Onda Wellness Is Putting Farming First

Stephen Smith had his CBD “aha” moment after experiencing what he expected to be a typically stressful flight during the holiday season.

Instead, the flight was uncharacteristically relaxing thanks to some CBD oil he’d dropped into his tea earlier that morning.

After that, a mutual friend connected him to fellow Onda Wellness co-founder Annie Sicard, who had a background in medical marijuana entrepreneurship—she started an eponymous edibles company in 2008—as well as in finance, wellness and management. Leveraging her background along with Smith's experience in winemaking, farming, and business development, the two launched Onda Wellness in 2017, taking a "whole plant approach" and focusing on social and environmental regeneration to deliver the cleanest possible plant medicine.

Here, we talk to Smith briefly about Onda and what sets it apart from all the other CBD brands out there.