As more women are gaining a voice in their companies and starting their own businesses, an influx of products is being designed by women, for women. The cannabis industry is no exception. Several brands have recently released products specifically for women's health, wellness, and entertainment, proving that cannabis's potential goes far beyond the way it has traditionally been utilized.
Here are 12 women-owned brands making incredible cannabis products.
It may come as a surprise to some that one of the more well-known flower companies in California is 50% women owned-and-operated, though it really shouldn't be. Co-founded by Hannah Brand and Autumn Shelton, Autumn Brands operates out of Santa Barbara County and is known for producing some of the best quality flower available in California.
Autumn Brands has also embraced the movement towards using cannabis to achieve wellness and balance, making the product line friendly to both women and men who mindfully use cannabis for self-care.
Founded by Camille Roistacher in 2020, Wyllow offers eighths of carefully cultivated strains from a creative and inclusive environment. “We want all walks of life to be able to afford us, try us, follow the brand and join our community that we're building here at Wyllow,” Roistacher told Cannabis Business Times.
Dr. Leslie Apgar, an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN), and entrepreneur Gina Dubbé founded Blissiva to tackle some of the most significant health challenges women can face, including breast and ovarian cancer, menopause, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Its first product, the Blissiva Balance Pen, was designed with the knowledge that women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety. It has a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio and a calming effect. Soon, Blissiva plans to release a sex suppository.
Founded by entrepreneurs Laura Eisman and Alison Krongard, NYC-based Her Highness specializes in its nationally available CBD wellness and accessories lines with THC products available in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Nevada.
After its launch in 2010, Kiva Confections is now a well-known edibles brand in California. It all started with Scott and Kristi Knoblich Palmer when the couple was searching the cannabis market for something both trustworthy and mouthwatering. Not able to find exactly what they were looking for, they decided to make it on their own.
Now, Kiva's array of gummies, chocolates, and mints top almost every “Best Edibles” list on the West Coast.
Botanical, herbal, calming — Kikoko delivers smooth relaxation with its bright, organic teas, mints, honey, and tinctures. The founders, Jennifer Chapin and Amanda Jones, were originally inspired by a close friend who was battling cancer and needed something healthy yet not as overwhelming as the typical high-THC edibles on the market. Enter Kikoko. The brand prides itself on its sustainable practices, ensuring all of its products are pesticide, mold, and toxin-free.
Miss Grass is women-led and founded with Kate Miller as co-founder and CEO. The brand caters to women's needs, offering nationally available hemp minis — .4 grams per joint — designed for relaxation, pleasure, and sleep. Also, Miss Grass recently announced its full rebranding, along with a THC line available this month across California.
Quim co-founder and CEO Cyo Nystrom began developing vaginal cannabis products along with her co-founder Rachel Washtien to alleviate her gynecological woes, including recurrent yeast infections and urinary tract infections (UTI).
In addition to cannabis, Quim's Happy Clam moisturizer contains tea tree oil, which is purported to have antifungal and antimicrobial properties, along with other ingredients including hazelnut oil and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil.
Women owned-and-operated, Humboldt Apothecary offers soothing topicals, tinctures, and tablets straight from the Emerald Triangle in Humboldt County.
Not only have the owners, Susan Cleverdon and Gillian Levy, created a trustworthy brand and great products, the company also prides itself on reaching out to the community and seeing value in social causes. It has or is currently supporting: Humboldt Baykeeper, Last Prisoner Project, Black Lives Matter, Epic Environmental Protection Agency, AAPF, and the NAACP.
Launched in 2018 by Esther LeNoir Ramirez, co-founder and CEO, retail brand Session Goods offers quality cannabis accessories with thoughtful design.
In fact, the brand's bongs and other accessories have won multiple awards since entering the cannabis space, and continues to reach new consumers as legalization rolls out across the country.
Who doesn't love delicious, local honey? Founded by Corey Thomas, Honey Pot has garnered numerous awards the past few years and continues to gain notoriety in the edibles business.
And the Honey Pot line is always expanding, with a lucrative CBD side that offers bath products and lip balms — you can sip on a tasty infused-honey cocktail while massaging in the Cocoa & Mint CBD Body Lotion for ultimate self-care.
While not strictly for women only, TribeTokes was founded by two women, serial entrepreneur Degelis “Dege” Tufts and cannabis advocate Kymberly “KymB” Byrnes, with women in mind.
The brand's products include anti-inflammatory CBD-infused eye cream and elegant smoking accessories, including a quartz crystal pipe and keybox-shaped flip battery.
Written by Suzannah Weiss and Hannah Meadows
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