Our Story is...
State Of The Art
Read about the passion, integrity, family, and core values that led us to bring you the best in high-quality CBD products.
WHO ARE WE?
Matt Colan, Co-Founder, creator, designer, mad scientist, AKA Heisenberg
SOTA CBD found its start in common problems: chronic pain and trouble sleeping.
When Matt found himself suffering from intense shoulder pain that ultimately resulted in a loss of sleep, he was recommended by trusted adviser to look at CBD as a possible solution, so he took the plunge and made the choice to research this natural solution. During his search he learned a lot about the benefits of CBD. Unfortunately, he also discovered the unpleasant truth about the CBD industry: there is a lot of misinformation and fake products, which, in many cases, leads to a bad reputation for CBD.
CBD isn’t the problem. The problem is an industry that is largely unregulated and full of poorly produced products. After trying several CBD brands on the market and finally finding relief from one, Matt realized that there was a need.
After sifting through all the misleading information, he decided to do something about it...and boom! State of The Art CBD was born.
His mission? To help people by creating the most pure, organic and bioavailable broad-spectrum cannabinoid products on the market, all at a price people can afford.
This mission remains SOTA's promise to you.
The first colleague to join Matt's team was a close friend, Damon Graham. As a former Co-Founder and Executive VP of TLC Rx (now Kroger Specialty Pharmacy), he brings 20 years of experience in Sales and Business Development that proved invaluable to Matt's mission. Damon is a respected business mind, entrepreneur, and great sales minded professional.
Damon's introduction to CBD was a much different one than Matt's, as his introduction to CBD, came from Matt himself. After taking the time to listen to the benefits and potential health improvements for Damon's bad knees and restless leg syndrome at night, he too decided to take the plunge. Shocked by the amazing results, he decided to partner with Matt and help build SOTA CBD into a State-of-The-Art company.
Damon Graham, Co-Founder, Sales strategist, Business Developer, and proud husband to Teri and father to 6.
Matt and Damon’s passion has been helping people in need and both love to give back. Seeing the effects that opioids has had not only on their own families, but the millions of others across the world has always been a concern. Accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of death in the United States for those under 50. Nearly two-thirds of 2016 deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid, according to drugabuse.gov.
So SOTA CBD has set out to aid in this problem by donating a portion our sales proceeds to helping people move away from opioids. SOTA created and outreach program called Keep A Step Ahead (KASA) to help educated and assist people addicted to opioids and other illicit drugs. We are committed to using our resources to help those who need them. We will continue to work to create programs with this goal in mind. Whether it’s giving free products to families who can’t afford them or giving a portion of our sales to deserving non-profits, SOTA CBD is commitment to giving back is an integral part of our business.
One of SOTA's many commitments is to leave a better world for the next generation. As a family-oriented organization, and progressive leaders, this means furthering respect for human rights and fighting against social injustice.
As business owners, Matt and Damon are committed to showing respect to our employees, suppliers, customers and anyone else who comes in contact with SOTA products. We are also committed to safeguarding the environment by keeping our organization a primarily green company.
What is SOTA CBD's future and long-term goal? Very simple...To help as many people as we can!