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Geocann inks supply and distribution agreement with Opticann, a new U.S.-based company founded by former MedReleaf executives

Contact: Sam Davidson
1.970.657.2479
[email protected]

Geocann will provide exclusive distribution rights to market a select portfolio of VESIsorb® formulated oral and topical CBD and CBG products to major U.S. retailers

FORT COLLINS, Colo., August 6, 2020 – Geocann is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Opticann Inc. (“Opticann”) that will bring VESIsorb® formulated hemp products into the food, drug and mass market channel of distribution. Opticann is a Colorado-based company that was founded by former MedReleaf Corp. executives, including Neil Closner (founder and former CEO), Umar Syed (former SVP Corporate Development), Angelo Fefekos (former SVP of Clinical Affairs & Quality Compliance) and Ori Sher (former Sr. Director of Procurement and Security). Under Closner’s leadership, MedReleaf became a dominant player in the global cannabis industry and was acquired by Aurora Cannabis for $2.51 billion USD in 2018.

“We are delighted to reach an agreement with Opticann for the largest and one of the most strategically important channels of distribution in the U.S. marketplace,” said Jesse Lopez, CEO and founder of Geocann. “Opticann’s leadership team has a proven track record of achieving industry-leading market share positions by pioneering innovative cannabis products with strong brands and unrivaled consumer appeal. I’m confident this pedigree of strategic execution will translate perfectly to Opticann’s future success.”

The specifics of the agreement are confidential and include a combination of cash, equity, and royalty payments to Geocann in exchange for the distribution rights of select VESIsorb® formulated CBD and CBG products to CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Kroeger, Walmart and Costco.

“The patented VESIsorb® delivery system provides a much-needed platform for entering the U.S. food, drug and mass channel with product differentiation and an unmatched history of safe and effective use,” said Closner, Chairman of Opticann. “Together with Geocann, we share a commitment for building leading healthcare brands that consumers recognize for having superior safety, purity and performance. Our partnership was built with these elements as its bedrock.”

According to Closner, the recent study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Molecules, was of noteworthy appeal to formalizing an agreement with Geocann. The results of this double-blind, cross-over study (Molecules 2019,24(16), 2967) comparing the pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of a broad spectrum hemp extract formulated with VESIsorb® to that of the same broad spectrum hemp extract combined with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. Overall, the VESIsorb® formulation showed statistically significant improvements for all measured pharmacokinetic parameters, including a 440% increase in maximal plasma CBD concentration (Cmax), a 285% increase in total CBD exposure over time [area under the curve (AUC)], and a 300% improvement in time to peak absorption (Tmax).

“These published results are unmatched in our industry and clearly demonstrate that cannabinoids formulated with VESIsorb® perform better in the human body, ensuring that health conscious consumers are receiving the maximum therapeutic benefits from Opticann’s product portfolio,” Closner stated. “Nothing gives a brand a better advantage of entering a new market than a peer-reviewed published study showing our products work better than competitive offerings.”

Geocann has the exclusive global rights to the patented VESIsorb® drug delivery technology for cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoid formulations. The technology has been successfully applied to a wide range of cannabis based product applications, including soft gel and hard shell capsules, functional foods (e.g. gummies) and beverages, powder systems, tinctures, sublingual sprays, and topically applied formulations.

 

About Geocann
Geocann is a global cannabis organization led by experienced leadership with scientific and technical expertise for pioneering new innovations in natural health products and solutions. Its focus is combining clinically-researched cannabinoids with technologically-advanced and patented innovations that provide product differentiation with superior therapeutic performance and unmatched supporting evidence. For more information, please visit www.geocann.com.

