CBD is everywhere these days, and that offers a lot of hope for those who swear by its effects.
But not all CBD is good CBD, and just because it you can buy it at gas stations, online and at farmers markets, chances are you don’t really know what you’re ingesting in your body. And that’s not just a little sketchy; it also hurts the legitimate players in the industry who are trying to put out a quality product that can improve peoples’ lives.
One Milwaukee company is seeking to do just that.
Brothers Boris and Mike Levchets own CanniLabs, a CBD manufacturing company on the northwest side of Milwaukee. The company produces CBD tinctures and topicals that are available either in bulk or white labeled for wholesalers. Recently, they launched a consumer line called GleeCBD.
There are no signs at their facility, because when you walk in, it looks and smells like a marijuana lab that is processing more product than most pot smokers will ever see in their lifetime.
But this isn’t weed. It’s locally-sourced hemp that goes through a rigorous, independently-tested production process that focuses on a passionate dedication to quality. While neither Mike nor Boris come from a science background, Mike has worked in production – and they almost moved to Colorado to open a lab where marijuana is fully legal.
Once hemp became legal with the Farm Bill in 2018, the Levchets realized they could make CBD work in their hometown. While they support the legalization of marijuana in Wisconsin, for now, they are squarely focused on making the best CBD possible – because they believe it works.
"We definitely support cannabis, and we support drug reform," says Boris. "But we do this because it’s a tool to help people with things that they haven't been able to do with regular drugs and other alternative medicine."
While the FDA prevents them from making specific claims as to what CBD can and cannot do, the founders of Glee realize that plenty of advocacy already exis…Read more...