Tubby’s Kitchen is a family business focussed on supplying cannabis-infused products online. Its mission is to connect the concepts of health, food and CBD and it’s mentor, Aions Creative Technology, has attracted the interest of TelkomFuture Makers which is keen to fund innovative start-ups in the ITC sector.
Fledgling CBD product supplier Tubby’s Kitchen will be amongst the companies supported by Telkom’s enterprise and supplier development programme.
Telkom FutureMakers has partnered with Aions Creative Technology to grow local start-ups in the information, communication and technology (ICT) sectors. Telkom FutureMakers is putting up R58 million in funding for SMME’s that are focused on digital innovation, which the company believes will form the backbone of the South African economy.
Tubby’s is one of three start-ups being mentored by Aions. The others are health and wellness company, Level, and e-scooter company, Scooter.
Mitchan Adams, co-founder and CEO of Aions, said the funding would enable Aions to ‘significantly grow’ the number of start-up businesses it was funding and mentoring.
“As venture builders, we provide the seed funding the start-ups need, and then work closely with the founders to transform them into a market-ready offering that can scale rapidly and employ more people themselves. We believe this approach resonated strongly with Telkom’s goal of growing and building businesses, especially in disadvantaged areas,” Adams said.
Founded by Heidine Lawrence and her son Dillan, Tubby’s Kitchen has launched a range of cannabis-infused kitchen foodstuffs as part of its broader range of condiments and spices. The online company says it prides itself on “the fact that none of our products are infused with isolate or chemically produced CBD oil, but instead that it is the natural CBD cannabis plant–we keep it all natural and straight from the farm!”.
The company has been developing product over the past two years with the mission of stocking kitchens with choice cannabis flavours with the purpose of connecting health and food to cannabis.
Tubby's Story by Dillon Lawrence
“This is what Cannabis provides people: an inner logic, a world within that cannot be experienced or translated to others. It is an alienating form of Joy.” – Charles Mudede
One morning 5 years ago – I was surprised to suddenly start experiencing 15-20 seizures a day. Loss of speech coincided with other symptoms. I was unable to read, write, walk, and talk. My career was taken but I knew that giving up was not an option.
Fast forward 2 and a half years later. After many failed attempts at treatment, my beautiful son and optimistic brother suggested I try Cannabis.
I could lift my head again. And I don’t just mean from the pillow, I am intimately talking about my soul.
Suddenly I could hear and feel music again, and laughter didn’t hurt. I have always been a joyful Epileptic and led a full and blessed life.
Circumstance practically forced us to pursue CBD Cannabis. Us, including my strong mother. The bad connotations around Cannabis, and social negatives, made it challenging to explain the differences between THC and CBD during the healing phase, whilst smelling up the house with cannabis. But my mother started believing when the seizures started decreasing. Sometimes, even the truth requires convincing.
Within about 14 months after taking CBD tea every day my seizures had reduced again. I finally had my mind, body & soul back. I found peace again and my life felt like my own. I could read, walk & talk again. The storm was over, but there was an aftermath. Because admittedly, all those seizures did take their toll in certain areas. However, with CBD cannabis I could kindle a new happy and joyously challenging life again.
At this point I asked my sister, Beulah to join me on this magnificent journey to reach as many people as possible with the gift of the CBD plant. She was with me through every step of my healing and is part of the foundation of who we are.
I finally understand the benefits of CBD and the opportunities of a new life that could exist for so many if they simply knew the power of this mystical plant.
CBD provided the opportunity to enjoy the physical and mental healing my life needed. And the result of that healing is a refreshed mind free of anxiety, intensely reduced seizures, and an in-tune spirit that can enjoy an inspired and balanced life.
The Cannabis plant has always been a mystical element for me, and now, for so many others as well.
…It’s all about lifestyle…
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