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Supplying Police, Cannabis Branding Business Provides Hand Sanitizer

April 9, 2020 — as it appeared here

The message of personal hygiene, with an emphasis on hand washing, is a message many Americans have heard loud and clear as a means to thwart infection and the slow the spread of coronavirus during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Common stringent hand sanitizers are good at killing the germs, too—if you can find them. But people in panic-mode have stripped store shelves clean, and online sales have driven the cost of hand sanitizer to more than $130 a bottle in some cases.

That’s led to businesses throughout the country, like distilleries, making alternative products. But in Arkansas, a different type of business has stepped up. Shake Brands Corp.—a platform for cannabis brand licensing, product manufacturing and retail distribution in Arkansas—got to work developing a hand sanitizer.

Starting April 9, Shake was dispersing it by the gallon out of its USDA-certified lab to police officers and city hall staff in Johnson, Arkansas. That version of the product does not include a hemp extraction, but a version now being sold online does.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to give people access to the products they need at affordable prices,” says Antigone Davoulas, Shake’s general counsel and “Business Bud”. “Our aim is to keep it simple and offer products that comfort customers at a time when panic buying and price gouging are on the rise.”

Mixology on a timeline According to Shake scientist, Syrona Scott (“Beaker Bud”), the infused hand sanitizer for sale combines alcohol with aloe and Shake’s hemp extract, which has antimicrobial properties. The aloe helps soothe cracked hands often dried out by other ingredients, Scott says.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to give people access to the products they need at affordable prices.” “Though cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical present in industrial hemp extracts, it’s not what gets people high,” Scott explains, “however it is part of a heavily regulated industry.”