Meet Our Makers: Charleston Hemp Company
We are so thrilled to introduce you to our latest vendor, Charleston Hemp Company. There are lots of misconceptions out there about CBD oil, but no, we aren’t selling marijuana! The difference between hemp and marijuana is the ratio of THC to CBD; hemp products have a higher ratio of CBD, and less than .3% THC. Charleston Hemp Company works closely with MUSC to test their products, and so far we are the only downtown shop carrying CBD products (vape pens, oils, salves, and more!). Come by soon to see our selection, & read on to get to know Malia from Charleston Hemp Company and their products a little better!
Tell us about some of the known benefits of CBD:
Benefits vary per person and can differ based on other factors like your diet, body composition, etc. Known possible benefits include pain management, combatting anxiety, anti-seizure properties, reducing side effects from cancer/cancer related treatments, and even assisting with sleep. CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties and can potentially help conditions such as acne.
What’s your favorite product of yours right now, and what was the inspiration behind it?
I love our salve. There's 100 mg of CBD in each 1oz jar. I think a lot of people who are skeptical of CBD and don't want to try it orally go for the salve. Within 30-40 mins, people will come back and tell us what a difference they feel. It's simple, topical, and great for spot treatments. It can literally go on anything and everything and I feel like it really works. Sunburns, bug bites, joint pain or even muscle cramps after a workout.
Tell us a fun fact about your products:
We designed our packaging and labeling after the 1914 $10 bill. They are actually harvesting a hemp filled on the back of the bill! In most states, it was a requirement to grow hemp since it was used for the majority of different textile products. The first American flag, by Betsy Ross, was actually made out of hemp as well. These days, regulations only allow for 20 South Carolina farmers allowed to grow industrial hemp. Charleston Hemp Company is one of those!
Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now:
Uneeda Sicilian, Stella's, The Workshop
Who is another local maker/company you admire?
There are so many that go to local markets that we have created great bonds with, but R&R Acres and their local honey/chocolate covered honey are delicious!
What’s your favorite song to jam out to while you're working on your farm or heading to a local market?