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.

MedMen Expands Its Presence in Arizona

Acquisition of Vertically-Integrated Operator Adds to MedMen’s Growing Footprint in One of the Top Medical Marijuana Markets in the U.S.

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire control of Kannaboost Technology Inc. and CSI Solutions LLC, collectively referred to as “Level Up,” in a cash and stock transaction valued at $33,000,000. Level Up holds licenses for two vertically-integrated operations in Arizona, which include retail locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, as well as 25,000 square feet of cultivation and production capacity in Tempe and Phoenix. As part of the transaction, the Company will also receive a 40 percent stake in top-selling brand K.I.N.D. Concentrates (“K.I.N.D.”), which is currently distributed in over 90 percent of the dispensaries in Arizona.

medmenThis acquisition strengthens our presence in one of the top cannabis markets in the U.S.,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen chief executive and co-founder. “We will continue to identify highly accretive transactions in core states and remain laser focused on executing our retail playbook.”

Inclusive of Level Up and other pending acquisitions, MedMen’s footprint includes licenses for 69 retail stores and 17 cultivation and production facilities across 12 states.

In Arizona, the Company now controls three premier retail locations, 65,000 square feet in total cultivation and production capacity, and distribution and co-manufacturing rights for several top brands in Arizona, including K.I.N.D., Kiva, Mirth Provisions, HUXTON and Old Pal. The Company also has plans to introduce its [statemade] line of branded products to the Arizona market over the next 12 to 18 months.

“We have worked tremendously hard to build a company that puts the needs of patients in our local communities first,” said Michael Colburn, co-founder of Level Up. “This marks an exciting new chapter for our brands and for the medical marijuana patients who have supported us,” added Daryll DeSantis, Level Up co-founder.

Phoenix, Oregon Backs Away From Marijuana Moratorium

OREGON:  A divided City Council let drop Monday a movement to move an emergency moratorium on all medical marijuana-associated companies inside the city limits.

Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries will turn into felony underneath state regulation starting March three, however a moratorium would have given the city as much as six months to stipulate native restrictions for such companies.

The emergency movement, which required unanimous approval, used to be appreciated by way of handiest 4 of six council individuals.

Council individuals Carolyn and Stan Bartell, Chris Luz and Bruce Sophie licensed of a moratorium, whereas contributors Terry Helfrich and Karen Jones had been towards the speculation.

Medical-Pot Edibles Are Legal, But AZ Prosecutors And Cops Aren't Backing Off

ARIZONA: Uncle Herb’s medical-marijuana dispensary, tucked away near pine trees in an industrial area of south Payson, has the homey feel of a country store. Red brick and wood trim accent the interior. T-shirts and other products hang in a gift area near the two bars displaying pale green cannabis buds in glass cake stands. [Read more…]

Medical-Pot Edibles Are Legal, But AZ Prosecutors And Cops Aren't Backing Off

ARIZONA: Uncle Herb’s medical-marijuana dispensary, tucked away near pine trees in an industrial area of south Payson, has the homey feel of a country store. Red brick and wood trim accent the interior. T-shirts and other products hang in a gift area near the two bars displaying pale green cannabis buds in glass cake stands. [Read more…]