AZUCA EXPANDS TO COLORADO MARKET

—Burgeoning edibles brand taps Colorado resources—

NEW YORK (June 2019)—To support its expansive hemp-derived CBD business, Azuca, the all-natural, chef-driven edibles line from acclaimed New York City chef Ron Silver, has opened processing and manufacturing facilities in Colorado Springs and Golden, CO. The move will allow Azuca to leverage Colorado’s vast resources and progressive legislation to streamline its development and distribution of high quality, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) edibles.

Azuca will lease space from Colorado-based Summit Extraction and Centered Snacks to facilitate compliant product processing, development and manufacturing protocols. Jonathan Teeters, GM of the CBD Division for Azuca, will oversee operations at the Colorado facilities, along with recent hires Jaimie McClellan, Greg Pound and Crystal Stevens.

“Colorado has some of the most forward-thinking legislation surrounding hemp and cannabis,” said Teeters. “It created the framework for states who are looking to become more welcoming to this industry as they recognize that clear, thoughtful and comprehensive legislation is the key to creating a safe and successful hemp market, which in turn will pay dividends economically and socially. We’re looking forward to growing our footprint in Colorado as a base for national and international expansion.”

Currently sold online at azuca.shop, Azuca products are set apart by the use of the brand’s 4-patent-pending TiME™ Technology, which enrobes individual CBD molecules to make them water-soluble and thus allowing for easy uptake, beginning immediately in the mouth and avoiding the gut and liver where cannabinoids like CBD are degraded and absorption is slowed. The brand’s hemp-derived CBD product line includes of a variety of chef-quality edibles ranging from innovative ingredients like simple syrup and raw demerara sugars, to the classic infused chocolate, made with 61% Valrhona chocolate.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Gwen Steuart at gwen@rosengrouppr.com or 646.695.7050.

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About Azuca

Azuca is a privately held, investor-backed company which commercializes a line of edible products. Using its patent-pending TiME™ Technology, Azuca envelops cannabinoid molecules making them highly metabolizable and hydrophilic, or “water friendly.”  Azuca’s TiME™ Technology enhances bioavailability and minimizes absorption delays for a more controlled consumer experience.

Azuca’s hemp-derived CBD products are sold online at azuca.shop. Azuca’s THC products are available in Massachusetts at Mayflower Medicinals and Triple M in Plymouth and Mashpee. Follow Azuca on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn.