Kush Queen Featured: LA Cannabis News

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Top California-Based Dispensary Chain and Cultivator Invests in Leading Luxury Cannabis Brand

(Los Angeles, CA- August 21, 2018)– Kush Queen, the leading luxury lifestyle cannabis brand, and Connected Cannabis Co., which operates licensed dispensaries and cannabis cultivation operations across California, announced today that they have completed a strategic partnership.

Kush Queen has become renowned for providing the highest quality, innovative cannabis wellness and lifestyle products that range from both non-psychoactive CBD only and THC-infused products including topicals, bath bombs, edibles, smokeables and more. Since its start in 2015, the company is now being lauded as one of the fastest-growing, award-winning cannabis companies helping to revolutionize how Cannabis is positioned and sold throughout the country.

Connected Cannabis Co. has established itself as the go-to dispensary in California, with five locations and growing, by cultivating and developing their own strains and achieving the most exclusive status in their market segment. They have a reputation of providing their customers with the highest quality recreational and medicinal cannabis products, with retail locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Ana and Long Beach with many more locations planned.

“Since inception, Kush Queen has been committed to the highest standards and ingredients, innovation, education and offering a modern perspective on medicine and wellness to the world,” says Olivia Alexander, Founder of Kush Queen. “Connected Cannabis shares our vision, beliefs and standards, so receiving this investment from them is held in the highest regard. We are excited to work and grow together!”

The partnership will support Kush Queen in launching DEFYNT Skincare and KINGDM Cosmetics, psychoactive cosmetics launching Spring 2019.

“Over the past few years we have watched Kush Queen grow to be one of the most well recognized female luxury driven brands in the space,” adds Caleb Counts, founder of Connected Cannabis Co.  “What Olivia has done by creating some of the most unique products on the market that appeal to such a strong demo of users is incredible and we are excited for what the future of Kush Queen holds.”

About Kush Queen:Since 2015, Kush Queen has been committed to providing the finest cannabis, wellness, and lifestyle products. Today, with products ranging from topicals, smokables, jewelry and apparel, Kush Queen is the premier female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand.  With unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and education, Kush Queen offers a modern perspective on medicine and wellness to the world. To share the Kush Queen experience, visit , http://www.kushqueen.shop, and on Instagram @kushqueenshop

About Connected Cannabis Co.: About Connected Cannabis Co.: Connected Cannabis Co. is a premier cultivator and retailer of licensed recreational and medical cannabis in California. Connected Cannabis Co. has retail locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach and operates one of the largest cultivation operations in California. Known for high quality “Designer Weed”, they are the exclusive cultivator of multiple award-winning varieties such as Biscotti and Gelato #41.

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Kush Queen Featured: WWD

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For Alexander, who founded Kush Queen after working in the cannabis industry, education is crucial. It’s important to consumers on the differences between different types of cannabis-oriented ingredients on the market — for Kush Queen skin-care brand Defynt, for example, Alexander uses something called Amplifi nanotechnology that aims to make the CBD molecules smaller and allow for deeper skin penetration.

“I tried to pursue effectiveness, more than pseudoscience,” Alexander said, noting that Kush Queen products center around accurate dosing and are sold in many licensed dispensaries. (The company is based in California.) The business grew roughly 250 percent in the past year, she said, and just closed a Series A from Connected Cannabis Co.

That type of education and marketing — around the wellness and scientific aspects of cannabis rather than the cool factor — is likely to have more lasting effects, experts noted.

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Think Outside the Tub: The Facial Steam

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Summer is in full swing and as the temperatures continue to rise, your desire to slip into a hot bath may be dropping. Lucky for you, that doesn’t mean you have to put away the Bath Bombs. Those little balls of colorful comfort are actually extremely versatile! Like, did you know you can use them in a foot soak? Well, you can, and you definitely should! We also have a DIY detox face mask recipe that is a must try if you want help clearing out all the dirt and impurities that come with the summer heat. Today, however, we want to talk facial steaming! If you have never done a facial steam, today is the day! The benefits are through the roof and you will be left feeling so fresh and so freaking clean!

What exactly are the benefits you ask? For starters, the steam helps to draw out impurities such as bacteria and dirt from your pores. As you begin to sweat you will experience an increase in blood flow and improved circulation which is key to a glowing complexion. The aromatherapy effects will help to ease stress, release tension and improve your breathing. Plus, it’s hella moisturizing. So, if you are looking for supple, radiant skin, we definitely encourage you give our DIY Bath Bomb Facial Steam a try.

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We recommend that you start with a Detoxifying Mask (like this one) or your favorite sheet mask to really amp up your self care experience and maximize all the benefits. Once you have finished your facial steam you will want to follow it up with a toner and a moisturizer. We are including two additional DIY recipes for our go-to all natural Green Tea Toner as well as our Cleopatra inspired Moisturizer. To really get the most out of this time we like to add in our Defynt Anti-Serum. This will help to lock in all those benefits while offering a boost of anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed goodness.

