Cannabis grown by a California-primarily based corporation, Cookies Enterprises, will quickly be offered for obtain in Chicago at neighborhood Chicago dispensaries. The Cookies strains are flying off the shelf in California and the corporation hopes to see the very same reception in Illinois.
The partnership was announced final week, involving Ascend Wellness Holdings, an Illinois primarily based cultivation and dispensary corporation, and Cookies Enterprises, primarily based in Oakland, California.
As adult use sales is about to commence in Illinois in early 2020, the two businesses announced that Ascend Illinois will cultivate 40 new cannabis strains from the household of Cookies brands, such as preferred strains Runtz, Minntz, Powerzzzup, Lemonnade, and Grandiglora.
Illinois currently has more than 80,000 healthcare marijuana individuals in the state as of November, 2019 and the quantity is on the rise.
The cannabis industry in Illinois has currently surpassed more than $230 million in annual income for 2019.
The upcoming recreational cannabis industry in Illinois is projected to quantity to more than $two billion according to analysts. The state of Illinois has currently authorized 55 cannabis dispensaries in the final three years.
Cookies’ co-founder and chief executive officer, Gilbert Anthony Milam Jr, is a rapper identified as “Berner” and San Francisco native who has worked with other preferred rappers in the cannabis space, such as Snoop Dogg, B-True, and Wiz Khalifa.
Berner was quoted saying, “Chicago’s the center of Midwest hip-hop and rap. And they closely adhere to Cali’s flower trends.” “Taking this step guarantees Illinois gets the greatest genetics and flower out there.”