Our founders, Eric and Caprice Sweatt, have over 3 decades of experience in the cannabis industry; both Eric and his wife were medical marijuana lobbyists and were instrumental in getting medical laws on the books in Colorado and in Illinois (Eric was born and raised here in CO, his wife in IL). They also have another business, Medical Cannabis Outreach, that helps people get their medical marijuana cards in IL (6 clinics) as well as CO and MS (1 clinic each). Eric was also part owner of the first marijuana dispensary to open in IL, he has since sold his portion of that company and reinvested into MCO and The CBD Store.
In 2019, we took the next step from retail sales of other brands into white labeling - and in 2020 went further from there into private label/contracted manufacturing, using the contacts we had obtained through the white label process with local farmers and manufacturers. What we now do is source our raw materials - MCT, distillates and isolates to create a truly unique product compared to most of what is on the market today. This particular line of tinctures and salves starts with a very clean base of CO2 extracted full spec and broad spec distillates, and utilizes a custom built formulation of specific ratios of minor cannabinoids (specifically CBG, CBC and CBN) in addition to CBD and CBDV to maximize the benefits of the entourage effect. This gives our products a very high level of consistency in addition to the benefits achieved through the entourage effect - our formulation for this particular line will NOT change year after year, harvest after harvest, something that has only previously been achieved by manufacturers making single cannabinoid isolate based products that do not provide the synergy of multiple cannabinoids. This formulation may be new to the market, however we are working with researchers in Illinois to perform clinical trials with this product line against a variety of ailments. Whereas most manufacturers in the industry are focused on methods to increase bioavailability of an average extract, or adding in other botanical extracts and additional supplements alongside their extract, we are focused on the cannabinoid profile itself and creating an extraordinary profile overall. Clean, simple, effective. All of our products also have QR codes printed on the labels that direct straight to that batch test - not a general page where customers have to dig through a whole bunch of tests or type in a batch code to find their product - that can be too confusing for some, and we want to be as transparent and upfront as we possibly can.
Our Glacier balm utilizes the same custom formulation as our tinctures, blended into MCT, beeswax, olive oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil (high antioxidant levels), illipe butter (beneficial fatty acids), meadowfoam oil (skin hydration), camelina oil (skin/hair treatment), olive butter, rice bran oil (antioxidant/anti-inflammatory), vitamin E, and a soothing aromatherapy benefit of 6 floral essential oils: chamomile, tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary and rose. The scent is very calming and relaxing on it's own, and our balm is quite potent (600mg/oz) so a small application goes a long way.
Our network has been several years in the making and we feel confident that no matter what volume levels we face, we have the resources and reliable sources of material to meet any demand. We also feel confident in our labeling structure and SOP of our manufacturers so that any regulation passed down by the FDA moving forward will not cause us any issues - we strive to be as compliant as we possibly can before that happens.