On December 2nd, we headed up to the city of Lost Angels to hold our pre-Holiday shop + learn focused, Hemp + CBD marketplace event at Platform LA in Culver City.
Our highly anticipated panel conversation drew Platform’s Sunday afternoon crowd and eagerly waiting consumers who wanted to learn more about HEMP with a focus on CBD. A HUGE THANK YOU to Christopher Gavigan (co-founder of the Honest Company), Jessica Assaf (Cannabis Feminist badass), both co-founders of Prima (a Hemp educational platform set to launch early next year), and rounding out the panelists, Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA founder and director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative. The event was moderated by our very own Creative/Content Director, Megan Villa. Although we could talk for hours about Cannabis, we kept it digestible and focused on the talk of the town … CBD, answering the basics about what CBD is, and what we expect to see in medical breakthroughs with cannabis.
Papa and Barkley launched their new CBD Oil tincture in a beautifully labeled gift box and CV Sciences was on hand to provide consumers with FREE samples so that they could explore the company’s tinctures and balms, including their Plus CBD oil gold formula.
On the upper deck of Platform, Swell CBD—a new wellness company—launched their line of CBD products along with veterans Movida Oils, Real Wellness. There was also a showroom Hifi Exchange which represents many high-profile cannabis brands.
CBD products ranged from tinctures (a liquid extract of an herb—and in this case CBD—taken orally) to balms (an ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe the skin). CBD also came in edible forms; no, not the intoxicating kind, but edible products ranging from CBD-infused Kombucha drinks from M Kombucha, to Hemp CBD oil-infused honey from Beekeepers Natural, to indulgent Calivolve Chocolates, and energy-fueling Evo Hemp bars. To further quench our thirst, the team from Lumen drove down from San Francisco to sell their regenerative hemp elixirs. Also making the long drive down from San Fran was Undefined Beauty co-founder, Dorian Morris, debuting her new Indigo Rose Glow beauty oil in a bottle.
Consumers had an opportunity to talk one-on-one with brand owners about things like where their hemp comes from, and the many benefits Hemp and CBD have to offer. And let’s not forget about sex … still reading? Foria Wellness was abuzz with one of their most talked about products; their Awaken massage oil for women, formulated with broad-spectrum CBD, kava extract, and synergistic botanical and aromatic oils. Stay tuned for a product review… ;)
We were so proud and excited to have such a range of products that covered wellness in the form of the many CBD brands, and beauty brand Olive + M based out of Tennessee, with their Hemp seed oil ingredient-based facial scrub and cleansing oil. We have big plans for 2019 and hope to see you at our next Hempanna event, a shop + learn marketplace.
Photographer: Ashley Munson