Gage Growth Corp. (CSE: GAGE) (OTC: GAEGF) now has an exclusive partnership agreement with multi-platinum-selling, GRAMMY Award and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa’s brand, Khalifa Kush (“KK”), to develop and launch a line of premium cannabis products in the state of Michigan. Gage will be the exclusive producer, processor, and retailer of KK branded products in Michigan.
“We are excited to partner with Gage for our first expansion into the Midwest, and to finally release KK to my fans in Michigan,” said Wiz Khalifa. “From day one of Khalifa Kush, we have only partnered with people we align with, who focus on customer and quality over everything, and Gage is one of the best.”
Gage and KK will also work to develop and commercialize a product lineup that includes flower, pre-rolls, extracts, and concentrates that will be sold at Gage provisioning centers. The Khalifa Kush (KK) strain was developed for Wiz back in the early 10’s and is tailored specifically for his personal tastes. It was also held closely within his private stashes in Los Angeles, California. After years of keeping KK to himself, he chose to share KK with the world in 2014. A two-year-long journey led to the first Khalifa Kush flower sales in 2016 at Tryke’s Reef Dispensaries in the Southwestern US.
“Wiz is a globally recognized cannabis connoisseur. KK has had incredible success in other U.S. cannabis markets, establishing a brand that is synonymous with ultra-premium quality,” said Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage. “We are confident that this partnership will allow Michigan to become a unique cannabis destination in the near future.”
According to WeedMaps, Khalifa Kush, aka KK or Wiz Khalifa OG, is an indica-dominant strain bred by Colorado-based RiverRock Cannabis. It’s descended from OG Kush genetics and was originally unavailable to the public. The top reported aromas of Khalifa Kush are pungent pine, sour lemons, and earth. And it is said to taste like sweet citrus and pine.
The arrangement includes a grant of license to certain intellectual property to produce and sell KK branded products in Michigan and is subject to Michigan regulatory approval. KK will consult on cultivation, distribution, branding, consumer engagement, and other operating responsibilities. The initial term of the license agreement is five years on an exclusive basis.
Khalifa Kush produces a medium-sized bushy plant thanks to its indica heritage. Khalifa Kush has an average flowering time between 56 and 63 days indoors and late September to early October outdoors. It is known to produce large yields in ideal conditions. It does require some skill to grow since Screen of Green (ScrOG) is needed to make it really flourish. Khalifa Kush is resistant to pests and disease so it grows well indoors and outdoors, especially in a warm, dry climate.