Above: Sunniva is launching branded products in various product categories and price points including flower, pre-rolls, vape cartridges and premium concentrates. Courtesy photo/Sunniva
CARLSBAD — A Canadian cannabis company is coming to the city.
Sunniva, which is a provider of cannabis products and services, will relocate to Carlsbad as part of its expansion of its California operation. The “corporate functions” will be moved from Vancouver, Canada, according to a press release from Sunniva.
In addition, the company announced it has appointed David Lyle as the chief financial officer based in Carlsbad.
In California, the company will focus on creating sustainable “premium” cannabis brands supported by its greenhouse and extraction facilities in California (not Carlsbad).
California is one of several states with legal recreational marijuana, along with being one of the first to legalize medicinal marijuana, which it did in 1996.
“We offer a steadfast commitment to safety and quality assurance providing cannabis products free from pesticides, which positions Sunniva in California as a leading provider of safe, high quality, reproducible products at scale,” the company said in a statement. “Through production from Phase One of our strategically positioned 325,000-square-foot high technology greenhouse which is nearing completion and our fully operational extraction facility in California.
Sunniva is launching branded products in various product categories and price points including flower, pre-rolls, vape cartridges and premium concentrates. The products will be showcased at its flagship dispensary to be located at the greenhouse.
Additionally, the company is also working on the placement of branded products at licensed dispensaries throughout the state. Those brands include Sun Fire, Kyndness and Herbella.
In Canada, a company subsidiary, Natural Health Services, operates medical cannabis clinics.
“David Negus’ guidance and leadership has been instrumental in creating the financial systems and infrastructure for our company as we have evolved into a fully operational entity in the U.S.,” Chairman and CEO Dr. Anthony Holler said in the announcement. “We are pleased that David will continue to provide his experience to Sunniva throughout this transition period, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
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