About Opticann
Opticann is dedicated to bringing medical hemp-based cannabinoid products backed by objective scientific data on safety, performance, and effectiveness to the market. Opticann was established by former executives and pioneers from the medical, pharmaceutical and medical cannabis industries who built MedReleaf Corp. into a leader in the global cannabis industry. Our founders have a strong belief in the power of phytocannabinoids for multiple medical and health benefits based on a sound understanding of the scientific rationale. Our mission is to market products that are clearly differentiated versus other hemp-based cannabinoid products and non-hemp based standard therapies. We believe in consumers and health care professionals choosing well-formulated products based on superior performance backed by sound and objective testing and both clinical and non-clinical scientific research.

About VESIsorb®
VESIsorb® is the leading delivery system innovation for dramatically improving the bioavailability of poorly absorbed ingredients, like cannabinoids. Since 2005, the advancement and superiority of this colloidal droplet delivery system have consistently been demonstrated in well-designed pilot and peer reviewed published pharmacokinetic absorption and bioavailability studies. For more information, please visit www.vesisorb.com.

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For more information and interview requests, please contact Sam Davidson at 970-657-2479 or [email protected].

Ooze Wholesale is Named the Exclusive Distributor of Stache Products in New Partnership

Jane Wagner
(248) 224-9769
[email protected]
www.oozewholesale.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

OAK PARK, Mich. — Ooze Wholesale, a Metro Detroit-based distribution company specializing in dispensary, smoke shop and retail supplies, has attained exclusive distributor rights in a partnership with Stache Products. Stache Products focuses on upscale concentrate vaporizers, and is best known for the RiO Portable Dab Rig.

“We are absolutely thrilled to introduce Stache Products to our distributor network of over 500 distributors and 8,000 retail shops across the United States and Canada,” said Ooze Wholesale President Dan Hannawa. “We are bringing the RiO to new cities and regions where it is currently unheard of. This is a new chapter for this brand, and we are honored they are trusting us to join in their growth.”

Stache Products now joins four other brands: King Palm Wraps, Truweigh Scales, Green Monkey Grinders, and Loud Lock Packaging as Ooze Wholesale House Brands. Ooze Wholesale will take over all distribution across the United States and Canada.

“It’s been my dream to work with a company like Ooze,” said Stache Products Owner, Designer and Engineer Rod Santos. “We have seen Ooze grow right in front of our eyes, and I want that same growth for our patented products. We do not rebrand, and will release new and original American-designed products for daily American users and patients. We have many designs we want to release under the Ooze brand and our own, and I hope the customers are excited to see what we do.”

By allowing Ooze Wholesale to step in and take over distribution, Stache Products will be able to focus on product development, releasing new products, and building wholesale and retail relationships. It will result in an overall increase in bandwidth for the Stache team to further develop their brand.

“Stache Products is such a unique brand that has really created their own category of concentrate devices,” said Hannawa. “We are so excited to bring Stache on as a House Brand because of the people behind the brand. The Stache team is so innovative and driven, and we can’t wait to combine our forces to bring a whole new level of success to this brand.”

About Ooze Wholesale: Ooze Wholesale is a cannabis accessory company and distributor located in Oak Park, Mich. The company was awarded the 58th spot on the prestigious Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.

Award-Winning PR Firm Durée & Company Launches CannabisMarketingPR.com to Serve its Growing Cannabis and Hemp/CBD Practice

Media Contact:
Durée & Company, Inc.
(954) 723-9350

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — July 28, 2020 — Durée & Company, a Fort Lauderdale and Aspen full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm, is pleased to announce that it has added some green to its signature pink color with a new cannabis- and hemp-focused website! An addition to the firm’s original website, DureeAndCompany.com, the cannabis-specific site, CannabisMarketingPR.com, is dedicated to the firm’s continued expansion into the booming cannabis and hemp/CBD industries.

“Our new website allows us to further connect with existing and potential hemp and cannabis clients, and to showcase the comprehensive PR and marketing services we tailor specifically for these markets,” said Durée Ross, the firm’s president and founder.

