What's in a name? An apt question for our first blog post. Peridot is gem-quality olivine and August's birthstone, which my youngest daughter and our other founder's daughter both share in common. It is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive-green. The gem, known as the healer's stone, represents purity, perfection and a connection to the earth. Our aim at Peridot Labs is that our extracts will too. And just like cannabis, the gem is said to foster health and wellness.
The hexagon in our logo symbolizes a key structural element found in all cannabinoids and the smaller and smaller hexagons are meant to look like a cut and polished peridot, with a nod to sacred forms of geometry found throughout the micro and macro universe.
Why cannabis? As founders, we are both truly passionate about this company and the field of medicinal cannabis. We are eager to join and participate in the push for ending the senseless prohibition of a plant that has such great potential to benefit humanity. Cannabis is undoubtedly one of the most controversial and talked about plants in recorded history. The war on drugs, which has often been centered around cannabis, has failed. Lives have been ruined or lost due to our deplorable and biased criminal justice system, and the truth has been suppressed for far too long.
In a time when healthcare costs are rising and prescription drugs cost a fortune, we need to expand access and research beyond traditional means. Hence, we are working to bring forth new and affordable alternative, cannabis-based medicines. Natural plant-based medicines have been utilized to treat and manage myriad diseases and conditions for centuries. Until the 20th century cannabis was one of those plants, and it is time to once again acknowledge that it has true therapeutic benefits and the potential to make significant changes to personalized health care and the free development of one's personality.
There is no doubt and denying that people also enjoy cannabis and its euphoric high; however, it is certainly no "gateway" drug and does far less harm to society than alcohol and opiates. Considering these facts, we have both wholeheartedly taken the leap into this exciting industry and hope to foster a lasting impact on the advancement of cannabis as both a medicine and life enhancement.
At Peridot Labs we believe in The Science of Cannabis Extraction.