NOOSA HEADS, Queensland, Australia – Australian entrepreneurs who want to start their own CBD brand now can, with the launch of The CBD Guys, an end-to-end CBD brand consultancy – an Australasian first.
The CBD market – or cannabinoid market – is poised to open up to over-the-counter sales in 2021 after a draft ruling by the Therapeutic Drugs Administration in September. CBD and THC – both from cannabis plants – to date have been only available with a prescription to approved medical professionals.
CBD is a noted anti-inflammatory, used in myriad ways to treat a range of ailments, including Alzheimer’s, anxiety, MS, depression, nausea, sleeplessness, physical pain and even cancer, according to the World Health Organization report on cannabinoids.
CBD has for years been used by tens of millions of people in the USA, Asia and most of Europe. With Australia taking steps to join them, a rush of brands will flock to the market.
Chief Creation Officer Sam Saunders says, “CBD and raw industry is unbelievably complex. Our philosophy is ‘do it once and do it properly.’ We’re here to create the best CBD brands in the world, with Aussie entrepreneurs.” He continued, “The lessons gleaned from our vast experience in the US market will be invaluable to make sure our clients have access to best not just best practices, but also the best CBD products.”
To ensure a high quality, The CBD Guys built their own state-of-the-art extraction facility in Springfield, Missouri, USA, which will supply The CBD Guys’ Australian brand clients until Australian growers can catch up and extraction facilities are built.
James Dale, CEO, says, “We’ve seen inconsistent quality across the board in the US market, with THC levels that are way too high, and CBD levels that are way too low. But because we control the manufacturing and extraction process from bud to brand, we can ensure all of our products are the highest quality, and do what they’re supposed to do, every time.”
“If you’re looking to quell your anxiety, the last thing you want to be is stoned, especially when you’re not expecting it. Unfortunately that’s common with CBD bought from Asia and many extractors in the USA. Not to mention the pesticides and heavy metals many contain.”
The CBD Guys are based in Noosa Heads, Queensland, and New York City, along with their facility in Springfield, Missouri.