Michigan Body and Mind branded Dispensary Opening and Vertical Operations In Development
Long Beach Dispensary Completes Rebrand to Body and Mind Operation
Las Vegas, NV and Vancouver, B.C., Canada (February 2, 2022) – Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM, OTCQB: BMMJ) (the “Company” or “BaM”), a multi-state cannabis operator, is pleased to announce completion of the first stage of the vertical strategy to expand into the rapidly growing Michigan market. This will be the fifth state with Body and Mind operations with additional wholly owned licenses in development.
The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, has received all licenses and approvals and will open the Body and Mind branded dispensary on February 2, 2022 to serve medical patients and recreational customers in Muskegon, Michigan.
“We’re excited to have our first Body and Mind branded dispensary opening today in the rapidly expanding Michigan market,” stated Michael Mills, CEO of Body and Mind. “This was another license win for Body and Mind and our development group moved quickly to advance the opportunity. Our team worked closely with the City of Muskegon to secure and develop the social equity opportunity for this jurisdiction, and we look forward to supporting the community and our new customers as we continue to grow in Michigan. Growth in the overall Michigan market has been impressive with December sales across the state up 66% from a year ago and annual sales of $1.79 billion in 2021 (up roughly 82%) as reported by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Roughly $246 million was collected in cannabis taxes in Michigan with $131 million supporting various initiatives such as infrastructure and public education and $115 million supporting the general state fund.”
“Body and Mind excels at building community relationships, which is a core value of the Company. We are highly confident that we can partner with the City of Muskegon to utilize its social equity program to build awareness and financial assistance to the disproportionately affected minority community and individuals,” said Trip Hoffman, COO of Body and Mind.
As part of the Company’s vertical growth strategy in Michigan, the previously announced, fully funded 57,000 square foot, two phase cultivation and production facility has commenced construction (see press release dated September 21, 2021.) The Company will provide ongoing construction updates as the facility moves through the development process.
View the Michigan video at https://vimeo.com/672598281
Long Beach, California Dispensary Rebranding
The Company’s wholly owned Long Beach dispensary has been transitioning from the original ShowGrow brand to ShowGrow by BaM and has now completed a rebrand of the operations to become a Body and Mind dispensary. The Company has secured nearby billboard advertising and is focused on marketing the Body and Mind brand in all consumer channels for the Long Beach area.
Seaside Dispensary Transition
The Company announced a definitive agreement to acquire the fully operational The Reef dispensary in Seaside California (see prior press release dated December 1, 2021) and assumed management effective December 1, 2021. Local and state approvals for transfer of the ownership have been received.
“We have been very impressed with the deep cannabis knowledge, customer service and dedication of the Seaside team,” stated Trip Hoffman, COO of Body and Mind. “We are looking forward to growing the retail and delivery operations and achieving economies of scale from our expanding California dispensary strategy.
The Company is pleased to announce it has renewed engagement with Stonegate Partners for $5,000 per month to provide social media, client outreach and strategy for the Company.
About Body and Mind Inc.
BaM is an operations focused, multi-state operator investing in high quality medical and recreational cannabis cultivation, production and retail.
BaM continues to expand operations in Nevada, California, Arkansas, Ohio and Michigan and is dedicated to increasing shareholder value by focusing time and resources on improving operational efficiencies, facility expansions, state licensing opportunities as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Our wholly owned Nevada subsidiary was awarded one of the first medical marijuana cultivation licenses and holds medical and adult-use cultivation and production licenses. BaM products include dried flower, edibles, oils and extracts as well as GPEN products. BaM cannabis strains have won numerous awards including the Las Vegas Weekly Bud Bracket, Las Vegas Hempfest Cup, High Times Top Ten, the NorCal Secret Cup and the Emerald Cup.
Please visit www.bodyandmind.com for more information.
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