How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?
Established in 2012, HoneyVape™ is a California state-licensed, adult-use and medicinal cannabis oil company, and the first and only producer in California to provide authentic, full spectrum, distilled oil in cartridges. We provide our THC and CBD lab-tested extracts in vape cartridges, applicators, caps, batteries and apparel to legal dispensaries and delivery services throughout “The Golden State.” We live by the motto, “Only the best.”
What do you offer consumers/clients that others don’t?
We are the only company in California to offer the best-tasting, authentic, full spectrum cannabis oil. Many companies claim to be full spectrum cannabis [and] yet [they] use fillers, solvents and winterization to strip away the host of phytochemicals, lipids and flavors that contribute to marijuana’s “entourage effect.” While this could increase our profit margin, we know in our hearts that it destroys the soul of the plant and creates a poor experience for the consumer.
Thickness matters, which is why we use only two ingredients—cannabis oil, terpenes and never questionable fillers such as glycerin or polyethylene glycol. Also, by conducting our proprietary Fresh Mapped™ full spectrum analysis of living, breathing cannabis plants, our products are bursting with terpenes and recreate the same sensations you experience in a blooming cannabis garden. Combined with state-of-the-art ceramic core cartridges, our product line is the most innovative in the market today.
How and why did your company start up?
HoneyVape™ was originally inspired by our colleagues in the scientific and public health community. In 2007 our team founded the first vertically integrated medical cannabis collective in Los Angeles. We were known as the “farmers market of cannabis” that brought together farmers, breeders and patients in an atmosphere of love, medicine and rock ‘n’ roll. Through our collective we were introduced to doctors and scientists who were studying the public health effects of the young adult “dabbing” trend. This often entailed group parties where young adults would consume extremely high doses of contaminated cannabis oil to the point of passing out. When they asked us “Isn’t there a safer alternative?” we realized there wasn’t and that is how HoneyVape™ was founded.
With the changing landscape of medical and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?
As the original and only full spectrum, distilled oil, vaping company in California, our biggest advantage is our knowledge and reputation. Our manufacturing team of Ph.D chemists and scientists were the first to bring marijuana distillate to the California marketplace. So, when our team educates our retail customers and wholesale partners about the science of cannabis oil and terpenes, we are not just reciting what we saw on Instagram. We are the direct link to the scientists who were doing it in California and The Netherlands for years!
Our biggest challenge is winning the fight against widespread cannabis discrimination from state and federal governments.
What words of advice would you offer anyone seeking to enter the world of cannabis business?
If you take care of the plant, it will take care of you.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
To be known as a company that produces clean, authentic, performance-based products that one can trust. Only the best!