A roller coaster year for hapihemp!
2020 was a tough year for all of us. We are all living through unprecedented times, experiencing things we have never experienced before & hopefully will not again.
2020 kicked off with Professor Mike Barnes and Hannah Deacon coming on board with hapihemp family. As you can imagine this was super news for us and a real seal of approval from two legends in the world of CBD and medical cannabis. When we first set up hapihemp we had attended some CBD events and we had listened to Professor Mike Barnes talk at a few of them. He is someone that is extremely well respected within the CBD industry. Hannah was someone we both admired after watching her heartfelt story on TV and her campaign with the government to legalise medical cannabis for poorly children – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/hannah-deacon-medical-cannabis-gap-matt-hancock-should-hang/
Our CBD superfood powder has been one of the best sellers, as it is full of goodness!
Then of course Covid-19 hit us all out of the blue & turned our lives upside down. We both have children, and it was a challenging time with juggling work, home schooling and all the stresses that COVID-19 19 has brought.
Interestingly sales of CBD have rocketed during COVID-19, proving that our health and wellness has been at the forefront of all our minds. https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/medical-application-of-cbd/94707/
In the summer a journalist got in touch to find out more about us, our story and the story behind hapihemp. It is quite an experience opening up about why we decided as two mums to enter the world of CBD! We had to dig deep & talk about things we would rather forget, but it was important as it all relates to hapihemp and why we started.
Once it was all done, we carried on with our work & hoping that our story would appear somewhere!
August bank holiday weekend our phones started to ping endlessly, our social media was nonstop with comments & enquiries and we were getting emails one after another.
So, after a quick search on google, we realised we were famous!.… well, we felt famous! Our story was popping up all over the place! MSN, Essex live, Wales online, Cambridgeshire live, Staffordshire online, Belfast live, just to name a few. We seemed to be popping up everywhere! https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cannabis-cbd-oil-transformed-lives-18851763?fbclid=IwAR2EqYUMeKEE7GOISLSPq9nyDVWA2J7fr-mva5p3zH1IRcPxzHWpBB8l7lc
We then had calls from radio stations who wanted to talk to us about our journey as women in the cannabis industry!
Since then, hapihemp has had stories in:
- The Sun Online
- The Sun Online – https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/12497354/extreme-pms-pmdd-womb-removed-suicidal-terrified/
- Woman’s Own
- My Weekly
- Top Sante
- Cannabis Health Magazine https://cannabishealthnews.co.uk/2020/03/23/cbd-oil-and-fibromyalgia-a-case-study/?fbclid=IwAR3WQyIHUFFlO5ik3d9ohHG9kfP1XcBx7iuP3LSdbpdnH9LTN4QjyZAfzMM
Plus, many blogs and local press articles. https://www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/local-news/business-woman-sam-day-swapped-fear-for-success-after-cancer-diagnosis-1922
The best part of this experience was the contact with real people out there who have been thinking about taking CBD but were too scared to or didn’t know where to start. Reading our story made them feel safe, secure and much more confident about what they were buying.
There are many snake oil salesmen out there, having our pictures all over the internet as well as us baring our souls really struck a chord with people and provided some peace of mind about CBD and it could not have come at a better time for us. Like for many of you, it’s been tough, especially in such a competitive environment. We KNOW & have always known that all the products we sell are top quality & can make such a difference to so many people. However, hard work is telling everyone about it in a genuinely and authentically.
The best part of our job is helping people. Fiona is a great example of what a difference our products can make https://cannabishealthnews.co.uk/2020/03/23/cbd-oil-and-fibromyalgia-a-case-study/?fbclid=IwAR1pQPSSHdVwjFdKiqYnBj8Nos_teAnS7e0YBpJR52y6Z6UPs1VpVJ79Zq8
We also have some great independent reviews across social media platforms – https://www.vevivos.com/5-great-cbd-products-to-help-a-frozen-shoulder/?fbclid=IwAR0oW5FuppjO3xOOZtQykX3UVfyy2x3ijitrVrgL9lGnHfkGrLHK2fa19Tg
Yes, of course, we run a business, but hapihemp was borne from struggle, experience, passion & determination and now at last thousands more people know about us, who can see how transparent we are & how good our products are!
Don’t believe when you hear that ‘press doesn’t work anymore’… Because it does and we are proof of that!
Lorraine and Sam x
For more information visit www.hapihemp.co.uk