Hi, it's Olivia Alexander here, founder of Kush Queen. I pretty much live and breathe our brand. But when I'm not at HQ working, I'm usually on the interwebs, and lately, I have been doing a ton of podcasting.

I really enjoy podcasting because it allows for long-form content, and let's be real, I love to talk. Naturally, conversations around cannabis, being a female CEO in the space, and my other personal interests, like psychedelics, all came up. I wanted to share some of my latest interviews with you for your listening pleasure, and hey, maybe you'll fall in love with one of these podcasts and binge some episodes (like I have done many times).

 

Kendalls World | Mindset | Spirituality | Travel

I sat down with Kendall Furman, content creator and social media influencer dedicated to exploring travel, wellness, and more on Kendall's World.

In my episode of Kendall's World, we chat about all the healing benefits this plant offers. Furman isn't as experienced with cannabis, and she can't seem to find the right type of high, so I obviously dive into the complexity and uniqueness of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). I also teach her about endogenous cannabinoids and the myths surrounding cannabis.

Furman is an engaging host and even has video episodes on her Spotify. Her favorite new Kush Queen product is our CBG-infused Diamond Hands Gummies (which she's been raving about on her IG stories). Thanks, boo!

 

From Pot To Popular

Rosie Mattio is an acclaimed and accomplished woman in cannabis. Mattio is the founder of Mattio Communications, a powerhouse cannabis PR agency based in New York City. In addition to lifestyle and cannabis, the firm is also interested in working with brands from another emerging market, psychedelics.

On this industry-focused podcast, From Pot to Popular, we discuss what it's like to be a woman in cannabis, why representation in this industry matters, and why small businesses really, really matter (especially in cannabis).

While you're at it, check out this amazing byline by Mattio, on "Why 2022 will be a defining year for women in cannabis".  

 

That Budtender Podcast

Finally, I stopped by That Budtender Podcast for some serious girl talk and Seth Rogan slander. Hosted by cannabis journalist and Kush Queen ally, Bianca Blanche, listening to just one episode will have you craving a full sesh with the ex-budtender.

As a former budtender myself, fun fact: we actually got our start at the same dispensary but different years, Blanche and I give a well-deserved nod to the OG days of cannabis. Trust us, a lot has changed since then.

On my episode of That Budtender Podcast, we're getting a little stoney and speaking from the heart. We go over why I hate celebrity-driven cannabis brands, my experience consuming entheogen plants for my mental health, and dealing with the anti-cannabis tyrants at Instagram and TikTok.

There’s truly such an endless world available of podcasts and conversations. From Thirdwave to The True Beauty Brooklyn Podcast, I have over 16 hours of content on this playlist. I also have a bunch of exciting interviews coming up, so make sure to check them out. Not so much for me, but for the incredible women behind these amazing podcasts, especially if you're interested in learning more about women entrepreneurship, wellness, cannabis, and other psychedelics.

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At Kush Queen, when it comes to the perception of cannabis, our POV has always been the same — it’s a plant. Oh, and that it’s a plant with numerous wellness benefits that can help people of any age treat everyday ailments like aching muscles, nervous energy, and sleep issues. 

If you are reading this article, you probably fall into one of three categories: you are either Gen Z, a millennial, or a Mom who was curious enough to get the tea on what the kids are doing. 

The Kush Queen team is a family affair

It's 2022, and parents want to know what we're thinking about cannabis and wellness. A lot of us have been using cannabis since high school, but have we all broached the subject with our Mom? Not exactly. But Mom is cool and curious, so it’s up to us to educate her and give her the power of using cannabinoids.

Let’s Break Down This Conversation Into 4 Focus Areas

Planning this conversion around wellness, science, policy, and history makes it easy to bring up, state the facts, and make it about helping them feel better. After all, that's what we want, right!?

Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Rest assured that you are coming from a place of education once you share the information in this post, and if they don’t want to see the greener side of things, then that’s ok too! 

Just let them know you’ll continue to say, "you’d probably feel better with a little Mary Jane"! 

Model momma enjoys Kush Queen's CBD Chews

 

Start Low and Slow, Finding Wellness In The Middle Ground

Yes, we apply the same concept of taking edibles with how to talk to parents about cannabis. Most of their understanding of cannabis breaks down into 2 categories - using “pot” to get so stoned you're out doing crazy things with some dude in a dorm room (insert devil emoji) or it pertains to medical cannabis for cancer patients. 

In today’s modern cannabis market, we have the warm, welcoming middle ground of using cannabis as a daily wellness tool. 

