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As many newcomers rush to join the quickly expanding cannabis industry, it’s important to remember that many dedicated entrepreneurs started their businesses when the “cannabis space” was literally underground in a basement growroom. Corey Thomas grew up in a family that embraced the plant, but cultivating it covertly meant that a certain amount of secrecy permeated everyday life.
“We were taught not to talk about what we do,” Thomas shared, explaining how it can still be a little scary to give interviews, but that it’s more important than ever for small time farmers to step into the spotlight. “I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life, and I need to stand up for what I believe in.”
Thomas helms Honey Pot, producing cannabis-infused honey, tea and topicals that have garnered five HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup awards, including a recent triumph in San Bernardino resulting in a First Place win in the edibles category for their Tea Pot branded Calendula Guava Mango Black Tea. The road to victory has been a long one, but Thomas credits the support of her friends and family for her incredible success, as well as the six employees who assist in delivering these sought-after products to over 200 California dispensaries.
“It’s been a lot of pounding the pavement, giving away samples and building relationships,” Thomas shared. “And watching the changes in the industry over the last few years has been surreal.”
Thomas is super stoked to win another HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup award!
With healthy products designed especially to appeal to first-time users, seniors and female patients, Honey Pot has pioneered the CBD-infused market with special topicals and edibles that provide relief without any psychoactive effects. CBD honey sticks are portable and discreet, delivering a daytime-appropriate dose of only 5 milligrams. CBD Honey Bears also come in larger sizes with 50 or 250 milligrams, while CBD topicals soothe sore muscles and arthritis pain. Their new Honey Pot Bear Balanced product line offers an ideal healing ratio of 1:1 THC to CBD in a small 1.6 ounce container, packed with 25 mg of THC and 25 mg of CBD that patients can easily dose by the teaspoon.
“We use local wildflower honey and as many medicinal herbs as possible,” Thomas explained. “Our CBD tea is a…