This time of year can bring out a lot of emotions, high energy demands, and events that require some mental gymnastics! Before you get swept up in it all, let’s take a minute to reflect, ground ourselves, and center on gratitude. This gratitude ritual might seem like a simple practice; however, it can give you the power to change your mood, reframe your day, or process anxiety.  

It’s easy to overlook gratitude in our day-to-day lives, so we’ve put together a simple practice that focuses on the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness.

Before I share the ritual, I want to share my experience with creating a gratitude ritual. The short story is I didn’t think I needed a gratitude ritual. I’m a grateful person and I express thanks and appreciation to those around me. What was another ritual going to do for me?

Well, let me tell you this practice is a must when I feel overwhelmed, anxious, or need to raise my frequency. 

Couple together drinking coffee out of a Kush Queen mug.

We often tell ourselves the same stories about what we need or don’t need, just like I was doing by resisting a gratitude practice. When we take the time to reframe and center on gratitude the following can happen: 

  • boost our level of happiness
  • reduce stress
  • improve mindfulness 
  • change daily perspective

Everyday Thanks - A Gratitude Ritual

The 4 step guide below is a short and sweet daily gratitude ritual. Don’t let the short list of requirements fool you, if you dig deep and get into the habit of expressing gratitude daily this ritual can change your life, just like it has mine!

Step 1 - Get something to write on. This can be a notebook, a scrap of paper, anything that isn’t digital. This is the only part of this practice that is non-negotiable. When I was building my practice, I researched gratitude rituals and the physical act of writing was the one constant in every article.

This is an important part of the process as ​the mind-body connection of handwriting your gratitude amplifies the benefits.

Step 2- Pick a time of the day, then put it on repeat. This is the "building a routine" part of the ritual so it becomes a habit and a helpful tool.

Just like creating a CBD self-care routine that actually works, if we don’t repeat the practice, how can we expect to see change? 

Step 3 - Take a moment to decompress. Before asking yourself to get into an exploratory mindset, your body and mind need some time to slow down before meaningful connections can happen. Try breathing deeply for 2 mins, closing your eyes and focusing on a color, or simply putting your phone down to disconnect before getting started. 

Step 4 - Write what you're grateful for. Anything that comes to mind is fair game. This can be “big stuff” like your friends and family members, your health, or “small stuff” like CBD Bath Bombs, the new coffee shop down the street, or that you could afford your therapy appointment this month.

Get specific. For example, rather than saying that you’re thankful for the nice weather, think about describing the temperature, the quality of the light, or the scent in the air. 

Step 5 - Reflect On Your Feelings. A recent blog featured on sipsby, frames this part of the practice perfectly. “Gratitude is about more than the actual thing or person that you are grateful for: it’s about how it makes you feel."

"Don’t be afraid to dive a little deeper into the experience, thinking about the emotions that it brings up. Does it make you feel cared for? Safe? Excited?" 

"Gratitude is a personal experience, so thinking about how each entry makes you feel and why you are grateful for it is a way to become more connected with what you consider to be blessings in your life.”

The Kush Queen family is grateful to have you on this journey with us. We hope you take this gratitude ritual and make it your own to reframe those ordinary occurrences into beautiful moments of everyday life!

Stay grateful this season!

 

The 2021 holiday season is here and I’m sharing my Kush Queen favorites! It’s hard to imagine just a few years ago our team was shipping holiday orders from my garage, we’ve come a long way.

For the Kush Queen team and myself, this time of year is truly wild and stressful most days but knowing that we are making gifts that impact lives, help loved ones, and introduce people to cannabinoid wellness makes it all worth it!

There is no better holiday gift than the gift of cannabinoids simply because they transform our wellness from the inside out. That's the tea, you heard it from me!

Gifting cannabis or cannabinoid products is unlike gifting typical presents. Why? For starters, you're not just giving a product, but an effect. Every Kush Queen product delivers a specific effect, like Sleep, Lifted Chill, Relief, or Focus for starters. 

With that being said, my favorite Kush Queen gifts are less about what they are and more about how they will make you feel. 

Let’s dive into my favorite CBD gifts by effect. 

The Gift of Getting Lit 

Kush Queen Gummies Rx Elevated

The Litty Gift List

  1. Gummies Rx Elevated
  2. 1:1 Extra Strength Bath Bombs 

Unsurprisingly, at the top of my list is giving the gift of getting lit. This is for your cannabis-loving fun cousin, BFF, and your stoner bae. Spoil them with our Delta 8 THC + CBD gummies available in strawberry, watermelon, and lemon. For only $20 (maybe less if you hit our holiday sales) you can give your friends lifted chill vibes so the Christmas tree won’t be the only thing that's lit. 

