Just like our plant-based products, the Medicine Box team possesses an entourage effect of skills, talents and life experiences that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Uniting them all is a deep conviction that nature, wellness and the lifestyle decisions which unify both can nourish and heal both body and soul.
FOUNDER & CHIEF BRAND OFFICER
Raised in New Hampshire, Brian Chaplin exhibited a love for nature and a penchant for entrepreneurialism during his childhood years.
Later on in life, gripped by life-threatening addictions to drugs and alcohol, he turned to both his twin childhood passions and his mastery of craft cannabis to develop a new solution for himself and others. From this, he constructed the foundation of Medicine Box.
Moving to North Lake Tahoe after graduating from college in 2002, Brian fell into the medical cannabis trade, graduating from underground indoor cultivation techniques to sustainable, permaculture outdoor designs.
Brian’s professional growth corresponded with a shift towards sobriety, culminating in his enrollment into the worldwide 12-step community in 2012. Recognizing that cannabis needed to shed its outlaw excesses and rediscover its roots as a regionally produced, open-source/fair-trade agricultural tradition, Brian premiered Medicine Box in 2016.
His rustic, homemade creations have earned Chaplin and his company mentions in Rolling Stone, DOPE Magazine, HIGH TIMES, MG Retailer and Green Entrepreneur for their integration of classical herbalism with whole-plant cannabis extraction techniques.
He has participated in the Conscious Company Leadership Forum and served as a featured panelist for Cannabliss Retreats in 2018. When he’s not building out the future foundations of the homegrown, independent cannabis industry, he also skis, sleeps, hikes and meditates by the shores of North Lake Tahoe, CA.