Ross recognized that the U.S. was on the brink of a “green rush” before the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018 and pursued clients in the cannabis and hemp/CBD industries. Durée & Company’s precedent-setting efforts are paving the way for PR representation in this space, which is continuously growing. The total U.S. CBD market is expected to climb to a $2.1 billion market in consumer sales by the end of 2020, according to Hemp Business Journal; and the U.S. retail marijuana market is predicted to rise as high as $37 billion in sales by 2024, according to Marijuana Business Daily.

“Having entered the cannabis, hemp and CBD markets early on, we know the ins and outs of gaining positive publicity and providing marketing for these industries, and there is no better time than our 20th anniversary to launch our website and continue to expand our practice,” Ross said.

Visitors to the website can learn more about Durée & Company’s comprehensive services, including PR and marketing, crisis prevention, digital and affiliate marketing, and influencer relations. The site also features blogs about the cannabis and hemp/CBD industries, bios of the firm’s team members, colorful images, and much more.

The website itself is a continuation of Durée & Company’s signature branding. Visitors will instantly notice the addition of the color green to the firm’s signature shades of pink.

As the “green rush” continues to flood headlines, Durée & Company keeps a watchful eye on local, regional and national news in order to quickly pivot. The team have been working with full spectrum hemp and CBD brands, processing facilities, trade associations, dispensary owners, farmers, growers, cannabis cultivators, third-party laboratories and other startups.

Examples of Durée & Company’s PR and marketing expertise in the cannabis and hemp/CBD industries include:

  • Proven relationships with and a knowledge of key players in these industries, including members of the media, influencers and thought leaders; insights developed from the careful monitoring and researching of key expos and leadership conferences.
  • An understanding of U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines and the ability to effectively share news about cannabis and hemp/CBD products — a unique attribute in today’s marketplace.
  • The knowledge to help companies establish and communicate the need for Certificates of Authenticity (COAs), knowing that products are always under scrutiny.
  • The ability to navigate the cannabis and hemp/CBD industries to tell the right stories that attract potential consumers, partners, retailers and investors.
  • A focus on the products offered, as well as on the business and the people.

Additionally, Ross sits on the board of directors at The Florida Hemp Council. The firm is a member of the Cannabis Marketing Association, and of CannabisLAB, as well as a supporter of Marijuana Moment. Ross is regularly invited to speak on panels, webinars and industry roundtables, where she shares her expertise and practical applications for marketing and PR success in the industries.

With a longstanding presence in the health and wellness, cannabis, lifestyle and business industries, Durée & Company has worked with some of the top companies including: Veritas Farms, SanSal Wellness, ACS Laboratory, Tanasi, GreenWay Herbal Products, One Plant, PurWell, PurSlep, Natural Life Franchise Corp., and The Florida Hemp Council.

With the launch of its new cannabis-specific site, Durée & Company also added a touch of green to its signature pink, with a new, animated logo. For an exclusive look at some of the clients that Durée & Company has served and the relationships the firm has garnered in the media, visit https://youtu.be/XNPz-ScycEM.

About Durée & Company, Inc.

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm founded in 1999. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado. Durée & Company serves the corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas for local, national and international clients. Services include public relations, social media, marketing, digital marketing, content development, advertising, special events, branding, radio promotions, affiliate marketing and more. Durée & Company clients include well-known names in yachting, business, real estate, hospitality, travel, cannabis and hemp, wellness and CBD, art and culture, fashion, nonprofit organizations, legal and professional services. Durée & Company is a member of PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI), an international network of boutique PR firms. To learn more, call 954-723-9350; go to dureeandcompany.com; or visit its new, specialized cannabis- and CBD-specific site at cannabismarketingpr.com. Join the social conversation and follow Durée & Company on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn at @DureeCoPR, or on YouTube at @DureeAndCompany.

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Star Micronics Introduces Feature-Packed Choice Series Cash Drawers

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                               

Star Micronics Introduces Feature-Packed Choice Series Cash Drawers

The features businesses know and love – with added strength and benefits

Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is excited to introduce the Choice Series cash drawers to its line of cash management solutions.

