Hi, I’m Gunhee.
Growing up in South Korea, I was raised in a family that embraced the healing power of plants for everyday medicine. We used natural herbs to soothe and repair the skin, body, and mind. I had many health issues as a child and pure plant-based remedies proved to be the most effective treatment. As I grew older and my passion for plant-based supplements deepened, I discovered hemp CBD. The more I learned about CBD, the more passionate I felt about championing its benefits and making it accessible to everyone. Inspired, I launched Populum in 2016.
At the time, the CBD landscape was overcrowded and rampant with misinformation, exaggerated claims, and a lack of regulation. Naturally, I saw how harmful this was to the reputation of a plant that was already historically stigmatized. Through Populum, I was on a mission to educate people about CBD, create the highest quality products available, and, most importantly, establish a higher standard for the industry.
“Ad Populum” translates to “for the people” in Latin. When I began Populum, I set out to create a brand that truly is for the people it serves. This value continues to be a driving force for us and is reflected in the hundreds of reviews from loyal customers who have tried and continue to use our hemp CBD. It’s reflected in the strict quality assurance standards that we adhere to. It’s reflected in the person-to-person connection that our team has with our community. Today, we’ve served more than 25,000 customers, with that number growing every day. I am so proud of the brand we’ve built, the people we’ve helped, and look forward to continuing our mission.