Model holds Kush Queen's GummiesRX CBD Chews Collection 

Now, you can choose from a range of effects and delivery methods that are accessible to just about anyone. Just thinking about the Kush Queen product line, we have CBD bath bombsDelta-8 THC infused gummiesrelief lotions, and vegan-friendly skincare products. That’s a far cry from ripping hits from a giant bong!

Kush Queen products use the benefits of cannabis in a way that helps people of any demographic access this plant without having to fit into either the stoner character or be in need of serious medical level attention. 

Model holding KINGDM Cosmetics FOTO BLUR Primer

 

Times Have Changed And Our Favorite Plant Has Real Support

The modern-day cannabis industry has come a long way from some guys making weed brownies in their apartment with no dosage guidelines or buying a dime bag with no knowledge of what you were smoking. We’ve all been there, and thankfully, we aren’t any longer!

Kush Queen Premium Hemp Collection

We know legal cannabis has a ton of downsides, LIKE A TON, but a few of the good things to come from it include testing and the use of technology to understand the benefits of individual cannabinoids, strain-specific qualities, and ratio products that have come from standardization processes.

Plus, we're starting to see more research around using cannabis to treat specific issues by isolating individual cannabinoids to highlight their benefits and unique properties. 

An array of Kush Queen CBD 200mg Bath Bombs

Although CBD and hemp industries are not regulated by any government body, you can find quality products from companies that focus on transparency like Kush Queen, which self-governs using the same guidelines as legal markets. 

Blow Mom’s Mind, Introduce Her To THCv

Through the power of scientific research, over 140 different cannabinoids have been identified — that’s way more than just THC and CBD. 

One, in particular, is THCv, an exciting minor cannabinoid that has known benefits of boosting energy levels, curbing the appetite, and increasing focus. That’s right Mom, no munchies, no spacing out! (This is the part where you give Mom a bottle of Kush Queen Bare+ THCv and CBD tincture and challenge them to a 30-day experience effects test.)

Model momma consumes Kush Queen Bare+ CBD:THCv TinctureKush Queen Bare+ CBD:THCv Tincture

Policy and History, Where Did These Negative Opinions Form?

Why do parents generally have a negative opinion of cannabis? Reefer Madness. 
Reefer Madness poster courtesy of Retro AdArchives / Alamy Stock Photo
"Reefer Madness" poster courtesy of Retro AdArchives / Alamy Stock Photo

Our friends over at Jane Street perfectly sum up this crucial part of your conversation

"In the early 20th century, reefer madness was used to demonize the cannabis plant and its perceived users — mainly African Americans and Latin Americans. Prohibition was due in large part to institutional racism. Then in the 1960s, Nixon used prohibition to criminalize his major political enemies: African Americans and peaceniks." 

The article also quotes Nixon's domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman saying "We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course, we did." The leaders of our nation, folks. Sadly, not much has changed. 

To this day black individuals are 3.7 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis than white people, even though studies show equal rates of cannabis consumption between both demographics. Again, it's an evil agenda and system based on racism.  

Prepackaged eighths of Kush Queen premium hemp flower and prerolls pre-sesh

Ultimately, only you know if/when there is a right time to talk to your Mom about incorporating cannabis into her lifestyle. If you choose to swipe right on getting Mom elevated, honesty and authenticity are your best friends. Share the healing truth about this miraculous plant, and be open about your own personal relationship with it.

Sending flowers to all the canna-mommas! Happy Mother's Day <3

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We can’t deny our favorite time of year is here! The KQ team LOVES celebrating 420, plant-based wellness, and shining light on all the different ways to share in the holiday! 

If you're reading this, you’ve probably celebrated 420 before or at the very least know the typical stoner activities on this much anticipated holiday, such as 7-gram blunts, gas masks, and ridiculously potent edibles. However, if you're feeling disconnected from the 420s of your past, don't worry because Kush Queen's here to expand the experience from its usual bro-ish vibe to create mind and body connections for genuine self-exploration. 

KQ Hemp Flower Trio

Welcome to thoughtful cannabis consumption—don't get it twisted though, we can still smoke you under the table ;)

Having control of your experience and tapping into cannabinoids with intention is a whole new way of experiencing cannabis. Our 420 gift guide this year centers on Kush Queen's five targeted effects: Orgasmic, Chill, Lifted, Well, and Rest. 

Gifts For An Orgasmic 420 Experience

Perfect For Lovers, Reconnecting, Self-Exploration

Did you know that cannabis is an aphrodisiac? These molecules help set the mood and increase blood flow to the area for heightened pleasure and electrifying sensations. Forget getting stoned and dealing with the munchies this year, instead hit up a sneaky link and have a transformative evening! 

