Partnership with Industry Leaders Natura, Golden Triangle Health and Great Earth International Ushers Cookies Into Southeast Asia’s Dynamic Cannabis Market
BANGKOK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International cannabis brand Cookies today announced its entrance into Thailand’s cannabis marketplace with the opening of its first dispensary in the region on Saturday, Jan. 21. Located in the internationally celebrated food, music, art and culture hub of Bangkok, the launch of Cookies Thailand marks a milestone for the brand as it enters its 6th country and becomes the 58th Cookies storefront worldwide.
"The fact that my first time going to Asia is to open up a Cookies store is not something I could have ever imagined and really special," said Berner, Co-Founder and CEO of Cookies. "This store is beautiful and we are grateful for our partners on the ground in Thailand who helped make this possible. Thailand is an incredibly unique place full of incredible culture and opening up a Cookies store with the support of the country of Thailand, I am grateful for. I hope Bangkok is ready for an exclusive menu of fire genetics. I can't wait to open doors on a new continent on Saturday, 1/21/23!"
To honor the Southeast Asian country’s vibrant culture, the 500-square-foot dispensary will boast a beautifully curated atmosphere with Thai-inspired wall paintings featuring a blessing from Thai Buddhist monks. As the first dispensary in Asia with a credit card machine, Cookies’ iconic cultivars and products will be available for purchase, along with exclusive Cookies SF clothing and accessories, including local reserve merchandise specific to Thailand.
“Cookies Thailand evolved organically as my relationship with Berner has for over 20 years,” said Josh Schmidt, Vice President of Natura and Co-Founder of California edibles brand Dee Thai. “Driven by the right intention, while honoring Thai culture and ethos, Cookies Thailand brings our friendship full circle, bonding my two loves—cannabis and Thailand.”
To commemorate the grand opening, Cookies will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. with Berner and celebrity guests, followed by a meet-and-greet with Berner. The event will feature photo opportunities with a Cookies-branded Tuk Tuk in front of the store for visitors.
Visitors interested in entering Cookies Thailand must be at least 20 years old with a valid Thai National ID or foreign Passport ready to present and cannot be pregnant in accordance with local laws. To attend the grand opening, please RSVP here.
Cookies Thailand is located at 51 / 2 Soi Ruamrudee, Lumpinee, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. Learn more at cookies.co.
Cookies, founded in 2010 by Billboard-charting rapper and entrepreneur Berner and Bay Area breeder and cultivator Jai, is the most globally recognized cannabis company in the world. Cookies values the power of the plant and focuses on creating game-changing genetics. The company offers a collection of over 70 proprietary cannabis cultivars and more than 2,000 products. Cookies also actively works to enrich communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs through advocacy and social equity initiatives. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company opened its first retail store in 2018 in Los Angeles, and has since expanded to 58 retail locations in 18 markets across 6 countries. Cookies was named one of America’s Hottest Brands of 2021 by AdAge; the first cannabis brand to ever receive this accolade. To learn more about Cookies, visit cookies.co, and to learn more about Cookies CBD, visit shop.cookies.co
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