Take it up a notch and pair Gummies Rx Elevated with our Delta 8 THC Extra Strength CBD bath bombs: available in our targeted essential oil blends Sleep, Immunity, Relieve, and Relax


The Gift of Sleep

Kush Queen CBD Products For Sleep

The Sleep Gift List

  1. Gummies Rx Sleep
  2. Sleep CBD Bath Bombs

About 70 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep issues, it's a staggering problem many people face. Cannabis and cannabinoid-based products have the power to not only help us rest, get to sleep, but most importantly stay asleep. Finding sleep for the first time in my life is what brought me to cannabis wellness, so we know a thing or two about sleepy times at Kush Queen. 

Our Sleep essential oil blend harnesses the power of the entourage effect for a bath that will give you the best sleep of your life. Available in 25mg CBD, 100mg CBD, 200mg CBD, and 1:1 Delta 8 THC, Kush Queen Sleep CBD Bath Bombs are all gifts I will be gifting this season! 

For the ultimate sleep combo, pair one of our handmade CBD bath bombs with our best-selling CBN gummies. CBN or Cannabinol is known as the sleep molecule and is an incredibly effective minor cannabinoid that users report to improve their sleep quality and duration. Take it from me, it puts you ouuuttt! 

The Gift of Energy and Focus 

Kush Queen THCv gummies

The Focus Gift List

  1. Gummies Rx Focus, THCV gummies
  2. Bare+, THCV Tincture
  3. Gummies Rx Bliss

Stigma has led us to believe that cannabis makes us lazy and couch-locked, but not all cannabis is intended to put us to sleep. At Kush Queen, we’ve dedicated the past few years to delivering minor cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, TCHV, and Delta 8 THC). These powerful minor cannabinoids allow us to develop targeted effects even more effectively, which means you can now improve focus and energy with cannabinoids. You may have an overworked friend or someone struggling with focus during the never-ending pandemic we are living in and we’ve got the perfect gifts! 

Our CBG gummies are the perfect gift for those looking to increase energy and focus with a plant-based solution. Another molecule that promotes energy and focus is THCV. Explore our THCV Bare+ or our THCV Gummies. THCV is a revolutionary new cannabinoid backed by promising scientific research; this is your geek out and gifting moment!

The Gift of the Spark

Kush Queen CBD Products for the bedroom!

The Spark Gift List

  1. CBD Lube
  2. CBD Massage Oil
  3. Love CBD Bath Bombs

Facts: cannabis is a known aphrodisiac and the holidays are undeniably cuffing season. Whether you want to gift a single friend, your favorite couple, or even your parents (what? parents get freaky too) orgasms are good for your physical and mental health and these products will help you get there! 

Our CBD lube is the perfect way to increase blood flow and heighten pleasure. For a pleasure forward experience, start with our Love CBD bath bomb available in 25mg CBD, 100mg CBD, and 200mg CBD and our massage oil for the perfect warm up, then for the final act, it's CBD lube time baby!

There is nothing like the power of cannabis when it comes to our wellness, and my Kush Queen favorites are perfect seasonal gifts!

Conclusion

Follow me on Instagram @TheLivAlexander and @Kushqueenshop for a special holiday presentation of the Cannabis Shopping Network, where I’ll be breaking down my favorite products in greater detail. 

Happy Holidays! 

Your Kush Queen team is here to help make easy work of that daunting gifting season list!

So when it comes to asking yourself what should you get for all the loved but hard to buy for, wellness-focused, trendy, self-care gurus or stressed folx in your life?
Let us help.

We've hand-picked our best gifts by cannabinoid experience and effect to help you check everyone off your list.

Need a super specific gift?
Our gift concierge Nathan is at your service, drop us a line support@kushqueen.shop

A note: For stress-free deliveries order early and take advantage of our sales!
 

Browse CBD Gifts By Experience

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The poetry of embracing who you are combined with the historical significance of cannabis culture within New Orleans is not lost on us. The love and passion for where we come from and now what we do is a powerful force behind Swamp Queen and the Spirit of the Bayou. We hope it inspires you to connect with where you are, who you are, and your wellness. 

