8 Top CBD & Cannabis Wellness Brand Founders To Meet At LMCC 2022

This year marks the 5th annual Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC), a first-of-its-kind event to feature the world’s finest premium CBD and Cannabis everyday wellness brands.


Returning to Hudson Yards in New York City on May 5 and 6, this B2B trade show connects top retailers, mainstream media, investors, and CPG executives to visionary brand founders complemented with a full schedule of keynote talks, brand presentations, and business matchmaking. LMCC is designed to help your business succeed within this new lifestyle sector as self-care takes  center stage for the consumer.


The anchor of LMCC is the Official Brand Showcase, where retail buyers can discover up to 50 store-ready exhibitors across the categories of clean beauty/skincare, food/beverage, everyday wellness, personal care/intimacy, consumer technology, and lifestyle accessory categories. Past and current retail attendees include: Allure Store, Bloomingdale’s, FabFitFun, Fred Segal, JCPenney, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Shen Beauty, Standard Dose, Ulta Beauty, The Vitamin Shoppe, and many more — including leading luxe dispensaries from around the U.S.


Here’s a sneak preview and sampling of Official Brand Showcase participants – each with incredible founder and product innovation stories – next month. Retailers, keep your eye on these eight brands and the many more that will be showcasing at LMCC 2022.


Alta Via Crèmerie

Infused dessert brand Alta Via Cremerie’s founder and head chef Keri Richardson recently took a prestigious second place at “Dessert Wars” — the largest dessert festival in the U.S.  Created to elevate the idea of CBD product experiences, Alta Via Crèmerie handcrafts a sweet collection of  gelatos and sorbets in small batches, using high-quality, carefully-sourced ingredients.


Category: Specialty Food


Blossom Organics x High Beauty

Since its LMCC 2020 debut the High Beauty portfolio has made it into more than 3,000 retailers worldwide including Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Revolve, Douglas (Germany), and CVS. With organic skincare pioneer Melissa Jochim as CEO and chief formulator, High Beauty is committed to clean ingredients and sustainability with a focus on hemp seed oil and the lesser-known cannabinoid, CBG.


Category: Clean Beauty, Skincare & Cosmetics, Personal Care & Intimacy


Element Apothec 

While CEO Davina Kaonohi was burdened with auto-immune disorders she started formulating her own body care products to ease pain and nourish her skin. Shortly thereafter, she co-founded Element Apothec with Dr. Swathi Varanasi,  which offers 40 clean wellness products vetted by its in-house team and advisory board of medical experts.


Category: Everyday Wellness, Clean Beauty, Skincare & Cosmetics


Get Supr

For brand marketer-turned-founder Whitney Eckis, an instant beverage was the answer for managing a fast-paced society. This uplifting, daily intake of hemp-infused coffee was developed to provide a burst of mellow energy to make life a little easier (sans the caffeine jitters).


Category: Beverage, Everyday Wellness 


Plant-Based Mary Jane

With nearly two decades on her feet as an emergency nurse, founder and CEO Tracy Wright turned to CBD to treat chronic pain. Her success resulted in furthering her studies as a cannabis nurse educator and developing the Plant-Based Mary Jane range of premium and affordable CBD products.


Category: Clean Beauty, Skincare, & Cosmetics, Everyday Wellness


Potent Kitchen

Founded by Danny Isserles and led by acclaimed chef Mika Sharon, Potent Kitchen utilizes its parent company’s (PSC Group) vertically integrated capabilities – growing, extracting, formulating, and producing hemp-focused, pantry staples – all designed to create an enhanced and delicious dining experience that elevates your mood.  


Category: Specialty Food, Lifestyle Accessories


Pure Dharma

Founded in Northern California by esthetician Sarah MaHannah with husband Sean MaHannah, their own brand came naturally after years of working in the spa industry and seeing a need for luxury yet sustainable skincare. Pure Dharma’s offerings infuse ritual practices into cutting edge formulations like nano CBD designed to heal and renew the body.


Category: Clean Beauty, Skincare, & Cosmetics, Everyday Wellness 


Two Cranes

For Susun Chung and Hanna Yi, born in Colorado to Korean parents, clinical burnout led to a focus on plant-based healing — ultimately inspiring the twin sisters to create their own wellness brand. Two Cranes’ tinctures and K-beauty products are a clean blend of CBD from sun-grown hemp and ancestral Asian botanicals.


Category: Clean Beauty, Skincare, & Cosmetics, Everyday Wellness


Admission to LMCC 2022 is complimentary for qualified retail buyers and their teams. Register Here (and view product categories) to learn more. 


Katie Shapiro is an Aspen-based cannabis, style and travel journalist; She also works with the LMCC team as an advisor. Follow her on Twitter or LinkedIn


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