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Debra BorchardtDecember 6, 2022
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Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF)  announced the official launch of Khalifa Kush premium medical marijuana products statewide in all Trulieve Branded Pennsylvania retail locations starting Monday, December 12, 2022. To celebrate the product launch on 12/12, a date designated as “Wiz Khalifa Day” by the Pittsburgh City Council, Wiz Khalifa will be on-site at the Trulieve Pittsburgh-Squirrel Hill and Trulieve Washington locations to meet with medical marijuana patients.

“It’s super cool to be able to sell KK legally in Pittsburgh and because they know it’s Wiz’s, it’s going to be bomb, of course, it’s gonna drive the city and the state crazy,” said Wiz Khalifa. “Trulieve is the perfect partner for us because of its commitment to providing the highest quality products and best possible patient experiences.”

This is an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa. Trulieve also announced in September that it would be selling Khalifa products in Florida’s medical market at Trulieve dispensaries.

“Trulieve is excited to expand our partnership with the iconic Wiz Khalifa as an exclusive partner to curate and promote his unique product line exclusively in his home state of Pennsylvania,” said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. “As an artist, he has such a strong vision of how he wants to express himself. Together, we’ve created a line of products that offer best-in-class medical marijuana to Pennsylvania patients and represent the passion and creativity for which Wiz Khalifa is known.”

Trulieve patients across Pennsylvania have access to a selection of premium whole flower products and a wide selection of vapes, tinctures, topicals, and ingestibles. In-house brands available in Pennsylvania include Avenue, Cultivar Collection, Modern Flower, Moxie, Muse, PurePenn, and R.O.

Trulieve will also be hosting pop-up events on 12/12 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., where customers will have a chance to receive Khalifa Kush branded swag and educational materials at the following dispensaries:

  • Trulieve Coatesville – 1951 E Lincoln Hwy.
  • Trulieve of Cranberry Township – 20269 Route 19
  • Trulieve Harrisburg – 2500-2504 North 6th St.
  • Trulieve of Johnstown – 339 Main St.
  • Trulieve Philadelphia – 300 Packer Ave.
  • Trulieve Pittsburgh – 200 Federal St.
  • Trulieve Pittsburgh-Squirrel Hill – 5600 Forward Ave.
  • Trulieve Reading-5th Avenue – 201 Lancaster Ave.
  • Trulieve Washington – 200 Adios Dr., Suite 20

 


StaffSeptember 26, 2022
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The Daily Hit is a recap of cannabis business news for Sept. 26, 2022.

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Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) will launch Khalifa Kush medical cannabis products in Florida this weekend — part of an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum selling artist Wiz Khalifa. Read more.

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Adam JacksonSeptember 26, 2022
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Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) will launch Khalifa Kush medical cannabis products in Florida this weekend — part of an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum selling artist Wiz Khalifa.

Patients can visit any Trulieve location in Florida on October 1 for a chance to receive Khalifa Kush swag and prizes.

“I’ve always been driven to create art and products that change people’s perceptions or offer different experiences, so to me Khalifa Kush is a big part of that,” said Wiz Khalifa. “Trulieve is the perfect partner for us because of its commitment to providing the highest quality products and best possible patient experiences.”

Trulieve said that Wiz Khalifa will personally meet with Trulieve patients at three South Florida dispensaries on Saturday, October 1:

  • 1:00 p.m. @ Coral Springs – 10404 W Atlantic Blvd.
  • 2:30 p.m. @ Hollywood – 2908 Hollywood Blvd.
  • 4:00 p.m. @ North Miami Beach – 15100 Biscayne Blvd.

Each of the three event locations will provide patients branded merchandise and will feature live DJs. Khalifa will also offer limited meet-and-greet opportunities for patients.

“Trulieve is honored to have the iconic Wiz Khalifa as an exclusive partner in Florida to curate and promote his unique product line,” said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. “As an artist, he has such a strong vision of how he wants to express himself.”

The company said that a select number of patients at the three locations that Khalifa visits will receive tickets to attend the Saturday-night Khalifa Kush afterparty at the popular E11even nightclub in downtown Miami.

Trulieve said that the Khalifa Kush product line will expand to all statewide locations in the coming months. Khalifa Kush products are already available in Trulieve-owned and operated locations in Arizona.

“Together, we’ve created a line of products that offer best-in-class cannabis to Florida patients and represent the passion and creativity that Wiz Khalifa is known for,” Rivers said.


Debra BorchardtJuly 7, 2021
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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.


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