The best parts of cannabis culture came together this weekend for Saturnalia, a CBD-infused harvest brunch and product launch by Select CBD. Select has developed another high-quality CBD offering to join its line of hemp-derived, essential oil infused innovations. Select CBD Drops combine the benefits of CBD with complementary effects from other plants and contain no THC. The company partnered with Arcane Revelry, host of an exclusive cannabis dinner series, and Feastly PDX, a social dining platform, to produce an event where the comfortable sophistication and relaxing ambiance matched the refinement and subtlety of the product they introduced.
Saturnalia: The Brunch
Brunch-goers entered the Feastly pop-up space on SE Hawthorne and immediately found themselves part of a beautifully curated experience. From the warm welcome to the simple, chic décor to the perfectly unobtrusive music radiating from the DJ station in the back, it was clear that every element of the event was intentional and that no detail had been spared. The room, alive with activity, provided ample stimuli for the senses to take in without overwhelming. There was magic in the air, but it was gracefully layered; organized, balanced.
Table settings, which included wood slices branded with the Select logo and adorned with dried flowers, beckoned attendees to try the new product that awaited each at their seats. In addition to the expected food menu, Select provided an informational sheet on the new product line so folks could familiarize themselves with what they would be ingesting. Further product education came from members of Select’s team, who radiated their company’s passion for creating quality goods that serve to normalize cannabis.
“A professional, relaxed, creative and fun atmosphere is exactly how we want people to experience our products for the first time, so this partnership with Arcane Revelry represents exceptional brand alignment,” noted Select CBD Marketing Director, Sarah Groom.
The meal consisted of four courses (including a dessert with a shock of violet cotton candy) prepared by Chef Harol Mendieta and herb and fruit infused mimosas. Each course contained an infused ingredient, identified on the menu in orange font. CBD-infused cocktails by Coalition Brewing, Indio Spirits/Rose City Distilling, and Messina Bitters rounded out the meal.
Select CBD Drops: The Product
Select CBD Drops were the highlight of the brunch. Glance around the room at any point during the meal, and you’d inevitably discover attendees mixing the tincture into their drinks or squeezing some under their tongues to try it on its own (we promise they’re tasty enough to do this without flinching!). Each of the three tincture formulations incorporates hemp-derived CBD and other plants extracts that work in harmony to enhance your relaxation and healing. The tinctures contain no THC, which means that you won’t notice any psychoactivity or feel “high.” Just 100% pure CBD oil with MCT oil and essential oil blends. It’s completely plant-based and comes in concentrations of 1000 mg CBD per 30mL bottle.
Peppermint CBD Drops combine CBD with herbs that promote focus and concentration: ashwagandha, rhodiola, and peppermint. Lemon-Ginger CBD Drops contain an infusion of CBD, along with the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric, the antioxidant benefits of ginger, and the bright, energizing properties of lemon. Lavender CBD Drops support relaxation with their recipe of CBD, lavender, chamomile, and passion flower.
Select brings the numerous benefits of CBD and the entourage effect of paired essential oils together in these discreet, easy-to-use, and flavorful tinctures. Developed with hemp-derived CBD, these products are legally available throughout the United States. You can purchase directly from Select CBD and have tinctures shipped to your location.
Education Meets Elegance
Select’s goal to normalize responsible cannabis consumption was front and center at Saturnalia. The company had experts onsite to provide general CBD education, to discuss the formulation of these new products, and to answer individual questions. According to Groom, “It’s critical to provide education around cannabis and hemp products in order to reduce stigma around consumption, so we’re thrilled to provide that opportunity to our guests.” And, because many of the guests were “pop up people” rather than “cannabis people,” Saturday brunch was the perfect opportunity to show off the many sides of classy cannabis culture.
The elegance of the affair, combined with Select’s emphasis on education, left the distinct impression that cannabis is growing up. And in its maturity, the community is seeking out meaningful experiences, opportunities for mindful consumption, and innovative products. Saturnalia attendees delighted in delicious food, clever conversation, and delicately-formulated CBD tinctures. This is normalization, and we couldn’t be happier.
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Select, one of the largest cannabis brands in America, is on a mission to be the leading provider of cannabis in legal U.S. and international markets. Known as the maker of the Select Oil and Select CBD suite of products, and winner of Dope Magazine’s 2017 Best Concentrate Company Award, Select’s mission is to provide patients and customers with the cleanest, most flavorful cannabis, with the safest delivery method available. Established in Portland, Oregon in 2015, Select expanded into California and Nevada in 2017. Learn more about Select Oil at: www.selectoil.com. Learn more about Select CBD at: www.selectcbd.com.