Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States, will acquire BlueKudu, a Colorado-based producer of premium cannabis chocolates and gummies.
Founded in 2011, BlueKudu is one of Colorado’s oldest and most experienced edible manufacturers. Known for utilizing high-quality ingredients sourced from Rainforest Alliance Fair Trade Certified Farms, BlueKudu employs culinary experts and an extraction process that provides a cleaner and more natural oil to create artisanal cannabis products with vegan and gluten free options.
Through the purchase, expected to close upon regulatory approvals, Curaleaf will operate an 8,400 square foot infusion kitchen and processing facility in Denver, CO. The strategic move supports the Company’s planned expansion of its recently acquired Select brand throughout the state of Colorado.
“Colorado is the second largest cannabis market in the US, with sales surpassing $1.7 billion in 2019,” said Joe Lusardi, Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf. “With over eight years of operating history, BlueKudu has developed a strong brand for customers seeking premium cannabis products in a diverse range of flavors and formulations. BlueKudu’s established production and distribution capabilities will allow Curaleaf to seamlessly enter the market and expand the Select brand presence in the state of Colorado.”
With delicious combinations such as Toffee + Almond Milk Chocolate and Coffee + Dark Chocolate, BlueKudu has developed an award-winning product line that is currently available in over 200 retail locations throughout Colorado.
About Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator with a dominant presence on both the East and West coasts of the United States, the largest cannabis market in the world. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the company and its brands, Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets.
Strategically positioned in highly populated, limited-license states, the company currently operates in 16 states with 53 dispensaries, 15 cultivation sites 24 processing sites and employs over 2,200 people across the United States.
For more information please visit www.curaleaf.com