Ever since Chef Leighton Knowles prepared New York City’s first meal infused with cannabidiol (CBD) a year ago, the Glendale-based cannabis entrepreneur and his team have taken their company, Flower Power Coffee Co., to new heights.
The company was launched in 2017, and within a few months Knowles has taken his CBD coffee, lollipops and candies on the road to various expos to share his vision, and had huge success selling his products strictly online. In 2018, however, Flower Power partnered with Caffeine Underground in Bushwick and the cafe has suddenly become known as the only location in the city that sells legal, cannabis-infused coffee.
When QNS caught up with Knowles on April 3 he was continuing his travels, riding on an Amtrak train from Massachusetts to Ohio. Knowles described the success and attention his company is receiving as “humbling,” but he measures the company’s impact through more important factors.
“We’re helping people, and people are seeing the vision behind the company,” Knowles said. “The feedback from the general public has been really heart-warming. There’s a lot of people living a lot better lives.”
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