Smokiez Edibles has expanded into the New York market with licensing partner Hepworth Ag and joint venture partner Pura Industries NY.
"We are excited to partner with Smokiez to manufacture and deliver their high-quality and great-tasting products to the NY Market made with our healthy sun-grown cannabis ingredients right from our Hudson Valley farm," said Gail Hepworth, CEO, Hepworth Ag. Inc.
Smokiez’s first New York sale was to the Union Square Travel Agency (USTA) dispensary, located in Union Square on the corner of Broadway and 13th in Manhattan.
“Despite USQTA having the largest portfolio of products in the state of New York, we identified Smokiez as a must have premium edible for our retail store,” said Dave Vautrin, operating partner at Union Square Travel Agency.
"We are bringing our top-selling products to the New York market,” said Chuck Wright, co-founder of Smokiez Edibles. “We look forward to selling to the entire market. Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that we meet all state and local regulations and provide our customers with the best possible experience."
Smokiez products are currently available in 17 states, with four additional markets slated for 2023. The initial launch will include six fruit chew SKUs in a variety of flavors, with distribution to dispensaries across the state. Hepworth will expand Smokiez offerings later this year with several fruit chew products that feature minor cannabinoid blends (CBD, CBN and CBG), as well as beverages and chocolates.
"We are confident that our products will resonate with New York customers," said Ryan Wright, co-owner of Smokiez Edibles. "We look forward to working with our local partners to provide top-quality products and excellent customer service."