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StaffStaffNovember 20, 2018
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2018 /AxisWire/ AxisWire, the cannabis industry’s first tech platform designed for cannabis entrepreneurs to expose their brands and cannabis journalists to seek out breaking stories, announced today the official winners of the inaugural STAR Media Awards.

“Removing the stigma and reversing the perceptional course of cannabis in the world requires mass media and strategic communications efforts,” expressed Cynthia Salarizadeh, Founder of AxisWire and Managing Partner. “The men and women behind changing the conversation and course of cannabis have been largely ignored for their part in industry advancement. In an open effort to recognize their massive contributions, and to provide an opportunity to thank them for their work, the collective teams of AxisWire and a majority of the top PR firms throughout cannabis came together to award the journalists and publications that we have all been working closely with since the start of regulation. They each deserve the recognition.”

Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, the STAR Media Awards were designed to honor excellence cannabis writing; an often under recognized facet of the cannabis industry.  Attending the ceremony were some of the best and brightest in the world of cannabis journalism, many of whom have been covering the cannabis space for decades with little to no recognition.

The 2018 Star Media Award winners are:

  • Best Traditional Cannabis Publication – High Times
  • Best New Cannabis Publication – Green Entrepreneur
  • Best Cannabis Business Publication – MJ Biz Daily
  • Best Cannabis Print Publication – DOPE
  • Best Cannabis Culture Publication – Civilized
  • Best Cannabis Digital Publication – The Fresh Toast
  • Best Cannabis Culture Writer – Michelle Janikian
  • Best Cannabis Cultivation Writer – Danny Danko (High Times)
  • Best Cannabis Business Writer – Javier Hasse (Benzinga)
  • Best Cannabis Mainstream Writer – Alex Halperin (The Guardian)
  • Best Cannabis Freelance Writer – Sara Brittany Somerset (Forbes/Leafly)
  • Best Social Media Impact In Cannabis – Garyn Angel (Magical Butter)

Awards for the evening were presented by our keynote hosts that included Dr. Robert Flannery, Debra Borchardt, Rosie Mattio and Shawna McGregor. The event’s sponsors included Dr. Robb FarmsMood 33 InfusionsSaka WinesPassport CannabisGreenHouse Ventures LLC,PinkHaze, and Gold Q. The evening was flush with brands showering the media with product to thank them for all of their work.

About STAR (Submit To A Reporter):
The STAR Source Locator is the only platform in cannabis of its kind. This service will connect journalists seeking sources and content with entrepreneurs and industry leaders through a vast network of experts in all divisions of the cannabis space.  Subscribers will receive story requests directly to their emails and will cut through the random pitching of press, to an effective pitching process that is directed at stories the journalists are actively working on. STAR is free for journalists and is $99.99 per month for subscribers.

About AxisWire:
AxisWire, headquartered in Los Angeles, is the industry’s first tech platform designed for cannabis entrepreneurs to expose their brands and cannabis journalists to seek out breaking stories. The platform provides a newswire distribution and PR tech suite of services including press release distribution, press release writing, consulting and compliance services. AxisWire also features the STAR Source Locator specific to the cannabis industry to assist in facilitating story development between journalists and brands. This platform was created and now operating through a collaborative merger of the most influential and innovative PR and marketing firms operating within the cannabis industry. AxisWire is positioned to sit at the center of all things cannabis media. For more information, please visit axiswire.com. Follow us on social media @AxisWire.


Debra BorchardtDebra BorchardtNovember 6, 2018
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The Napa Valley-based House of Saka has launched its first luxury line of cannabis-infused wines. These wines don’t have any alcohol in them, but they do have THC and CBD derived from organic craft cannabis. The first releases include a still Rose and a Sparkling Brut Rose, just in time for the holidays.

The wines are Pinot Noir-based and are sourced from the famous Napa Valley in California. The process to make the Saka wines starts out like any other wine with the fermentation stage, but then the alcohol is “gently remove” and then infused with the Saka proprietary ratio of THC:CBD.

The company was by and for women with the goal to reach women seeking luxury-infused relaxation.

“After almost 30 years of spearheading innovation in the adult beverage space and working with some of the most recognized wine and spirit brands in the world, I am confident that cannabis-infused products are the future,” said Saka CEO Tracey Mason. “What the sector lacks are true luxury products targeted to a sophisticated female consumer. That’s what we’re singularly focused on delivering: Infused Luxury by and for Women.”