Available in 14” x 16” and 16” x 16” sizes and glossy black and matte white finishes, with an optional stainless-steel front design, the Choice Series cash drawers are available in the sizes and styles businesses demand. Equipped with standard till sizes, the 14” x 16” cash drawer features a 4 Bill-5 Coin till and the 16” x 16” model includes a 5 Bill-5 Coin till, with additional sizes available to fit a business’ specific needs.

Stronger than their competition, Choice Series cash drawers feature a reinforced top creating added strength to eliminate bounce from touch tablets and securely support POS terminals. The Choice Series is a one-key cash management solution enabling both the cash drawer and locking till cover to be operated by a single hinged key. Managers will love the convenience of a single hinged key that will not break off in the lock.

Simply connect the cable included with your Choice Series cash drawer to the drawer kick of your POS printer and enjoy years of reliable operation tested to over 1 million cycles and backed by a three-year warranty. Available options for the Choice Series include under-counter mounts, locking till covers, over 10 different lock set options, and a secure dual-cash cable to enable the Choice Series to work as either cash drawer 1 or cash drawer 2.

The Choice Series complements two other Star Micronics cash drawer lines: The Value Series of affordable, standard cash drawers, and the Max Series of premium cash drawers with added security and design features.

“The combination of simple setup and operation, reliable and secure steel construction, and compatibility makes the Choice Series right for your business,” said Michael Hanson, Executive Vice President at Star Micronics. “Make your next sale a Star Bundle by adding a Choice Series cash drawer to Star’s expanding portfolio of customer solutions.”

About Star Micronics

Star Micronics, a world leading POS provider, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer engagement solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment with a POS or mPOS environment. Star Micronics’ SDKs allow software integrators to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android™, iOS®, and Windows® devices to print seamlessly with their application. Always leading, and always innovating, Star Micronics has developed printing solutions including CloudPRNT, AirPrint-certified printing, Lightning connectivity, and the future-proof mCollection which includes printers, scales, stands, peripherals, and more.  For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Media Contact:

Melissa McGaughey
SkyRocket Group
[email protected]
(814) 833-5026 ext. 106

Heidi Orpilla
Star Micronics America, Inc.
(848) 216-3300 ext. 581
[email protected]

Star Micronics Introduces POSShield Protective Barrier for SMB Retailers and Restaurants

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Star Micronics Introduces POSShield Protective Barrier for SMB Retailers and Restaurants

A professional, affordable, and adaptable sneeze and virus-protection guard designed for mPOS

Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, is proud to announce the addition of the POSShield protective barrier to its product portfolio for SMB retailers and restaurants.

The POSShield, which acts as a sneeze guard and limits the spread of germs, is placed in between the cashier and the customer, and is comprised of a durable steel frame and a protective plexiglass partition. Measuring 30” wide and 33” tall, the POSShield is an ideal size for SMBs with limited counterspace, as each shield protects one cashier. Additional shields may be purchased to accommodate multiple cashiers. Designed for today’s businesses, the POSShield is adaptable and compatible with any existing POS or mPOS terminal.

The POSShield features a sturdy base plate with no countertop mounting or drilling required, making it easy to install and relocate. With a focus on mobility and reusability, the POSShield can be easily reinstalled for future use cases including flu seasons, changes in store setup, and more. The gap in between the sneeze guard and the countertop enables the safe passing and scanning of products and can be adjusted to fit a cashier’s needs. Payment pin pad terminals can be mounted to the pole if needed, and supplies are included to mount the shield to the countertop, if desired.

“We understand the needs of businesses everywhere are changing rapidly,” said Michael Hanson, Executive Vice President of Star Micronics. “The POSShield provides the professional and reasonably priced protection businesses and consumers need now, as well as the ability to be easily reused well into the future.”

