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3 / The Anti-Serum by Defynt Skin

Signed by specialists in medicinal cannabis, the “Anti-Serum by Defynt” of Kush Queen claims an increased efficiency of its botanical extracts. At the heart of its technology, nanoparticles of CBD ensure a better penetration of the skin. It is by reducing the cellular inflammation that the complexion could reach its natural zen brightness.

The Anti-Serum, Defynt, Kush Queen , $ 89

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By: Olivia Alexander

It’s been a long journey since we formulated our first bath bomb and CBD has exploded on a national level. Some that use Kush Queen products have experience with the plant, others have never even tried a CBD product before. The two most important things at Kush Queen are the products and the people that use them. Being transparent is a part of that commitment, so I wanted to break down the entire process from soil to the time it arrives to your door. As the CEO of Kush Queen, I use our products daily. Its the daily exposure to cannabinoids that helps me achieve homeostasis in my body. Every ingredient is important to me because I use the products every single day.

At Kush Queen, we make the products, but long before we compound our bath bombs and lotions our CBD has to be grown and extracted. The life of hemp begins with a seed. We source our hemp from Oregon, where the soil is rich with nutrients and the climate allows a full growing season. Some hemp in other parts of the country is grown on land where tobacco was previously grown (and sprayed with endless pesticides). The health of the soil, nutrients, and climate all matter. Once the seeds are planted, the plants then grow and flower, the entire process takes around six months (generally planting in late spring and harvesting in the fall). The way a farmer cares for its plants is important. Genetically modified nutrients and pesticides could be introduced to the plant if the farmer does not carefully follow natural or organic practices. Once the plant is fully grown, its time to harvest it.

Once the hemp is harvested, it’s what we call ‘bio mass’. This is the part of the process where the hemp is extracted from the physical plant. There are a number of ways you can remove the desired active molecules from the harvested plant, which is known as extraction. Alcohol, CO2, butane, even just water or heat and pressure are known methods used in cannabis extraction. We only use hemp extract that has been processed to the point where it is absolutely free of any residual solvents or is extracted through solvent-free methods.

Once the oil is extracted it goes through a process called chromatography. This process separates the oil into different phases that contain different concentrations of molecules in order to create different types of finished extracts.

Here’s a gallery of the hemp processing:

Our team creates each product by hand, carefully weighing out each amount of CBD for our batch, so your products are accurately dosed. We combine it with other ingredients that we source with the same care as we do our CBD. Our production team compounds each product in our facilities, not just with care to the forumulas, but with the shared passion of the products that we all love and use daily.

Most of our products take, on average, 3-5 days to make; including compounding, drying, filling, labeling, packaging, lab testing, and quality control. At any given time, I will personally pull samples off the line and use them. I am looking for the same fizz in the bath bomb from our original batches of 12. I’ll use Melt to soothe my aches after a long day to make sure it is consistent in appearance, texture, and scent.

Then our team ships them to your door or to one of our 750+ retail partners for you to enjoy. I hope this blog has given you some insight to how much work goes into your Kush Queen CBD products. Our brand is a labor of love and every product is a part of our journey and yours.


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I had bought tickets for Ariana Grande’s Sweetener tour when they first came out. My most diehard Ari fans live outside of San Jose, so we agreed that I would book the $75 roundtrip flight, and they would buy me dinner before the show.

It was supposed to be a nice 3-day getaway… and then our team decided to bring Kush Queen to Hall of Flowers in Santa Rosa… and then I had the opportunity to meet with a couple of our coolest NorCal dispensary partners… during the week after the tradeshow and concert.

I love getting out of LA and seeing other parts of California, and I knew I’d get to spend time with some of my favorite people during this trip, but my 3-day getaway quickly evolved into a 12-day working road trip with an Ariana Grande concert in the middle of it.

 

Whether I’m traveling for work, for pleasure, in-state or across the country; there are a few things I find absolutely essential to my comfort and happiness.

  1. Knowing where I’m going to spend the night

  2. Understanding the boundaries of my hosts regarding when/where/how I’ll use cannabis

  3. Planning to stay hydrated with minimal single-use plastic waste

  4. Comfort with constant carb consumption

I’m usually planning these things for 3-5 days of travel, maybe a whole week at most… but this 12-day trip would include 6 places to lay my head and 3 very different activities. Fortunately, my planning paid off and resulted in a GREAT trip – so here are just a few more details about how I prepare for traveling.

1. I’m not the type of person who can just “wing it” when it comes to sleep.

I’ve always been a firm believer in getting enough sleep, which is hard when one of my best friends is a classic “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” ‘type’ of person. I was recently affirmed on this via a Goop podcast (minute 18:30) where Emily Gagoski explained how even just one night of bad sleep – nevermind sustained lack of sleep – has the same effect on our bodies as being drunk.

6hrs/night or fewer for 2-weeks, and the typical person will be as impared as someone with .1% blood alcohol level.