Saka Wines will be available for purchase beginning in the first quarter of 2019 and are expected to be in 600 stores in California and Nevada.

“Weed-infused wine is not a new idea for Californian vintners. Certain California winemakers have made it since medical marijuana was legalized, some longer. They were usually low key about it. Most of what was made was shared with family and friends. Nowadays, the industry is booming, with the Sonoma County being a hotbed of weed wine experimentation,” said The California Winery Advisor. “Historians tell us that an Eastern Han Dynasty surgeon by the name of Hua Tuo (or Hua-t’o), used wine infused with cannabis resin as an anesthetic. Sadly, we don’t know the exact recipe.”

“The concept for this brand began 5 years ago and it was all about the right team and timing to launch the best tasting cannabis-infused wine in existence,” said Cynthia Salarizdeh, the Founder of Saka Wines. “With regulations and infrastructure mature enough to bring the brand to life, I knew it was the perfect time.”


StaffStaffNovember 6, 2018
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House of Saka to be the quintessence of infused luxury by and for women

Napa Valley, California – November 6, 2018 /AxisWire/ House of Saka, Inc. announces the launch of Saka Wines, the world’s first luxury line of cannabis-infused, alcohol-removed wines from Napa Valley. Saka’s Sparkling Brut Rosé and still Rosé wines are blended with a proprietary formulation of tasteless, odorless water-soluble ratio of THC and CBD derived from organic craft cannabis and powered by cutting edge technology. The first infused beverages of their kind, Saka promises to deliver a truly elevated infused experience.  

Saka Wines are the first release from House of Saka, Inc, a company formed by and for women dedicated to the development of luxury-infused relaxation, beauty & wellness products for sophisticated consumers around the world.  

Based in in Napa Valley, the world’s foremost wine growing region, Saka Wines are Pinot Noir-based and sourced from hand-selected vineyards across the valleys coolest and most prolific sub-AVAs. The wines are traditionally fermented in stainless steel, after which the alcohol is gently removed and then infused with SAKA’s proprietary, patent-pending formulated ratio of THC:CBD.

“After almost 30 years of spearheading innovation in the adult beverage space and working with some of the most recognized wine and spirit brands  in the world, I am confident that cannabis-infused products are the future,” express Saka Wines CEO, Tracey Mason. “What the sector lacks are true luxury products targeted to a sophisticated female consumer.  That’s what we’re singularly-focused on delivering: Infused Luxury by and for Women

“The concept for this brand began 5 years ago and it was all about the right team and timing to launch the best tasting cannabis infused wine in existence. With regulations and infrastructure mature enough to bring the brand to life, I knew it was the perfect time,” said House of Saka & Saka Wines Founder, Cynthia Salarizadeh. “Wine has been infused with cannabis for as long as we can find in sacred texts throughout history. It is an appropriate time for a luxury line of products at the highest quality to enter the market.”

Saka Wines, a subsidiary of The House of Saka infused-luxury beauty wellness products set to enter the market in mid 2019, are slated to reach shelves in Q1 of 2019 and will be available in over 600 stores throughout California and Nevada before expanding nationwide and globally. In addition, a highly-limited ultra-exclusive, alcohol-removed cannabis and CBD infused sparkling wine sourced from the Champagne region of France will be available for pre-orders by spring of 2019

Saka’s proprietary, patent-pending scientific formulations as well as all manufacturing, production and distribution plans will remain confidential. All Saka products are for consumers that are at least 21 years old and are fully compliant with regulations in the states in which it will be available.

About Saka Wines:

Headquartered in Napa Valley, CA, Saka Wines are a subsidiary of the luxury-infused beauty and wellness company ‘House of Saka.’  Considered the world’s first luxury line of alcohol-free, cannabis-infused wines, Saka Wines are infused with a proprietary, patent-pending water-soluble formulation powered by trade secret science by the world’s top cannabinoid research company. House of Saka boasts an all-female team guided by an all-female advisory board with over 100 collective years experience in wine, cannabis and luxury branding. For more information, please visit houseofsaka.com or follow us on social media @InfusedSaka.

 

Media Contact:

Cynthia Salarizadeh

House of Saka

Cynthia@SalarMediaGroup.com

 



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