When we created the Spirit of the Bayou products, we wanted to create more than just great cannabinoid effects, we wanted to deliver an experience fitting for this season of life. This post shares the Spirit of the Bayou ritual to assist with reflection, mind and body alignment and ultimately, self-guided wellness. 

The Spirit of the Bayou Ritual centers on the pathway that brings you to a particular place within yourself—especially a place that is not always easy to access—whether that be serenity, stillness, or sensuality. This ritual asks you to make time to seek yourself, to stimulate your mind and body, allowing you to be both present and lost simultaneously.

Kush Queen's Cannabinoid Elixir

This Bathing Ritual Uses Cannabinoids to Explore Your Deepest Self

This is a journey of self-exploration and discovery, particularly the interaction between the mind and the senses. Touch, scent, sight, and sound are pathways to transport us to a time and place where we can learn and heal. Is it memory, is it fantasy, is it both? In this mental space are you conscious or in an altered state? 

During this cannabinoid bathing ritual senses will be heightened. Engaged is a trifecta of sight, scent, and awareness as you are soaking in deep green tones, cleansing, earthy post-rain smells, and mind and body effects that amplify the parts of your personality; and of course full-body cannabinoid-induced relaxation.

All these aspects will help you connect with your deepest self, at once. 

The Spirit of the Bayou Cannabinoid Ritual 

The Spirit of the Bayou Cannabinoid Bathing Ritual

Indulge with the Spirit of the Bayou to let your guard down, explore and connect with your “other” selves. This ritual guides you to listen and learn from your origins, seek wellness and healing as we welcome the fall season. 

The Spirit of the Bayou Ritual Guide

  • Set aside 45 mins for self-connection and exploration
  • Create the mood and tone by creating a bathroom space that calls upon peace and serenity
  • Sip on the Spirit of the Bayou Cannabinoid Elixir - we recommend half the bottle
  • Draw a warm bath and drop in the Spirit of the Bayou CBD Bath Bomb
  • Start your soak 
  • Once settled in the tub, begin focusing on your breath for the first part of your 20-minute soak. Relax, tap in and let your guard down.
  • Explore the sensations of your environment: scents, touch, sound, sight. 
  • What feelings do they bring up? Where do they transport you? 
  • Listen to your body and mind. 
  • Ask yourself...What do I feel, What do I want, What do I need

Soak in our new CBD Bath Bomb, Spirit of the Bayou

Conclusion

The Spirit of the Bayou products were created with idea of making space for the deepest self-love.

From this highly intimate and solitary ritual, you carry these parts of yourself into the world. For much like a new season, rituals and dynamic mind and body experiences are portals to hidden spaces within us—and reminders we always possess the power to change our perspective and invent ourselves anew. 

Shop the Swamp Queen Collection, Spirit of the Bayou!

It’s a funny thing when inspiration strikes at Kush Queen, it often comes from the most unexpected places.

Back in 2019, the LA Times featured a spotlight article on me and the work we've done to grow Kush Queen. This was a bucket list moment and a proud achievement for the team! 

And as it happens with success and spotlight, your great moments trigger the haters. After the article was published, a nasty DM arrived in my inbox from an angry hater. We’ll spare the details, but this is where the story of our 2021 Halloween Collection, Swamp Queen, begins! 

The gist of the message was that our family was trash from Louisiana and our brand should be called Swamp Queen not Kush Queen. What was wholly intended to be a slur, to hurt us, and to make us feel ashamed of where we come from turned into beautiful inspiration. 

We were instantly empowered and inspired by the idea. We are Swamp Queen, and the idea of our 2021 Halloween collection was born. 

What we didn’t plan on with creating this collection was the self-exploration of our heritage, healing, and digging into why we started a wellness-focused company.

And just a few short weeks ago, Hurricane Ida hit our home and many of the places we visited in preparation for this collection. Our hearts extend to everyone recovering from the disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Ida. To support the relief efforts post Hurricane Ida, Kush Queen will be donating 10% of all Spirit of the Bayou product sales to support the native and local bayou communities affected.

The Spirit of the Bayou CBD Collection

Welcome to Swamp Queen and the Spirit of the Bayou collection.

Ultimately, being from Louisiana specifically “down the bayou” as the locals describe it is a significant part of our story at Kush Queen. Sure we have lived in California for the last 20 years, but we will always be Louisiana people.

We eat jambalaya at KQ HQ and take great pride in being those people from a small town in Louisiana making a difference in the world of plant-based wellness. 