So when planning a trip, I have no shame in asking my potential hosts questions about their home (if I’ve never been) – temperature, animals, linens – I can prepare for each if I know what I’m preparing for. The same can be said for cannabis restrictions, which brings me to…

2. I smoke so openly and privately at home, and sometimes forget what a luxury that is.

If you’re paying attention you know my favorite way to enjoy flower (high-CBD hemp flower, or cannabis) is by smoking it through a bong. And to be honest, I brought a bong with me on this trip because I knew we’d have some privacy at our AirBnB in Santa Rosa. But between hotels, friends’ city apartments, and a high fire risk mountainside, there had to be other solutions.

This is where a few things came in handy:

  1. Bare CBD Tincture

  2. High-potency vaporizer cartridge

  3. CBD Edibles (including Gummy RX and Big Pete’s Treats)

  4. THC Edibles (another shout out to Big Pete’s!)

3. Just like sleep, hydration is crucial to our health.

But I was also raised by parents who own a recycling-based company, so my hydration comes with a sincere effort to reduce the number of single-use plastics. If that doesn’t immediately resonate with you, I suggest reading/watching something that will tell you far more than I can.

To stay on topic though, here are a few of my tricky tricks for doing this while traveling. I bring:

  1. My reusable Starbucks-style cold cup, with metal for ease of consumption while driving

  2. One extra large insulated bottle for keeping a backstock of cold water

  3. A small mason jar with powdered electrolytes to help keep my energy and hydration up

  4. An extra metal straw, and cleaning tool

4. And lastly, as your resident #CarbInfluencer, I’m here to remind you that carbs are fuel; don’t let your body or your car run on empty!

My final advice is that once you open your heart and your stomach to carbs, there can sometimes be an overwhelming number of choices to make. Have no shame in adding some bakeries and restaurants to your “travel” bookmarks on Yelp or Google Maps. Some of my favorites on this trip included:

  1. this insane handmade French pastry with goat cheese from ALTA in Monterey

  2. every single pasta at Locanda in San Francisco

  3. orange + chocolate chip scone at Batter Bakery in San Francisco

  4. Classics: Whole Foods pizza and cookies – you can find a Whole Foods ANYWHERE and there are always reliable choices


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Top California-Based Dispensary Chain and Cultivator Invests in Leading Luxury Cannabis Brand

(Los Angeles, CA- August 21, 2018)– Kush Queen, the leading luxury lifestyle cannabis brand, and Connected Cannabis Co., which operates licensed dispensaries and cannabis cultivation operations across California, announced today that they have completed a strategic partnership.

Kush Queen has become renowned for providing the highest quality, innovative cannabis wellness and lifestyle products that range from both non-psychoactive CBD only and THC-infused products including topicals, bath bombs, edibles, smokeables and more. Since its start in 2015, the company is now being lauded as one of the fastest-growing, award-winning cannabis companies helping to revolutionize how Cannabis is positioned and sold throughout the country.

Connected Cannabis Co. has established itself as the go-to dispensary in California, with five locations and growing, by cultivating and developing their own strains and achieving the most exclusive status in their market segment. They have a reputation of providing their customers with the highest quality recreational and medicinal cannabis products, with retail locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Ana and Long Beach with many more locations planned.

“Since inception, Kush Queen has been committed to the highest standards and ingredients, innovation, education and offering a modern perspective on medicine and wellness to the world,” says Olivia Alexander, Founder of Kush Queen. “Connected Cannabis shares our vision, beliefs and standards, so receiving this investment from them is held in the highest regard. We are excited to work and grow together!”

The partnership will support Kush Queen in launching DEFYNT Skincare and KINGDM Cosmetics, psychoactive cosmetics launching Spring 2019.

“Over the past few years we have watched Kush Queen grow to be one of the most well recognized female luxury driven brands in the space,” adds Caleb Counts, founder of Connected Cannabis Co.  “What Olivia has done by creating some of the most unique products on the market that appeal to such a strong demo of users is incredible and we are excited for what the future of Kush Queen holds.”

About Kush Queen:Since 2015, Kush Queen has been committed to providing the finest cannabis, wellness, and lifestyle products. Today, with products ranging from topicals, smokables, jewelry and apparel, Kush Queen is the premier female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand.  With unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and education, Kush Queen offers a modern perspective on medicine and wellness to the world. To share the Kush Queen experience, visit , http://www.kushqueen.shop, and on Instagram @kushqueenshop

About Connected Cannabis Co.: About Connected Cannabis Co.: Connected Cannabis Co. is a premier cultivator and retailer of licensed recreational and medical cannabis in California. Connected Cannabis Co. has retail locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach and operates one of the largest cultivation operations in California. Known for high quality “Designer Weed”, they are the exclusive cultivator of multiple award-winning varieties such as Biscotti and Gelato #41.

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Kush Queen

Shield for Immunity 100-mg. CBD Bath Bomb, $19.99

With a commitment to providing premium cannabis-based wellness and lifestyle products, Kush Queen is expanding its line of bath bombs with this version to boost the immune system. Launching this fall for flu season, this bath bomb contains 100 mg. of pure CBD oil and a botanical mixture of clove, rosemary and cinnamon, which are said to strengthen and protect the body’s immune system.

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