Gage Growth Corp. a cannabis brand and operator based in Detroit, opened a flagship Cookies dispensary in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 278A Queen St. West.
The dispensary will offer Cookies and Gage-branded products cultivated by their exclusive collective production partner, Noya Cannabis Inc. It is the 12th dispensary in North American operated by Gage and the first Cookies store in Canada.
“Some of my favorite strains growing up originated from Canada – the Nade and champagne, aka Pelli, were staples,” says Berner, co-founder and CEO of Cookies, which has an exclusive distribution partnership with Gage in Michigan. “It feels good to be in position to diversify the current flavor profile on the Canadian market with a flagship store in Toronto.
“I think the Canadian connoisseur will be proud to have Cookies, and Noya already has our standards dialed in as far as cultivation goes and made a powerful introduction for the Cookies brand in Canada. Introducing our customer journey to the Canadian markets is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now, and we hope Canada appreciates the attention our customers get and deserve while shopping at Cookies.”
The flagship dispensary will carry the entire collection of Cookies products, featuring hand-selected strains from Berner and his renowned breeder and cultivation partner, Jai. These hand-selected strains will include GP20, Georgia Pie, Medellin, Lions Mane, Soap, and more.
In addition to these iconic Cookies strains, the partnership will introduce additional Cookies brands such as Lemonnade, Minntz, Runtz, Grandiflora, Powerzzzup, RTJ, and Collins Ave. to Canadian adult-use consumers.
“We are super excited for the iconic launch of the first Cookies store in Canada,” says Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage. “Working with Berner and his team to finally introduce Cookies to the Canadian market validates the painstaking processes we’ve developed at Gage, and we’re eager to provide Canadian audiences with our unique and engaging retail platform.
“Launching the first Cookies store in Canada will bring an unparalleled experience to our growing consumer community while offering direct access to one of the leading brands in the cannabis industry.”