CanaFarma MOU Partner Announces Launch of CBD Beverage Portfolio


VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 29, 2021 / CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp. (CSE:CNFA) (the “Company“) announces that its MOU partner, Vertical Wellness™, a leader in the branded health and wellness space, has announced the long-anticipated launch of its fully developed portfolio of CBD Beverages at retail. Initial brands will include the Vertical Wellness-owned brands Taos® and Hemp-Moji™. A future launch is anticipated for other celebrity and athlete-driven wellness and lifestyle brands. Future products will also include a line of CBD iced teas, CBD sparkling beverages, CBD waters and functional hemp shots. These products will utilize Vertical Wellness’ patented Fast-Absorption technology and other proprietary formulations designed to provide the highest quality and greatest efficacy for consumers in the wellness space.

CanaFarma recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Vertical Wellness (see the Company’s press release dated June 29, 2021).

The Vertical Wellness management team, led by CEO J. Smoke Wallin, brings decades of combined experience in successfully building beverage brands in the beer, wine, spirits, RTD and water categories. Vertical Wellness has secured national distribution partners, and a network of independent wholesalers and brokers to enter the market in a significant manner. The current launch will focus on six U.S. markets with a national rollout slated for 2022.

Vitaly Fargesen, SVP of Strategy for CanaFarma, said, “One of the most exciting things about our expected combination with Vertical Wellness is Smoke and his team’s deep beverage experience. We are fully supportive of these efforts and look forward to investing in these brands.”

Wallin, a former Chairman and President of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America commented, “We believe cannabis beverages will be one of the most important form factors for consumers. My criteria is the liquid has to taste great and, at the same time, the cannabinoids need to be effective. Our team has worked with the world’s best flavor houses and scientists over the past three years developing these beverages to achieve exactly that. I can’t wait to get these to market!”

“Building new and existing CBD brands in the beverage space opens ourselves up to many more opportunities,” said Kevin Henry, VP of Brands at Vertical Wellness, who played a major role in building multiple alcohol brands in the U.S., including the Peroni beer brand for more than seven years. “On-premise accounts like restaurants, bars and hotels give us a chance to really bring these brands to life and engage with consumers firsthand, which is especially important for a new category like CBD, where education and advocacy are key.”

About Vertical Wellness™

Vertical Wellness is a leading vertically integrated consumer focused health and wellness brand company with innovative hemp/cannabinoid solutions. Vertical Wellness’ mission is to help people by bringing the most innovative and effective portfolio of cannabinoid, health and wellness brands to the market. Vertical Wellness™ partnered with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) to produce CBD products, with the first brand release of kathy ireland® HEALTH & WELLNESS CBD Solutions™ coming in Fall 2021. Kathy Ireland is Chair, CEO, and Chief Designer of kiWW®, is named among the top 10 women’s health advocates in America according to UCLA and was recently listed as the 15th most powerful brand in the world by License Global Magazine. Other Vertical Wellness brands include AntiDos®, GoldQ®, Halogenix Beauty™, Hemp-Moji™, Just Live®, Lap Dog™, Neutrate Fitness™, Organic Candy Factory®, Par5™, Taos®, Wingra Farms™ and USMCC™. Vertical Wellness has operations in California and Kentucky.

About CanaFarma

CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp. is a full-service company operating in the hemp industry offering a full range of hemp-related products and services to the consumer wellness market. These products and services include growing top-quality hemp, providing hemp-processing services, and offering hemp-based products to consumers utilizing a well-established direct-to-consumer marketing approach.

For further information, please contact:

CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp.
Vitaly Fargesen

Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Tel: + (718) 757-4145

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SOURCE: CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp.

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