Here’s what you’ll need Infused CBD Massage Oil, Kush Queen’s legendary CBD lube, Love CBD Bath Bomb, and for an extra treat, our Love Potion No. 9 Cannabinoid Elixir.

Now turn off your phone and get ready for a mind and body connection like no other... Shop the 'Orgasmic' collection.

Model smoking KQ premium hemp pre-roll

 

Orgasmic KQ CBD lube sits on top of model

420 Gifts That Will Chill You The Eff Out

Perfect For Stressed-Out Friends, Your Mom, Playing Hooky

You’ve been stressed lately and need to decompress in a major way. The 'relax' effect delivers chill vibes perfect for decompressing on 420. And if you've never experienced our Soke and Toke, now is the perfect time! 

Grab these KQ favorites Relax CBD Bath Bomb, a Bare 500mg CBD tincture, the Kush Queen Pre-Roll Trio, and our amazing Melt CBD Relief Lotion.

These chill products are some of our favorites to gift to friends and family; and they're usually accompanied by a little note saying “It’s 2022, a little weed won’t hurt ;P!”. Shop the 'Relax' collection. 

Model uses Relax bath bomb by Kush Queen

 

Model using Melt, KQ's infused CBD pain relieving lotion

Gifts To Get You Lifted On 420

Perfect For Stoner Friends, Exploring The Plant, Psychoactive Effects

Let's be real the best part of 420 is blasting off into a place where rules and responsibilities don't exist. Luckily, we’ve captured that feeling of the sun washing over you and worries drifting away with our Delta 8 THC products. 

Here's what you'll need Delta 8 Soaked Shower Gel, our uplifting Delta 8 GummiesRX, any of the Delta 8 THC Bath Bombs, and KQ's premium indoor hemp flower and pre-rolls.

Word to the wise, these products are psychoactive and will produce a euphoric buzz when consumed, so we suggest enjoying these in nature like on a beautiful hike or at the beach. Shop the 'Lifted' collection.

Model smokes a Kush Queen hemp pre-roll

Model lounges with KQ GummiesRx

420 Gifts That'll Have You Feeling Well

Perfect For A Wellness Reboot, Ppl w/ Allergies, Your Gramps

After the last two years, feeling well just hits different. With your health and well-being in mind, our CBD-infused products are designed to aid in this very important glow-up. 

Grab these KQ favorites Melt lotion, Kush Queen's top-selling Relieve bath bomb, our Gummies Rx Original, and the Bare+ CBDa and CBGa tincture

Just like that feeling, these cannabinoids are here to power you from the inside out. Seriously, who doesn't wanna feel good? Shop the 'Feel Well' collection.

CEO Olivia Alexander getting lifted

 

Model uses Bare+ CBDa CBGa Tincture

Gifts To Help You Rest This 420

Perfect For Night Owls, Deep Rest, Meditation

Wanna skip the party and head straight to bed? Try these KQ products for intense relaxation and tranquility. The calming essential oils paired with minor cannabinoid CBN create a quick on-set of sleepiness that lasts throughout the night. 

Here's what you'll need Our nighttime CBN Gummies and the wonderfully sedative Sleep Bath Bomb. It's as simple as that. 

Unwind with this nighttime and morning combination of relaxing cannabinoids that'll have you feeling rested but ready to take on anything. Shop the 'Rest' collection. 

Model soaks in a relaxing Kush Queen CBD infused bath

 

Kush Queen Sleep CBD Bath Bomb floats in bath

 

It’s now your time to indulge in all your feelings with our ‘420 Find Your Feeling Sale’—Celebrate this 420 with Kush Queen by taking 50% Off all our products site-wide this 4/20!!! 

We can’t get enough of the Kush Queen #SoakandToke and believe it or not, there is a method to the canna-madness. 

In case you missed it in our previous post, a Kush Queen 'Soak and Toke' combines dual delivery methods of consumption to help achieve an ideal effect. We're all about using cannabis to find our feelings this season. 

Model smokes Kush Queen hemp flower

 

Many people chop cannabis up to just getting high, but when you really know the plant, you can actually create different types of experiences. Gone are the days when you simply feel stoned.

Luckily, Kush Queen's new hemp CBD and Delta 8 flower pair perfectly with our customer's favorite award-winning cannabis and CBD-infused bath bombs and topicals. 

