SLANG Worldwide Enters Massachusetts Through Strategic Partnership with Trulieve
Cannabis retail sales in Massachusetts are expected to grow to an estimated US$1.35 billion by 2024
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 7, 2021) - SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE: SLNG) (OTCQB: SLGWF) ("SLANG" or the "Company"), a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods (CPG) company with a diversified portfolio of popular brands, announced today that its best-selling, premium vape product line, O.pen Daily Strains and Live Resin, as well as popular edibles brand District Edibles, will be available in Massachusetts, exclusively with Trulieve Cannabis Corp. ("Trulieve"), a leading and top-performing cannabis company based in the United States.
Chris Driessen, CEO of SLANG said, "Massachusetts is the first eastern U.S. state to legalize both medical and adult-use cannabis and we are proud to enter this market in partnership with Trulieve. We value their industry leadership and our existing relationship in Florida, which we look forward to continuing in the Massachusetts market. This market will also increase our total points of distribution, Gross Merchandise Value and drive continued brand performance on the east coast."
SLANG has a strategic partnership with Trulieve Cannabis Corp. ("Trulieve") to supply branded products to this market. SLANG will also provide sales consulting services and will receive royalty payments for each branded product sold in the state. This is the second market in which SLANG and Trulieve will partner, building on the success that both companies have enjoyed in the Florida market. Massachusetts will mark the first time that both companies will partner on wholesale initiatives, which is a SLANG core competency.
Initial product offerings in Massachusetts include O.pen Daily Strains, a selection of popular strains designed to offer consistent and repeatable effects with elevated THC potencies, which are now available in Trulieve's Northampton and Worcester, MA locations. It will be followed by District Edibles, which offers cannabis-infused sweet and sour gummies that are individually sealed and in a convenient, no melt container. Priced as one of the more affordable options on the market, sweet flavors include Cherry Cola, Tropical Punch, Strawberry, Orange, Blue Raspberry, and Watermelon and sour flavors include Apple, Lime, and Peach.
"We are thrilled to expand upon our successful partnership with SLANG as we grow in Massachusetts," said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. "As the exclusive source of SLANG's nationally recognized, trusted and beloved brands, Trulieve continues to deliver on our promise to Massachusetts cannabis consumers, providing a wide variety of the highest-quality products available in the market today."
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About SLANG Worldwide Inc.
SLANG Worldwide Inc. is a global leader in the cannabis CPG sector with a diversified portfolio of popular brands distributed across the United States. The Company specializes in acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as launching innovative new brands to seize global market opportunities. For more information, please visit www.slangww.com.
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