About Star Micronics

Star Micronics, a world leading POS provider, has designated a portfolio of printing, secure cash management, and customer engagement solutions for any retail or hospitality establishment with a POS or mPOS environment. Star Micronics’ SDKs allow software integrators to utilize Star printers in tandem with Android™, iOS®, and Windows® devices to print seamlessly with their application. Always leading, and always innovating, Star Micronics has developed printing solutions including CloudPRNT, AirPrint-certified printing, Lightning connectivity, and the future-proof mCollection which includes printers, scales, stands, peripherals, and more.  For more information, visit www.starmicronics.com or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Media Contact:

Melissa McGaughey
SkyRocket Group
[email protected]
(814) 833-5026 ext. 106

Heidi Orpilla
Star Micronics America, Inc.
(848) 216-3300 ext. 581
[email protected]

CenturionPro Announces the Global Launch of a New Line of Industrial Scale Trimming and Bucking Machines

July 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vancouver, BC, Canada – CenturionPro Solutions Inc is proud to announce the launch of the XL 5.0, XL 5.0 SE, and XL 10.0 Trimmers along with the XL MegaBucker.  The world’s first line of industrial scale hemp & cannabis trimming and bucking machines combine for a throughput capability of up to 3000 lbs/hr wet (600 lbs/hr dry).

The XL Trimmers can meet the needs of even the most demanding harvests.  With throughput capabilities of up to six times the Twister T-Zero Pro and starting at nearly the same price, the XL Trimmers are poised to dominate the industrial scale trimming category.

“We had numerous farms purchasing 10, 15, or more of our higher capacity trimming systems, so we knew there was a need for this level of throughput.  We were just the first ones to pull off streamlining it into a single machine.” – Karl Lundgren, VP Marketing, CenturionPro Solutions.

The XL MegaBucker is a destemming system on a scale not even thought previously possible.  With a throughput of around 2400 lbs/hr this machine embarrasses the next highest capacity bucker on the market by four to five times the capacity.  Elegantly engineered and built into a trailer, this machine is as powerful as it is portable.  With bucking machines growing tremendously in popularity, this machine takes it to the next level and can handle the demands of any harvest.

“Watching the XL MegaBucker running in tandem with the XL 10.0 is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen.  No one can even imagine the processing power of these machines.  You have to see it to believe it.” – Karl Lundgren, VP Marketing, CenturionPro Solutions.

XL 5.0 – $179,995

  • 5 x DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID 304 STAINLESS STEEL TUMBLERS
  • 10 x 11-BLADE (26?) CUTTING REELS
  • 420,000 CUTS PER MINUTE
  • 5 x 6HP LEAF COLLECTORS
  • 20? TUMBLER DIAMETER
  • 9 CUBIC FEET OF TUMBLER VOLUME
  • MAIN POWER REQUIREMENT AVAILABLE AS 60HZ 220V 3-PHASE 150 AMP OR 50HZ 380V 3-PHASE 100 AMP
  • UP TO 1500 LBS/HR WET THROUGHPUT
  • UP TO 300 LBS/HR DRY THROUGHPUT
  • 5-YEAR TRIMMER WARRANTY
  • 2-YEAR LEAF COLLECTOR WARRANT

XL 5.0 SE – $219,995

  • 5 x DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID
  • 304 STAINLESS STEEL TUMBLERS
  • 15 x 11-BLADE (26?) CUTTING REELS
  • 630,000 CUTS PER MINUTE
  • 5 x 8HP LEAF COLLECTORS
  • 20? TUMBLER DIAMETER
  • 9 CUBIC FEET OF TUMBLER VOLUME
  • MAIN POWER REQUIREMENT AVAILABLE AS 60HZ 220V 3-PHASE 150 AMP OR 50HZ 380V 3-PHASE 100 AMP
  • UP TO 2250 LBS/HR WET THROUGHPUT
  • UP TO 450 LBS/HR DRY THROUGHPUT
  • 5-YEAR TRIMMER WARRANTY
  • 2-YEAR LEAF COLLECTOR WARRANTY