Our experiences living in a place called, “Cancer Alley,” has undoubtedly influenced our passion for plant-based wellness and medicine. Our small-town roots are why we dared to start this company in the first place. 

And even surprising to us, when you dive into the deep origins of the history of cannabis you find the unsung mother of cannabis culture: New Orleans. 

New Orleans: The Unsung Mother of Cannabis Culture

When it comes to cannabis history the narrative is often centered around the last 50 years from the war on drugs, Humboldt county, proposition 215, and now legalization. But long before these more known historical periods was reefer madness and the beginnings of cannabis being used as a tool for racial oppression. 

The more you research the more you see the significant and overlooked role New Orleans has played in the history of cannabis in North America. Of course, New Orleans is one of the birthplaces of jazz but did you know that wrapped up in that same time, the use of cannabis was being cultivated in subculture as a tool to enrich consciousness in the community? 

Sign in New Orleans dedicated to the preservation of jazz.

Emerald Magazine reports, “this much is certain; it was musicians of the 1920s New Orleans jazz scene who created the first American subculture to be identified with cannabis use.”

Researcher Peter Webster, writing for the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics described the original jazz-cannabis scene as a kind of extended family that: “constantly practiced together, brainstormed together, performed together, and smoked marijuana together.” 

Now queue the oppression, using cannabis for racism, creating the false narrative of cannabis users, and losing the historic relevance of New Orleans and this amazing plant. 

Even though we now have 38 states with some form of legalization or decriminalization, that same stigma created around the New Orleans subculture of jazz in the 1920s and using cannabis is still alive. 

Just as cannabis inspired the first jazz musicians to play notes from the heart that weren’t written on the page, it also inspires our action to learn the real histories, explore our own stories, and understand why we are so compelled to share cannabis as a conscious wellness tool. 

Now let’s get into the products!

The Spirit of the Bayou, An Exploration of Self and Wellness

The poetry of embracing who you are, combined with the historical significance of cannabis and New Orleans is not lost on us. The love and passion for where we come from and now what we do is a powerful force behind Swamp Queen and the Spirit of the Bayou.

Kush Queen CEO, Olivia Alexander in New Orleans' City Park

We hope it inspires you to connect with where you are, who you are, and your wellness. 

The Spirit of the Bayou Cannabinoid Collection Includes:

The products in this collection ask you to make time to seek yourself, to stimulate your mind and body, allowing you to be both present and lost simultaneously.

Conclusion

Indulge with us and the Spirit of the Bayou to explore and connect with your “other” selves, learn from your origins, and seek ultimate wellness and healing as we welcome the fall season.

Shop the pre-order for Spirit of the Bayou here!

 

September is national self-care awareness month. Since self-care is major bae at Kush Queen we sat down with CEO, Olivia Alexander to learn how to build a CBD self-care routine that can actually make us feel better. 

What’s the tea on building a CBD self-care routine?

Olivia: I meet so many people who have tried CBD but never felt any benefit. Sure there are a lot of variables here like you could be buying inferior CBD products or using a dose that is too low, but; you could also not understand the key components when it comes to creating harmony in the body with cannabinoids. 

When it comes to CBD, most people know this non-psychoactive molecule should not make you feel high, but rather help us feel better. As a long-time CBD user, I have perfected how to approach CBD as a tool for self-care.

Building a CBD self-care routine that makes you feel better day-to-day comes down to 3 things: 

  1. Consistency, we're talking daily use.
  2. Starting simple then building on your foundation. This shouldn't feel like a task.
  3. Listening to your body and adjusting over time. We change and so do our needs.

What is the most crucial factor when thinking about adding CBD to your self-care routine? 

Olivia: Consistency, consistency, and consistency! The first and overriding element when it comes to building a CBD self-care routine is regular use. You cannot sporadically use these molecules and expect them to improve wellness. In addition, we cannot expect to start using CBD when we are sick or stressed and think it can be a cure-all. 

You want to build a routine that is simple, approachable, and can be consistently maintained. 

Stick with whatever routine you decide on for a minimum of 30 days before you adjust. Keep it simple and stay focused on consistency. 

Kush Queen CEO shares advice on building a CBD self care routine.

What is an easy way to get started with building your CBD self-care routine?

Olivia: Start with one thing! Creating a multi-product regimen out the gate can leave you feeling like self-care is a task rather than a wellness tool. 

