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Brand Partner: Laughing Lion Herbs Kratom Powder & Kava

Meet Laughing Lion Herbs

We’re excited to introduce you to our friends at Laughing Lion Herbs – a Colorado based kratom company with deep roots in the industry. They’ve operated out of Colorado Springs for over seven years, and recently opened a second retail store in Castle Rock.

As another brand that’s here out of a genuine love for kratom, helping the community, and doing things the right way, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be offering 3 variety of their premium kratom powder, as well as their 30% kava extract!

We’ve testified alongside each other at the state capital in favor of the CO KCPA, worked out of their new state-of-the-art facility, tested their kratom products, and spent time with the whole Laughing Lion team. So when we decided to offer a non-tea kratom product for customers looking for a reliable source for high quality kratom powder, they were top of mind.

We’ve officially added their White Maeng Da, Green Maeng Da, and Red Maeng Da kratom powder to our store, as well as their water soluble 30% kava extract. It’ll come in the same shipment as your tea, so simply add it to your cart and checkout like normal.

The American Kratom Association

We originally met Matt and Melissa Frank, owners of Laugh Lion Herbs, two years ago on a American Kratom Association call about the Colorado KCPA. They invited us to the Springs to meet their team and discuss the future of Colorado kratom.

We immediately hit it off and have had the pleasure of collaborating with them ever since. As another brand interested in bringing the kratom tea tradition to American kratom culture, Laughing Lion Herbs started offering Top Tree Herbs tea bags in stores in 2021.

Our relationship with Laughing Lion Herbs grew as we continued to work together to improve the Colorado kratom market. We believe that kratom should be sourced and sold responsibly.

That means, of course, that there should be product testing, directions for preparation, and guidance for customers about how to use kratom safely. Considering Laughing Lion Herbs has been doing this since 2014, we think you’ll love their kratom and kava.

Kratom Laws in Colorado

We knew we wanted to change Denver law. So with our Colorado partners working close by, we set out to change the laws of Colorado. In 2022, the Top Tree Herbs founders, Sam Weber and Soren Shade, along with the Laughing Lion Herbs team, met at the Colorado State capitol building.

They were joined with several members of the AKA leadership team, as well as a dozen or so citizen advocates.

Together, we made our case to the Colorado house committee that kratom should be regulated for consumer safety. We said it there should be rules in place to ensure that quality controls are maintained.

The core idea is that regulation will help ensure kratom products in Colorado are free from adulteration or contamination.

After two long and grueling hearings, team Colorado Kratom ended the day victorious!

The Colorado Kratom Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) was passed by the House and signed into law by the Governor in June of 2022. (The actual bill won’t go into effect until June of 2023, however.)

Thankfully, this bill goes a long way in protecting Colorado kratom consumers. Safe kratom is at the heart of everything that we do at Top Tree Herbs. During this, we became very close with our teammates on the Laughing Lion Herbs crew. We knew our friendship was only beginning.

Doing What We Each Do Best

Now, after partnering to pass the CO KCPA, we are once again partnering with Laughing Lion Herbs. Our mission has always been to normalize kratom, and we knew the best tool for the job would be to make high quality kratom tea bags and kratom tea products.

But there are lots of consumers looking for a reliable source for high quality kratom powder. So we didn’t want to stop there. Whether you’re looking for kratom powder for smoothies, or to have when you can’t brew tea, you can’t go wrong with Laughing Lion Herbs kratom powder. The partnership allows us to stay focused on what we do best.

As the first kratom tea bag company, we set the standards for quality and ease of use. We developed a first of its kind proven brewing technique which has been confirmed in the laboratory as being 100% more effective than our competitors recommended brewing process. (White paper coming soon!)

We knew that dozens of other kratom companies had years of establishing relationships with kratom farmers and creating processes for importing powder and making extracts as volume. And people like Matt and Melissa had toiled for years to establish Fair Trade relationships with farmers in Indonesia and Thailand and create cGMP processes to ensure the safety of their product. Simply put, they, and many others, had perfected selling powder and extracts.

With our close personal relationship with Laughing Lion Herbs, we jumped at the opportunity to give our customers a true, one-stop-shop kratom experience by offering Laughing Lion kratom powder and kava extract on our site.

Laughing Lion Herbs Kratom and Kava

It’s Laughing Lion Herb’s classic, high quality kratom and kava, now conveniently located on the same page as our Top Tree Herbs kratom tea bags. We hope you enjoy, and please let us know what you think in the comments or write to us as [email protected].

Cheers to better brewing!

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Soren Shade
Soren Shade is the Founder and CEO of Top Tree Herbs. He was the producer for Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, and continues to produce the Hamilton Morris Podcast. He writes with a holistic look at natural and synthetic pharmacology, traditions-of-use, and a love for freedom of consciousness. You can find Soren rock climbing or advocating for sensible drug reform and anti-prohibition.

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