CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 04, 2021 -- PRESS RELEASE -- Lowell Farms Inc., a California-born innovator in cannabis cultivation and maker of the brand Lowell Smokes and Ascend Wellness Holdings Inc., a multi-state vertically-integrated cannabis operator, announced the long-awaited debut of Lowell Smokes in Illinois on Aug. 5. The iconic Lowell Smokes pre-roll pack will initially be available to consumers at eight retail locations throughout Illinois:
- Ascend by MOCA dispensaries in Logan Square and River North in Chicago;
- Midway Dispensary locations in Chicago and Chicago Ridge; and
- Ascend dispensaries in Springfield, Collinsville and Fairview Heights.
In April, Lowell Farms entered into a strategic licensing agreement with AWH to bring the iconic Lowell Smokes brand to Illinois. The collaboration designates AWH, a distinguished pre-roll producer, as Lowell Farms’ wholesale partner. Sold in six-packs of pre-rolls, Lowell Smokes will be available for wholesale purchase and sale at dispensaries throughout Illinois in late August 2021.
“Almost overnight, Illinois has become an incredibly vibrant and exciting cannabis market with some truly exceptional product. We are glad to be partnered with Ascend and their cultivation team to bring Lowell to life in this great state,” says Lowell Farms Inc. Chairman George Allen. “Legalization has been a long time coming in Illinois, and we cannot imagine a place we would rather be this summer to celebrate all those that made it happen.”
The relationship advances AWH’s goal of bringing popular West Coast brands to its markets east of the Mississippi River. It also marks the first time Lowell Farms’ products are available outside the state of California.
“Lowell is an iconic brand that we think is an ideal fit with our capabilities in Illinois,” added Abner Kurtin, founder and chief executive officer of AWH. “We’re thrilled to expand our offering in Illinois with Lowell Smokes’ award-winning pre-rolls.”
Lowell pre-rolls will be available to Ascenders Rewards Club members on Aug. 4. Upon official launch to the public on Aug. 5, Illinois consumers will be able to order Lowell Smokes products online at letsascend.com. For more information on Lowell Farms Inc. brands, please visit lowellfarms.com.