Lemon Octane CBD and Soaked Shower Gel


Kush Queen's Prepackaged Eighth of Lemon Octane CBD Flower

 

Pair the Lemon Octane CBD with our citrus shower gel Soaked; it's a spring-inspired combo that will uplift your body and mind. This strain's terpenes and fruity profile will give you a burst of energy. Our Lemon Octane CBD is a strain made from Lemon Snow CBG and Bubba Kush 66 and is high in CBG, the mother of all cannabinoids

Kush Queen's Soaked CBD Shower Gel

 

Think of this as the quintessential Sativa pairing, perfect for mornings or a mid-afternoon pick me up. Enjoy it in a pre-roll or pack it in a bowl with our pre-packed eighths. You’ll feel an elevated mood because of all the citrus terpenes and deep body chill. Use our Soaked shower gel as a bubble bath or shower gel. 'Shower joint' is now the new shower beer

 

Sour Space Candy and 1:1 Relax Bath Bomb

Kush Queen Sour Space Candy CBD + ∆8 Pre-Roll

 

This particular pairing is for those in search of the ultimate high. Sour Space Candy (SSC for short) is a Delta 8 strain, meaning it will definitely get you elevated. The origin of SSC is rooted in the genetics of Sour Tsunami, one of the first cultivars bred for high CBD. 

Kush Queen Relax 1:1 CBD & Delta 8 THC Bath Bomb

 

This hybrid strain has a delicious terpene profile that we've paired with our Relax 1:1 bath bomb infused with Delta 8 and CBD. If you really want to melt away, finish with a foot massage using our Kush Queen CBD-infused pain relief lotion Melt

Hawaiian Haze and CBD Awaken Bath Bomb


Model holds a Kush Queen Hawaiian Haze CBD + ∆8 Pre-Roll

 

Now, if you're looking for a pick-me-up or need to get rid of a nasty hangover, this pairing will lift your spirits way, way up. 

Our Hawaiian Haze Delta 8 and our CBD Awaken bath bomb is a delightful pairing of sweet terpenes and energizing essential oils that will leave you with the cerebral buzz you need to take on your day. 

Kush Queen Awaken CBD Bath Bomb

 

Feel like you're being transported to a remote island while your Awaken bath bomb softly fizzes in the background. 

While the genetics of Hawaiian Haze remains a mystery, cannabis folklore says it was created using mineral-rich volcanic soil in Aloha State, Hawaii. We suggest putting on some Riri or The Beach Boys while you soak, and you can thank us later. 

Kush Queen's Complete Mini Collection of Bath bombs

 

When it comes to cannabis, it's all about finding what works best for you. And that can mean using multiple delivery methods for the best possible outcome. Basically, the more the merrier when it's time for cannabis and self-care.

Follow us for more blissed-out pairings and latest Kush Queen products.

We’re taking it back to the early 2000s.

Imagine it’s 2005 and #livingyourbestlife is hardcore trending. Now, drop the outdated narratives of those times, and focus on ushering in good feelings and finding repeatable vibes. Our priorities have shifted since the early 2000s; it's no longer about leaning in and girl bossing all day but about feeling rested, well, relaxed, orgasmic, and lifted.

Model smokes Kush Queen premium hemp flower

This year, Kush Queen's 420 collection "Find Your Feeling" encourages the discovery of new sensations and balance through cannabis. 

 

To make this path to self-discovery even easier, we’ve outlined our five signature effects and the cannabinoid products to ignite your body and mind.

This month, Kush Queen invites you to sit in your feelings... just don't steep for too long.

 

Feel Rested

Nothing (and we mean nothing) sets you up for success more than a before-bed routine that further allows for deep rest.

 

Wind down from the day with an evening release by soaking in a Kush Queen Sleep CBD Bath Bomb and then popping one of our Gummies Rx Sleep as you crawl into bed. Wait 30 minutes or so, and HOLY SHIT, welcome to your cannabinoid cocoon. 

 

Next thing you know, the sun is slowly waking you up, and good feelings follow. Suddenly, you’re feeling SO ALIVE. You meditate, hydrate, caffeinate, and take your daily dose of plant medicine. Watch the fuck out because nothing can stop you, not even yourself. 

Featured Cannabinoids: CBD, CBN, CBGa, CBDa, Delta 8 THC

Shop the Relaxed Collection.

 

Feel Recovered and Well

"Ahhhh, the transformation of doing something good for your body and mind is so empowering." 

Nourishing your body never felt so good! Just like that feeling, these cannabinoids are here to power you from the inside out. Created to boost the endocannabinoid system, and reduce inflammation and tension, these powerhouse cannabinoid molecules will help you recover fast and feel well.  

 

Pro-tip: combine delivery methods to double your cannabinoid exposure - think tincture, then topical.  

Featured Cannabinoids: THCv, CBGa CBDa, Delta 8 THC, CBD

Shop the Recovered and Well Collection.

