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Kiva Love Letter: Jesse in Mt. Shasta

As policy around the United States evolves, the stigma around medical cannabis users is slowly fading. It is important now more than ever for the public to see that cannabis patients come in all ages, ethnicities, and income brackets- and they are treating a wide variety of conditions, including glaucoma, epilepsy, cancer, Parkinson's and chronic pain. The stereotype of the typical cannabis patient simply doesn't apply- and can actually be harmful when potential patients are discouraged from trying cannabis because of its stigma...

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Make Your Voice Heard in Oakland

We have a very serious ask for our cannabis community today, and we hope that you will find a way to help. Oakland has an amazing ordinance they have been building for 18 months. At the last minute, an amendment was added to it that would require 50% of license holders to be a resident of 6 out of the 27 police beats in the city. Despite its good intentions, the amendment will not help the unfairly targeted individuals who have suffered from the war on drugs. Instead, it will stifle Oakland’s cannabis program completely and make conducting business here incredibly difficult...

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Kiva featured in "Rebranding Marijuana" Report

“Discreet, beautiful and informational, the (KIVA Confections) design speaks to the new normal of cannabis.” KIVA has been featured in the recent Sparks & Honey “Rebranding Marijuana” report. According to AdAge, the report "includes a mix of proprietary research, interviews with cannabis industry experts and survey results conducted by Sparks & Honey.” “Rebranding Marijuana” includes an interview with designer Nathan Sharp, who created Kiva’s look with our founders back in 2010, and said.....

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Kiva in the News

“Kiva Confections founders, Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich, are two of the kindest people in the cannabis business today, unassuming, ethical, and socially responsible.” So begins DOPE Magazine’s recent article, “Kiva Confections: A Kind Company.” Over the past few months, there has been an abundance of articles praising our company for its elevated branding, user-friendly packaging, patient-focused social media, and high-quality products...

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Kiva in Forbes

KIVA's branding gets a glowing review in this Forbes article, "Six Branding Tips Unique to Cannabusiness" Check out what Jennifer Culpepper, founder of BrandJoint, has to say below... If you visit (KIVA's) website, you’ll see that they show more imagery of the chocolate making process than marijuana. The quality of the chocolate and cannabis comes through in the quality of their photos and brand design. While the package design is quite clean and simple, it is also clearly marked with the necessary dosing information...

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