Just days after announcing his line of cannabis products would be distributed in Southern California, reggae musician Julian Marley revealed he’s struck a deal to have his products reach the international MJ market as well.
Marley is partnering with Maricann Group – which has a medical cannabis production facility in Ontario, Canada – to produce and distribute Marley’s JuJu Royal line of marijuana products in that country starting Jan. 1, according to a news release.
Maricann’s release also said the company will have first right of refusal for distribution in Europe.
Marley – one of the children of legendary musician Bob Marley – has also partnered with International Cannabrands to promote the licensing of his family name. That company helped broker the Maricann deal, according to the release.
The deal is for three years, under which Maricann will distribute Marley’s line in Canada.
The release didn’t identify any specific European countries where JuJu Royal would be distributed or when that venture may begin, but Maricann’s European headquarters is in Germany.
The JuJu Royal line is already available in California, Colorado, Washington state and Puerto Rico, and some of its CBD products are available in the United Kingdom. The company is also looking to expand into the Nevada market.
The news reinforces the increasingly global nature of the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.