Known for their diverse line of Cannabis-infused syrups and tinctures, Crown B Alchemy is an OG of the Oregon Cannabis market. We spoke with the company’s founder and CEO, Bryan Alderman, to learn what makes their brand stand apart and what they hope to see from the future of edible making.
What got you interested in Cannabis?
Living in Northern California, Sonoma County, people grew a lot of weed. My mom used a little makeshift greenhouse to grow on our apartment’s balcony. She was a teacher back then and teachers didn’t make shit, so it was a nice small side hustle. I smoked a ton of weed in high school too, and we really had some fantastic indica strains in that area.
When and why did you start Crown B Alchemy?
I always knew that I wanted to run my own business, and it was just good timing. I had been in medical heart device sales for around 16-17 years, but just got bored. The money was great, but I knew that I wanted to do something different and for myself.
Me and a buddy were in Vancouver and tried an infused syrup called Zoot. This syrup was only 30mg, but the effects were heavy and we got super stoned. It tasted like holy hell though, and I thought, ‘You know what? If I can get these effects in something that tastes better, we’ll have a winner on our hands.’ I started researching various processing methods and came across nano processing, which I was already familiar with from working in the pharmaceutical industry. It’s nothing new, just new to Cannabis. Pharma has been using it for decades.
How is the current state of the edible market?
The market is evolving at the right pace. It seems that there are a large number of new Cannabis users who don’t want to take up smoking. Edibles are a great fit for this demographic, which is growing every day. We’re seeing double-digit increases every year, so yes, the market is responding very well to our products.There is always going to be a place for the high-end products in any particular category, and there will always be a place for the least expensive. We’re a recreationally licensed company, but we’ve found that we have a strong medical following. Our syrups are technically labeled as a tincture, allowing us to increase the dosage up to 1000mg. Our 4-ounce bottles offer a true bang for your buck. I’ve been getting emails from medical patients letting me know that our Cannabull has helped them decrease their RSO usage. Nothing’s wrong with RSO, but let’s be honest – it tastes horrible.
Why choose Crown B Alchemy?
Cannabis users typically want the heat, or whatever gives them the best effect – which is an area that we thrive in. It took us nearly two years for the nanotech emulsion development for our Cannabull syrup. We looked at three different metrics: onset of effect, intensity of effect, and the overall length of the experience. We adjust our particle size to achieve the highest marks on the bell-curve for all three of the metrics listed. While most of the emulsion is in the nano realm, which is what gets you ‘stoned’ quicker, we do leave in some larger particles. This is what generates a longer lasting effect, keeping you higher for longer.
We’re definitely looking at moving into other legal markets in 2024 and to expand our product line. Aside from the Cannabull and Moonlight Serenade, we will be releasing nano-cannabinoid gummies made with real fruit. We’re aiming for early 2024, and are excited to throw our hat in the sea of gummies and let consumers discover the true power behind the development of our tech.