LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Irwin Naturals Inc. (CSE: IWIN) (OTC: IWINF) (FRA: 97X) (“Irwin” or the “Company”), is proud to announce the release of Irwin Naturals Cannabis’ new CBD 25mg Softgels in Canada, available nationwide through the Starseed Medicinal Medical Group platform.
CBD 25mg Softgels are just the first of five CBD and THC products that Irwin Naturals Cannabis, through its licensing agreement with Entourage Health Corp., plans to launch nationwide in Canada over the next few months. The company’s product lineup will include a range of CBD and THC products designed in a variety of formulations to suit consumers’ varying needs.
“We’re thrilled to be launching our first cannabis product in Canada,” said Klee Irwin, founder of Irwin Naturals Cannabis. “With our CBD 25mg Softgels, we are bringing a high-quality cannabis-derived CBD oil product to allow consumers to incorporate premium CBD into their daily health regimens. We’re excited to be able to bring the benefits of CBD to consumers across the country.”
The full line of Irwin Naturals Cannabis products will be offered as softgels that utilize hemp seed oil and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. There will be five different formulations: THC (10 mg THC), CBD (25 mg CBD), 1:1 (10 mg CBD, 10 mg THC), 3:1 (30 mg CBD, 10 mg THC) and a 2:1 formulation that combines THC and the cannabinoid CBN (10 mg THC, 5 mg CBN).
Irwin Naturals was founded in 1994 and its best-in-class nutraceuticals have built it into a brand that is now recognized in 80 percent of American households.1 It has operated profitably for the past 27 years,2 and it is now seeking to use the equity and power of that brand in emerging markets like cannabis and psychedelic mental-health clinics.
Irwin Naturals first entered into the cannabis industry in 2018 when it began infusing hemp-based CBD into its herbal supplements available in the United States. This year, it began expanding its brand to products with THC, with the goal of becoming the first household brand to have its products available in all 38 states where cannabis is currently legal. Because cannabis is not legal at the federal level in the United States, Irwin Naturals Cannabis has gone state by state, reaching licensing agreements with cannabis manufacturers. It has already announced agreements in nine states. This agreement with Entourage in Canada means that Irwin Naturals Cannabis products will achieve not just national, but international distribution.
About Irwin Naturals
Irwin Naturals has been a household name and best-in-class herbal supplement formulator since 1994. It is now leveraging its brand to enter into both the cannabis and psychedelic industries. On a mission to heal the world with plant medicine, Irwin’s growing portfolio of products is available in more than 100,000 retail doors across North America where nearly 100 million people know the Irwin Naturals brand.3 In 2018, the Company first leveraged its brand to expand into the cannabis industry by launching hemp-based CBD products into the mass market. The Company is now leveraging its famous halo of brand trust with an objective to become one of the first household name brands to offer THC-based products and psychedelic mental health treatment. Irwin Naturals became a publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) in August 2021. The Company’s shares began to be traded on the OTCQB Venture Market in November 2021. More information on the Company’s stock can be found via Bloomberg as well as the Wall Street Journal.
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1 Consumer brand recognition information is based on a formal Company survey with a sample size of 500 randomly selected adults.
2 Under several corporate structures, Klee Irwin has operated the Irwin brand profitably since 1994, as measured by EBITDA adjusted for extraordinary costs.
3 Consumer brand recognition information is based on a formal Company survey with a sample size of 500 randomly selected adults.