PHOENIX, June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TILT Holdings Inc. (“TILT” or the “Company”) (NEO:TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF), a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development, and retail, today announced a new manufacturing and distribution partnership with Highsman, a purpose-driven cannabis lifestyle brand founded by former NFL running back, Ricky Williams.
Highsman launched in November 2021, aiming to inspire a community of athletes and sports fans. Positioned at the intersection of sports and cannabis, Highsman’s product playbook includes: Pregame, a collection of energizing and attention-grabbing sativas; Halftime, a collection of balanced and restorative hybrids; and Postgame, a collection of restful and recovery-focused indicas. TILT will launch Highsman in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania in early September to kick off the 2022 football season.
“Authenticity and unique brand architecture are two of the most important considerations for TILT when evaluating potential brand partnerships. You would be hard-pressed to find a group more equipped to meet those criteria than Ricky and the team he has assembled at Highsman.” stated Gary Santo, CEO of TILT Holdings.
As the stigma around cannabis continues to fade within the general population, most athletes are still playing in organizations slow to allow the use of cannabis for wellness and recovery.
Gary Santo, CEO of TILT Holdings
TILT is committed to delivering a broad selection of the highest quality cannabis brands to the markets we serve, while helping independent brands expand and scale. We are thrilled to bring our unique and distinctive level of partnership to the table for Highsman and introduce this exciting brand to the East Coast.
“2022 marks a year of considerable growth for Highsman, and we are proud to partner with TILT as we enter our first East Coast markets,” said Eric Hammond, CEO of Highsman. “TILT has a proven track record of significantly expanding the footprint of the cannabis brands they work with, and I am confident that our strategic partnership will further establish Highsman as a leading national brand. Highsman was created to inspire greatness in athletes and sports enthusiasts alike, and we are thrilled to introduce our products to the people of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania- two states that take their sports, and cannabis, very seriously.”
The addition of Highsman to the growing team of TILT brand partners is the first to be centered on sports enthusiasts and everyday athletes. TILT will carry the Highsman brand in its retail stores and will offer it throughout Massachusetts and Pennsylvania via TILT’s wholesale channels. Dispensaries in those states interested in Highsman, or other brand partner portfolio products from 1906, Airo, Black Buddha Cannabis, Her Highness, Old Pal, Timeless Refinery, and Toast, should contact our wholesale team at Wholesale@Tiltholdlings.com for brand availability or to save a spot on our Launch List.
TILT helps cannabis businesses build brands. Through a portfolio of companies providing technology, hardware, cultivation and production, TILT services brands and cannabis retailers across 37 states in the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel, South America and the European Union. TILT’s core businesses include Jupiter Research LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary and leader in the vaporization segment focused on hardware design, research, development and manufacturing; and cannabis operations, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Inc. in Massachusetts, Standard Farms LLC in Pennsylvania, Standard Farms Ohio, LLC in Ohio, and its partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation in New York. TILT is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.tiltholdings.com.
Highsman is the cannabis lifestyle brand created by Ricky Williams, entrepreneur, thought leader and one of the most electric NFL running backs of the century, to empower professional and everyday athletes and sports enthusiasts alike. Highsman offers premium quality cannabis and a collection of apparel and accessories designed to complement an elevated lifestyle on and off the field. For more information, please visit www.highsman.com.