Cura Partners Enters European Market With Plata Wellness To Distribute Select CBD Brand

UNITED KINGDOM: Cura Partners, one of the largest cannabis and hemp-based CBD consumer products companies in the world, is officially entering the European market (EU) through a distribution agreement with Plata Wellness.

CuraThe agreement allows Cura’s Select CBD products to be available direct to consumers in legal markets across Europe via the website www.selectcbd.eu. Cura has appointed Plata Wellness Limited (Plata) to assist with its entry into the EU. In addition to Plata’s role as Cura’s inaugural overseas distributor, Plata is also providing a number of other services including order fulfillment, payment processing, and in the future, licensing and manufacturing. This partnership begins with the introductions of Select’s CBD disposable vaporizer cartridges but will, over time, add other legal consumer products including tinctures, gel caps and muscle rubs.

“Cura’s decision to move into Europe is in direct alignment with the company’s mission to be the leading provider of cannabis oil to consumers and brands in legal U.S. and international markets,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni. “I’m proud of the team that made this possible, and look forward to partnering with Plata Wellness to get the Select CBD brand into the hands of consumers across Europe.”

Europe is home to more than 741 million people, more than double the combined population of the United States and Canada. When trying to extrapolate these numbers to account for the potential demand in Europe’s much larger population, there is a crystal-clear reason why established cannabis companies in the United States are now turning their attention to Europe.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Cura, the market leading company in this sector. We are excited to work together to bring the Select brand to prominence in Europe and to supply consumers with these award-winning products,” said Jon Robson, Managing Director at Plata Wellness Limited.

Consumers in the United Kingdom can purchase Select CBD Blends vape pens online at www.selectcbd.eu with additional products coming soon.

Former Apple Exec Joins Leading Global Cannabis Brand Cura As CMO

OREGON: Cura Partners, one of the largest cannabis brands in the world, today welcomes former Beats by Dre (an Apple company) Global Head of Marketing Jason White as Chief Marketing Officer. White will oversee the development of Cura’s brand family, specifically Select Oil and Select CBD, the company’s best-selling cannabis and hemp oil lines.

Jason White joins Cura with over 19 years of experience in business management and marketing and a lifelong commitment to evolving culture. He brings with him vast experience challenging social constructs through innovative ideas at companies including Beats and Wieden + Kennedy, where he served as Nike Global Account Director and then Managing Director for the Shanghai office.

“Cannabis is an industry deeply rooted in culture and collaboration, and there is no one better suited to solidify our brand Select’s role in the future of this community than Jason White,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni. “Select is already the best-selling cannabis brand on the West Coast, and as we grow around the world, Jason will ensure the brand stays true to its roots in the industry and remains a brand for people from all walks of life.”

“I came to Cura with a desire to make a real impact,” said Cura’s Chief Marketing Officer Jason White. “After the Beijing Olympics with Nike and the world changing ride at Beats across music, sports and fashion; I was thrilled to find another chance to shape the future in the emerging cannabis industry with the incredible team at Cura.”

Cura is one of the largest cannabis companies in the world, on a mission to become the leading provider of cannabis oil in legal U.S. and international markets. Established in 2015, the company has attracted more than $125 million in capital to date and tripled its revenue in the last year. The company is made up of a team of more than 530 employees across four states, with national and global growth on the horizon. It has already begun attracting top talent from industries including global sports brands, public health care companies, top creative agencies and more.

Forni adds, “Our goal is to normalize cannabis and raise the standards so everyone can find a way to consume safely and in a way that fits their lifestyle. Jason’s remarkable experience with brands that impact people’s lives signifies an innovative and bright future for our company and the industry as a whole.”

Cura’s Global Expansion Team Now Lead by All-Star Female Executive Team

OREGON: Cura Partners, one of the largest cannabis companies in the world and maker of the Select brand, today announces further development of its international expansion team. As a part of the company’s growth plan, Amy McClintick moves from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Expansion Officer and Jenny Diggles joins the team as Vice President of International Expansion.

In partnership, the team is working to identify new markets across the globe for expansion, build international and domestic operations and develop relationships with key manufacturing and distribution partners. Cura Partners, Inc. and its affiliate companies are currently active in Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona, and are growing into new states including Oklahoma, Michigan and Massachusetts. Additionally, Cura’s Canadian affiliate Cura Select Canada, Ltd. is actively preparing to make waves in the Canadian market, positioning the company for international exports. Now with a team of more than 505 employees, Cura has been recognized as the fastest-growing company in Portland’s history by Portland Business Journal, and it placed no. 45 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

“I’ve been consistently blown away by Amy’s ability to manage obstacles and build the most incredible team possible,” said Cura Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni. “With Amy’s new role and the hiring of Jenny Diggles as Vice President of International Expansion, I’m confident our international expansion team is the strongest in the industry.”

