By: Olivia Alexander
With the year coming to a close, you can’t help but reflect on the best moments of the year. 2018 was a huge year for us at Kush Queen. It was a landmark year for cannabis in California and was filled with so many memories. While cannabis has become an undeniable trend, it’s really just our life. Our brand has had the privilege of being on the shelves of California’s best dispensaries and available online for the world to experience our Hemp CBD products.
2018 marked the first year of legal cannabis in California. Despite the new regulations, we survived. Between compliant child resistant packaging changes, to the strictest lab requirements to date on testing, we faced every hurdle imaginable. We were blessed to close our Series A funding with Connected Cannabis Co. We wouldn’t be on the shelves without the support of Connected and Sol Distro.
We have had so many OMG moments this year for our beloved products and brand. From the cover of Ember Mag with Lake Bell, to our CEO & Founders moment on the cover of Dope Magazine we have remained shooketh by the media’s passion for our products. From WWD to Vogue, CBD beauty has become mainstream. We felt the great shift when we were selected as a GOOP! Favorite . This month we achieved another huge milestone for our brand with our first ever billboard with Blum.
It may surprise some, but banking to sell CBD online only became reliable in the last year. Access to banking is still a controversial issue in cannabis and CBD. In March of 2018, our Kush Queen Shop was shut down along with hundreds of other CBD merchants. Luckily, we were able to get the shop re-launched just in time for 4/20. In July, we launched Defynt Skincare with the release of The Anti-Serum our nanotechnology skin serum. We loved being a part of the conversation around the science of CBD. Kush Queen remains one of the only brand currently selling in the regulated California cannabis market and online with Hemp CBD products.
One of the greatest things about Kush Queen is using our platform to help worthy causes and share incredible stories. We believe in cannabis not just a plant ,but as a tool for social change. After all, cannabis is a social justice issue too. We raised money for a few different organizations close to our heart: Born this Way Foundation, BeYOUtiful Foundation ,and Trans Life Line. We also decided to tell our story behind the scenes at Kush Queen. Our family experienced some serious trials and tribulations you can now watch on The Budd.
It’s truly been an incredible year and we cannot wait for 2019. Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to stay up on all our new releases coming in the new year. Thank you for being a part of our dream.