Cativa CBD Launch Party Raises $18,000 for Local Charity During Launch Party

Attended by local dignitaries and business leaders, Cativa CBD’s launch brings both philanthropic and business success 

(PORTSMOUTH, Virginia, December 11, 2019)  Cativa Health ("Cativa CBD"), a science-based cannabidiol (CBD) brand set to revolutionize the wellness and cannabis industries, has announced that it has raised $18,000 for the Begin Again Foundation. Founded by Audrey Leishman and her husband, professional golfer Marc Leishman, the Begin Again Foundation is dedicated to bringing life’s most pressing needs to families experiencing medical and life crises.

The money was raised during a joint fundraiser and launch party for Cativa CBD. The event was attended by high-profile guests including representatives from Portsmouth Economic Development, Hispanic Chamber of Coastal Virginia, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Congress. The company also introduced its Restore and Balance product lines, which includes CBD infused gum, mints, and body cream. All of Cativa CBD’s products are now available to purchase online at

“When we started Cativa CBD, we knew we wanted to give back to the Portsmouth community,” says Luisa Escobar, the COO of Cativa CBD. “The Begin Again Foundation is a perfect fit. Between helping families overcome life’s challenges, to educating the public about sepsis, the foundation is doing important work in Portsmouth.”

Inspired by Audrey Leishman’s near death experience in 2015, the Begin Again Foundation was born out of a fiery passion for helping others. Aside from education and financial assistance, the foundation also provides feminine hygiene products for women experiencing homelessness in Southeastern VIrginia.

“Our partnership with Cativa CBD is very exciting for us,” says Audrey Leishman, the founder of the Begin Again Foundation. “The community support in my hometown means the world to me, and we are going to help so many families and give back to the community. Together, we will do so much good.”

For more information about the Begin Again Foundation, please visit For more information about Cativa CBD and to order products, please visit



Cativa CBD is a science-based CBD brand committed to creating products that work. Founded in 2018 by scientists at Princeton University, Cativa CBD is dedicated to using the latest in cutting-edge technology and zero-THC CBD isolates. Cativa CBD was founded with a simple mission: to combine the power of science and the promise of nature to deliver wellness and health. We believe in the untapped potential of CBD to heal the mind and body. And, we are committed to building a limitless future where technology and nature work together. We are passionate about science, sustainability, and promoting human health and the environment. And, we are passionate about you. Cativa is sold at high-end dispensaries and online via


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Cativa CBD does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US CSA). The company sells and distributes hemp-based products. Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of hemp.


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