McClintick has been a key player on the Cura team since its inception. After starting in Sales Operations, McClintick is a shining example of what it looks like to grow with the company and industry. Moving from her previous role as Chief Operating Officer, McClintick is a critical member of the Cura team and comes with in-depth knowledge of the cannabis industry, operations, compliance and regulations. In addition, McClintick has proven the ability to fast track the company into new markets. “The role of Chief Expansion Officer allows me to apply my experience and expertise to take Cura to the next level. Our team is focused on providing the highest quality oil domestically and globally,” said McClintick. Under McClintick’s direction, the now internationally-based team has become a focused and powerful team of superstars achieving history-breaking sales numbers.

Diggles comes to Cura with vast experience in business development, fundraising, investments and marketing in the cannabis and technology industries. Coming from her most recent role as President of Global Expansion at MacArthur Capital LLC, Diggles has been at the forefront of Oregon’s legal cannabis movement from the beginning. Her entrepreneurial drive inspired multiple successful startups over the last decade, including a digital agency subsequently acquired by Deloitte. As an active believer in the power of cannabis, her advocacy efforts have made her a top influencer in the industry.

“Strong leadership, incredible products, clear values and a solid team of people is what brought me to Cura,” said Diggles. “I’ve always been a person who jumps at the opportunity to build something great, and this role will allow me to do just that, in an industry I care deeply about. I have so much respect for the way that this team has been built from the ground up under Amy and Cameron’s leadership, and I look forward to bringing the Cura’s ‘Everything is Possible’ values with us around the world.”

 

 

Cura Partners Expands Operations To Arizona

Cura supports Arizona’s medical marijuana market and gears up for additional domestic and international expansion

ARIZONA: Cura Partners, one of the largest marijuana companies in the world, known for its best-selling brands Select Oil and Select CBD, recently opened its Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. This move signifies the company’s commitment to bringing the safest and cleanest medical marijuana products to legal U.S. and international markets. The company began offering its Select Elite and Weekender vape pens to dispensaries and Select CBD (hemp-derived cannabidiol) products to dispensaries and a few retail outlets in the state in October.

The Arizona office currently has 30 active team members, with an expected growth to 75 employees by mid-2019. In addition to Arizona, Select now operates in four U.S. states including Oregon, California and Nevada, with additional U.S. and international expansion on the horizon. “Our recent expansion to Arizona supports our mission to be the leader in this space,” said Cura President and Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni.“We are thrilled to be providing Select products to the Arizona community and look forward to hiring local residents and bringing more superstars into our Cura family.”

The company has seen unprecedented growth, and was recently listed by Portland Business Journal as the fastest-growing private company in the state’s history. Cura also ranked no. 45 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies, and was the first company of its kind to ever rank this high on the list. Everything the team does at Cura is built upon six core values, which are embodied by every employee: customer welfare, candor, driving results, thriving on rapid change, striving to be a superstar, and hiring and mentoring superstars.

“We look forward to working with the Arizona medical marijuana community,” said Adam Pressler, General Manager, Cura Arizona. “While we are just kicking off our production in Arizona, we have already found it to be a positive experience for our team and our colleagues. This is an emerging industry that is growing rapidly, we are thrilled to help pave the way for everyone in Arizona’s medical marijuana community.

As Cura Partners, Inc. expands to new markets, its number one priority remains providing only top-tier pesticide-free products to retailers and consumers. All Select brand products are run through a full-extended pesticide analysis as well as full-potency and microbial analysis, making Select the only marijuana company in Arizona currently utilizing these stringent testing practices. The brand has established itself as a market leader in every state it expands to by testing to its extremely strict testing regulations even when the state does not require the same level of pre-market testing.

Consumers looking for the cleanest, safest and most potent products can now find Select products in over 40 Arizona stores statewide including Harvest, The Mint, Metro Meds Dispensary, Curaleaf, Desert Rose, Sky Dispensaries and Nature’s Medicines. Select offers a wide array of products with THC levels ranging from zero percent THC in its CBD products, to more than 90 percent in its Select Elite vape pen line.