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Artisans are crafting well-thought-out versions of both medicinal and recreational treats that are designed to fit into a modern lifestyle

Ellen Fort  – November 8, 2019 | Updated April 19, 2020

These days, cannabis is becoming a crop that’s almost like wine, offering consumers different varietals, growing methods, and preparations. Recreationally, it’s now legal in several western states including California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. Women-led companies like Kikoko and Kiva are tailoring their organic, small-batch products to appeal to broader audiences, women in particular.

Kiva

The brand’s Camino gummies (pictured above) come in flavors like Pineapple-Habanaero, Sparkling Prosecco Pear, and Blenheim Apricot, all of which are bursting with fruity flavor.

Défoncé

Fancy chocolate with fancy branding, Défoncé sells its chocolate with flavors like Matcha Tea White Chocolate in high-end dispensaries across California.

Kikoko

Started by two female entrepreneurs, Kikoko’s organic teas have varying levels of potency, from CBD-forward Sympa-Tea to a more giggle-inducing Positivi-Tea.