Pasha Brands makes Historic Submission to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch to Transition Prohibition Era Brands
September 12, 2019
VANCOUVER, BC (September 12, 2019) – Pasha Brands Ltd. (“Pasha”) (CSE: CRFT) (OTC:CRFTF) (FSE: ZZD), North America’s largest craft cannabis brand house, is pleased to announce that it has submitted a product call application package in consideration for supplier approval from the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB), in hopes of becoming the first vendor to supply British Columbia’s provincial distributor with craft cannabis products. This is the second application of its kind for Pasha, the first being for the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) earlier this year, and marks the company’s ability to bring quality craft cannabis products from recognized pre-legalization brands to market in an efficient and timely manner.
Through Pasha’s numerous craft brands, this application offers the Province of British Columbia the opportunity to access to its differentiated consumer-focused products from accomplished local brands and Canadian craft farmers. By way of its recently acquired Vancouver Island-based licensed producer, MedCann, currently undergoing a name change, Pasha will process wellness-use craft products including pre-rolled premium flower, extracts, capsules, edibles, vaporizer oils, and topicals.
Pasha is proud to submit products from its prohibition-era brands family, brands firmly rooted in British Columbia’s craft cannabis industry, to the BCLDB – the only public legal retailer of cannabis in the province. Brands included in the 32-product initial application package include several brand names and production formulations: CBD Therapeutics (CBD isolates and oil formulations), Beard Brothers Collective (cannabis oils, vape pen inhalants, and shatter distillates), Theraveda (craft cannabis flower), Aurion (Craft cannabis gel capsules, distillates, and vape oil products), Roll Model (premium flower pre-rolls and vape oils), Grizzlers (sativa and indica flower pre-rolls), and Earth Dragon Organics (CBD-infused skincare and bath products).
Submitting this application to the BCLDB signifies that Pasha and its subsidiaries are ready to enter the legal market with these products. “These brands were built by people with long-range vision and, for most, their narratives are small business established by locals in British Columbia,” said Dr. Brigitte Simons, Chief Scientific Officer at Pasha Brands, who oversaw the submission. “It’s time to bring these highly sought-after craft products to the BC consumers who love them.”
Jason Longden, CEO of Pasha, added, “Seeing all the Pasha brands coming together and creating a team transitioning from the traditional market to offer unique craft cannabis products is really exciting. It will be a privilege to share our mindfully developed products with a larger demographic.”