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StaffApril 16, 2020
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Today a new trade organization, the Cannabis Beverage Association (CBA), announced its formation along with the founding board members that operate at the highest levels within the industry.

To advance the interests of cannabis beverage producers and their consumers through advocacy and education, it is the mission of the CBA to help the burgeoning cannabis beverage sector reach its potential; a potential beyond a robust market cap, but that can offset society’s dangerous affliction with alcohol consumption with products that are enjoyable, session-able, and offer the healthful benefits offered by cannabis consumption.

“The rules governing cannabis manufacturers were developed without much regard for beverages and some of those rules are onerous and deserve a second look to ensure the nascent cannabis beverage segment is allowed to grow to its potential,” expressed Macai Polansky, co-founder of Spacestation, a cannabis beverage manufacturer, and founder of the CBA.

The CBA seeks to educate policymakers and consumers, establish standards for operators and testers to uphold, and advocate for common-sense policies so we can ensure that the cannabis beverage industry delivers safe, high-quality, reliable products to the consumers who enjoy them.

In an industry that’s littered with misinformation, membership in the CBA gives us a compelling and necessary platform through which to educate our legislators about the benefits of infused beverages and the challenges we face as an industry in bringing those benefits to the end consumer.,” said Tracey Mason, co-founder & CEO of the House of Saka.

Some of the immediate goals that this organization will be addressing during this legislative session include advocating for more realistic packaging requirements, less restrictive requirements for child-resistant resealable closures for multi-dose products, loosen the restrictions on use of alcohol-related terminology (i.e. rose’, IPA, etc.), increase the tolerance for variance from the labeled amount in microdose products, and to simplify the process for obtaining finished product beverages to use as samples. These are some of the issues that are keeping infused beverages from reaching its potential and the CBA hopes to help alleviate these harsh and unnecessary restrictions through strategic and thoughtful lobbying efforts.  

Founding Board Members Include:

Macai Polansky – Spacestation – Founder and President/Chairman

Austin Stevenson – Vertosa – Founding Member and Treasurer

Aaron Silverstein – BevZero – Founding Member and Secretary

Ben Larson – Vertosa – Founding Member

Amy Ludlum – California Dream’ – Founding Member

Peter Bishop – California Dream’ – Founding Member

Cynthia Salarizadeh – House of Saka – Founding Member / PR & Messaging

Tracey Mason – House of Saka – Founding Member / PR & Messaging

Sebastian Smuts – Cann – PR & Messaging

Ishan Kapoor – Cann 

Brands Involved:

Spacestation

Vertosa

House of Saka

Cann

BevZero

California Dreamin’

KZen Beverages

Venice of America

Fiorello

Calexo


AxisWireApril 16, 2020
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Sacramento, CA – April 16, 2020 /AxisWire/ Today a new trade organization, the Cannabis Beverage Association (CBA), announced its formation with founding board members that operate at the highest levels within the industry. To educate policymakers and consumers, establish standards for operators and testers to uphold, and advocate for common-sense policies so we can ensure that the cannabis beverage industry delivers safe, high-quality, reliable products to the consumers who enjoy them.

“Having been a founding member of the California Cannabis Couriers Association (CCCA) and seeing the progress that can be made with a passionate group of industry stakeholders, I founded the Cannabis Beverage Association. The rules governing cannabis manufacturers were developed without much regard for beverages and some of those rules are onerous and asinine and deserve a second look to ensure the nascent cannabis beverage segment is allowed to grow to its potential.” Macai Polansky, co-founder of Spacestation, a cannabis beverage manufacturer, and founder of the CBA.

Some of the immediate goals that this organization will be addressing during this legislative session include advocating for more realistic packaging requirements, less restrictive requirements for child-resistant resealable closures for multi-dose products, loosen the restrictions on use of alcohol-related terminology (i.e. rose’, IPA, etc.), increase the tolerance for variance from the labeled amount in microdose products, and to simplify the process for obtaining finished product beverages to use as samples. These are some of the issues that are keeping infused beverages from reaching its potential and the CBA hopes to help alleviate these harsh and unnecessary restrictions through strategic and thoughtful lobbying efforts.  

