While some think celebrities have a leg up on other cannabis brands, singer Melissa Etheridge, who launched Etheridge Botanicals in 2020, says it's not so easy. "We don't sell anymore than anyone else," she tells CelebStoner. "We're still in the dark." Melissa Etheridge CBD Oil After trying several modalities to be pain free, my Mother and I found that Etheridge Organics pure potency 300 Hemp tincture was the very best for us. I have often She's a Grammy award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter, guitar player, and an activist in the LGBTQ community since coming out publicly in 1993.
Exclusive: Melissa Etheridge on Her California Cannabis Company, ‘It’s Hard, But We’re Hanging in There’
Melissa Etheridge portrait by Elizabeth Miranda; prerolls image via Etheridge Botanicals.
While some think celebrities have a leg up on other cannabis brands, singer Melissa Etheridge, who launched Etheridge Botanicals in 2020, says it’s not so easy. “We don’t sell anymore than anyone else,” she tells CelebStoner. “We’re still in the dark.”
Etheridge primarily blames this on Canadian companies “who starting buying all the American companies” after legalization happened there in 2017. “It’s been tough for a boutique brand like ours.”
The company sells flower in jars and prerolls in biodegradable tubes under the headings Morning, Noon and Night for sativa, hybrid and indica respectively. The products are only available at California dispensaries.
With the CBD industry continuing to grow, Etheridge and her team have added a line of CBD products via the new Etheridge Organics brand. From Pure Harmony to Pure Sleep, they offer five different tincture blends at various strengths.
“You and I may smoke at night before we go to bed with THC, but everyone, especially newbies, doesn’t want the buzz,” Etheridge says about preparing for sleep. “CBD relaxes muscles and connects with the endocannabinoid system. But I also enjoy the THC.”
Melissa Etheridge: “It’s hard for little guys like us. The U.S. cannabis industry has been crippled by big companies coming in and buying everything up. It’s sad.”
We agree that THC and CBD are a good combo when it comes to sleep. She notes her CBD products can be shipped to 38 states.
“It’s hard for little guys like us in Santa Cruz,” Etheridge says, referring to where the companies are based. “We need banking and loans. The U.S. cannabis industry has been crippled by big companies coming in and buying everything up. It’s sad. There’s not a lot of brand recognition in California other than MedMen and we know how that turned out. But we’re hanging in there.”
Etheridge has a new album of previously unreleased songs, One Way Out, and is currently on tour. “Outdoor shows are normal,” she reports, “But indoors the rules are different. People are more reticent.”
This weekend she’ll be in Kansas, her home state, headlining Camp Leavenworth in her hometown, and then singing the National Anthem before the Chiefs-Chargers game in Kansas City on Sunday. Asked how her Chiefs are doing, Etheridge simply responds, “We’re 1-1.”
Who influenced Etheridge musically when she was growing up? The singer rattles off a bunch of names: “Tammy Wynette, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, Tommy James & the Shondells. My older sister was into Led Zep and Humble Pie. My parents were into the Mamas and the Papas, Aretha Franklin and Neil Diamond. I was a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I also liked Bob Seger, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading and, of course, Janis Joplin.”
Etheridge was connected to Joplin biopic several decades ago that never happened.
In turn, who has Etheridge inspired with her music? After giving it some thought she names two performers: “Kelly Clarkson and Pink.”
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Who is Melissa Etheridge and Why is She Talking About CBD?
Who is Melissa Etheridge and Why is She Talking About CBD?
You might already be aware of Melissa Etheridge but if not here’s a quick rundown of her resume. She’s a Grammy award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter, guitar player, and an activist in the LGBTQ community since coming out publicly in 1993. She was also diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and had to undergo a tough battle through chemotherapy and surgery. It was this last point that brought her to the world of CBD.
CBD Supplementing Cancer Treatment
In an interview with High Times, Melissa Etheridge recalled how following her chemotherapy sessions the doctor would hand her a steroid, a painkiller, and then more pills to counteract the effect of the first two. She realized that this wasn’t the way things should be for those undergoing cancer treatments.
Taking matters into her own hands Melissa Etheridge decided that instead of simply doing what the doctors were telling her she’d embrace medicinal marijuana. Following her recovery from breast cancer, Melissa Etheridge has been vocal in her support of the legalization of cannabis. She likens the struggle for LGBTQ rights to that of the struggle for cannabis legalization as both deal with what she views as human rights.
CBD Infused Wine
Though she has been advocating for the legal use of cannabis for nearly a decade now it has only been in recent times that she has started her own business. Using the flourishing cannabis base in California, Etheridge has built her knowledge of both cannabis, through dispensaries, and wine, through the abundant groves in the state. This has lead to the development of her business Etheridge Farms. It will provide cannabis products for California medical patients.
Both cannabis and wine have been around for thousands of years so it was really only a matter of time before someone put the two of them together in a viable business. What’s interesting is that the wine and cannabis ferment together and the process yields a drink that doesn’t have all the psychoactive properties you’d expect. The non-psychoactive agent in cannabis is known as cannabidiol or CBD. In essence, the fermentation process turns the cannabinoids into an acidic form far less potent and psychoactive than that which you’d get through vaping or edibles. Many people still wonder what does CBD feel like because of it’s association with marijuana, but effects when combined with wine are unnoticeable.
Continued CBD Advocacy
These days the future of cannabis-legalization looks brighter than ever, with more countries and states continuing to legalize and lighten restrictions. This spells good news for the ganjapreneurs like Etheridge Farms and the other businesses that will likely pop up. Melissa Etheridge has found herself in a powerful position to deliver the good message about CBD, that it isn’t dangerous and should no longer be associated with the ne’er-do-wells of the world. It’s clear to anyone that CBD will continue to provide medicinal benefits for people for years.