IMO, the best place to start is a daily CBD tincture; morning or night works. For total CBD newbies, I like to recommend Kush Queen’s bare 500mg CBD tincture. This CBD tincture is an approachable product to start integrating into your daily life; plus it's easy to control the dose and travels well. 

Now let’s build on this example. 

Once you are consistently using a CBD tincture, start to follow your daily use of Bare, with a single weekly CBD bath. There are so many benefits to bathing regularly when you add cannabinoids you unlock even more wellness potential. 

While bathing, I like meditating or a list of self-check-in questions that connect me to my mental and physical self. This is where the concept of “really feeling better,” kicks in. When we can align our mind and body needs and hear what our inner self is telling us, we can adjust our routine to help us fill those needs.

Let’s say you don’t have a tub or have the time for a bath, no worries! On some nights, I integrate our Soaked CBD shower gel into my nightly routine.

Lather up with the citrus body wash and let it sit on your skin for at least 30 seconds. Once I’ve lathered up, I breathe deeply and let the uplifting scents take me to a sunny place in my mind. 

Remember, getting started is typically the biggest hurdle. Once you start feeling the self-connection and benefits, adding on to your routine is fun!

What’s one of the overlooked elements of creating a CBD self-care routine?

Olivia: It seems like a no-brainer, but checking in with our bodies. If anything, we are taught to ignore what our bodies are communicating. 

So many of us lack the mind-body connection required to truly understand if CBD is working for us and creating homeostasis in the body. First, we must slow down and pause to be present enough to listen. Turn your attention inward, take deep breaths, and sit with your body. 

Try these for self-connection starter questions:

  • How have I been feeling these past 30 days?
  • Am I getting enough sleep?
  • Am I getting the movement I need?
  • Have I experienced changes in my stress level? 

Once you understand what your body needs building or adjusting your CBD self-care routine around those needs creates a self-care environment where you feel the benefits. 

Adding a weekly bath can help stack the benefits of CBD self-care.

How can regular CBD users ensure their self-care routine stays impactful?

Olivia: So you have been consistently using CBD for a minimum of 30 days and checking in with your body. It may be time to consider adjusting your dose, adding a new targeted effect, or make changes to your routine. 

Ask yourself, what am I trying to achieve? What am I missing that I was once getting? What is my body asking for?

Remember, our endocannabinoid systems are incredibly unique, like your fingerprint and DNA. It is normal to experience trial and error with products or have effects that once worked for you stop having the same impact. Your ability to check-in and adjust your routine is a constant when evolving your wellness and self-care tools. 

When using CBD to build a meaningful self-care routine, you must consider what else you are putting into your body. If you're not choosing healthy foods, drinking alcohol, or taking pharmaceutical drugs, manage your expectations for your CBD routine. 

Our bodies are incredibly sensitive and so are our minds. I’ve been active with CBD self-care for over 5 years now and I change my routine every 4 months. Most of my changes depend on the season, my stress levels, and maintaining my mind-body connection.

Conclusion

When it comes to using plants for their target effects, the experience is unlike using pharmaceuticals, which you just take daily and go on with your life. With cannabinoids, you are on an ever-evolving journey, but consistency, checking in and making adjustments are key elements to developing a CBD routine that makes you feel better. 

It's important to remember that using CBD and feeling better may not be this huge event. Our wellness and improvements are often smaller, simple moments we overlook. Feeling less stressed with current events, sleeping better, being able to enjoy the present more are a few indicators that your CBD self-care routine is working.

New to creating a Kush Queen CBD self-care routine? Use code FREE5 to save $5.00 on your first order!

Ultimately, there is nothing like the power of harnessing your wellness - CBD is the perfect tool to begin that journey. 

National CBD day is this Sunday - we’re excited to celebrate at Kush Queen! Since National CBD Day became a thing in recent years, it's no secret that we have been outspoken about the power of the whole-plant approach versus CBD only. 

Want the tea? You can read our hot take on National CBD Day from last year here.

So we have our gripes about National CBD Day but what are we offering as the solution? We believe National CBD Day should be branded as National Cannabinoid Day. 

Why? Well, we know CBD or Cannabidiol by itself is just a lone ranger. You get a more powerful, effective CBD experience when we use products with full cannabinoid profiles. 

It's simple. Molecules of the cannabis and hemp plants work better together! When you consume more of the plant, you get more benefits. 

