The Evolution of Kiva Chocolate

Kiva Confections was launched in 2010, when California’s legal cannabis industry was still in its infancy. Founders Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich Palmer are a young couple who realized that most edibles at the time were clumsily packaged, inconsistent in potency and lacked in flavor. They visited a local chocolatier and a lightbulb went off- chocolate and cannabis made the perfect match!

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Barrett Thayer is the Education Program Manager at Buds and Roses, located on Ventura Boulevard, in Studio City, in L.A., California. His career in the cannabis industry, began in 2014. “At the time, I was working at a bakery across the street from a dispensary in the Castro District of San Francisco,” he told CannEpoch Magazine. “When my shift was over, I would stop by the shop to pick up my medicine and I’d bring in leftover pastries for the budtenders. After getting to know a few of the employees over the course of my tenure there, I became fascinated by the industry, especially when it came to education.”