Green Thumb and COOKIES announce the opening of COOKIES on the Strip in Las Vegas on May 14th

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CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer products company, today announced the ceremony COOKIES on the Strip (formerly Essence on the Strip) opens May 14th in Las Vegas. The company had previously announced an exclusive partnership with COOKIES, an international cannabis brand. This makes this the first COOKIES store in Nevada. The retail location will sell the renowned portfolio of products for Cookies, Lemonnade, Runtz, Minntz, Powerzzzup Genetics, Collins Ave, Run The Jewels and Grandiflora in the brand’s signature blue retail environment.

Based in the Bay Area, COOKIES was founded by prolific rapper and entrepreneur Berner along with his partner Jai, a highly regarded cannabis breeder and breeder. With the opening of the first COOKIES location in Nevada on the legendary Strip, this contributes to the growing international presence of COOKIES locations. Berner will be there for the opening, along with Rick Ross, the official COOKIES bus and other appearances by special guests.

“I would like to thank the entire Green Thumb team for our partnership and trust in our vision,” said Berner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cookies. “We picked such a special menu for the opening and created new genetics just for that place. This is a legendary life goal game that really compliments the growth of cookies. See you on the strip.”

Green Thumb’s Essence and Rise ™ retail locations in Las Vegas, Henderson, Spanish Springs and Carson City also offer COOKIES products, including popular favorites like London Pound Cake 75, Gary Payton and Cereal Milk.

“We are very excited to be opening the first cookies store in Nevada with Berner, Jai and their visionary team,” said Ben Kovler, founder and chief executive officer of Green Thumb. “Brand awareness is the key to success in the cannabis industry. With cookies, Berner has created one of the most sought-after and well-known cannabis and lifestyle brands. We are excited to work with you to open this flagship location right on the Las Vegas Strip. People are looking for experiences when the country reopens and Cookies is a unique experience for both local residents and tourists. “

The store will remain at its current address at 2307 South Las Vegas Boulevard and will be open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Customers can find out more at www.Cookies.co.

About Green Thumb Industries:

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”), a national cannabis consumer products company and retailer, uses the power of cannabis to promote wellbeing and give back to the communities where it serves. Green Thumb manufactures and sells a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Beboe, Dogwalkers, Dr. Solomon’s, Incredibles, Rythm, and The Feel Collection. The company also owns and operates a rapidly growing national cannabis retail store called Rise ™. Green Thumb is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 97 retail locations, and operations in 12 US markets. Green Thumb was founded in 2014 and has over 2,400 employees. Thousands of patients and customers are cared for every year. The company was named Best Workplace 2018 by Crains Chicago Business and MG Retailer in 2018 and 2019. More information is available at www.GTIgrows.com.

About cookies:

At the age of 18, Berner, now known as a prolific rapper, entrepreneur, and COOKIES founder and CEO of COOKIES in the Bay Area, was general manager of the Hemp Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in San Francisco. There he was inspired by the city’s progressive and compassionate view that cannabis could have profound and beneficial effects on the lives of chronically or terminally ill patients. Later, in 2008, Berner and his partner Jai, a cultivator and breeder in the Bay Area, founded COOKIES. Their intention was to create the highest quality and most innovative cannabis strains in the world. After achieving success in its home state of California, COOKIES quickly built a base while staying true to its brand promise: authenticity and innovative genetics.

Today, COOKIES is one of the most respected and best-selling cannabis brands in California and around the world. The company and its product are recognized worldwide and offer a collection of over 150 proprietary cannabis strains and product lines, including indoor and sunflower, pre-rolls, gelcaps, vape cartridges, and medicinal mushrooms. COOKIES ‘seed business enables complete quality control at every step – from cultivation to production to the customers’ retail experience. With a deep commitment to restorative justice and progressive drug policy, COOKIES is actively working to enrich communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through lobbying and social justice initiatives.

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Source: Green Thumb Industries

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