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Other cultivators we buy from use similar growing practices. Many of them are smaller license types. We cross brand our products with the cultivator so the consumer knows where the product is coming from, as well as promoting the cultivator and getting their product on the shelf in a form they otherwise wouldn’t have.
WHAT MAKES YOUR TEAM PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING CONCENTRATES?
It’s exciting to be a part of a new industry in general. Especially when things are changing almost daily. Learning of new innovations also keeps us excited and motivated. As well as, the ability to create different means of consumption that appeals to all types of consumers.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AS A BRAND AND COMPANY?
HOW DID CANNABIS COME INTO YOUR LIFE?
I have been a daily consumer most of my adult life. I suffered a tremendous accident where I broke both of my legs and many other bones. Opioids have always made me sick and Cannabis helped me through this hard time. It has stayed with me recreationally and been beneficial in many ways.
HOW DID YOU START IN THE WORLD OF EXTRACTING?
I was partnered with Ben Wilcox and John Nemeth two years before our operations began. A love for all machinery and science motivated me to learn as much as I could from other great extractors
around the country. I am working every day to innovate and develop new methods and proud to create a product of superior quality for the consumer. I only make what I myself would consume!
WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS DO YOU MAKE?
Primarily, whole cannabinoid CO2 extracted Cannabis oil in genuine CCell vaporizer cartridges. But there’s also Stoned Age Cannaroons (a vegan, gluten free, paleo, all real organic food ingredient cookie), Magical Mist (an oral spray made from our CO2 oil and organic coconut oil), and Bare Spray (a massage oil).
WE CULTIVATE IN LIVING KIS ORGANICS SOIL USING ONLY OUR HOUSE-MADE COMPOST TEA AND “VEGANIC” NUTRIENTS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO PESTICIDES. OTHER CULTIVATORS WE BUY FROM USE SIMILAR GROWING PRACTICES.
WHERE DO YOU SOURCE THE MATERIAL THAT YOU PROCESS?
A majority of our material is grown by our own cultivation, Top Hat Cannabis. We cultivate in living KIS Organics soil using only our house-made compost tea and “veganic” nutrients with absolutely NO pesticides.
To provide the consumer with an efficient means of consumption that is free of harmful ingredients. Our goal is to keep the consumer connected to the plant, providing single strain extracts containing only what that strain provides. Its whole cannabinoid profile, original terpenes, and oil from the plant itself. Absolutely no fillers, additives, or artificial flavors. This is why you’ll feel a well-rounded effect that is different with every strain. The entourage effect is very important to us. It’s part of what makes Cannabis enjoyable and new with every strain! Sure there are lots of products out there with extremely high THC, but you’ll get the same, overly intense effect with all of them. We’d rather the consumer feel different with every cartridge and receive the full benefit of each strains’ unique profile. In a time where vaping is all over the media, the negative sources, ingredients and black market are being called out. We have always been 100% transparent with our ingredients and informing the consumer. We would like to see concentrates better regulated and requirements for ingredients to be listed, as well as tested for pesticides.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CONCENTRATE? FAVORITE WAY TO CONSUME?
Our whole cannabinoid CO2 extracted oil. Sativa strains are my favorite! Preferably in one of our cartridges with a “DabCap” on my dab rig or bong.