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The old man took a leaf of rice paper from a small booklet, lit it, and tossed it in the air. He launched HBI, a smoke-shop supply distribution company (though this time, he didn't sell bongs). He later moved to Arizona where RAW products were born. Kesselman waded into the Fraser River and let the fish go. By 1997, the business was clocking in new accounts each week. 207 passes, legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona, What's next: Arizona has about 430K votes left to be counted statewide, Live Election Updates: Votes continue to be counted in Arizona, Sharpies will not invalidate your ballot, Maricopa County officials say, Two killed, trooper hurt after passenger car ran into patrol car, DPS says, Attorney encourages tenants to fill out paperwork as state's eviction moratorium ends, Hundreds upset over ballot counting protest in downtown Phoenix, EXPLAINER: Why AP called Arizona for Biden, National election results: Latest projections for President Donald Trump, Joe Biden, What it means when your Arizona ballot status says 'canceled'. All rights reserved. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RAW_(rolling_papers)&oldid=983373928, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 21:49. (He also documents his more serious work in Ethiopia, where he has donated about $2 million to build clean water wells.) Wiz Khalifa dedicated a song to the brand, titled "Raw.

He quit eating meat. Joshua Kesselman, 35 Brooklyn, NY. RAW is an American brand of rolling papers created in 2005 by Josh Kesselman. He was 5 years old, walking around his native Manhattan with his father, who smoked rolled cigarettes. He moved to Florida for college and started opening up smoke shops there after quickly losing interest in a career in accounting. "[4] Mary Schumacher of The Fresh Toast recommended RAW rolling papers to people who smoke cannabis. Message. So, last month at Puff’n’Stuff we hosted a meet and greet with Josh Kesselman, ‘International Man of Raw.’ Josh was visiting Ireland as part of his family vacation and was awesome enough to drop by to Puff’n’Stuff to meet some of his fans and admirers. Producers Josh Kesselman Net Worth Josh Kesselman Net Worth 2020, Age, Height, Relationships, Married, Dating, Family, Wiki Biography But it worked out.".

Copyright 2019 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). The concept was successful and RAW became the first company to offer "vegan" papers.

While research firms like BDS Analytics predict that new cannabis users are trending toward vapes and edibles, Raw is not going smokeless. To this day, the brand's popularity owes a lot to Kesselman's over-the-top public personality. “I love Arizona,” he said. Kesselman signed on, and began manufacturing two new paper brands: Juicy Jays, which were flavored papers, and Elements, which resembled the rice papers his dad used. What makes Raw's all-natural papers special is that they are made out of minimally processed organic hemp fibers that don't contain chemical whiteners, like most other papers.

He started speaking to the cows in jest, and a baby cow and its mother starting mooing. Kesselman then decided to make an even bigger bet, on vegan rolling papers. OK, if it is not clear by now, Kesselman is one unique boss. His name is Josh Kesselman and he is the founder of RAW Rolling Papers, a global brand that is one of the biggest in the business. I know what my job is and it's very simple: supply you with the best rolling paper ever made.". He doubled down on rolling papers.

Kesselman has been chasing that magic his whole adult life. He scrapped together $500 to rent the storefront in Gainesville and slept in a shed behind his friend's house to make ends meet. Josh Kesselman remembers the moment he fell in love with rolling papers. There is a wild CEO right here in the Valley.

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There is a wild CEO right here in the Valley. And it hasn’t been a party this whole time. After that, he decided, everything he consumed would be vegan, including rolling papers. Criminal or Civil Court records found on Joshua's Family, Friends, Neighbors, or Classmates View Details. 1.7m Followers, 613 Following, 1,945 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from RAW Founder Josh Kesselman (@rawkandroll)



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