Kush Bottles Enters International Expansion with Launch of Kush Supply Co. in Canada
Launch of New Division Marks the First Formal International Development for Kush Bottles
GARDEN GROVE, Calif., August 15, 2018 - Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB) (“Kush Bottles” or the “Company”), aleading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding services for the regulated cannabis industry, announced today the launch of Kush Supply Co., a new subsidiary based in Toronto, Ontario, with a national sales force leveraging the robust infrastructure of Kush Bottles’ current distribution platform. This new subsidiary will serve licensed producers, processors, retailers and distributors throughout Canada and will be led by Gordon Woolley, Vice President, and Mark Doerr, Regional Sales Director.
As the industry leading provider of responsible and compliant packaging and ancillary products in the U.S., the Company looks forward to bringing the same discipline and level of service to the expanding Canadian market in preparation for October 17, 2018 when adult cannabis use becomes legal nationwide in Canada. Understanding the unique needs of this market, and working within the guidelines put forth by Health Canada, Kush Supply Co. is positioned to become the leading provider of child-resistant product lines, along with other innovative solutions, put forth by Koleto Packaging Solutions, the new research and development arm launched by Kush Bottles, Inc. earlier this summer.
Mr. Woolley, Vice President of Kush Supply Co., brings more than 35 years of sales and business experience in the printing, merchandising, retail marketing and digital signage industries in Canada. This includes founding a leading sales and distribution company in Canada which supplied marketing, packaging and point-of-sale communication materials to Fortune 500 companies in the restaurant, hospitality and automotive industries.
Mr. Doerr, Regional Sales Director of Kush Supply Co., has considerable experience in the regulated retail environment, with a decade of experience at British American Tobacco, where he worked in front-line sales and in project management, leading new product innovations. Most recently, Mark was a Senior Sales Manager with Life & Co., a nascent cannabis technology company specializing in event sales, data analytics and retail training for the cannabis retail environment.
“Canada has become a global leader in national cannabis reform with its adult-use program, and we are excited to support the significant growth happening in this market,” said Nick Kovacevich, CEO of Kush Bottles. “We believe Kush Supply Co. is well situated to capitalize on the momentum in Canada leading up to its national launch later this year. By leveraging our supply chain efficiencies, we are extremely well positioned to serve the current needs of the Canadian market, and to adapt to future needs as the regulatory structure evolves and the market expands.”
“Gordon and Mark have the experience, operational expertise, and understanding of the Canadian business and cultural environment necessary to lead our expansion into the emerging adult-use market, thus strengthening our position as an international leader in the cannabis industry,” continued Mr. Kovacevich. “Our Canadian expansion is a critical milestone in our international expansion plans and we expect this growing footprint to positively impact our total company revenues as we look to expand our presence beyond the United States.”
About Kush Bottles
Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB) is a dynamic sales platform that provides unique products and services for both businesses and consumers in the cannabis industry including CBD manufacturers. Founded in 2010 as a packaging and supplies company for dispensaries and growers, Kush Bottles has sold more than 1 billion units and now regularly services more than 5,000 legally operated medical and adult-use dispensaries, growers, and producers across North America, South America, and Europe. The Company has facilities in the three largest U.S. cannabis markets and a local sales presence in every major U.S. cannabis market.
Kush Bottles aims to be the gold standard for responsible and compliant products and services in the cannabis industry. Kush Bottles has no direct involvement with the cannabis plant or any products that contain THC or CBD.