Here’s where your body comes into play. Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is meant to interact with a host of cannabinoids, not just CBD. Think of the ECS as a fancy thermostat or master regulator for your body. “The ECS is critical in achieving homeostasis by regulating a wide variety of physiological processes, reports Dr. Ashley Jordan Ferira. 

So when you nourish your ECS with a variety of cannabinoids, you are more likely to experience better effects and get your body more of what it actually needs.

This National CBD Day, we’re celebrating our collection of minor cannabinoid products and the science behind them! 

Kush Queen Bare+ THCV and CBD Tincture

The New Kid On The Block: THCV

Our Bare+ and Gummies Rx Focus are the hottest launches this year - both feature THCV. This appetite suppressant molecule continues to have new incredible science rolling in. A recent study with the molecule continues to show significant findings for THCV as a weight loss aid. Integrate these powerful products into your morning routine to see them work.

It’s important to note, Kush Queen THCV is delta 9 THCV because that's what all the research has been conducted on. It's also important to note that even though its name is THCV, this is still a hemp molecule. 

The Sleeper: CBN

No molecule is quite like CBN or Cannabinol when it comes to aiding in sleep. Long gone are the days where you struggle to get your night-edible dose and the groggy mornings that come with delta 9 THC. Our CBN Gummies are the perfect pairing for those looking to improve their sleep. After all, sleep is the cornerstone of good wellness and health. 

Kush Queen CBG Gummies

 

The Mother: CBG 

CBG or Cannabigerol is known as the bliss molecule. This minor cannabinoid is the precursor to CBD and delivers an uplifting and euphoric effect. When you think of the targeted effect CBG delivers, think mood booster. Our Gummies Rx Bliss delivers the perfect afternoon pick me up with the CBG to CBD combo.

The Fun Cousin: Delta 8 

2021 was the year of Delta 8 THC. The Kush Queen family has undeniably fallen in love with our Extra Strength Delta 8 and CBD products. From our bath bombs to our gummies, we have a little something for everyone. Trust us when we say, the lifted chill vibe is a must-try.

Conclusion

All of these minor products contain CBD and a naturally occurring cannabinoid profile from the plant herself. At Kush Queen, we were founded to bring you the cannabis and hemp molecules in her highest forms. 

Our cannabinoid profiles are what make Kush Queen CBD products so effective and our commitment to minor cannabinoids is because of their power to bring targeted effects. 

Happy National Cannabinoid Day! We’ll be having specials all weekend, be sure to sign up for our email list and SMS alerts for the best deals

 

Welcome to our new blog series, Cannabis Culture. The posts will be dropping facts and reminding folks about the people, origins, and meaning within cannabis culture. 

First up, 710 Day 

July 10th, 7/10, is a day dedicated to uplifting cannabis oil. Known in some circles as Dab Day, 710 is the lesser-known cannabis holiday designated to celebrate oil. 

Now you might be asking, what is the significance of 710? 710 upside down spells out OIL which translates into any oil-based cannabis product like concentrates, dabs, hash, and distillate.

The origins of 710 are somewhat vague but most people agree that celebrating this cannabis holiday started around 2012. With legalization and access to safe products expanding around that time, the use of oil and concentrates became more common. 

710 celebrates 2 of the most important yet overlooked things in cannabis today: the concentrate and culture. 

The Importance of Cannabis Oil at Kush Queen

While 710 does not have the heat or appreciation that 420 does, this day holds a special place at Kush Queen. 

Every single Kush Queen product begins with the presence of cannabis oil. Once the hemp biomass gets processed into solvent-free finished oil, it arrives at our Kush Queen hemp facility. 

At this time, the oil becomes the magical ingredient in our products. Some of our products contain CBD in its oil form, while others use the oil after it gets converted to our patent-pending water-based nano form.

710 is also a moment for us to celebrate and examine something so important to cannabis and Kush Queen: the culture. 

Kush Queen Live Resin Sauce

Oil and Cannabis Culture

Using oil-based concentrates has an entire culture of its own within the cannabis community. Generally speaking, any style of vaporizing cannabis concentrate or extract falls under the term dabbing.  

Within the community, you have folx that will only use concentrate and see this delivery method as a far superior way to use cannabis. People on this side of of the community, aka the dabbers, argue that this delivery method is more efficient and preserves the true essence of the strain and flavors. 

Then you have the opposite end of the spectrum where "many people are uncomfortable about dabbing, as they view the use of a blowtorch and the application of intense heat in a negative light and are intimidated by the process," states Leafly.