XL 10.0 – $269,995

  • 10 x DUAL-PURPOSE HYBRID
  • 304 STAINLESS STEEL TUMBLERS
  • 20 x 11-BLADE (26?) CUTTING REELS
  • 840,000 CUTS PER MINUTE
  • 5 x 8HP LEAF COLLECTORS
  • 20? TUMBLER DIAMETER
  • 8 CUBIC FEET OF TUMBLER VOLUME
  • MAIN POWER REQUIREMENT AVAILABLE AS 60HZ 220V 3-PHASE 150 AMP OR 50HZ 380V 3-PHASE 100 AMP
  • UP TO 3000 LBS/HR WET THROUGHPUT
  • UP TO 600 LBS/HR DRY THROUGHPUT
  • 5-YEAR TRIMMER WARRANTY
  • 2-YEAR LEAF COLLECTOR WARRANTY

XL MegaBucker – $169,995

  • Accommodates 12 to 16 Operators
  • Two fixed speed conveyers for stem and flower removal
  • Easily removable panels allow for easy roller access and cleaning
  • GMP And FDA quality
  • Pressure washing equipment, isopropyl alcohol can be used for cleaning
  • One variable speed conveyer for unprocessed product delivery to operators
  • Rubber rollers should be cleaned by hand scrubbing with mild soap and water
  • Use a light spray of drive chain oil on drive chains weekly
  • 220 volt, 60hz, 70 amp maximum power draw
  • 220 feet per minute, maximum roller feed rate
  • Variable roller RPM, 0-140 RPM
  • Bucks wet 2400 lbs/hr and dry 480 lbs/hr
  • 2-Year Warranty

The XL Trimmers and XL MegaBucker are now available to buy.

For more details please visit our website at https://cprosolutions.com/industrial-solutions/ or call us at 1-855-535-0558 for a free consultation.

Check out the XL Line in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4QpVFZXm3Q&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cBYjwmZMJmY&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmRz4WLw9t8&feature=emb_logo

For additional comment please contact Karl Lundgren, VP of Marketing, CenturionPro Solutions Inc.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 1-855-535-0558

Cel: 1-604-369-8342

The New Standard for Cannabis in Massachusetts: Happy Valley Opens in Gloucester on July 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts: P. J. Howe/Jill Reilly, Denterlein 617.482.0042

GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 15, 2020—Massachusetts’ most innovative and customer-focused cannabis dispensary is set to launch on Thursday, July 16, when Happy Valley opens its new medical and recreational retail location in Gloucester.

“We founded Happy Valley with a mission statement to create consistent, premium-quality cannabis products and then provide access to those products in a modern retail environment dedicated to educating our customers so they select the optimal products and consumption methods for their desired experience,” said company CEO Michael Reardon.

The cannabis retail store is located at 38 Great Republic Drive in Gloucester, with ample free parking. Happy Valley’s in-store experience features fast check-in and express pick-up lines, educational touch-screens, and expertly educated hosts with a focus on customer service.


Inside Happy Valley’s new Gloucester, Mass., adult/medical cannabis store

Happy Valley has created 127 jobs at its Gloucester location, 35 percent of them held by residents of the city of Gloucester and another 10 percent from neighboring Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport.

The Happy Valley Insider Mobile app provides a live menu, access to purchase history, rewards points for medical patients, and a personal Journal to keep track of experiences.

The company has also made a major commitment to giving back with donations to Action Inc.’s Our Place in Gloucester, a sober drop-in program for individuals recovering from substance use disorder; the Gloucester Food Pantry; Gloucester Firefighters Local 762; the Beauhawks Foundation supporting children with rare diseases; and Boston-based GirlsLeap.org, which inspires girls to fulfill their potential through physical self-defense and socio-emotional skill-building.

