Las Vegas, Nevada–(Newsfile Corp. – December 14, 2021) – Bhang Inc. (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF) (“Bhang” or the “Company“), a global cannabis CPG brand company with an award-winning portfolio of products, has entered into a strategic partnership with INDVR Brands, Inc. (CSE: IDVR) (“INDVR“), a premier cannabis brand house and infused products producer, to bring Bhang’s products to the state of Colorado.
“Bhang was in Colorado for several years until a legislative change forced a pivot,” says Jamie L. Pearson, Bhang’s President and CEO. “I’ve explored many opportunities since we left and have patiently waited for the right fit. Experiencing the sophistication and competency Hugh Hempel [INDVR’s CEO] and his team bring to operating cannabis manufacturing and distribution made this an easy decision. Our two companies complement each other well and I’m excited to get going.”
The new licensing deal is part of Bhang’s ongoing expansion plans, providing the company with access to another state and additional revenue generation. “Our strategy continues to be a three-legged stool,” Pearson adds. “Number one: Continue to dominate in California and Canada. Two: Expand Bhang’s penetration and awareness in other markets. And three: Innovate for more shelf space and market share. This opportunity with INDVR falls under number two, and we are excited to announce more news around ongoing product innovation soon.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Jamie and the entire Bhang team,” states Hugh Hempel, INDVR’s CEO. “Bhang’s products are widely recognized as the top cannabis-infused chocolate in the world, including the #1 selling cannabis chocolate edible in Canada. We are excited to be able to offer Bhang to our Colorado-based customers soon, and plan on pursuing other available jurisdictions in the United States.”
Bhang recently announced the launch of a new hot chocolate SKU at the Hall of Flowers event in Palm Springs, along with a hard candy SKU coming in the new year.
According to Hempel, INDVR anticipates production of Bhang SKUs to begin in January 2022, and expects to report revenue figures generated from this strategic partnership in its Q2 2022 financials.
Bhang (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF) is committed to making the fairly enjoyable ridiculously fun. For over a decade Bhang has delivered exceptional sensory experiences to consumers through its extensive portfolio of over 50 master-chef-created cannabis, CBD and terpene products including gourmet chocolates, pre-rolls, CBD isolate, and Hempsticks™. Bhang’s highly-awarded chocolates are among the top-selling edibles in 7 U.S. states and Canada. Bhang’s CBD products are globally distributed and are known for being safe, efficacious and delicious. Learn more at www.bhangnation.com and purchase our high-quality CBD products at www.bhangcbd.com.
About INDVR Brands Inc.
INDVR is focused on growing its popular hemp and cannabis brands throughout North America. We are committed to the pursuit of becoming a premier, globally recognized “House of Brands,” holding a portfolio of award-winning products with an extensive market footprint. For consumers, INDVR seeks to be the recognized source of a broad portfolio of the highest quality hemp and cannabis products suited to meet both health and lifestyle needs. INDVR’s management team brings expertise in manufacturing and retail operations, hemp and cannabis R&D, and cannabis cultivation, all working together to support a U.S. expansion plan through organic growth and accretive acquisitions.
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J. Graham Simmonds
Executive Chairman of the Board
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