Here is a reminder we all need to hear from time to time. There is a place for everyone and their favorite delivery method, no need to stigmatize someone's preferred method.

Leafly also shares, "thanks to better regulations concentrates are becoming safer to manufacture. Hopefully with time and informative resources, we can shift public opinion about the often misunderstood world of cannabis concentrates."

If you’ve never tried a dab, do your homework, know your tolerance and proceed with a well-intentioned homie. You might figure out that dabbing is for you and 710 is now your new 420.  

710 Is Part Of Our California Culture

Back a short few years ago, before California’s Prop 64, which legalized cannabis in California for recreational sale, and before the farm bill virtually legalized hemp nationwide, times were radically different. 

710 meant we communed together on the highest of holidays and headed out to the desert to celebrate at a festival long gone called Chalice Festival. Chalice Festival was a celebration of oil, hash, music, art, and the cannabis community. 

Of course, Kush Queen was there! For three days we would smoke, share, sell, and celebrate in public with the community. It feels like yesterday we were setting up our booth to share the weekend with our friends and celebrate the culture surrounding oil.

Kush Queen team at Chalice Cup

There is something so important about the festival experience. For us, this experience was part of Kush Queen earning our place at the table to interact, educate and sell oil-based products directly to people in the community. 

Then there is the innovative culture of oil and its surrounding technology.

In Willamette Week, Brianna Wheeler shares, “since recreational cannabis laws allowed for such significant advancement in extraction tech, Dab Day is more than just a general celebration of cannabis oils or dabs." 

For example, without the innovation and technological advancements around oil extraction in the last 10 years, our products like Gummies Rx and Melt Relief Lotion would not be as effective or bioavailable.

710 is also a day to "consider all of the ingenuity, innovation, and infinite possibilities within the cannabis industry. As well as a reminder to continue to fight for nationwide cannabis clemency and expungement so that those criminalized by the War on Drugs, have lucrative, fulfilling, and scientifically radical career opportunities awaiting their reentry.”  

We would like to introduce you to The Social Impact Center which leads the Los Angeles National Expungement Week efforts. N.E.W. provides year long coordinated relief clinics, discussions, and healing sessions that provide relief, equity, and opportunity in communities historically and currently impacted by the War on Drugs. We highly recommend The SIC if you want to get involved in supporting criminalized communities.  

Conclusion

The Kush Queen fam will be celebrating 710 with a 50% off sale on select products! Be sure to sign up for our email or SMS list to get the secret code.  


Join us in celebrating 2 of our favorite things: cannabis oil and culture. 

With the upcoming launch of Gummies Rx Focus, Kush Queen’s new CBD and THCv gummy, we caught up with KQ CEO Olivia Alexander to get the details!  

Get The Inside Scoop On Kush Queen's New Gummies Rx Focus, CBD and THCv Gummy

Q: Let’s start with the basics. Most of us are familiar with CBD but what is THCv?

Olivia: The quick background on this exciting minor cannabinoid comes down to THCv’s surprising potential benefits. Think the opposite of typical stoner effects. 

THCv or tetrahydrocannabivarin is a cannabinoid predominantly found in Sativa dominant strains. Like its name suggests THCv is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties at high doses.

Importantly, THCv at lower doses has the potential to provide pronounced and altogether different effects like smooth energy, heightened focus, and curbed appetite.

You can get a deep dive on on THCv’s effects and research in our post, What is THCv? 

Q: We know you are the resident and OG product tester! What’s your favorite way to use Gummies Rx Focus, CBD and THCv gummies? 

Olivia: Hahah! So I’ve been using Gummies Rx Focus for about 2 months now. My two favorite ways to use Gummies Rx Focus are pre-workout and as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. As an early riser with an early bedtime, I was using coffee to boost myself, I've replaced my afternoon coffee with Gummies Rx Focus. The 7:1 CBD to THCv combo gives me smooth energy without the jitters. 

Q: Kush Queen launched bare+, a CBD and THCv tincture why launch a gummy now?

Olivia: Gummies are hands down a KQ community favorite delivery method for ingestibles and to be honest gummies are accessible to more people. When we think about product development for new cannabinoids, giving more people access and delivery method options is always a priority.

Gummies Rx Focus provides an easy on the go and discreet delivery method. Plus, the gummies are a better tasting option for those that are new to tasting natural cannabinoid flavors.

Kush Queen's new CBD and THCv gummy, Gummies Rx Focus

Q: Since launching THCv at Kush Queen, what’s been the most surprising thing you’ve learned about this minor cannabinoid? 