“We couldn’t be more honored to be joining the beautiful and vibrant community of Gloucester, and we’re excited to grow the strong and positive partnership we’ve already begun with the people of Gloucester and all of Cape Ann,’’ said General Manager John Hugo.

Visit the store web site  for more information.

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ABOUT HAPPY VALLEY

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Newburyport, Mass., Happy Valley is a vertically integrated cultivator and retailer of a full suite of genetically validated medical and adult-use cannabis products. Through its “Verified Genetics” promise, Happy Valley is committed to creating a consistent, premium-quality cannabis experience for all our customers.

iLAVA Announces Arizona Cultivation & Production Lease Opportunity

iLAVA of Arizona owns 100% of a cultivation and processing license and is now requesting proposals for a financed operator with cultivation experience to enter one of America’s top cannabis markets. Our ideal partner must be focused on quality control, compliance, and has experience designing and building out cannabis cultivation operations. The Arizona medical marijuana program and upcoming adult use initiative do not limit cultivation canopy size or limit plant count. Arizona’s population is over 7.2 million as of 2019.

 

 Over 190,000 lbs. of medical marijuana is sold per year in the Arizona cannabis market. In May 2020, cannabis sales in Arizona’s medical dispensaries reached $93 million, growing seven percent from April. There are currently over 245,000 registered medical marijuana patients in Arizona and patient cards are valid for 2 years.

The iLAVA management team opened The Downtown Dispensary in 2013 which has won Best of Tucson® in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. The iLAVA team currently operates 2 dispensaries and an industrial medical marijuana cultivation/production facility with 120+ employees in Tucson. iLAVA products are also distributed in 80+ dispensaries statewide including the bestselling topical in Arizona, iLAVA Touch, in addition to our vape cartridges & extracts. Arizona currently has 126 operating dispensaries statewide.

The iLAVA distribution network and the product expertise of our retail staff will be available to our potential partners. This opportunity includes cultivation and can include marijuana product manufacturing & distribution depending on negotiated deal terms.

Due to Arizona’s medical marijuana laws and our internal practices, any qualified individuals must be able to pass a criminal background check and provide proof of funding upon request.

This opportunity is being listed by the iLAVA management team (Moe Asnani & Chip Boyden) and not by a broker or third party.

Interested parties who want to enter the Arizona market can email their proposals to [email protected]. Visit ilava.com to learn more about us.

WizardPins Releases New Product in Response to COVID-19

This keychain-style device can be used to:

  • Push keypad buttons on ATMs, elevators, touch screens
  • Open and close doors
  • Carry shopping bags

Help keep your customers and employees safe with a No Touch Tool! Please email [email protected], or call 617-903-7484 for pricing and information.

New Bulk Cannabis Drying System Released

This is a paid post. Contact [email protected] for more information.

ABM Equipment of Vancouver, WA has developed a new system which dries up to 10,000 lbs. of cannabis per hour with minimal loss of cannabinoids. This is a significant improvement over last year’s larger and more expensive tumbler & belt dryers, which burned more CBD and energy respectively.

ABM’s process accepts fresh or baled whole plants, shreds it to <2”, and meters the hemp into fluid-bed dryers. The premium biomass is then separated from the stalk and packaged for extraction.

This method is able to retain more cannabinoids because it uses heat as an accelerant rather than a primary driver of evaporation, thereby burning less CBD. Additionally, the majority of lost trichomes are captured and returned to each batch instead of accumulating on the wall of the dryer or being lost into the environment.

Fluid beds are also distinct in that they push air up through the product (instead of pulling it alone). When combined with the vibration of the bed, this principle fluidizes and maximizes the hemp’s exposure to air. When air is pulled from above, concentrated air streams are formed which need more time to remove the inevitable wet spots.

ABM Equipment Co. Inc. is a systems development and integration firm with 40 years’ experience in bulk processing and hundreds of proprietary solutions in place for large players in the food and pharma industries. ABM believes these technologies will help bring the cannabis industry up-to-speed with efficiencies being achieved in other sectors.

