Burb Receives Approval for 8th Store, First-Ever Major University-Approved Cannabis Retailer in Canada and Worldwide at University of British Columbia (UBC)
Bourb doubles its product expansion in the United States with the next Florida launch, successful reports California wholesale attendance
VANCOUVER, BC, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Burb Cannabis Corp. (“Burb” or the “Company”), an international cannabis cultivation brand and premium retailer of branded products and apparel, has received final approval from the Metro Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors ( MVRD) Directors to open a cannabis retail store in University of British Columbiamarking is eighth location in British Columbia (“BC”), the maximum allowed by the province’s current retail cap for a single brand.
“This was a big win for us after a contentious debate over public safety and community adequacy,” said John Kaye, CEO and co-founder of Burb. “Despite concerns based on the age-old stigma of nearby residents, many of whom were overseas homeowners, the council made an informed decision that aligned with the overwhelming voice of the student body as well as the principles of legalization in our country. We are excited to bring Burb to campus and provide safe access for students and residents this to fall.”
Burb’s eighth dispensary is the first-ever approved cannabis retail store on a major college campus in Canada and the world.
In addition to its BC-based retail portfolio, Burb is also pleased to report early wholesale success in California, with its consumer packaged goods business growing to more than 50 stores in just a few months since its launch. The brand’s premium dried flower products are now available at major retailers statewide, including Cookies, Harborside, Urbn Leaf, Mainstage, Dr. Greenthumb, Emjay and many more.
“We are delighted to partner with TRP, the wholesale division of Cookies Retail Group, to bring our Los Angeles premium quality state-grown floral products California and I can’t wait to launch in the state of Florida this fall exclusively at Cookies retail stores,” Kaye said.
The brand is licensed to TRP for both states and works with famed Los Angeles-based grow partner Green Label, run by Jason McKnightin order to provide the brand with a constant and high-end supply of indoor flowers.
“We innovate with Jason, work with amazing genetic providers, and do our best to bring the flavors we know and love to the California market,” Kaye added.
In addition to Burb’s international cannabis business, the company owns and produces a popular podcast called Culture Light. The show is hosted by Paper Magazine co-founder and former editor David Hershkovits. Light Culture has surpassed 100 episodes, featuring a diverse cast of cultural thought leaders in a variety of genres since its inception in 2018. As an award-winning journalist and published author, Hershkovits has followed the rise of hip hop, independent film , fashion and streetwear crossover, and new cannabis culture for a range of publications, including Vanity Fair, GQ, New York Daily News and The Village Voice.
About Burb Cannabis Corp., “Burb”
Bourb is an international cannabis brand bringing the “BC Bud” culture to the world through its network of licensed retail stores, curated cannabis products, fashion-forward apparel and innovative ancillary products, as well as its weekly podcast, Light Culture, moderated by the founder of Paper Magazine David Hershkovits. Burb honors heritage and designs the future of cannabis cultivation.