Founding Board Members Include:

Macai Polansky – Spacestation – Founder and President/Chairman

Austin Stevenson – Vertosa – Founding Member and Treasurer

Aaron Silverstein – BevZero – Founding Member and Secretary

Ben Larson – Vertosa – Founding Member

Amy Ludlum – California Dream’ – Founding Member

Peter Bishop – California Dream’ – Founding Member

Cynthia Salarizadeh – House of Saka – Founding Member / PR & Messaging

Tracey Mason – House of Saka – Founding Member / PR & Messaging

Sebastian Smuts – Cann – PR & Messaging

Ishan Kapoor – Cann 

 

Brands Involved:

Spacestation

Vertosa

House of Saka

Cann

BevZero

California Dreamin

KZen Beverages

Venice of America

Fiorello

Calexo

Organization Mission Statement:

To advance the interests of cannabis beverage producers and their consumers through advocacy and education. It is our mission to help the burgeoning cannabis beverage sector reach its potential; a potential beyond a robust market cap, but that can offset society’s dangerous affliction with alcohol consumption with products that are enjoyable, session-able, and offer the healthful benefits offered by cannabis consumption.

About Cannabis Beverage Association:

Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Sacramento, CA, the Cannabis Beverage Association (CBA) is a trade association established to represent and advocate on behalf of the producers and consumers of cannabis beverages. By educating policymakers and consumers, establishing standards for operators to uphold, and advocating for common-sense policies, we can ensure that the cannabis beverage industry delivers safe, high-quality, and reliable products to the consumers who enjoy them. For more information, please visit cannabisbeverageassociation.com or find us on social media @CBAstandard.

 

Media Contact:

Cynthia Salarizadeh

Cannabis Beverage Association

cynthia@salarmediagroup.com

 


StaffOctober 25, 2018
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Cannaplexes to be fully operational by Spring, 2019

October 25, 2018, Los Angeles /AxisWire/ California based Dr. Robb Farms announced today that it has broken ground on the first of three new innovative facilities transforming the landscape of cannabis. The clean cannabis company has raised a total $24 million for the development and operation of three independent 45,000-square-foot hybrid indoor cannabis farms within the Coachillin complex. Each of the independent lots will incorporate and license the Dr. Robb Farms proprietary standard operating procedures to ensure best-in-class cultivation practices developed by Dr. Robert Flannery, the first PhD in the United States with the technical training and expertise in commercial cannabis cultivation.

Each hybrid indoor cultivation facility is being built with industrial steel, MgO SIPS panels and a UV-transmitting acrylic roof. Each facility will boast leading production capabilities, producing over 1,100 pounds of premium flower per month. Each facility will be able to produce six complete grow cycles a year via its proprietary controlled environment that allows for temperature and humidity optimization, and supplemental light manipulation while also utilizing the power of natural full spectrum UV derived from the Sun.

“This is a win-win for both operators and consumers as these facilities will enable us to deliver premium product at a great price, says Robert Flannery, Ph.D, founder of Dr. Robb Farms. “The natural UVA and UVB light allows for more complex and complete terpene and cannabinoid production which results in higher quality flower with more sophisticated taste and nose, and we have A.I.-driven micro CO2 injections, integrated pest management, improved water use and operational efficiencies which leads to decreased cost of goods sold (COGS).” he continued.

Coachillin, the most advanced Cannabusiness complex in California, is a 160-acre park with a streamlined regulatory environment. When complete, the complex will feature a testing lab, contract manufacturing facility, visitor center with a dispensary, brewhouse and cannabis tasting room.

About Dr. Robb Farms Dr. Robb Farms is committed to providing quality, pesticide-free cannabis by applying sound scientific methods and good science to create clean medicine. Founded after Dr. Robert Flannery found that no existing products on the market met his high standards for his mom when she was seeking relief while going through cancer treatment, Dr. Robb Farms is dedicated to making products with care, for the people we care about. Today, the Dr. Robb Farms line offers Mom’s Formula, an accurate and safe daily tablet that can be taken orally, and Eagle, a collection of pre-rolls featuring California sun-grown whole flower.

About Dr Robert Flannery Dr. Robert Flannery is the first PhD in the United States with certified technical training and expertise in growing commercial cannabis. He has been a pioneer in the field for nearly two decades, committed to clean production from the start. He utilized his education and years of experience to inform his proprietary growing methods and create the cleanest and highest quality flower for Dr. Robb Farms. Dr. Flannery remains active in the community, serving as a Chair of the Agriculture Committee for the California Cannabis Industry Association, a mentor at Gateway, a startup incubator focused on launching companies in the cannabis industry, and an advisor to the Dean of Agricultural Sciences at UC Davis.

For more information and interview requests Lorna Donohoe Fiorello lorna@fiorello.co

 


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