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Kiva Confections is a budding business in the marijuana industry that aims to set a high bar for marijuana chocolates and other pot confections.

Kristi Knoblich Palmer, Kiva’s COO and co-founder, said her company is different from other marijuana edible firms because it adheres to strict testing standards. The company makes its cannabis extract from trim, which are leftovers from marijuana harvest. From there, it tests the plants to make sure there are no pesticides or contaminants before it is used in chocolates. She went through the process of how a confection is made, which involves intensive labor as each bar is hand poured and packaged.

[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”6231,6304,6292,6261,6408″]The edibles are stamped so the batches are easy to track. Afterward, the product is tested again to make sure it is safe. The thorough procedure is designed to make the confections are up to Kiva’s standards, Palmer said. The products are also sealed and professionally packaged to give buyers an added sense of security.

Kiva’s products are available in the Bay Area and throughout California and Arizona. The company recently announced plans to bring its product to Illinois.