Olivia: The amount of people who already knew about the power of THCv and were seeking it out in legal cannabis markets but couldn’t find consistent access to this minor cannabinoid. People have also shared their personal experiences about successfully using THCv as an appetite suppressant.   

Q: What’s the most important thing to know about using a product with THCv? 

Olivia: Keeping your THCv consumption at low doses is integral to the efficacy of this cannabinoid’s effect. At Kush Queen, we do not recommend mixing Gummies Rx Focus with other molecules known to increase energy as you may get an extra heightened effect. For example, CBG plus THCv would give an intense upper-like effect which can be a little overwhelming.

Q: What’s your advice for folx using a THCv product for the first time?

Olivia: For first-time users, I suggest taking THCv in the morning after breakfast or with a mid-morning snack. Be mindful of taking a product like Gummies Rx Focus on an empty stomach (I don’t recommend) and don’t take THCv too late if you are trying to go to sleep, lol! 

Conclusion

Tomorrow Gummies Rx Focus launches with a 7:1 ratio of CBD and THCv! 

If you are looking for a mood boost coupled with smooth energy, give our CBD and THCv products a try.

 

Welcome to what your bath bomb says about you, Kush Queen edition! 

At first glance, you might not think twice about choosing your favorite bath bomb, but when it comes down to your pick for a CBD bath bomb, it says a lot about you. 

From the color to the essential oil blend, to the dose... your Kush Queen CBD bath bomb turns into a crystal ball. You are after all what you soak in. 

If you have ever wondered what your CBD bath bomb says about you, read on because it's time to get roasted like you're sitting in a hot CBD bath. 

Find Your Favorite CBD Bath Bomb and Matching Personality Reveal

Love CBD Bath Bomb, 100mg

Hey you, sexy thing!

Let’s get into it, on Thursday nights, we can find you prioritizing self-pleasure. You leave everyone ‘on read’ while you binge 90 Day Fiance and Real Housewives. An ideal vacay is you, solo on a sandy beach with a spicy jalapeno margarita in hand. 

When it comes to dating, you’ll match with all the hotties on Hinge, but won’t ever go on a date. We don’t blame you either! 

Plus, you’ve got Kush Queen water-based CBD lubricant on a monthly subscription. 

Kush Queen CBD Bath Bomb

Relieve CBD Bath Bomb, 1000mg

We can see your athleticism from here. 

Really your abs are making us uncomfortable. You are constantly fooling people with your fitness lifestyle; we know you're a heavyweight in the gym but what we didn’t know is that you’re also a heavyweight when you hit the bong. When things get a little turnt, your secret pleasure is a late-night drive-through!

Melt CBD Relief Lotion is your second favorite Kush Queen product and you’ll rub it on everything and anything that hurts.

Relax CBD Bath Bomb 25mg

You're a basic bitch and you wouldn't have it any other way. 

The kids today would call you Chuegy, but all you want is to live, love, and laugh. The chances that you are diffusing lavender right now are very high and you’ve been all about CBD since day one. A true Kush Queen, we see you. 

We do have to break it to you though, it is time to try a higher dose CBD bath bomb. Go for the Relax 100mg and thank us later!

Sleep CBD Bath Bomb, 200mg

The Low Key Luxury Soaker

You're the one we have to check on mid-soak because you just may fall asleep in the bathtub. A self-made early riser whose life was changed by Nespresso, you aren’t afraid to splurge when it comes down to kicking off the day just right or sleeping well! You will steal your cousin's high-end hair clips regularly and can’t relate to people who don’t like sparkling water. 

On night’s you want to get those crucial 14 hrs of shut-eye, you’ll pop a Gummies Rx Sleep post-bath!

Kush Queen CBD Bath Bombs

Matcha CBD Bath Bomb, 25mg

You are a tea-only, non-coffee drinking aficionado.

We won’t look at your weekly screen time averages (yikes) but we know you love an aesthetic-driven Instagram feed and sending your friends endless but accurate tiktoks. 

You live at the intersection of fashion and food. Spending your last dime on expensive sushi is a weekly ritual. In a nutshell, you are the combo of thrift finds and Balenciaga sneakers because you live for a lewk. 

Conclusion

Today is national relaxation day! Join the celebration by soaking in your favorite Kush Queen CBD bath bomb! 

Shop all Kush Queen CBD bath bombs, here.