Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions.
This week’s featured trailblazer is Kim Edwards, VP of Acacia Diversified Holdings, a vertically-integrated, publicly-traded cannabis and hemp company with a focus on cultivation, whole plant mobile CO2 processing, research and development, manufacturing, and distribution.
1. Tell us about your Company?
Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiaries, MariJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MariJ), Eufloria Medical of TN, Inc. (Eufloria), Medahub Companies, Inc. (Medahub), Canna-Cures R&D Center (CannaCures) is a vertically integrated, publicly traded cannabis/hemp company with focus on cultivation, whole plant mobile CO2 processing, research and development, manufacturing and distribution. We have completed our first year of cultivation participating in the TN hemp pilot program. We are very excited to be in TN where we will be able to cultivate and manufacture year-round within our 32,000 sq ft indoor facility.
2. Why did you choose the cannabis/hemp business?
Love. That is what brought me to this doorstep.
When my mother received her diagnosis, I knew that I had to reach out for information and knowledge that could not only help her body fight, but eventually help many others facing a health crisis, as well. My partner, Rick Pertile and I haven’t looked back since that day. The energy I feel waking up every day being able to work with so many amazing, loving people from all sides of this business is absolutely invigorating. The powerful momentum of being part of something that is so much larger than I, is exciting.
I will be forever grateful for the amazing network of gentle people, whom I now get to call friends, that not only continue to believe in me, but believe and continue to prove time and time again, that cannabinoid therapy benefits our bodies and benefits our society. The science behind cannabinoid medicine has never been more real. So, I like to say that this industry has chosen me and many others just like me and I am simply humbled to be a little piece of the bigger picture. Together we win.
Acacia is a HIPPA compliant company (Medahub) and would like to be a part of treating cannabis/hemp with the same respect and privacies that come along with any other pharmacy prescribed medicine.
4. Does it address an unmet need?
Yes, absolutely. As a company, we are validating and enabling doctors and patients the privacy, compliancy and consistency that they deserve.
5. Are there any upcoming milestones for your company?
With a grateful heart, I can say yes, however honestly, I feel that we reach milestones almost every day. It is so exciting to whole plant extract and make product for some of this country’s most talented cannabis/hemp growers. Watching the love and care that surrounds this plant and knowing the time and talent that our grower families put into their farms, their cultivars and their teams make me feel like we are constantly hitting milestones together. We are looking forward to growing our Dahlia’s Botanicals charitable line as we move into 2019. I am also very excited to celebrate our upcoming 5year anniversary within this cannabis/hemp industry. I am extremely grateful for each one of my teammate’s dedication, hard work and faith in our mission to help people and to help our planet.
Where can readers learn more?
(www.eufloriamedical.com) coming soon