GRETCHEN AND JASON MILLER, FOUNDERS
Located in Northern Humboldt, our family owned and operated business benefits from over 20 years of experience in the cannabis industry. This knowledge is reflected in the quality and consistency of our hand crafted, small-batch beauty and wellness products. We use premium organic whole plant extracts in a base of cold-pressed, virgin, organic oils. We are committed to supporting organic farming methods, sustainable practices, organic ingredients, and offering safe, lab-tested products to our community. We source hemp CBD from the United States. Our Hemp CBD Line contains between 0-0.3% THC (in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill).
At Kiskanu, we do our best to avoid plastic packaging, as much as we possibly can with the strict packaging requirement laws we must obey. Our paper tubes, cardboard boxes, and glass jars are all reusable or recyclable. We are moving toward QR codes and away from paper marketing assets. Our facilities are dedicated to using minimal paper products, avoiding single-use plastic in production, as well as in our employee kitchen and restrooms, and we recycle everything that is possible.
Rather than isolates or concentrates, we believe in the effectiveness of whole plant medicine to imbue healing qualities into our products that are palpable. We have chosen the formulations to address a wide variety of ailments or concerns that many of us face. Along with our mission to keep Kiskanu as sustainable as possible, we hope to make our products just as accessible. We are passionate to share with the world the therapeutic qualities of the cannabis plant we have always believed in.
We acknowledge the Wiyot Nation, on whose ancient and sacred land we live, work and play. As a community, we recognize the ever-present systemic inequities that stem directly from past wrongdoings, and we commit ourselves indefinitely to respecting and reconciling this long history of injustice.
Kiskanu is passionate about working with others to spread awareness when it comes to sustainable products and business practices. Interested in working with us? Find out more about our affiliate program here: https://kiskanuhemp.com/
All Kiskanu products are laboratory tested.
WE ARE INVOLVED IN EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS FOR EACH ONE OF OUR PRODUCTS. OUR COMPANY NAME REPRESENTS OUR APPROACH TOWARDS CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION WITH THE SAME REVERENCE AND HONOR OUR ANCESTORS HELD. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PRODUCT OF OUR PRACTICE.
The Sacred Kiskanu Tree
In ancient Sumeria there was a sacred tree, the Kiskanu Tree, whose branches were used in ritual sprinklings. It is believed to have been the Biblical “Tree of Life” in the Garden of Eden. The name of the tree, “Kiskanu”, serves as our connection between the Tree of Life and Cannabis. The Kiskanu tree was the central point of various rites. A holy grove in the temple is mentioned.
The second part of the name of this notable tree, “kanu” has phonetic similarities with the early names for Cannabis, through the linguistic root “an”, which is found in various cannabis related words; such as the ancient Sanskrit name for hemp “kana”, or “kene”, Persian “canna”, and the original Assyro-Babylonia name for hemp “kannab”, later becoming “qunubu”.
(Abel 1980, Benetowa 1936, Bennett 2010, Ringgren 1973, Sayce 1880)