Ohai was founded in 2018 in Vancouver, BC and built by an all-women freelance team. We are a cannabis lifestyle brand featuring a curated collection of Elevated Essentials™—cannabis tools and goods for the style conscious and aesthetically aware. Our collections are created with an artful intention and purpose for you and me, the modern day renaissance spirit.
The idea was conceived at first spark when I discovered the self-therapeutic benefits of cannabis. During this time I was a high-strung and sleep deprived walking panic attack working at a fast paced ad agency. It was my dream job until I was laid off and the anxiety really hit. My boyfriend at the time suggested I take a few tokes and enjoy the mini sabbatical. I consumed before, but never on my own and that day changed the course of my life.
It wasn't long before I wanted my own tools and personal stash kit, but I couldn't find the aesthetics I had in mind. I was looking for designs that would match my lifestyle choices; items that would represent the beauty of self-care and my connection with the plant. Instead, my exploration felt intimidating and overwhelming, which made the overall experience unwelcoming. I was frustrated looking for the tools to help ease my frustrations and I knew I had to change that narrative one day.
Fast forward 12 years later, I found myself living in a time and place where cannabis was increasingly normalized, de-stigmatized, and legalized. The time to help shift that narrative arrived, and thus Ohai was born.
My wish for Ohai is to shine love and light on a world of unlimited possibilities, to share confidence and empowerment at your fingertips so you can embrace the higher things in life. I hope you enjoy it, from my heart to yours.