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Kiva's Past and Future

What's in a name? When our company first began in December 2010, founders Kristi Knoblich Palmer and Scott Palmer were on a mission. They endeavored to create the safest, most convenient and delicious tasting medical cannabis products available, and knew that their commitment to product quality would garner the company some early fans. However- there was still one piece missing from the puzzle. The company's name. After weeks of debate and many trips to the (literal) drawing board, a word came to Scott that simply looked, sounded and felt right. That word was Kiva...

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MJ Election Night

Kiva is very excited to be one of the partners on Cannabis Radio's upcoming MJ Election Night, a live television and radio broadcast focused on marijuana reform results on election night. Starting at 3 PM PST on November 8, Cannabis Radio will begin a 6 hour live television and radio broadcast including up to the minute results coverage and hourly polls covering all 9 states voting on reform initiatives. They are hosting a comprehensive speaker line up of both pro and anti perspectives. Viewers can interact with Guests and Hosts using the #MJElectionNight tag...

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Win Tickets to See Cheech & Chong on 4/20

KIVA is giving away TWO pairs of tickets to see Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong play at The Novo DTLA next Wed. April 20th! For a chance to win, go to our Instagram account @kiva_confections, tag a friend in the comments, and make sure you're both following that account. For those of you who don't know, Cheech and Chong are a Grammy Award–winning comedy duo who have built a cult following in our community as true cannabis pioneers...

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Marijuana Business Conference, Las Vegas 2014

Kiva hits the big leagues with a new booth at the Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas, 2014.

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Sample events, the most rewarding events

When we first started Kiva, I just did not realize the scope of our ability to help people in need. I thought they would enjoy the products, sure, but I had really no idea that we would deeply affect so many lives, and that they would come to tell me face to face about their experiences - until I began to do sample events. At an event in San Jose, a patient (we'll call her Amy), waited patiently to speak to me while I finished a conversation. She looked me straight in the eye and told me that Kiva had saved her life by allowing her to give up her addiction to alcohol...

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