a lot of popularity across the globe. This product has proved its efficacy in treating different medical issues from inflammations to skin disorders. Hemp oil also contains less THC, the cannabis compound that makes you high, which allows you to enjoy the benefits without experiencing any side effects. 

Using hemp oil and other quality marijuana products like kief that are readily available online is good for your health. But in this article, we look at how using hemp oil enables you to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. 

  1. Enhances Proper Hair Growth

Everyone loves seeing their hair grow fast because it makes them look more attractive. However, that does not sometimes happen because your hair might have some infections that cause inflammations hence tampering with normal and healthy hair growth. 

The best way to ensure your hair grows properly is by getting rid of any inflammation issues that your hair might have like folliculitis. Folliculitis is a fungal or bacterial infection that causes some inflammation in your hair follicles. This condition can sometimes seem less severe, but it worsens with time, even causing permanent scars and hair loss. The good news is that you can use hemp oil to reduce inflammations.

 Hemp oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These acids contain many anti-inflammatory properties. So, using hemp oil regularly allows these fatty acids to positively interact with the inflammation on your skin and reduce it effectively, hence leaving the hair healthier while creating better conditions for proper growth. Even if you do not have folliculitis, using hemp oil helps you to keep your hair and its follicles inflammation-free, thus allowing the hair to grow much faster.

 2. Moisturizes Hair

 Moisturizing your hair is one significant thing that you must do more often if you want healthy and beautiful hair. Failure to do this frequently leaves your hair dry hence making them more vulnerable to breakage when combing or styling. Regular breakage will not only deter your hair from growing longer but can also damage the scalp making it more susceptible to infections.

 Hemp oil is an excellent moisturizer for your hair because it’s among the best emollients available on the market. An emollient is a substance that most manufacturers include in their beauty products to help the skin maintain its elasticity, smoothness, and softness. 

When you apply hemp oil on your hair, it goes to the stratum corneum and acts as a moisturizer. Doing so reverses any existing dryness hence ensuring that your hair has enough moisture for optimum growth and health. The exact way that hemp oil acts as a moisturizer is not clear yet. As researches investigate this, make sure that you use it in moderation to avoid any possible side effects.

  1. Gives Your Hair Maximum Protection

 Your hair and scalp are exposed most of the time, which increases the chances of damaging the skin and getting some infections. If your skin does not have excellent protection, then that makes it hard to maintain proper hair growth. So, how can using hemp oil help in protecting your hair?

 Hemp oil contains Gamma Linolenic Acid, a fatty substance inside hemp oil, that your body converts to different elements to help in treating various conditions. This GLA acid can reduce and protect your scalp from cell damage. Doing that ensures that your hair grows properly and that you do not get any infections that could accelerate or cause premature aging.

 4. Helps Prevent and Reverse Hair Loss

 Experiencing hair loss has become so common these days since many people do not take care or don’t know how to prevent and reverse it. Hair loss can be embarrassing, especially if you are young. One major reason that can cause hair loss is not having enough linoleic acids in your daily diet.

 Hemp oil is rich in linoleic acid. Adding it to your diet can help get enough linoleic acids in your system, which will help enable you to reverse or reduce hair loss. 

Hemp oil is also noncomedogenic. Using hemp oil allows you to unclog the pores on your scalp since it has some linoleic acids, thus reducing the chances of experiencing hair loss.

 5. Gets Rid of Dandruff

 Dandruff is a common skin condition but can be very embarrassing and is sometimes tricky to treat. This condition makes the scalp itchy and can be severe sometimes, thus making you grow weak hair.

 A major cause of dandruff is not eating omega 3 acids. Luckily, hemp oil has many omega 3 acids. Therefore, taking hemp oil regularly gives the body enough omega 3 acids hence enabling it to reduce dandruff and protect you from getting any in the future.

 Conclusion

With all these benefits to your hair, hemp oil is the best product to consider when caring for your hair. It allows you to prevent and heal various hair issues that can affect how they look. Serious hair issues also affect your self-confidence, which is why you need to manage any hair condition immediately. 