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DIY Bath Bomb Facial Steam

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kush Queen Bath Bomb
  • 3 Cups of Boiling Water
  • 1 Large Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 12-16 oz mixing bowl
  • 20+oz bowl for steaming
  • 16 oz Mason Jar
  • Cleansing Facial Wipe
  • Large Towel

Directions:

  • You will want to start by pouring 1 cup of boiling water into a 12-16 oz mixing bowl. Add your bath bomb to the boiling water and let it fully dissolve. Once the bomb has fully dissolved you can transfer this mixture to a mason jar or storage container of your choice and shake well. This is a Concentrate and will allow for up to 4 Facial Steams.
  • ( Alternatively you can purchase the Mini Sample Set and use a single mini bath bomb in place of the Concentrate.)
  • In a 20 oz or Larger Bowl add in 2 cups of Boiling water plus ¼ cup of your Bath Bomb Concentrate(or a single mini bath bomb). Squeeze the Juice of 1 Orange and 1 Lemon into the bowl and stir well.
  • Clean your face thoroughly with a Cleansing wipe or gentle soap.
  • Grab your towel and drape it over your head while lowering your face to about 8-10 inches from the bowl.
  • Take deep, intentional breaths as you relax and let the steam go to work for 8-10 minutes. Use the towel to gently pat your face dry.
  • Follow up with our DIY Green Tea Toner, Defynt Anti-Serum and DIY Cleopatra Moisturizer.

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DIY Green Tea Toner

Ingredients:

2 Green Tea Bags

2 oz Boiling Water

3 Drops Frankincense

3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

2 oz Glass Spray Bottle

Directions:

  • Steep 2 Green Tea Bags in 2 oz of boiling water for 5 minutes. Using a funnel, transfer the Green tea to your glass bottle and add in 3 oz Frankincense Essential Oil and 3 oz Sweet Orange Essential Oil. Shake well.
  • Spray 3-4 full sprays onto your face and neck and let dry completely.

 

DIY Cleopatra Moisturizer

Ingredients:

2 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 oz Glass Bottle

Cotton Balls or Pads

 

Directions:

  • Add the Olive Oil + Essential oils to your glass bottle and shake well.
  • Apply a dime sized amount evenly to clean dry skin using a cotton ball or pad.

 

[*It is important to note that over steaming can actually lead to more breakouts so we recommend that you keep each steam to under 10 minutes and avoid steaming more than once per week.]

 

Love the recipe? We want to know, so show us those glowing skin selfies! Don’t forget to follow & Tag us on Insta @KushQueenShop & @TheKushQueens so we don’t miss out on that beautiful face of yours!

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Kush Queen Featured: Women’s Wear Daily

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For Kush Queen, a CBD-oriented product line focused mostly on skin-care products, the brand’s Ignite CBD Lube, $49.99, was launched because founder Olivia Alexander felt  existing products didn’t appeal to her. With Ignite, Alexander aimed for an ingredient-conscious product that contained CBD and was made specifically with women in mind.

The brand also makes a THC lubricant, not available broadly in the U.S., that Alexander says can increase blood flow to the areas it touches. “That’s a whole different area people don’t want to talk about,” she noted.

“There is a huge note of feminism through our brand,” Alexander said, noting that the company’s lube has even gone out in Amber Rose’s Slut Box. “People have just been making products to sell to women, they haven’t been looking at them saying, ‘why are we using this, is this good for our bodies, how could this affect future generations?’” she said. Kush Queen’s lubricants are paraben and petrochemical free and latex-compatible.

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Kush Queen Featured: Refinery 29

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If there were to be a definitive list of crucial questions you must ask your partner prior to taking the next step in your relationship, “Are you a bath or shower person?” would fall just below “Do you have a job?” and “Do you wear socks while you sleep?” in the deal-breaker hierarchy.

But why is it such a big deal whether or not someone likes to — as naysayers would call it — “bathe in their own filth”? It’s hard to pinpoint the origin of this debate, but the bottom line is that baths are not for everyone. Then again, not everyone has experienced the kind of bath bomb that turns your tub into an experience so heavenly, it transcends personal-hygiene preferences. This is where CBD bath bombs come in.

There are at least 100 active cannabinoids in cannabis, but CBD is the hottest one of all right now for a few reasons: It’s controversial (but mostly legal!) in a sexy don’t-tell-mom sort of way, it boasts anti-inflammatory properties that can help with acne and sunburns, and it’s not psychoactive, so The Man can’t get you down. And when infused inside a bath bomb, it takes the benefits to a whole new level. Who wouldn’t want their muscle relief with a side of possible euphoria?

Rest assured, these bath bombs aren’t nearly as showy or fragrant as the colorful, glitter-laced kind you might be familiar with. That’s a win-win for bath lovers and non-believers alike — and if anything could make you change your tune about that whole “bathing in your own filth” thing, it’s these. Our favorites, ahead…

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If you’re looking for the added effect of aromatherapy, consider these options from Kush Queen, which are categorized by need. Take a bath to fall asleep, take one to wake up, or take one because you’re hoping to find yourself in a bout of slippery shower sex afterwards. Whatever your heart desires, this collection’s got it.

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Kush Queen Featured: High Times

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Get a Cannicure at Bellacures
Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Larchmont Village, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, South Bay & Studio City

The mani/pedi of 2018 is the cannicure, now offered at Bellacures’ seven Los Angeles locations. Customers who opt for the canni-mani and canni-pedi are treated to maximum relaxation thanks to cannabis-based Kush Queen products including CBD bath bombs, hand and foot scrubs, lotions, and chocolates.

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