In 1994, newly pregnant Ah Warner knew that life would never be the same after she walked into the Fremont Hemp Company, realizing the possibilities for creation and production were limitless. 1995 saw the birth of her daughter, Darienne Zoa, along with an overly ambitious catalogue of hemp products she called Cannabis Creations, which included candles, stationary, hand-dyed yarns, fabrics, handcrafted pillows, and even a line of hempseed goodies called Incredible Edibles. Meanwhile, she rolled up her sleeves and began researching the therapeutic benefits of blending hempseed oil with healing botanicals and essential oils. As her first potion, Ah made a Lavender and Tangerine Massage oil, still prominent in the now Cannabis Basics line-up. Shortly after, Ah put together a team of friends and mentors, (Sandi and Mary from Brookside Soap and Lisa from Full moon Rising), to help with the expansion of her line of health and beauty aids.
Over the following years, Cannabis Creations Body continued to gain momentum, winning industry awards and features in major publications. With the support of alternative retail stores and mail-order catalogues, her fledgling company experienced organic growth.
Although moderately successful, Ah found that sourcing pure ingredients for her products became difficult and risky. The healing advantages, of cannabis-derived topicals, were overshadowed by the lack of education and an immature market. With a growing family, Ah realized that the risks were too great. In 2005, after ten years of producing natural medicine, she reluctantly suspended production, took several part-time jobs and vowed to continue to be an active cannabis-industry supporter.
Ah’s entrepreneurial spirit was rekindled when a friend asked her to help open a medical marijuana access point near her home in Seattle, Washington. Warner jumped back into her kitchen lab and began to reformulate and redesign her original formulas, focusing on the healing fundamentals of the pure and natural cannabis flower. Happily, the company officially reopened its doors in 2012. Since then, her line of award-winning topical therapies has been reborn into the company that you see today.