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Convectium (www.convectium.com) is the creator of the first wax and oil disposable for the vaping industry, one of the first dry herb vaporizers, and the industry’s first American-designed filling machine. Its entire line of US engineered, proprietary hardware and infrastructure is focused on automation and quality. Over 100 companies, including many dominant brands in the space, rely on Convectium for machinery, hardware, design, packaging, and total automation solutions. As of 2018, Convectium has operations in seven US cities, utilizes two factories in the US and three dedicated factories in Shenzhen, China, and has grown to a team of over 25 employees.
Dharma (www.dharmacann.com) is one of the 5 licensed medical cannabis companies in the state of Virginia. Located in Bristol, Virginia the Company's mission is to provide patients with high-quality products from a compassionate, professional, knowledgeable staff.
GL Brands (www.glbrands.com) is a hemp consumer packaged goods company that creates authentic, enduring and culturally relevant brands engaged in the development and sale of cannabis-derived wellness products. Through its premier brands Green Lotus and IrieCBD, GL Brands delivers a full portfolio of hemp-derived CBD products, including tinctures, softgels, gummies, sparkling beverages, vapes and topical segments to promote greater wellness and balance, in the U.S. and throughout the world. GL Brands’ growth model leverages deep industry experience, mature supply chains and creative disruption to build enduring and resilient hemp CPG brands that connect to meaning in people’s lives and drive sales through authentic relationships.
Gabriella's Kitchen (www.gabriellas-kitchen.com) is a US-focused CPG company operating in the cannabis industry in California. Gaby was founded by 2 sisters, Gabriella and Margot Micallef, following Gabriella's dire cancer diagnosis. The company sells cannabis and better-for-you food products. In cannabis, Gaby holds manufacturing and distribution licenses and sells its proprietary product as well as third party brands in over 85 dispensaries in California. The company's better-for-you food products are sold via retailers in 36 states. Finally, Gaby provides third party solutions, including manufacturing, data analytics, marketing and formulations.
GrowGeneration (www.growgeneration.com) owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores. Currently, GrowGen has 18 locations nationally. GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, including organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state-of-the-art hydroponic equipment for indoor and outdoor use by commercial and home growers. Subsequent to Merida’s investment, GrowGen listed publicly in October 2016.
Henry's Original (www.henrysoriginal.com) creates the highest quality clean green certified cannabis products on the market. Its cannabis comes from family-run farms in legendary Mendocino County, renowned for terroir that produces the finest cultivation conditions. Handcrafted in small batches, Henry's grows its cannabis using all-organic soil and products under the Californian sun among the fresh air of wild Mendocino County, carefully lab testing all of its products at ISO certified laboratories to ensure consistency and quality through every stage of the process.
Ionization Labs (www.ionizationlabs.com), a Green Ocean Sciences, Inc. company, has created the best-of-breed QA/QC cannabinoid testing solution that offers accurate, simplified, and cost-effective chemical analysis. Green Ocean Sciences, Inc. is a development & productization team consisting of leading scientists, engineers, biochemists, and executive business development and management experts, all committed to making quality chemical testing available to the masses.
MainStem (www.gomainstem.com) is a technology-based ancillary product distribution company and the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace. Mainstem offers over 10,000 products including packaging, retail accessories, grow supplies, traceability equipment, and more. The company integrates its platform into popular industry software to maximize its customer reach and simplify the procurement process.
Materia Medica (www.materiamedicaprocessing.eu) is an Italian start-up engaged in the processing and formulation of CBD extract derived from the hemp plant. Initially, the company will produce and sell THC-free CBD extract into the wholesale market in Italy, followed by the development of branded retail products. The company purchases all of its biomass from EU certified growers, which is then converted into crude extract by third-party processors, which is then further distilled and formulated by Materia Medica Processing (MMP) in its proprietary lab located in Sienna, Italy
MCP Wellness is a vehicle formed to hold a 51% ownership interest in a Michigan-based dispensary owner. The Company operates three dispensaries in Detroit, Michigan with plans to open four more dispensaries across the state. Additionally, the Company plans to construct a state-of-the-art cultivation facility during 2019.
MediaJel (www.mediajel.com) is a mobile advertising company that lets marketers build distinct and lasting relationships with their customers. With its extensive IP and aggregated data on “green-light” marketing channels outside of the cannabis industry, MediaJel knows better than anyone how and where to advertise cannabis products in the digital space.
Mode (www.mode.co) is a first-of-its-kind cannabis delivery device and companion app that provides an ideal cannabis experience, every time. With real-time dosing technology down to the milligram – you’re in control of how much and how often, no matter the cartridge or strain. Mode is based in Venice Beach and San Jose, CA.
New Frontier Data (www.newfrontierdata.com) is a business intelligence and data analytics company that provides objective, rigorous and comprehensive analysis and reporting for the cannabis industry. New Frontier’s data and reports, which can be purchased here at a 15% discount for Merida site visitors, have been cited in over 45 countries around the world to inform industry leaders. New Frontier, the premiere "Big Data as a Service Provider" in the sector, looks beyond the plant cultivation and distribution, to raise the industry bar and improve visibility into what will inevitably become a mature and more complex industry. Its Equio platform has been called the “Bloomberg Terminal” for cannabis operators.
tökr (www.trytokr.com) is a front-end web-app that interfaces with cannabis consumers. tökr looks to curate a selection of cannabis brands and products based on the user profile that each consumer creates. Upon launching the tökr app, users are prompted to answer brief questions such as: desired product categories, desired sensation/experience, preferred activities, etc. This allows tökr to curate the products for each customer and provides valuable context to the anonymized data that tökr collects.