 

Feel Totally Relaxed

You know that post-massage crazy hair, blissed-out feeling you get once the massage is over and the therapist says “Ok, we’re done, take your time getting up”? Well, that’s the state of ecstasy we are recreating with these cannabinoids. Its post-massage feelings, minus the price tag! 

Perfect for self-care Sunday, a hectic weekday spa night, or just chilling solo on a cloudy afternoon.

These tools are ultimate mood boosters, bliss makers, and helpful ways to keep things within on the up and up. 

Featured Cannabinoids: CBG, CBD, Delta 8 THC

Shop the Totally Relaxed Collection.

 

Feel Orgasmic

 

These cannabinoids were made to keep you in the present moment... you know, so you can connect DEEPLY. Find your perfect feeling before, during, and after OR all 3 (we don’t judge).

 

Designed to amplify the mind and body connection, lower nervous energy, and ignite the senses, Kush Queen's sexual wellness products will have you feeling orgasmic from head to toe.

 

Great for solo time and partner play - mix things up with some cannabinoid connectivity.

Featured Cannabinoids: CBD, Delta 8 THC

Shop the Orgasmic Collection.  

 

Feel Lifted

 

We’ve captured that warmth of the sun washing over you, worries drifting away, feeling the most chill you have in a long time. *Pinky swears*

 

Add in a layer of cannabinoids, and somehow your friends seem a little funnier; you feel a little lighter too. Think full-body buzz, minus the paranoia that can creep in with other molecules.

Perfect for hikes, replacing your evening cocktail, and sharing with friends.

Featured Cannabinoids: CBD, Delta 8 THC

Shop the Lifted Collection

Models smoke Kush Queen cannabis flower

 

You say I'm "in my feelings" like it's a bad thing... 

At Kush Queen, we encourage you to live fully, and that includes relishing in all the vibrant sensations that come with this life. Expand your senses this year by trying all of our wonderful 420 collection items. 

Follow us for more cannabis knowledge and more feelings ofc ;)

 

 

Welcoming the newest addition to the Kush Queen fam, we present KINGDM Cosmetics Foto Set! Foto Set is an innovative setting spray that will not only keep you looking fresh all day but can actually improve your skin as you wear it. 

1. Foto Set CBD Setting Spray Helps Ward Off Maskne

Each bottle is packed with 250mg of CBD which can help reduce redness and prevent breakouts. Foto Set uses Kush Queen’s exclusive patent-pending Amplifi™ nanotechnology. This tech creates CBD molecules as small as 25 nano molecules in size, which is 2,000 times smaller than pores, allowing the product to fully absorb. Foto Sets unique formula paired with nanotechnology allows the CBD to work deep into the skin instead of just sitting on the surface. 

Model applying Foto Set CBD Setting Spray on make up.

2. Our Formula Is Safe For All Skin Types

Paired best with KINGDM’s Foto Blur, Foto Set should be applied after makeup or your daily skincare routine if you are bare-faced. Mist 2-3 sprays 12 inches or so from your face to get full coverage from the spray. The formula is light, non-sticky, and fragrance free made with sensitive skin types in mind. You’ll instantly feel refreshed after spraying and we even encourage a midday mist for a refresh and extra boost of CBD, especially when it’s hot out or after a flight.

3. Foto Set Is Versatile and Works For All Lewks

When wearing Foto Set over makeup, it will help prevent caking, creasing, and melting for up to 12 hours. The formula is not meant to completely matte your makeup, but rather keep you glowing in all the right places while controlling shine. Whether you’re going full glam or prefer a more natural lewk, it is the perfect final step in your routine. If you love a multi-use product, you can also use Foto Set mixed with eyeshadow to create a long lasting eyeliner. Simply spray a makeup brush with Foto Set, saturate with your choice of shadow, and apply. Voila!

Hand grabbing for Foto Set. Shown on a makeup tray with Foto Blur CBD Primer.

Conclusion

At Kush Queen, we are always striving to bring you high quality products you can’t live without and that work for everyone. That’s why Foto Set is vegan-friendly, paraben, fragrance, and phthalate free, made in the USA, and not tested on animals. 

We hope you love the newest addition to our product fam as much as we do and stay tuned for the THC version at select dispensaries coming soon. 

 

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There’s nothing I love more than getting to use a product before we launch it. The excitement I feel is like I'm in on a secret or getting to sit in the front row of a roller coaster. Enter, the Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb expanding to feature 100mg and 200mg doses!

Secretly, I’ve been testing out the higher doses of Black Magic CBD Bath Bombs and using the deep black color to ground myself as we enter my favorite seasons, soaking season and hallo-wellness!

