- San Diego Dispensary Rebranded from ShowGrow to Body and Mind
- Expanded Branded Products in Ohio
LAS VEGAS and VANCOUVER, BC, April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM) (OTCQB: BMMJ) (the “Company” or “BaM”), a multi-state US cannabis operator, is pleased to provide an update on operations.
The Company has recently completed rebranding of the San Diego dispensary from a ShowGrow branded dispensary to a Body and Mind branded dispensary. The dispensary opened in April 2020 in the Miramar area of San Diego and has steadily increased the customer base with a wide selection of curated products.
The San Diego rebranding follows the successful rebranding of the Long Beach dispensary earlier this year and creates stronger alignment with Body and Mind brand marketing as well as the Body and Mind rewards program.
The integration of the new Seaside dispensary is progressing well with this summer anticipated to be a busy travel season for the Seaside / Monterey area. The Reef at Seaside is one of only two cannabis sponsors at the popular California Roots music festival in Monterey California this May.
The Long Beach dispensary is currently rolling out an expansion of its home delivery service to include additional delivery vehicles, faster delivery times and reduced delivery fees.
Body and Mind is preparing for a busy 4/20 week in Nevada and will be participating in numerous programs with local dispensaries to promote Body and Mind branded offerings. Body and Mind has partnered with Her Highness, the innovative female focused cannabis brand to relaunch their popular “Lucky 7” pre-rolls filled with premium BaM flower as well as their famous orgasm enhancing Pleasure Oil.
The recently opened Body and Mind production facility has received kitchen certification for production of edibles and the Company has commenced the process to submit proprietary edible products for approval by the state. Body and Mind extracted products are available at numerous dispensaries in Ohio.
Adult-use legalization is progressing in Ohio through two legislative bills and an “initiated statute” backed by advocacy group Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CTRMLA). The two bills, which aim to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Ohio through the legislative route, include one from the Democrats (HB382, filed in July 2021) and the other from the GOP (HB498, filed in mid-October 2021). Both bills are similar and are currently in the House for discussion. The third route, the initiated statute, will allow citizens to submit proposed laws for a statewide vote. To qualify for the November 2022 ballot, the initiated statute requires 132,887 valid signatures from registered voters. In January 2022, CTRMLA met the 132,877-signature threshold and collected an additional 29,918 signatures to put its petition before state lawmakers, who have until May 28, 2022 to either adopt, reject, or accept and amend the measure. If lawmakers reject the measure, CTRMLA will need to gather an additional 132,887 signatures to place the proposal before voters on the November 2022 ballot.
The cultivation in Arkansas has completed pheno-hunting across all Body and Mind proprietary strains and has achieved perpetual harvest scheduling with strong demand for Body and Mind branded flower. Flower is available at the Body and Mind branded West Memphis dispensary and is in the process of becoming available at numerous other dispensaries in Arkansas.
Arkansas currently has three ballot initiatives to legalize adult-use marijuana. In September 2021, a marijuana activist group, Arkansas True Grass, filed an amendment on the November 2022 ballot to allow for recreational use of marijuana in Arkansas. The group has been collecting signatures for the measure since November 2020 and had gathered more than 20,000 signatures of registered voters at the end of September 2021. A separate activist group, Arkansans for Marijuana Reform, also filed a reform initiative in November 2021 to put marijuana legalization on AR’s 2022 ballot. Aside from these two legalization ballot initiatives, former state lawmaker Eddie Armstrong also launched a campaign ‘Responsible Growth Arkansas’ in January 2022 to place cannabis legalization on Arkansas 2022 ballot. All three petitions are required to have 89,151 signatures to be placed onto the November ballot and the deadline to gather signatures is July 8, 2022.
The Body and Mind branded social equity dispensary in Michigan opened in February 2022 and continues to develop a following of new customers and is ramping up for the busy 4/20 week.
The Company has completed pre-construction at the Michigan cultivation facility and has paused development pending evaluation of the scope of the project based on current inflation, supply-chain and market considerations.
Body and Mind will be presenting and participating in the upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference on April 20 and 21, 2022 in Miami Florida.
For more information please visit https://www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis-conference/
About Body and Mind Inc.
BaM is an operations focused US multi-state cannabis operator investing in high quality medical and recreational cannabis cultivation, production and retail.
BaM continues to expand operations in Nevada, California, Arkansas, Ohio and Michigan and is dedicated to increasing shareholder value by focusing time and resources on improving operational efficiencies, facility expansions, state licensing opportunities as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Our wholly owned Nevada subsidiary was awarded one of the first medical marijuana cultivation licenses and holds cultivation and production licenses. BaM products include dried flower, edibles, oils and extracts as well as GPEN Gio cartridges. BaM cannabis strains have won numerous awards including the 2019 Las Vegas Weekly Bud Bracket, Las Vegas Hempfest Cup 2016, High Times Top Ten, the NorCal Secret Cup and the Emerald Cup.
Please visit www.bodyandmind.com for more information.