Aleafia Health Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Emblem Cannabis Corporation, has reached a definitive licensing agreement with Kinstate, Inc. to bring its award-winning, cannabis-infused sublingual strips brand and underlying sublingual strip technology to the Canadian medical and adult-use cannabis market. The Agreement provides the Company with the exclusive Canadian rights to manufacture, market and sell certain Kin Slips products, along with rights to use the associated proprietary formulations, manufacturing methodology and intellectual property provided by Kinstate and options for the Company to offer the format into certain other international markets. Kin Slips, along with many new cannabis formats, will be produced in-house at the Company’s Paris, Ontario processing facility.
With a discrete form factor, Kin Slips sublingual strips provide health and wellness conscious consumers with a consistent, smoke-free cannabis experience. The portfolio of sublingual strips is currently available in over 100 retail outlets in California, with multiple formulations. The Company expects to provide the new format to consumers in Canada during Q2 2020.
The Kin Slips brand has been widely recognized for leadership in product innovation, including:
- The National Cannabis Industry Association’s Excellence in Technology Award for Infused Products and Extractions
- Dope Industry Awards Best Company Branding/Marketing along with Best Topical/Sublingual Company
- Features in major national publications including Rolling Stone, Bon Appétit and Forbes
“The innovative excellence of Kinstate’s Kin Slips product line has been tested in the world’s largest cannabis market,” said Aleafia Health CEO Geoffrey Benic. “Our approach of leveraging the formulas, branding, equipment, packaging and production know-how of tried and tested partners significantly accelerates our objective of bringing to market a portfolio of unique, premium cannabis health and wellness brands.”
“We are delighted to see our award-winning Kin Slips reach an international audience,” said Kinstate CEO Josh Kirby. “Aleafia Health’s commitment to cannabis health and wellness aligns perfectly with our long-stated objective of providing consumers with a discreet and all natural cannabis experience.”