2020 Vision

Over the last several years, we’ve dedicated our lives to formulating the most beautiful and effective CBD-infused edibles, tinctures, and topicals using single-origin, fair trade, organic, and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

As the clock rolls into a new decade, we look back on the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Our incredible team has come together to refine our product line and streamline production to reduce waste and lower costs, allowing us to offer more of what our customers want, for less.

Thank you for your support over the years as we’ve overcome our own challenges. We look forward to the next 10 years as part of your community.

 

-the grön family

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we are grön.

We are a small band of visionaries in the heart of Portland who love to create products that empower, enlighten, and leave the world a little better than we found it. Our belief is that life is worth savoring and that everyone deserves a chance to experience all that life has to offer. From the conscientious sourcing of pure ingredients to the rigorous testing of the final results, we aim to lovingly craft hemp-infused confections and products that give people the tools to free themselves of some of the challenges that get in the way of a truly flourishing life.

 

a brief history of grön

IT STARTED WITH A DREAM

Christine founded Grön in 2015 to help Oregon cannabis consumers enjoy extraordinarily delicious chocolate. The name is the Swedish word for green, and it invokes Christine’s studies in Denmark and her love for all things sustainable and Scandinavian.

THE CRAFT BEGAN

While working full time with builders and developers on behalf of a Portland architecture firm, Christine also immersed herself in the nuanced and elusive art of chocolate making and infusing her recipes with cannabis oil extract. Without outside capital—and with only responsibly sourced ingredients—the Grön team navigated Oregon’s evolving regulatory requirements to emerge as the state’s first fully compliant edible processor, certified by the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture and the Oregon Health Authority.

AN OREGON LEADER EMERGES

By 2016, Grön chocolates were made available to medical-marijuana card carriers a full year before Oregon legalized recreational cannabis. Today, several cacao varietals and flavors are available in more than 400 dispensaries across Oregon. Each Grön chocolate cannabis product reaches the consumer in biodegradable, child resistant packaging.

A CBD REVOLUTION BEGINS

Encouraged by the company’s success and with a continued commitment to spreading the wonders of cannabis and hemp, Christine focused on finding an opportunity to make CBD and its beneficial qualities available to a wider audience by creating beautifully delicious products infused with broad spectrum hemp extract containing zero THC.

is grön a bean-to-bar chocolate maker?

We’re not. We leave the cultivation and harvest of farm-fermented cacao beans to the people who’ve been doing so for generations. We are, however, fully committed to sustainably sourced cacao and to always sourcing our cacao from farms that share our values.  Our chocolate is always Fair Trade Sourced and often single origin sourced!  Cacao’s sustainability depends on an ecologically complex and fragile canopy—as well as the communities who do the sorting, cracking, winnowing, conching, and aging.  We’re proud to be part of the community that gets to bring this magical product to you.

for the greater good

Our products are hand-crafted and exclusively fair-trade sourced. No soy lecithin is used in any of our products and all our ingredients are locally and sustainably sourced whenever possible. We are always mindful of the environmental, social, and economic impact of our ingredients.

is your packaging environmentally friendly?

We strive to make little waste and minimal impact on the environment. The inks we use are non-toxic and vegetable-based.