Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal; Takes Top Honors in DOPE Competition

COLORADO: Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two DOPE Cup Colorado awards. The full-spectrum CBD hemp company placed first in the Best CBD Edible category for its capsules and took second place for Best Transdermal Cream.

“We were thrilled to have our products recognized in the DOPE Cup competition,” said Redmon. “As a new company, we had no idea what to expect. To have won a first and second place was an honor and an affirmation to our philosophy of providing consistent, fully tested and trustworthy CBD hemp products.” The awards are especially impressive as they come just a few months after Honest Herbal’s official launch.

All of Honest Herbal’s products are pharmacist formulated from cannabinoid rich industrial hemp, making them legal in all 50 states. Honest Herbal’s in-house breeding program has produced strains of CBD flower that are high in CBD yet low in THC. The results are products with all the beneficial health and wellness properties, yet without the psychoactive elements inherent in cannabis, with which most people are familiar.

Honest Herbal offers CBD Hemp Oil Capsules available in strengths of 12.5mg. and 25mg. For pets or those who prefer a liquid form, Honest Herbal offers a 30ml CBD Hemp Extract, complete with a calibrated dropper for accurate dosing.

Honest Herbal’s CBD Muscle & Joint Cream is a transdermal formulation that is easily and quickly absorbed through the skin and is one of the most potent CBD topicals in the industry. Consumers can also take advantage of the company’s luxurious and nourishing CBD Infused Hand and Body Lotion that can be used every day.

Honest Herbal grows, processes, and produces its entire product line giving the company the unique ability to ensure the quality of its products from their inception all the way to store shelves. Wholesaler inquiries are now being accepted on the company website.

 

Spokane’s First Cannabis Job Fair Draws Huge Crowds

WASHINGTON: Nearly 900 eager job seekers turned out for Spokane’s first ever cannabis job fair this past weekend, many of them lining up as early as 7:30 to drop their resumes off and meet some of eastern Washington’s leading cannabis industry employers.

Organized by the Marijuana Business Association, and presented by Washington NORML and the Islander, MJBA Job Fair Spokane was held at the Spokane Convention Center and featured employers and exhibitors included leading cultivators Washington’s Finest Cannabis, Blue Roots Cannabis, Triple T Farms, Kush Comfort Farms, and Buddy Boy, who were looking for trimmers and agricultural help; leading cannabis brands including Evergreen Herbal, Cannabis Training Institute, 420MEDIA, Analytically Correct, Mosaic Insurance, PayQwick, BioTrackTHC, Miller Soils, WeedTraQR, and Dope Magazine.

The Inlander publisher Ted McGregor delivered the keynote address, using the occasion to look back on the first year of Washington legal cannabis (the state’s first recreational shops opened on July 8, 2014).  Ted gave a shout out to Spokane resident Mike Boyer, the first recreational pot consumer in the state who subsequently lost his job after a workplace drug test confirm his legal consumption, who was in attendance at the fair optimistically seeking employment opportunities.  He drew parallels between the end of alcohol prohibition and today’s unravelling of the failed war on drugs.

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Business Intelligence expert Joe Armes, Analytically Correct, preceded the keynote, and delivered the MJ Research Jobs Report in which Analytically Correct estimates WA State recreation cannabis direct industry jobs to be 3,000 – 4,000 by the end of 2015 and 5,000 – 6,000 by the end of 2016.

MJ Research Jobs Report

MJ Research Jobs Report

420MEDIA and Kerri Accardi were in the house, hosting an open casting call for their upcoming web series, Hmm…Did You know.   A panel of cannabis cultivators from Washington’s Finest Cannabis, Farmer Tom Organics, Kush Comfort Farms talked about careers as a pot farmer.  Other featured speakers included Luc Nelson, Cannabis Training Institute; Kevin Oliver, Washington NORML; Melissa Braddock, Eden Labs; Norm Ives, Mosaic Insurance; Dan McMahon, BioTrackTHC, Aubrey Armes, Analytically Correct HR; Eric Ogden, WeedTraQR; Isaac Curtis, UFCW; Crystal Oliver, Washington’s Finest Cannabis; Terry Polyak, PayQwick; Kerri Accardi, 420MEDIA; Heather Gehrman, Evergreen Herbal; and Jon Hofer, RMMC Consulting.

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