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Rose LifeScience partners with another Quebecois micro-producer

Botanext is the seventh micro-cultivator joining the craft collective DLYS by Rose

Rose LifeScience adds another Quebecois micro-producer to its craft collective
Botanext specializes in hand-trimmed and hang-dried craft cannabis. Photo via Botanext

Rose LifeScience Inc. has partnered with another Quebecois micro-producer to continue expanding its craft cannabis collective DLYS.

On Monday, the cannabis company announced it’s partnering with Botanext, a micro-producer based in Val-d’Or, Quebec that specializes in hand-trimmed and hang-dried craft cannabis.

The first cultivar will be sold under the name DLYS du Nord and will be available on April 6 via the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC). It will be a Sativa-dominant hybrid cultivar called Double Tangie Banana, which is a citric-flavoured cross between Banana Sherbert and Tangie.

DLYS by Rose currently offers products from Quebecois micro-cultivators AMDJ-canna, MindiCanna, Cannafrogs, LaHoja Organique, Les Cultures Vigi and Cultures Angers.

“Quebecers should have access to great products made right here,” Botanext President Maxime Godbout, said in a statement. “We know that’s important to them. Our love for a quality flower, combined with our knowledge, is the essence of the Botanext DNA.”

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Rose LifeScience adds another Quebecois micro-producer to its craft collective

Botanext’s craft brand DLYS du Nord will be available via Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) in April 6. Photo via Botanext

Last year, Village Farms International, Inc. (TSX: VFF) (Nasdaq: VFF), the parent company of Pure Sunfarms, bought a 70-per-cent stake in Rose for a deal totalling $46.7 million.

“The team at Botanext is proving how important Québec micro-producers are to the cannabis industry — and more importantly, the Québec consumer,” Rose CEO Davide Zaffino ROSE said in a statement.

“Everyone on the Botanext team has a clear passion for what they do, and their attention to product detail exemplifies all the values of DLYS,” he added.

Rose LifeScience is a leading third-party cannabis partner, acting as the sole direct-to-retail sales, marketing and distribution entity for Entourage Health Corp. (TSXV: ENTG) (OTCQX: ETRGF) (FSE: 4WE), Sundial Growers Inc. (Nasdaq: SNDL), Tilray, Inc. (TSX: TLRY) (Nasdaq: TLRY) The Flowr Corporation (CVE: FLWR), as well as 10 micro and craft growers throughout Quebec.

Rose has also teamed up with artisanal hemp producer Après La Pluie, which focuses on outdoor, non-psychoactive cannabis and will debut a CBD-based product under the Six Lunes brand.

The company owns Tam Tams, a legal weed brand, processed at its licensed 55,000 square-foot facility in Huntingdon.


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