Scott Campbell of Beboe Therapies Scott Campbell of Beboe Therapies

Scott CampbellBeboe Therapies

Skin has long been a primary medium for the world-renowned tattoo artist Scott Campbell. A founder of the luxury cannabis brand Beboe, he launched Beboe Therapies in 2019, inspired by the growing body of research demonstrating the benefits of cannabis-derived cannabidiol, aka CBD, for skin.

What drove you to start your own brand? I have had a relationship with cannabis for most of my life: The first time I ever heard of it was as an ingredient in the pot brownies that helped my mother get through the sleepless nights and nausea caused by chemotherapy. And as an artist, it has been a big part of my studio practice. So when the industry evolved and became legal, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I launched Beboe in 2015, followed by Beboe Therapies—the name was inspired by the love and compassion that my grandmother, Beboe, showed my mother and me while my mom was going through her cancer treatments. Tell us about the "aha moment" that led you to take the plunge and launch? As medical research uncovered more and more health benefits of cannabinoids, it became evident that cannabis is not only healthier way to let loose on a Friday night; it truly is a powerful medicine. And once the potential of CBD was discovered, it was also clear that there is a lack of awareness and education as far as how the compound actually works and how to best use it, especially when addressing inflammation, arthritis and skin issues. Beboe’s knowledge of the plant itself, combined with our relationship with some of the top cannabis researchers in the world, left us with a moral responsibility to apply our understanding of the plant to skincare products that were focused on efficacy first. Have you always been an entrepreneur? Well, I have never had to type up a resume.
"It became evident that cannabis is not only healthier way to let loose on a Friday night; it truly is a powerful medicine."

What’s your favorite product in the line? I definitely use the Body Balm regularly because my joints aren't getting any younger, and my knees sound like bags of gravel when I wake up in the morning from 15 years of running marathons. The story behind its creation is that CBD can be effective in reducing inflammation due to arthritis, but there is a misconception that more CBD means a product is more effective. Studies have shown clearly that there is a sweet spot of potency, and that too much CBD in tissues can actually get in the way of the body’s own efforts to maintain homeostasis. Our Body Balm is specifically designed to permeate the thicker skin of knees, backs and hips, and deliver the appropriate amount of CBD to the inflamed tissues underneath.

What’s your morning routine? I wake up in the morning, and before lifting my head off the pillow, I spend about 10 minutes meditating on the day. I think about what I want to get done, and I visualize how I am going to go about it. Then I usually go to the kitchen and try to make a breakfast that my kids will actually eat. What would people be surprised to learn about you? I am a licensed paramedic! What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting their own business? Move slowly, thoughtfully and never let a day go by without taking at least one step towards your goals. Don't be discouraged by lack of progress, as long as you are progressing (even in tiny increments). Beboe Therapies' Scott Campbell
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