Caliva has partnered with Tarukino, a nano-emulsion technology provider, to bring premium beverages to the California market.
The company “has secured exclusive rights to utilize Tarukino’s Sōrse emulsion technology in California to launch its new line of great tasting, consistent, effective and shelf-stable beverages,” notes a statement from Caliva, a cannabis retailer and cultivation facility based in San Jose, Calif.
Expected to launch the first beverages in its San Jose retail store during first quarter of 2019, Caliva will be producing beverages from both its San Jose and Brisbane facilities.
The company “is broadening its existing, industry-leading product line of branded cannabis flower, pre-rolls and vaporizer cartridges to include tinctures and beverages powered by Tarukino’s technology,” the statement notes.
“We are thrilled to expand into the ‘Good for You’ product category with a new beverage line launching next year,” says Caliva CEO Dennis O’Malley. “We are excited to bring the best beverages in the market to California consumers in 2019,” O’Malley adds.
Based in Seattle, Tarukino produces the top-selling, cannabis-infused drink in Washington state. The technology the company uses “solves common issues with beverage consistency and taste by encapsulating cannabinoids in a water-soluble form that is odourless, tasteless and disperses completely in water,” the statement notes.
“The cannabis beverage industry today consists of products that smell like cannabis, taste bad and have an effect onset that takes longer than 20 minutes,” suggests Tarukino CEO Howard Lee, adding the technology “solves all of these issues.”
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