The Valens Company and Verse Cannabis Launch New Vape Cartridges and Expand Offering to Include Cannabis-Infused Beverages
Verse enters the cannabis-infused beverage category with the launch of Rapid Tropical Rush
New products from the Verse Originals and Verse Concentrates lines will be available in participating Canadian markets
Kelowna, B.C., August 12, 2021 – The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (OTCQX: VLNCF) (the “Company,” “The Valens Company” or “Valens”), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, today announced the launch of three new products in partnership with Verse Cannabis (“Verse”), including two new vape cartridges and the brand’s first cannabis-infused beverage. With its wide range of products under both the Verse Originals and Verse Concentrates lines, Verse Cannabis now offers products across all categories.
The new products from the Verse Originals line include:
Rapid Tropical Rush
The first cannabis-infused beverage introduced by Verse, Rapid Tropical Rush offers a refreshing twist to classic water with tangy citrus flavours of lemon and lime and a hint of sweet tropical ripe mangoes. Each 250ml stubby bottle is infused with 10 mg of THC and 10 mg of CBD and is equipped with a resealable lid to allow for controlled consumption. Powered by SōRSE® by Valens technology, this beverage is free of cannabis taste and smell and offers a quick onset. Rapid Tropical Rush is currently available in Alberta and British Columbia with Ontario to follow in the coming weeks, and a variety of additional beverages are expected to launch from Verse in the coming quarters.
Mango Nectar Vape Cartridge (1g)
The newest flavour addition to the top-selling line of vape cartridges from Verse, this high-potency vape cartridge offers a unique terpene-rich blend of fruity and distinctively sweet mango flavours inspired by the popular Mango Haze strain. Formulated using Valens’ proprietary, ultra-refined extraction processes, the Mango Nectar vape cartridge is comprised of ultra-pure distillate. The cartridge also comes in several other flavours, including Tropic Lemon, Sunset Peach, Mandarin Mint, and Summer Berry, all available in participating Canadian markets, with Mango Nectar currently available in Alberta and arriving in Ontario in the coming weeks.
Verse has also launched a new addition to the Live Terp series under the Verse Concentrates line, the Live Terp Guava x BC Blueberry 510 Vape Cartridge (1g), now available in Alberta and soon to be available in British Columbia and Ontario. This Indica dominant cartridge packs in strong punches of citrus and sour blueberry that develops into a gassy pine finish. Using CO2 extraction, the complete terpene-rich profile of fresh-frozen whole flower is removed, and extracted live terpenes are then added to a highly refined distillate for a smooth, rich pull. The Live Terp Guava x BC Blueberry Vape Cartridge follows the introduction of the Killer Kush Live Terp Vape Cartridge released earlier this summer, available in participating Canadian markets.
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About The Valens Company
The Valens Company is a leading manufacturer of cannabis products with a mission to bring the benefits of cannabis to the world. The Company provides proprietary cannabis processing services, in addition to best-in-class product development, manufacturing, and commercialization of cannabis consumer packaged goods. The Valens Company’s high-quality products are formulated for the medical, health and wellness, and recreational consumer segments, and are offered across all cannabis product categories with a focus on quality and innovation. The Company also manufactures, distributes, and sells a wide range of CBD products in the United States through its subsidiary Green Roads, and distributes medicinal cannabis products to Australia through its subsidiary Valens Australia. In partnership with brand houses, consumer packaged goods companies and licensed cannabis producers around the globe, the Company continues to grow its diverse product portfolio in alignment with evolving cannabis consumer preferences in key markets. Through Valens Labs, the Company is setting the standard in cannabis testing and research and development with Canada’s only ISO17025 accredited analytical services lab, named The Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science by partner and scientific world leader Thermo Fisher Scientific. Discover more on The Valens Company at http://www.thevalenscompany.com.
For further information, please contact:
The Valens Company
KCSA Strategic Communications
Phil Carlson / Elizabeth Barker
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KCSA Strategic Communications
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