In 2013, as part of a previous company, I learned everyone has an endocannabinoid system that interacts with phytocannabinoids. All forms of cannabis contain significant amounts of phytocannabinoids, and many people believe they can provide a therapeutic handshake for one’s endocannabinoid system.

During this time, I also learned that industrial hemp (cannabis with less than .3% THC) is the planet’s fastest growing and most versatile crop. Compared to other forest or commercial crops it yields twice the fiber (requiring less land), absorbs more carbon dioxide (8.8 tons per acre), naturally resists pests and weeds, produces seeds packed with goodness (omega 3’s, proteins) and contains extract that’s abundant in beneficial phytocannabinoids like CBD.

In 2018, the United States passed a new farm bill legalizing industrial hemp (cannabis with less than .3% THC). I wanted to find a way to do two things: one, encourage the growth of industrial hemp on a massive scale to maximize its ecological benefits; and two, deliver full spectrum CBD to folks in a convenient and tasty format. To that end I teamed up with my longtime business partners and started clēēn:craft.

clēēn:craft carbonated beverages (sodas) are created by carefully isolating and harnessing full spectrum CBD, then combining it with natural & simple ingredients, including real juice concentrates and cane sugar. All clēēn:craft beverages are non- alcoholic, THC free, made with 100% USA Hemp and compliant with WA STATE Senate Bill 5276.

From my own personal experience, I can say I feel better after drinking clēēn:craft products. My senses feel more powerful, and I enjoy the natural flavors of our products. I have spent a large part of my career in the restaurant & bar business – I know how hard it is to find crafted, ready- to-drink beverages with wholesome ingredients. Our team at clēēn:craft dedicated significant time to sourcing the right ingredients, doing our best to sustain an ecological balance throughout the process.

clēēn:craft products can be found on draft at your favorite restaurants or bars, in growlers at your local farmers markets, in some forward-leaning grocery stores in our 8.4-ounce can, or online at We make our clēēn:craft beverages at our CBD experience center and production facility on the corner of 2nd and Bell in downtown Seattle.

Thank you for your time,

Marcus Charles
Co-Founder of clēēn:craft