Discover matt and Libiss Skinners Charleston Based Story
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Step into the vibrant and uplifting world of High Rise, where life is all about embracing the bold, beautiful, and wonderfully imperfect moments infused with magic.

Our brand is founded on passion, culture, and the irresistible vibe of sunlit Charleston beaches, offering a charcoal-sketch of dreams, beauty, and coastal excitement.

Our mission at High Rise is to craft hemp-derived cannabis beverages that evoke the essence of natural purity and connection. Each can encapsulates the joy of sharing laughter around a bonfire, the enchantment of vibrant sunsets, and the soothing symphony of crashing waves - all moments woven with camaraderie and a splash of free-spirited fun.

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Our story originates with our founder and CEO, Matt Skinner and his wife, Libiss; whose lives were transformed when they discovered the benefits of cannabis in managing Libiss's uncontrolled ulcerative colitis. This life-changing experience led them to dedicate themselves to sharing these benefits with others.

Empowered by their transformative journey, Matt and Libiss founded Charleston Hemp Collective in 2019. A venture where their shared values of genuine relationships and newfound appreciation for hemp came together. In 2022, they embarked on a mission to create a beverage that promotes natural health and wellness, using simple, real, and effective ingredients accessible to everyone.

At High Rise, our journey is a tribute to the abundant healing potential of nature, a celebration of community and a commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals. We are not merely crafting beverages; we are leading an evolution in the beverage industry one can at a time. Join us in embracing the magic of High Rise.


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Charleston Hemp Collective on King Street. Opened in July, 2019

In July 2019, Matt and Libiss unveiled the inaugural home of Charleston Hemp Collective right in the heart of downtown Charleston, on the vibrant Upper King Street.

matt sinnier popping a can of high rise

Marking a milestone in time, on Memorial Day 2022, High Rise brought its vision of wellness to life, and began inspiring better everyday moments.

Voted Best Wellness Product

High Rise is humbled to receive the title of Best Wellness Product in Charleston, Charleston City Paper Best of Awards, in May 2023.

Partnered with Sony Music Live

Memorable melodies of May 2023 saw High Rise's inaugural participation at Sony Music Live, sparking a fruitful dialogue and heralding the dawn of an exciting collaboration with Sony Music Nashville.

dry bar opening

Say cheers to South Carolina's first-ever cannabis dry bar! In August 2023, Charleston Hemp Collective spiced things up, unveiling the state's spot to sip on hemp-based, spirit-free beverages, in a safe and welcoming environment.

Sony Music official partners launch party

High Rise Beverage Company is proud to be the official non-alcoholic beverage partner of Sony Music Nashville. High Rise is dedicated to crafting a range of non-alcoholic beverages - ensuring that there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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