Bhang Announces Collaboration with Belushi’s Farm and Blues Brothers
Las Vegas, NV, September 22, 2021 – Bhang Inc. ("Bhang" or the "Company") (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF), a global cannabis CPG brand company with an award-winning portfolio of products, has entered into a letter of intent with Jim Belushi’s licensing company, Green Globe Data & Research LLC (“GreenGlobe”), to bring co-branded Bhang x Blues Brothers chocolates to the market.
“The amazing chocolatier at Bhang is so inventive!” said Jim Belushi. “Jamie and her team know how to innovate and lead while sharing in the joy and spirit of cannabis. We’re excited for this partnership!”
“Bhang’s mission is to make the fairly enjoyable ridiculously fun. Working with Jim Belushi and his team is the epitome of fun. We were honored to develop cannabis products with them. Jim is the consummate professional, incredibly passionate about cannabis, and is as dedicated to putting quality first as we are – our teams are a great fit,” said Jamie L. Pearson, Bhang President and CEO.
As part of the collaboration, Bhang is making a monthly pledge in addition to providing marketing and promotional support to the Last Prisoner Project, furthering Jim Belushi’s commitment to the cause. “The Last Prisoner Project is an organization committed to freeing every last prisoner of the unjust war on drugs, starting with the 40,000 people in prison for cannabis-related offenses, now legal in most states,” Pearson added. “We are proud to donate time, money, and product to help bring every last cannabis prisoner home.” Jim Belushi is on the advisory board of the organization.
The terms of the agreement as agreed to in the letter of intent – signed on May 21, 2021 – provides for a 50/50 split of royalty revenues as generated by an initial product launch slated for Q3 2021. It also calls for Bhang to develop three additional edible products for GreenGlobe that will be the intellectual property of GreenGlobe with a royalty split of 80/20 in favor of GreenGlobe. The Company will also issue to GreenGlobe 1.5 million subordinate voting shares of Bhang to be valued at the market price of the shares at closing of the definitive agreements. Additionally, the Company will provide GreenGlobe up to 12 million warrants to purchase subordinate voting shares exercisable for a period of two years at CDN $0.12 per share. The warrants will be subject to a number of vesting provisions based on the performance of GreenGlobe under the contract. The shares and warrants will be issued to GreenGlobe (or such other person/entity as directed by GreenGlobe) in the definitive agreements in accordance with all applicable regulatory and exchange rules and will be subject to a statutory hold period and such further restrictions that may apply under foreign securities laws.
Bhang is committed to making the fairly enjoyable ridiculously fun. For over a decade Bhang has delivered exceptional sensory experiences to consumers through its extensive portfolio of over 50 master-chef created cannabis, CBD and terpene products including gourmet chocolates, pre-rolls, CBD isolate, and Hempsticks™. Bhang’s highly-awarded chocolates are among the top-selling edibles in 7 U.S. states and Canada. Bhang’s CBD products are globally-distributed and are known for being safe, efficacious and delicious. Learn more at www.bhangnation.com and purchase our high-quality CBD products at www.bhangcbd.com.
About Belushi’s Farm
What began as a meagre 48 plants during Oregon's medical marijuana program in 2015, today Belushi's Farm encompasses a sprawling and spiritual 93 acres with 1,800 feet of Rogue River riverfront in Southern Oregon's Banana Belt where the sun, water and air make the perfect combination to sustain naturally powerful and beautiful cannabis. Belushi’s Farm is home to a range of offerings — Belushi's Secret Stash, The Blues Brothers, Captain Jack's Gulzar Afghanica (a rare strain from the Hindu Kush region that became known in the '70s as "The Smell of SNL”), and GROWING BELUSHI on The Discovery Channel. Having suffered the loss of his brother John to an overdose, and his own journey learning and healing through cultivating cannabis, the farm's proprietor, performer Jim Belushi, is a proponent of the plant's beneficial properties across a spectrum of uses. From enhancing joy and quality of life, mitigating trauma and managing pain, to a harm reduction approach and rebuttal of the opioid abuse epidemic, Jim advocates for patient rights, adult-use legalization, and freeing cannabis prisoners through his work as advisor to Last Prisoner Project, while empowering newcomers to access the profound spiritual and healing powers of quality cannabis.
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