Bhang Receives OU Kosher Certification in Florida
In Time for Passover
Las Vegas, Nevada – April 7, 2022 - Bhang Inc. ("Bhang" or the "Company") (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF), a global cannabis CPG brand company with an award-winning portfolio of products, is pleased to announce that its chocolate is now kosher-certified in the state of Florida.
This announcement makes Bhang Chocolate, exclusively distributed in all of Trulieve’s medical cannabis dispensaries in Florida, the only OU Kosher certified, medical cannabis edible in the state.
According to Jamie L. Pearson, CEO of Bhang, comments made on her recent dispensary tour led to discussions around how Bhang could better serve its customers. “We were told by more than one budtender, in more than one store, they get asked for kosher edibles frequently, but don’t have any to offer,” she says. “There is a significant audience base in Florida that adheres to a strict, Kosher-only diet. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Bhang and Trulieve teams, (CSE:TRUL) Bhang chocolate is now a kosher-certified alternative to smoking flower.”
Bhang’s kosher certification was managed through OU Kosher, the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency. Certification starts with ensuring products do not contain restricted ingredients, but it also verifies quality. Essentially the process is another set of eyes ensuring production takes place in a clean facility under hygienic conditions. “Each individual manufacturing facility has to be certified,” Pearson explains. “We started where the issue came up (in Florida), and we will likely begin the process in Massachusetts and California very soon.”
Although the State of Florida has rejected the use of the kosher symbol on cannabis products, Bhang’s products were approved by OU to be marked with OU’s OD symbol for products containing dairy, and the UDe symbol for products made on equipment that handles dairy-containing products, but do not contain dairy ingredients themselves (all of Bhang’s dark chocolates are vegan). In the meantime, Bhang and Trulieve will reach out to the Jewish community that the certification has been completed and the products are indeed, kosher.
Bhang (CSE: BHNG) (OTCQB: BHNGF) makes 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 consistently the #1 chocolate in 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.
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Jamie L. Pearson