BARRY, Ill. – Just days right after getting official approval to develop and course of action recreational cannabis, Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) announced it is ramping up capacity to provide Illinois’ budding cannabis marketplace by January 2020.
Getting license approval clears the way for AWH to quickly add essential capacity to the Illinois retail cannabis marketplace which is anticipated to develop involving five-10 instances its existing size as soon as adult use sales commence on January 1.
“We are honored to be amongst the initial cultivators to obtain state approval to provide to the Illinois recreational cannabis marketplace. We continue to progress towards recreational sales and are excited to bring a new line of rigorously tested, higher high-quality merchandise to adults all through Illinois,” stated Ascend Wellness Holdings Founder and CEO Abner Kurtin.
AWH initial started supplying Illinois’ healthcare cannabis marketplace in July of 2019. Considering the fact that then it has place significant investment into constructing out capacity at its cultivation and processing facilities in Barry, Illinois.
The Barry facility will quickly add 50,000 feet of more canopy space to the increasing marketplace and will generate an exclusive line of higher high-quality cannabis strains that will be processed into a complete variety of lab tested recreational offerings like flower, oil, concentrates and infused merchandise starting in 2020.
“Our initial priority is often compliance and high-quality,” stated David Jerome, Senior Director of Manufacturing and Provide Chain. “Whether you are purchasing for healthcare or recreational motives, we want to supply the most trustworthy merchandise on the marketplace with constant cannabinoid profiles that shoppers can trust.”
Ascend Wellness Holdings plans to officially launch the new brand later this year and commence sales at the company’s retail dispensaries in Springfield and Metro-east as effectively as choose dispensaries across the state on January 1st.
Ascend Wellness Holdings at present operates two dispensaries below the HCI Options brand in Springfield, Illinois and Collinsville, Illinois just outdoors St. Louis. In 2020, AWH will open two more adult-use dispensaries in central and metro east Illinois.
About Ascend Wellness Holdings
Ascend Wellness Holdings is a marketplace major, vertically integrated operator with assets in Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey. AWH is breaking down classic walls in the legal cannabis marketplace to produce a distinctive, in-shop client encounter to place the concentrate on wellness and inclusivity.