The Nguyen family is behind a new cannabis company called QWIN. Originally coming to the U.S. as Vietnamese refugees after the Vietnam war, they quickly established themselves in their new world. Now the younger generation is looking to help change the CBD industry.
Phiton Nguyen, after spending several years in the e-cigarette industry is now looking to bring that knowledge to healing people with cannabis. Looking at the complicated devices that were on the market for vaping, he was sure that there was a simpler way to get the medicine to patients.
After Mimi Nguyen and her mom were both diagnosed with cancer, their interest in the possibilities of cannabis grew. They took advantage of when California instituted medical marijuana. They quickly saw that a lot of the potential benefits of cannabis were being squandered by the intake methods that people were using. When you eat cannabis, almost half of the cannabinoids are destroyed in the digestive tract. When it’s smoked, many of them are destroyed by the heat of combustion.
By leveraging the knowledge of vaporizer technology within the family, they are looking to find the perfect way to get their medicine to patients.
Innovations at QWIN include their MicroFusion technology which is an ultrasonic emulsion process to make their cannabis extracts more bioavailable.
The company is looking to start moving fast. They hope to have a fully licensed manufacturing and distribution facility within the next six months as well as launching lines of CBD and THC capsules. They are also working to encourage other vape companies to use their technology and platform in their own products.
They believe in rigorously testing every product they produce and working to make sure that everything that they make is safe. They are trying to combat the stigma surrounding vaping and hoping to dispell fears of the safety of vaping that have been caused by illicit ingredients in illegal cartridges.