Michelle Dumay, Founder
As a mother of a terminally ill child, Michelle knows that feeling of relief of when you find a truly effective product that does what it needs to do. Michelle found that in cannabis. Having seen great success from using cannabis to treat her daughter’s seizures, Michelle is now a passionate advocate of medical cannabis. A trained chemist, Michelle has experimented with various natural hemp based products specifically to address her daughter’s skin breakdown. From this, Michelle has created a line of nutrient-rich hemp-based skin products that contain natural and essential oils designed to support skin healing and address skin breakdown.
“It’s mama-ology. When mamas’ backs are against the wall, they do what they need to do to for their kids.”
Sensi Luxury Vapes
Tara Jane Forrest, Founder
After a devastating car accident that literally broke her back, Tara relied on cannabis for pain management. Unable to find a safe and reliable vaporizer, she was inspired to create her own. Tara, along with her all-female team, is leading the way in vape technology that’s less wasteful and more user-friendly.
“I was in tremendous pain on the days that my vaporizer was not working, and it was at that time that the idea of Sensi Luxury Vapes was formed. I started to think of features that I would want a vape pen to have and how I could improve my own vape experience.”
Whitney Beatty, Founder + CEO
Whitney seeks to redefine the image of the cannabis user who takes pride and pleasure in their stash, with a more elevated storage alternative to the old shoe box. Apothecarry offers sleek, sexy, air-tight storage solutions for everyone from attorneys, to the “stiletto stoners”, to seniors. Cannabis culture has evolved past basement stoners and hippies and Whitney feels our paraphernalia should reflect that.
“ I was still keeping my high-quality cannabis in a shoebox under my bed. Which is inappropriate — — not only for safety and freshness, but it perpetuated the stigma I was trying to erase and shamed my experience.”
Ital Vapor Steam Chalice
Robert “Ras Kahleb” Gordon, Owner & Operator
The steam chalice has a long and sacred history for Rastafarians. It was invented in Jamaica and is now used by Rastafarians and non-Rastafarians around the world to enjoy cannabis in an ital (or natural) way. Made from ceramic parts, bamboo and calabash or coconut pieces, this all-natural vaporizer is a safer, more organic way to consume cannabis. Ras Kahleb is a local Rastafari social activist and entrepreneur in Jamaica. He sells handmade steam challices, encouraging people to explore more natural ways to enjoy the benefits of this medicinal herb.
“As I became part of the Rastafarian community, steaming was just a part of it. Because it’s all natural and tastes nice, it is very therapeutic. That’s where you want to be when you’re praying to Jah, who is also a ganja god”