How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?
Bhang Cannabis Products is a company that has an eight-year history in the medical market helping patients and leading the industry in safety and education, providing our patients and customers the most consistent products, and offering them a product that is second-to-none in terms of taste and quality since day one.
What do you offer consumers/clients that others don’t?
Bhang is one of the first companies to implement testing procedures so we could inform our patients about the amount of THC that is in our products. This is something that just eight years ago was ground breaking that present day consumers have come to expect. It is a testament to the amount of care and intention we approached this industry with.
With the changing landscape of MMJ and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?
The changes that have occurred within the cannabis industry since adult use regulation have been monumental. One of the exciting challenges that we have experienced is the brand-new adult use market. The adult use market is made up of new cannabis users who are not familiar with cannabis culture. The importance of educating our consumers on what kinds of cannabis work best with their endocannabinoid system has never been more important than right now. Consumers need help educating themselves about titration control and what their unique needs are. Everyone involved with this industry has the opportunity to spotlight the benefits that cannabis can bring to peoples’ lives.
What words of advice would you offer anyone seeking to enter the world of cannabis business?
This industry moves fast and is not for the squeamish or for people that like a precise road map for business creation. I believe to be successful in this industry you need a strong constitution and the ability to accept change sometimes on a daily basis and weather the storm that often ensues. What might be true today may be no longer relevant tomorrow. Surround yourself with people you trust that can provide you with the skills and information necessary to creating a cannabis business. Most importantly be ready to learn. There is so much information being discovered that sometimes it can be hard to filter what is pertinent to your mission statement. Finally, have fun. This industry is filled with amazing people that you would not have the opportunity to meet in another field.
What are the goals and vision moving forward, for your company? Where do you see your company in five years?
We want to continue to innovate, stay ahead of the trends and work with multiple cannabinoids to find combinations that work synergistically with one another. We have partnered with Evergreen Extracts who has a well established reputation within the Washington medical market and has moved into the adult use market with the same attention to detail and drive. We are excited to be able to work with a group that is dedicated to product development. Having the right team to work with is key to being able to bring our customers innovative new products. Long term goals are to maintain strong relationships and communication with our customers. They should help guide us, and this will in turn effect the direction that we move in.
What do you hope to accomplish in the MMJ industry?
Bhang has always been an active participant in our local communities. We created the Ice Bar to bring awareness and give a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer charities. Soon after, our Fire Bar was created to help fund AIDS-related charities and then bars, to help fund awareness of both autism and men’s health. We support and attend the Susan G. Coleman Breast Cancer Walk and the Autism Speaks Walk annually. We have grown from being the only cannabis company at these events, to creating a coalition of multiple cannabis companies that come together to support these charities. We look forward to bringing this same tradition of social awareness to our Washington community.