The History Of Our Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb

I am fresh out of a self-care Sunday bath with our new 200mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb. The moody black waters bring me back to the summer of 2017 when we began our quest to create a non- staining black cannabis bath worthy of Kush Queen. There were many stained tubs, hands, duds, and fails before we landed on our Black Magic formula. A formula that resulted in a beautiful deep, black bath that wouldn’t require you to work after relaxation!

Model laying in a tub holding a 100mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb

Black Magic was created as a seasonal, limited edition bath bomb but our community had other ideas. Once the 25mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb arrived it sort of never left. 

In preparation for the high dose launch, we scrolled through years of photos and found SO many Black Magic CBD baths. Black Magic is one of my favorite bath bombs we make at Kush Queen, don't tell the other bath bombs.

As the undisputed QUEEN of bathing, I love the Relax essential oil blend with lavender, chamomile, and frankincense and the dark moody waters make me feel like a witch goddess. 

Black Magic Is Available In 100mg and 200mg CBD Bath Bombs

Now, we are offering Black Magic in 100mg and 200mg as part of our 2020 hallo-wellness celebration. 

Over the years, one of the repeat community requests we hear is, will Black Magic ever expand to feature high doses? We heard you and black magic in higher doses is here to stay!

Model soaking in Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb in a white tub.

Our Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb is the perfect way to celebrate and welcome in the new season in a safe way that also doubles as a tool for healing. 

There is nothing better than stepping out of the tub feeling like you got a full body massage and seeing the last of the black waters run down the drain. I call it ultimate relaxation. 

Experience The Power of Black Color Therapy and CBD

There are a lot of preconceived notions about the color black. Most of us know the obvious that black is an achromatic color, which translates into without color. black is the representation of complete absorption of all light, which is where its power begins. 

In color therapy, sometimes called color healing, black is known to absorb negative energies and is commonly associated with protection. White Lotus Magazine reminds us, “black represents calmness, rest, and renewal. It carries energies of potential for growth and new possibilities.” 

Model fully submerged in Black Magic CBD Bath with only their face showing out of the water.

 

Combining the power of using black in color therapy with the CBD takes your self-care into the realm of deep spiritual healing. A 30-minute soak with a Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb will create an environment for grounding and increased awareness of your immediate reality.  

Bathing In Black Magic - How To Choose Your Dose

Try the 100mg if you are new to CBD baths or a seasoned pro with the 25mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb. 

Try the 200mg CBD Black Magic if you are super sore, stressed, or needing sleep. 

If you need even MORE CBD, we like to pair any dose of Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb with a dropper of bäre Daily Wellness CBD Tincture or Gummies Rx pre or post bathing. 

Conclusion

In 2020, there is no limit to the amount of self-care, grounding, CBD, and focusing on our immediate reality. Join us as welcome in soaking season and celebrate hallo-wellness with a Black Magic CBD Bath Bomb.

Save 5 dollars when you purchase both 100mg and 200mg Black Magic CBD Bath Bombs with code: BMAGIC 

 

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Curious about using CBD as a wellness tool? Today, Verita from our customer service team shares how she went from trying THC in college to using a variety of cannabinoids as part of her daily wellness routine.  

You will learn about: 

  • Verita’s CBD wellness toolkit
  • Why people use a variety of cannabinoids 

Like Most, I Tried Cannabis In College

I was a 22-year-old college student looking for relief between my aches and pains as a former college athlete, alongside mental health aide as I was grieving the loss of my mother when I heard about using cannabis for more than recreation. 

Full disclosure, I was not thrilled about cannabis when I first tried it recreationally. Mainly, because the cannabis I consumed were heavy strains that quickly made me tired and increased my appetite almost too much! 

Today, I enjoy many cannabinoids and balance my cannabis products with quality CBN, CBG, and CBD wellness-focused products. 

How I Slowly Got Into Cannabinoid Wellness

After losing my mother, grief affected my appetite, sleep quality, and social interest, so much so that I was trying different tools to help me work through that period, including cannabis. I decided to medicate at night which translated into getting a quality meal in and making sure my insomnia did not always win!

Then I had the chance to move to Portland, OR after graduation where legal cannabis exists. In Portland, I took my cannabis education to the next level by researching lots of strains and trying different products! 

My process of finding what worked in different environments was simple. I would log my experiences in my phone so when I found a strain or product that I enjoyed, I could keep it in my toolkit consistently. 

Documenting my experiences is how I found my favorite cannabis strain of all time - Dutch Treat! I also experimented with different consumption methods to learn how cannabis affects my body and provides relief - mind, body, and soul! 

Gummies Rx Full Spec 750mg being held by a beautiful model in purple light.

