With the nation on the heels of a proposed menthol cigarette and flavored cigars ban, various companies are facilitating a shift to tobacco alternatives. One company taking the lead in this effort aims to help consumers reduce or replace tobacco and nicotine consumption with their premium line of CBD + CBG (collectively dubbed CBX) blends that fill a niche gap in the hemp market.
Natively farmed and handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, Metolius Hemp is a vertically integrated hemp company that organically and regeneratively farms CBD & CBG (cannabigerol) hemp to produce a line of wellness products that include pre-rolls, cannagars (hemp cigars), moon rocks (enhanced flower), CBD “Dips” or lip pouches, a line of topicals and most recently launched a natural sleep aid utilizing CBN (cannabinol). All of their products are non-psychoactive, containing less than .3% THC.
In addition to operating regeneratively and sustainably, the company offers a monthly ‘Cannaclub’ service in which they ship all products in reusable packaging for their customers. Metolius enhances all of their smokable hemp products with their “Metolius Magic” blend: CBD distillate, CBD isolate & CBG kief, providing full-spectrum cannabinoid benefits and an enhanced flavor profile, terpene content, efficacy and potency of each product.
What’s even more unique about Metolius Hemp’s position in the non-psychoactive cannabis market is their coined Healthy Vices™ movement. The small Oregon startup set out on a mission to help tobacco users Reduce Or Replace Tobacco™ use by utilizing CBD & CBG hemp flower and its powerful health benefits. Metolius launched their Tobaccno™ campaign aiming to prove that the medicinal properties of cannabis could help curb the cravings of nicotine, replacing the needs for stress relief & relaxation with premium hemp. The brand is incentivizing tobacco consumers to transition to hemp with their subscription-based model, offering discounted rates with their monthly ‘Cannaclubs’ – up to 70% retail pricing when one signs up for monthly delivery.
Metolius Hemp created the market’s first CBD & CBG enhanced pre-rolls, called River Rolls. Their next product was also first to market, the Metolius River Log: a premium enhanced CBD & CBG flower cannagar – a completely non-tobacco based hemp cigar rolled in an organic palm leaf. All of their pre-rolled smokables are enhanced with the proprietary blend of distillate, isolate & kief, which lends itself to a rather high cannabinoid content in comparison to other brands on the market. The 5-gram cannagars pack a whopping 750mg, making them the perfect party favor or a series of doses for individual use, as they can be cut at the end after each use and kept fresh for the next. Metolius River Rolls serve as the perfect cigarette alternative, while the cannagars are ideal for cigar smokers. For those that prefer to roll their own or utilize a vape, Metolius created River Rocks: CBG flower enhanced with CBD isolate, which makes a great alternative for those who consume hand-rolled cigarettes or pipe tobacco.
The latest vice added to the Metolius River Line was created to provide the ultimate chewing tobacco or “dip” alternative: River Dips. These are CBD isolate + magnesium lip pouches, which can simply be ‘Placed In Your Lip Or Whatever You Sip’™. The pouches contain 100mg CBD isolate and 11.6mg of magnesium, the latter of which studies have shown that up to 80% of men and 70% of women in the U.S. are deficient.
Metolius Hemp reports they are seeing a growing number of customers make the switch from tobacco to hemp. Inspiring to hear, one of their founding team members was actually able to quit smoking cigarettes completely in just a few weeks by utilizing their hemp pre-rolls. Metolius adds they are noticing consumers turning to their CBD/CBG products as alternatives for all kinds of unhealthy habits, not just tobacco but also alcohol, THC and more.
“We experimented last week, smoking a cannagar and enjoying a River Dreams mocktail utilizing our CBD/CBN sleep powder in lieu of the standard evening nightcap. We woke up with no headache, no aftertaste residue, and actually feeling even better than the day before! Not only do we want to provide consumers with a healthier alternative, but a product that can provide a wide range of health benefits,” says President & Co-founder, John Friess.
The startup encourages all consumers to take a healthier hit, even if they’re not ready to quit, through the Healthy Vices™ movement.
Metolius Hemp Company launched their brand inspired by the beautiful outdoors surrounding the Metolius River; the company’s home in Central Oregon. A team of seasoned startup founders launched Metolius to inspire consumers to utilize hemp in supporting a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle to ultimately Reduce Or Replace Tobacco™ for all. Testimonials of the brand include rave reviews of their diverse product line, as customers and Cannaclub members speak highly of the product’s quality, consistency and effects. Users have shared experiences of clear-headed relaxation, major pain relief, reduced stress, improved sleep, decreased or alleviated tobacco cravings, and an elated sense of calm.
To check out Metolius’ full line of organic premium hemp products, head to the Metolius website or follow along on their journey in growing the Tobaccno™ & medicinal hemp movements via social media @MetoliusHemp.