“Now that cannabis is being grown in the volume needed for large scale processing, leveraging the most controlled and efficient systems will be crucial” said Jeff Walling, owner of ABM Equipment. Regarding their system he went on to say, “We’re extremely confident that this approach will provide some of the best results in the industry.”

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If you would like more information about this topic, call John Hilgendorf at 503-347-8104 or email [email protected]. More information can also be found at abmequipment.com/hemp-dryers.

Pure CBD Vapors Now Offering Customer Subscriptions

This is a paid post. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The #1 CBD vape company Pure CBD Vapors has now made it even easier for customers to enjoy their daily doses of hemp with a brand-new subscription service.  This exciting new service allows customers to sign up in order to receive automatic shipments of their favorite CBD products that Pure CBD Vapors has to offer.  Customers can choose to receive new replacement shipments every two, four, or six weeks, depending on their unique hemp regimens.

Many people out there take hemp daily as part of their wellness routine.  CBD products in general have been growing in popularity over the last several years— and for good reason. With more studies being conducted, it has become increasingly apparent just how euphoric this non-psychotropic component of cannabis can be.

It can be difficult to remember to restock CBD supplies before running out.  Pure CBD Vapors knows how important it is to customers that they don’t run out of their favorite CBD goods, which is why we’ve provided a way to ensure that this doesn’t happen.  Customers simply select the option to receive recurring shipments upon checking out, and we take care of the rest.

This applies to the following product types that we carry on our website:

  • CBD vapes
  • CBD flower
  • CBD oil/tinctures
  • CBD edibles
  • CBD topicals
  • Smokeless CBD
  • CBD skincare and beauty products
  • CBD pet goods

This innovative new service also means that customers can spend less time worrying about their current supply and focus more of their energy on enjoying the unique effects for which the hemp plant has become renowned.

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TruSteel Announces the EVO-6 Series, a New Wiped Film Distillation Unit

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Easy expansion and scalability to minimize downtime and maximize production.

Grass Valley, CA: TruSteel today announced the EVO-6 Series, a new wiped film distillation unit. The EVO Series brings a revolutionary modular design for a rapidly scaling botanical and pharmaceutical extraction industry. Built with the future in mind, the EVO’s superior design is the simplest and easiest way to add distillation stages to perfect the output product. Each additional module allows for a more flexible process to create the ultimate wiped film distillation unit. The control modules have advanced networking capabilities to provide easy integration into a master control unit that eliminates operator error. Other units claim full automation, but frequently fall short on the safety features and ease of access that TruSteel provides.

“This machine will change the way the industry approaches short path distillation.” says Ray Van Lenten, CTO of TruSteel. “The upgrades and features we’ve added to our EVO Series make it the most versatile and efficient Wiped Film Distillation unit on the market. Our motto for this year is Innovation, Automation, and Integration. We hope to set the bar for industrial process controls.”

Features and benefits of The EVO Series include.

  • Full automation — stand alone or with system connectivity capabilities
  • Modular design for easy scalability
  • Customizable process controls
  • Remote monitoring and datalogging
  • Sanitary designed and manufactured
  • Lockouts, user permissions and logging for enhanced quality control
  • Turnkey Setups for a complete working system

The EVO Series will be available starting 4/15/2020, with stand alone modules starting at $230,000.00 and add on units at $160,000.00. For more information on the EVO Series, visit www.trusteel.com or call us today 530-802-0420

 

About TruSteel: TruSteel is a professional team of engineers with years of experience in the extraction industry. Our tagline “By Extractors, For Extractors” reflects our knowledge of the industry and our commitment to help those in it thrive on a large scale.  We understand how important the quality and productivity of your equipment is to your business, but also the relationship that you have with the manufacturer. We could sell you a product but we’d rather find you a solution.

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