- West Coast-based IONIC Brands has focused on vape products for recreational cannabis users, but a new agreement with a Washington-based partner grants it a foothold in the edibles and infused products sectors
- A second agreement between IONIC and an Australian Bluetooth technology producer will grant IONIC’s consumers access to vaporizer tech originally designed to help medical patients control the dosing of their medications
- The agreements mark an expansion of the cannabis holding company’s ability to provide secure dosing to recreational users
- IONIC expects to launch its newest vape product using the technology during the third quarter
Cannabis holding company IONIC Brands Corp. (CSE: IONC) (OTC: IONKF) is expanding its sphere of operations with agreements that enhance the vape manufacturer’s competitiveness in the edibles and infused products markets, as well as technological developments that are expected to provide IONIC’s recreational consumers an innovative experience.
The company announced July 24 that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Washington-based Natural Extractions Inc., which is doing business as Zoots Premium Cannabis Infused Edibles (http://cnw.fm/4dFHj).
Zoots is an edibles company whose product line includes drops, gummies, energy shots and hard candies manufactured to offer consistent and reliable dosing. The products are currently available at licensed recreational cannabis retailers in Illinois, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts.
“Our top-rated Ionic vaporizer pen targets consumers interested in luxury cannabis products that can be discreetly consumed which make Zoots edibles a natural fit for our brand strategy,” IONIC Brands Chairman and CEO John Gorst stated in a news release. “The Zoots acquisition expands our market segments to the popular edibles space and expands our distribution network throughout the United States.”
Zoots was founded by brothers Dan, Michael and Patrick Devlin, and Dan will continue as the chief operating officer under the agreement. The company’s products feature cannabis oil from Zoots’ proprietary Cypress Extraction system and offer serving sizes as low as 5 mg tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), making it easy for consumers to manage dosage and control over the drug’s effect.
IONIC’s exclusive Heads of Agreement with Lifespot Health Limited (ASX: LSH) is also a significant step toward managing drug dosing (http://cnw.fm/aaSj7). Lifespot’s Bluetooth-enabled vaporizers were developed to help medical patients efficiently manage dosing of their prescriptions for chronic illnesses and unexpected medical conditions on their personal digital devices, including smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. The tech can also be used effectively for recreational cannabis consumption by IONIC’s customers, once the firms complete binding joint venture and distribution agreements.
Lifespot’s software works with enhanced sensor technology to provide self-learning algorithms that make the company’s products user-friendly and analytical.
“Smartphone Bluetooth technology is the future of cannabis delivery and dosing,” Gorst added. “The company is ecstatic to offer consumers advanced delivery technology that, before this agreement, was only available to medical patients. Ionic’s launch and distribution of the Slim-line Vape is expected to start in Q3 2019 in Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. The Slim-line Vape is the first Bluetooth enabled vaporizer and platform designed specifically for the use of cannabis.”
The agreement also provides a framework for the ongoing development and improvement of cannabis vaporizer technologies for the recreational cannabis vaporizer market. IONIC has completed a purchase order for an initial series of vaporizer and software technologies, and the company plans to begin shipping the product line during the third quarter.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.IONIC.social
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