Fortunately, finding hemp oil and medical marijuana products is easy. You can get it from the nearest store or online platforms. Besides, you can grow the plant at your home to control the produces and enjoy continuous supply. Just makes sure to get high-quality cannabis seeds to get excellent results. 

  

 This is a guest post by Jessica Smith

 


Anne-Marie FischerAnne-Marie FischerOctober 29, 2018
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As everyone who owns a cannabis retail store knows, compliance is key to running a successful legal cannabis business, and tech companies have seriously stepped up to make compliance a seamless process.

Metrc, is a well-known seed-to-sale traceability platform that helps cannabis companies manage their inventory and the movement of cannabis products through the supply chain. Operating in Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada and Louisiana, and Washington, D.C., Metrc helps fulfill state reporting requirements and has become known as the “de facto track-and-trace system” for government entities that regulate the legal cannabis markets.

Metrc announced its first outside round of funding in the form of $50 million from Tiger Global Management and Casa Verde Ventures, the 3-year-old, cannabis-focused venture firm co-founded by notorious cannabis enthusiast and investor Snoop Dogg, but managed largely by Goldman Sachs and Nomura Securities alum Karan Wadhera.

The partnership between Tiger Global Management and Casa Verde Ventures, where each entity “shares deal flow quite regularly”, funded Point of Sale software company GreenBits, which is designed to integrate into seed-to-sale systems like Metrc.

Metrc was formerly part of Franwell, focusing on cold chain management and fresh foods, which helped gain the supply chain management knowledge and expertise needed to transition into seed-to-sale traceability for cannabis.

Metrc CEO Jeff Wells says that the over 100-employee company plans to “look to expand our regulatory focus,” with the $50 million investment, including potential expansion into “other regulated markets and products that need the type of tools that Metrc has created.”

“Compliance is the backbone of the cannabis industry. If a license holder isn’t compliant, their business will cease to exist,” said Karan Wadhera.

 


Debra BorchardtDebra BorchardtSeptember 10, 2018
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Apparel company Hoodlamb may have started using hemp as a tribute to cannabis by the founders, but now the company sees hemp more as an ecological choice, not a scandalous choice. The company began in 1993 in Amsterdam by Doug Mignola who wanted a better post surf jacket and also loved the idea of working with industrial hemp. The name is also tongue in cheek for the hoodlums that might consume cannabis.

The hemp comes from Northern China and is grown chemical free on family farms, some of which are owned and operated by women. The raw fiber is then spun into a durable fiber that is used to make the fabric for Hoodlamb jackets. Even the water-resistant coating on the jackets comes from natural cellulose taken from hemp stalks. Hemp fabric alone would be pretty stiff and scratchy, so it is combined with organic cotton to soften the feel of the fabric.

Not only will these jackets keep you warm, but they are also vegan and environmentally friendly. The Hoodlamb line comes from cruelty-free sources and uses no animal products. The faux fur trim feels amazingly real. “Some vegans don’t like the idea of faux fur trim at all, but it is practical for bad weather,” said a Hoodlamb spokesperson.

The thermal insulation is called EcoDown and each jacket recycles up to 10 bottles. The company said, “It’s the one part of the jacket that uses something synthetic, but since we are recycling we feel that it’s a positive thing. Otherwise, these plastic bottles would just be trash.”

The products do have some slight nods to its roots in cannabis culture. There are secret pockets sewn into the jackets that are really hard to find. Just in case the wearer may have some contraband they may want to conceal.

So far, Hoodlamb has produced over 80,000 jackets and can be found in over 20 countries. The company had  $2.6 million in sales in 2016. The surf crowd is especially fond of these jackets since it was created from a surfers point of view.

One thing the company doesn’t conceal is its commitment to Sea Shephard, a non-profit marine life conservation organization. The company exposes and confronts illegal activities on the high seas. 10% of every Hoodlamb X Sea Shephard purchase is donated to the mission and in addition to the Hoodlamb contributes at least one percent of its annual revenue to environmental causes.

 



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