Writer/Contributor Bios

Sarah Rutherford Bio

Sarah Rutherford - Writer/Blogger

Sarah Rutherford was born in Melbourne, Australia. She has always been drawn to alternative medicine as she has always experienced reactions to certain pharmaceutical medications. Having suffered from anxiety for decades it was not until Sarah tried CBD for the first time that she really found complete symptom free relief. A trip to Peru in 2014 solidified her desire to pursue plant medicine as a life calling and career path.

Sarah started her own tincture company in 2015 called Nice Canna. She ran this company distributing to dispensaries and developed a following of loyal customers.

In 2018, Sarah met Jason Jones and began working with OC Wellness Solutions. Since then she has successfully launched and marketed a number of new CBD products. Sarah loves to research the benefits of Cannabidiol and cannabinoids. Sarah writes content for the website as well as creating Press Releases and marketing content.


Sarah is a keen writer and is currently working on a book called Plant Medicine: The New Frontier.

Jason Jones Bio

Jason Jones owner of OC Wellness Solutions


Jason Jones is the founder of several successful CBD and cannabis enterprises.

He spent his early career in real estate management and property developed and decided to pursue his passion of horticulture after the 2008 real estate crash.

He moved into growing and ran many successful high scale grows selling predominantly to dispensaries. He spent several years starting up cannabis dispensaries until he discovered the healing benefits of CBD.

He started OC Wellness Solutions in Southern California in 2018, one of the first CBD retail stores in SoCal. Jason formulates and makes all of the CBD products. His keen knowledge of chemistry and organic ingredients has helped to ensure Hempstrax is an affordable high quality product.

Lanikai Arriaga Bio

Lanikai Arriaga Blog Contributor for OC Wellness Solutions

Lanikai is an experienced community outreach specialist who is utilizing her professional role within the legal cannabis and CBD industries to advocate for restorative justice and cannabis education. Her skills are rooted in policy reform work within social justice. She believes in the decriminalization of cannabis and challenges the regulation of cannabis. 

Her passion for working with the public can be fulfilled when she is working with customers at OC Wellness Solutions. Her involvement at Hempstrax has helped her to see firsthand the positive impact of CBD and cannabinoids on customers health. 

She has expertise in marketing, customer service and healthy living. Her mission is to serve communities through intervention, advocacy, health education and awareness.