CBD Wellness Gives Me A Variety Of Tools

When I moved to California in 2017, I discovered Kush Queen at a cannabis event. My mind was blown by the thoughtful scientific approach of Kush Queen products. Kush Queen's nanotechnology, the process of shrinking cannabinoids to a size smaller than a pore was something new for me. I was too excited to try the beautifully branded topical products! 

I immediately fell in love with the bath bombs and experienced one of the most memorable nights of sleep ever using a Sleep 1:1 cannabis bath bomb! The Soaked CBD Shower Gel quickly became my favorite product because I appreciated the immediate relief I could experience in my shower and the energizing citrus scent! 

Focused CBD Wellness Tools 

I got to a point where I wanted to begin focusing my energy on taking care of myself in all aspects of health. The main focus was to give my mental health some extra love. 

While I will always love Kush Queen's topical products I got curious and wanted to do a deep dive into Kush Queen ingestibles. For me, this was an easy way to add CBD to my daily wellness regimen. 

Kush Queen Bare CBD tincture is not only my favorite, but many of my family members appreciate the taste and effectiveness this tincture provides as well! Adding CBD tincture to our daily wellness regimen has helped my family and our furry loved ones with sleepless nights, taking the edge off, and body aches. 

My CBD Wellness Toolkit

⟶ For Aches Throughout the Day - Alice & Olivia Lotion

⟶ For a Morning Wakeup Call - Soaked CBD Shower Gel

⟶ For a Mood Boost - Bliss CBG: CBD GummiesRX

⟶ For Post-Workout Soreness - Melt CBD Relief Lotion

⟶ For a Good Night Sleep - Bare CBD Tincture 1000mg

⟶ Favorite Bath Bomb - Relax 1:1 Cannabis Bath Bomb

⟶ Furbaby Go-To - Woof Queen Bath Bombs

Conclusion

Today, I have a consistent hemp CBD wellness regimen that allows me to heal myself using products I trust and love. While I still enjoy cannabis products with THC, my hemp CBD products are a necessity in my overall health routine!

From my daily ingestibles to my handy topicals for aches, I'm grateful to have Kush Queen on my plant medicine journey. 

 

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There’s no better time to incorporate CBD into your daily wellness routine. If the first six months of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to do the hard work of learning what our body and mind need under the MOST trying circumstances. 

In honor of National CBD Day on August 8th, we are digging into why CBD makes sense as part of your wellness routine and sharing our four favorite daily wellness products.

The Wellness Continuum

The Global Health Institute defines wellness as "the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health." Yes, please!

If you think of wellness as a continuum from illness to optimal wellbeing, the concept of applying wellness to daily life is proactive, preventive, and driven by self-responsibility. 

That concept lays the firm foundation for adding CBD into our daily wellness practices - proactive and routine.

How Does CBD Impact Wellness?

CBD has many therapeutic benefits from easing nerves to reducing puffiness throughout the body, all of which can be considered preventative care. 

But CBD and the other 100+ cannabinoids' ability to support your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is its direct connection to wellness and maintaining homeostasis throughout your body. 

Dr. Ashley Jordan Ferira, brings up a great point by asking "remember in Biology class when you learned the 10-12 physiological systems of the human body? Cardiovascular, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, urinary/excretory. See what’s missing?…the endocannabinoid system.” 

She goes on to perfectly describe your 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.” 

When you think about what your ECS regulates, it is most of your body: central and peripheral nervous systems, immune system, and most organs, tissues, and glands spanning critical functions of physiology, behavior, immunology, and metabolism. 

Having your ECS functioning in tip top shape positively affects all body systems.

Supporting Wellness Through Your Endocannabinoid System

When using wellness as a tool to support overall health through your endocannabinoid system, you have different therapeutic levers at your disposal. Here are a few of the most common levers. 

  • Eating a well-balanced diet of whole foods
  • Exercising regularly
  • Stress-reducing activities such as practicing mindfulness and deep breathing
  • Cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC

You can use CBD and other cannabinoids to nourish your endocannabinoid system. When trying to achieve or maintain wellness, keeping your ECS in optimal form is ideal. 

Daily intake of cannabinoids is something you can easily add to your morning or nightly routines to support wellness.

Our Favorite Daily CBD Wellness Tools 

The Classic 

bäre CBD Tincture

A tincture is undeniably the first delivery method people think of when it comes to CBD. 

Our hypoallergenic formula, two ingredient tincture comes in 500mg-5000mg CBD options giving you control over the dose depending on your needs. Each bottle comes with an easy to use dropper and includes a dosing guide.

Tinctures deliver the epitome of CBD as an ingested dose that will feed your endocannabinoid system and assist in creating equilibrium in your body. 

