San Diego, California-based Medical Marijuana, Inc., recently announced that its subsidiary HempMeds has launched a retail partnership with Gelson’s Market to sell the company’s cannabidiol topical and beauty products throughout Southern California.
“When the founders of HempMeds started the company in 2012, retailers didn’t want to work with us or any CBD companies for that matter,” said Raul Elizalde, co-CEO of HempMeds. “The taboo of anything cannabis-related and the lasting effects of the War on Drugs made it nearly impossible to sell to the general population, but as more research was conducted into its potential benefits, consumers started demanding CBD at the places where they were already shopping.”
Gelson’s Market will carry the following HempMeds CBD-infused products:
- Real Scientific Hemp Oil Salve
- Dixie Botanicals + Surface CBD-Infused SPF50 Sunscreen
- Hydrating & Purifying Hemp Shampoo
- Nourishing Hemp Conditioner
- Revitalizing Hemp Body Wash
- Hydrating & Soothing Hemp Body Lotion
- Active Relief Cooling Roll-On
- Essential Body Oil
All of the company’s products feature CBD derived from high-quality industrial hemp. The hemp is free of pesticides and herbicides. It is also Triple Lab Tested at every stage of production for quality, consistency and safety.
HempMeds products are now available in three of Gelson’s Southern California locations including Sherman Oaks, Santa Barbara and Hollywood. The company hopes that it can expand into other stores after there is proven product interest from Gelson’s customers.
“For 2020, Nielson estimates that the hemp-derived CBD market could reach $2.5 billion, providing us with significant evidence that this is something our customers are looking to purchase,” said John Bagan, CMO for Gelson’s. “We decided to partner with HempMeds because of the company’s long history in the CBD industry, and we saw carrying its assortment as an opportunity to provide our customers with a wide variety of products.”
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