Proper Brands secures Missouri’s first CSQ Certification


Honeybee Edibles Becomes First CSQ Certified Cannabis Brand in the State

Proper Brands, a vertically integrated medical cannabis company just became the first in the state of Missouri to become CSQ certified. Out of the four brands under the Proper umbrella, Honeybee’s line of artisan edibles secured the CSQ Certification.

Honeybee was reviewed under the “Manufacturing and Infusion of Cannabis into Food & Beverage Products” standard, which applies to the addition of cannabis flower or cannabis derivatives into shelf-stable food and beverage products. This standard is one of four total standards within CSQ that are breaking new ground as part of the world’s first and only accredited cannabis certification program to meet ISO Requirements and regulatory requirements from seed to sale.

“Sites who achieve the CSQ certification are proving to their customers that they are willing to go above and beyond to supply only the safest possible products on the market,” said Matt Regusci, CSQ’s Technical Director. “Organizations like Proper Brands are doing this industry a favor by self-policing and proactively searching for ways to instill consumer confidence. We’re happy to welcome Honeybee into our network of industry leaders putting compliance and quality first.”

From infused gumdrops made with real fruit to a line of chocolate bars made with the finest European chocolates, all of Honeybee’s confections are chef-curated. The Honeybee kitchen is led by Proper’s Director of Culinary and 10-year chocolatier, Dave Owens who is far from new to the world of third-party audits. As the former Chief Chocolatier and Vice President of Taste at Bissinger’s Chocolates, Owens understands the intricacies of food safety and why brands should look beyond basic cGMPs to create something truly high-quality for the consumer.

“We produce ready-to-eat products for our consumers and patients, that’s why we feel that the Cannabis Safety and Quality Certification is paramount to the success of our food safety program,” said Owens.


About Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

CSQ is a safety-driven company setting reliable cannabis industry standards to help companies minimize risk, protect their brand, and provide the best product for their consumers. CSQ is the first accredited cannabis certification program that meets ISO requirements and regulatory cannabis requirements from seed-to-sale. For more information about CSQ’s standards visit our website at or follow CSQ on Instagram (@csq_certification), Facebook (@CSQcertification), Twitter (@CSQ_Cert), or LinkedIn.

About Proper Brands

Proper Brands is a fully vertical medical marijuana company in the state of Missouri with a vision to lead and inspire their community through the power of cannabis. Headquartered in St. Louis County, Proper Cannabis has established an ethos of improving the lives of others through the use of cannabis—to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled people. Proper aims to provide service to the entire state of Missouri.

Proper Brands is composed of Proper Cannabis, RATIO, and Honeybee Edibles.

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