Soaked CBD Shower Gel in water mist and sunshine!

You Have To Do This Anyway

Soaked CBD Shower Gel

If you are low maintenance and do not like adding new steps to your routine, we recommend Soaked CBD shower gel. You have to clean your body at some point, right!?  

Our Soaked CBD shower gel contains transdermal CBD. A few pumps into your loofah or hand will create a rich lather with citrus notes that melt away aches and invigorate the mind. 

Tons of Kush Queens use Soaked as a face wash and even shampoo. Soaked CBD shower gel has so many benefits from soreness to sunburn relief. Don’t forget that your skin is your largest organ and an undervalued tool for daily wellness. 

CBG+CBD Gummies Rx Bliss spilling out of the bottle against a pink background.

The Bliss We Crave

Gummies Rx Bliss CBG+CBD 900mg

Welcome to the world of minor cannabinoids. Meet Gummies RX Bliss, our CBG & CBD gummy. CBG, or cannabigerol, is a non-psychoactive minor cannabinoid that is a precursor to all other cannabinoids.

CBG, often referred to as the “mother” of all cannabinoids, delivers uplifting euphoric feelings. When paired with CBD, expect to be blissed out. Can I get a yes, please?!

Kush Queen's Kingdm Cosmetics CBD Primer shown with its box against a blue background.

The Innovator

KINGDM CBD Primer

Maybe you're an old pro with CBD tinctures and CBD topicals, but have you ever tried CBD cosmetics? 

Our KINGDM Foto Blur CBD primer is a true innovator to the CBD beauty category. With the summer heat cranking up, keep your makeup in place and deliver a dose of CBD at the same time. 

Do you deal with maskne? Pump a dose of KINGDM Foto Blur and spread it on your skin. The CBD and vitamin E formula will work to improve your skin while you wear it! 

Conclusion

It’s time to get your CBD wellness dialed in so your body can be fully nourished through these trying times. Take the time to learn about your endocannabinoid system and build a wellness routine around your everyday needs. 

Shop Kush Queen’s National CBD Day celebration sale and test out the different tools as you work through the rest of this year!

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This year marks the second National CBD Day. Officially launched in 2019 by cbdMD, a CBD company based in North Carolina, this pseudo-holiday has as many critics as supporters. Full disclosure, Kush Queen is participating in this year’s National CBD Day.

Our hot take? We recognize that National CBD Day began as 1 part marketing ploy and 1 part CBD awareness builder. This year is a reclaim moment, we’re here to make National CBD Day our own, and we’re celebrating with some tea, wellness, and sales. 

To kick things off, let’s unpack National CBD Day.

1. Social Justice and The Lack Of It

In 2019 Kush Queen CEO Olivia Alexander shared the tweet, “First, they put millions of people in jail for cannabis. Now, they have a National CBD day. HMMM, ok.” 

If National CBD Day is about spreading awareness of the cannabinoid, we expect brands to bring awareness to all sides of the industry. Especially the disparity between the past and present attitude on legal cannabinoids, lack of diverse representation within the industry, and supporting the greater community. 

You can study up on what CBD and cannabis brands are doing to support the social justice movement on Cannaclusive’s Accountability List

2. The Need for Transparency within the CBD Industry

CBD has been on a meteoric rise to mainstream access. Despite being able to buy CBD everywhere from gas stations to high-end hotels, many people don’t understand how to evaluate what they are putting into their bodies when it comes to cannabinoids.

When buying CBD, always check for COAs (Certificate of Analysis), look for the type of cannabinoids used in products, and understand how the CBD is processed. 

Companies that care about transparency will have information readily available about their lab testing, sourcing, and processing. 

You can find Kush Queen’s lab tests and learn more about the CBD we use at kushqueen.shop.

3. The Truth About The CBD Industry

CBD hit the market as a hot new active ingredient that so many industries could use along with the promise of a natural over-the-counter cure-all and a very loose public connection to cannabis. 

Do brands take advantage of that? 100% 

Are consumers buying products that have no real connection to wellness? Absolutely. 

As a company that sells CBD products, we want you to feel empowered with the facts to make decisions on whole-plant cannabis wellness rather than just blindly following the industry’s lead of adding CBD to everything and labeling it wellness or self-care. 

Kush Queen Awaken CBD Bath Bomb, Defynt CBD Skin Serum, and Gummies RX on a colorful summer backdrop.

Conclusion

Kush Queen is committed to you. The two most important things at Kush Queen are the products and the people that use them.

Transparency, a significant element of the Kush Queen Promise, guides our process in sourcing the hemp CBD utilized in Kush Queen products, our commitment to education, and social responsibility. 

Stay well! Stay educated!