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for its purported healing qualities. Ake creat- ed his own formulation with great results. He and Solomon eventually branded and brought his topical to dispensaries. As demand in- creased, they realized they were on to some- thing. Their next product pushed them into the edibles realm. Bringing to bear his experience working with wet collodion photography (a notoriously dif- ficult and finicky technique) Ake found he was well suited to the rigors of chocolate making. Combined with Solomon’s background in graphic design, they had a recipe for success. Solomon feels chocolate and cannabis are a perfect match, “Firstly, we love chocolate for its complexity and its kinship to cannabis it- self. The processing of chocolate is multi-fac- eted and multi-layered … it also possesses an amazing area of flavor profiles, tasting notes, and varieties, just like cannabis.” Solomon goes on to say that chocolate and cannabis when properly prepared increase the bioavailability of THC and CBD. The oils in the chocolate are perfect carriers for the active components in the cannabis subtly am- plifying the overall effects. They work hand in hand creating a sense of relaxation and well-being. Ake and Solomon take pride in sourcing great ingredients for their chocolate product line. Like, true artisans, they are very conscious where it comes from. Opting to use organic and GMO-free ingredients the couple makes a strong statement; edibles can and should be well crafted. There is no reason to use sub-par formulations. Just like craft beer or coffee— consumers are increasingly aware and appre- ciative of thoughtful sourcing. Ake and Solomon plan to keep expanding their product line while maintaining the same commitment to quality that is core to their mission. Solomon states that Leif Goods will offer more chocolate bars, add a new line of topical products under the Physic brand fo- cusing on pain therapy and skin nourishment. A third yet to be revealed brand is on deck © Hundred-to-One LLC 2017. All rights reserved.