Kiva Confections of Oakland, CA was founded in 2010 by a young couple making chocolate bars out of their Bay Area home kitchen. Frustrated by the inconsistent, low-quality edibles available at the time, Scott Palmer and Kristi Palmer turned their craft consumables into one the most recognized edible brand in cannabis.
Kiva this week announced its brand expansion into the Missouri market. Kiva’s entry into Missouri marks its 12th state expansion in North America and arrives at a time of exponential growth in the U.S. edibles market, which raked in nearly $1.5 billion in 2021.
Over the next year, Kiva Confections will work with C3 Industries, a multi-state, vertically- integrated cannabis company with headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, to bring the brand’s portfolio of award-winning edibles to retailers across the Missouri market via an exclusive licensing partnership.
“We’re absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to bring our house of brands into the burgeoning Missouri market and partner with a like-minded company like C3,” says Kiva Confections Co-Founder, Kristi Palmer. “We can’t wait for consumers to discover our premium, precisely-dosed, and delicious suite of edibles that so many across the U.S. and Canada have come to trust and love.”
Missouri consumers can begin to find Kiva’s effects-based Camino and vegan Camino Sours Gummies in six popular flavors at select retail stores across the state beginning this month, with their microdosed, vegan-friendly Petra Mints arriving throughout the remainder of the year.
Cannaconvo with Peter Su of Green Check Verified
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