Kiva Introduces CBD Chocolate Bars From 100% California Cannabis Plants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — August 1st, 2016 — Kiva announced today its new chocolate bars, made from 100% whole plant cannabis, never from imported hemp oil. Grown exclusively by a collective of farmers in Mendocino County, California, these CBD products rely on a trusted source group with natural growing practices. Formulated with a whole plant philosophy—meaning the extract keeps the holistic compounds of the plants intact for the best synergistic healing benefits—the CBD bars from Kiva are thought to be superior to products that extract only CBD, which may not have the added power of activating compounds. 

Up until recently, little was known about CBD. Growers had always fostered plants with high THC, breeding out CBD in the process, unaware of its healing properties. With recent developments in lab testing, it became possible to detect and breed high-CBD varieties of cannabis. It appears that paired with a little THC to activate it, CBD imparts healing benefits without the psychoactive effects of pure THC. 

In 2013, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN released the first of two stunning reports on treating ailments with Marijuana, THC and CBD. Prior to these reports, Gupta was skeptical of Marijuana’s benefits and he was against legalization, but today he is a vocal advocate, particularly for medical use. 

Today, anecdotal research suggests CBD has been effective in use cases related to diseases including, but not limited to: Alzheimer’s disease, Encephalitis, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, PTSD, Apnea, HIV dementia, Inflammatory diseases, Ischemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, traumatic hemorrhage, spinal cord trauma, Down syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Diabetes, cataract formation, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, uveitis, emphysema, gastric ulcers, oxygen toxicity, neoplasia, undesired cellular apoptosis, radiation sickness, respiratory arrest or cardiac arrest, and anoxia caused by drowning, brain surgery or trauma (such as concussion or spinal cord shock) and others. 

CBD has even been shown to have anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective and anti-oxidant properties, thought to fight degenerative diseases and aging. CBD has also been shown to support bone healing after fracture in laboratory animals.

A trusted source for cannabis in medical dispensaries, Kiva is proud to bring integrity and innovation to the world of edibles. Their partner farms grow the cannabis naturally, alongside 
fruit orchards, herbs and flowers, promoting robust plants and 
a synergistic plant immunity to pests, so there’s no need for chemical pesticides.

Kiva’s new chocolate bars are a perfect balance of THC and CBD, allowing for a sensation of relaxed calm rather than the psychoactive high associated with pure THC. They are handcrafted in California, and come in two distinct flavors and potencies- 120mg Ginger dark chocolate and 60mg Espresso dark chocolate. Kiva’s artisan confections have garnered multiple awards and recognition in the marketplace including Best Edible at both the San Francisco and LA High Times Cannabis Cups in 2013.


KIVA Confections creates cannabis infused chocolate products and is one of the most recognized medical cannabis companies in California.
The company was born out of a need for an edible product that was potent, consistent, and enjoyable to consume. In early 2010 the cannabis edible market was desperately underserved; the products available were untested, unlabeled, and inconsistent in potency.

To solve this problem, founders Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich began exploring novel approaches to medicating through food. After visiting a local chocolatier, the lightbulb went off. Working with expert cannabis cultivators, certified analytics laboratories, and a lot of trial and error, KIVA was born.

To accompany the new product, the founders developed a mission statement that would go beyond simply delivering a better edible. It included a commitment to efficacy, food safety, and business integrity, which continues today.
After 9 months of careful development, KIVA Confections was launched. Immediately patients took notice and fell in love with the product for it’s certified potency, incredible taste and informative packaging.

Since then the company has grown to encompass over a dozen varieties of chocolate edibles with a loyal customer base throughout hundreds of dispensaries in CA and growing. 

With almost seventy employees dedicated to quality, food safety and compassionate care, KIVA continues to redefine the edible cannabis category and lead the way in developing premium quality, great tasting products that deliver certified amounts of medicinal cannabis within a delicious, artisan-inspired chocolate recipe.