Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 18, 2022) - SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CNSX: SLNG) (OTCQB: SLGWF) ("SLANG" or the "Company"), a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods (CPG) company with a diversified portfolio of popular brands, announced today that it has launched its best-selling, premium vape product line, O.pen Daily Strains, in Michigan through an exclusive strategic partnership with a leading high-quality premium cannabis brand and operator in Michigan.
The O.pen brand, which is already recognized across America as one of today's best-selling vape brands, was initially launched over the 4/20 week, exclusively in six cannabis retail locations across Michigan. As part of the strategic partnership agreement, the companies will be doing a wholesale launch in several Michigan dispensaries in the coming months.
Drew McManigle, Interim CEO and Chairman of SLANG, commented, "Entering the Michigan cannabis market is a key milestone for SLANG as we secured our position in one of the largest and fasted growing cannabis markets in the country. Through the continued success of our strategic partnership model, we are powerfully leveraging our partners' award-winning retail networks which are increasingly driving more and more consumers to their stores due to their impressive selection of today's leading brands. We are excited to join this powerful network of cannabis brands and launch our best-selling product in this high-growth market."
2021 was a record year for marijuana sales in Michigan as total sales hit a record of $1.79 billion1. The state continues to demonstrate more rapid growth than ever as monthly sales have surpassed more established markets, such as Colorado. Michigan dispensaries sold $124.6 million2 of adult-use cannabis in January 2022, representing an 84.8% increase from the $67.4 million sold in January 2021.
- Marijuana Moment, May 2022, https://www.marijuanamoment.net/michigan-broke-marijuana-sales-record-in-april-state-data-shows/
- Cannabis Business Times, March 2022, https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/michigan-canna-flower-price-dips-171-dollars-per-ounce/
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SLANG Worldwide Inc. is a global leader in the cannabis CPG sector with a diversified portfolio of popular brands distributed across the United States. SLANG specializes in acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as launching innovative new brands to seize global market opportunities. For more information, please visit www.slangww.com.
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