CHICOPEE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Since its founding in 2013, Insa has taken a handcrafted approach to its cannabis cultivation and product innovation. Now, they are proud to announce that cannabis consumers across Massachusetts selected Insa as the most awarded brand in High Times Magazine’s Cannabis Cup across the competition’s 11 categories. Products came from 45 local brands, and Insa was a finalist in six categories, including two first-place awards for its Clementine Sativa Vape Pen and its Double Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate Bar.
Insa’s Clementine Sativa Vape earned top honors in the Sativa Vape category. Clementine is an energizing sativa-dominant strain that is made by crossing Tangie with Lemon Skunk. This strain is loved by consumers for its sweet taste and fragrant citrus aroma. Insa’s Clementine Vape is available in 500mg and 1000mg Carts, 500mg Darts, and 350mg Pens.
Insa’s Double Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate Bar earned first place in the Edibles: Chocolate category. This delicious creation, made with pure ivory chocolate sourced from Europe, is a top-seller at both Insa’s dispensaries and other fine retailers across the Commonwealth. The chocolate is caramelized during conching, a mixing process conducted at high heat, to bring out the natural color and flavor of salted caramel. This artisanal process yields a final product with a unique color and creamy flavor and is infused with bits of salted caramel sugar for a pleasant crunch. Each bar of Insa Double Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate contains 5mg of THC per piece.
“For the very first time in Massachusetts, High Times Magazine asked cannabis consumers to judge the state’s range of products, and we are honored that people across Massachusetts rated Insa products so highly,” said co-founder Pete Gallagher. “We have an amazing team that strives to develop cannabis products that help people have better days. To be judged as the Commonwealth’s most awarded brand overall is a true honor,” he added.
Insa is acclaimed throughout the Bay State for its world-class standards of craftsmanship, high-quality ingredients, and innovation. Insa operates retail locations in Springfield, Salem, and Easthampton, MA, and can be found at other fine cannabis retailers across Massachusetts, or via delivery to select Boston neighborhoods through Insa.com.
Started in 1988 in Amsterdam, The Cannabis Cup has evolved into a globally recognized championship of the best cannabis products in the world. This August, The High Times hosted the first-ever Cannabis Cup Massachusetts: People’s Choice Edition to identify and award the best cannabis products in all of Massachusetts, all across 11 different categories: Indica flower, Sativa flower, Hybrid flower, Pre-Rolls, Concentrates, Sativa vape pens, Indica vape pens, Edible gummies, Edibles: chocolate, Edibles: fruity, non-gummies and Topicals & Tinctures.
Insa was founded with a clear mission: to help more people have better days, more often. At the center of Insa’s success is its leadership team. Childhood friends Pete Gallagher and Pat Gottschlicht founded Insa in 2013 and opened their first dispensary in 2017. Head growers Frank Golfieri and Kevin Sparks are master craftsmen cultivating high-quality cannabis. Chef Julian Rose brings creativity and unique training to the cannabis industry with 40 years of experience working as a chocolatier and pastry chef. Chris Geoffrion works tirelessly with his lab team to distill flowers into concentrated perfection.
Insa specializes in every step of the medical and adult-use cannabis process, from seed to store, priding itself on educating and helping each customer meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Chicopee, Insa’s products are sold at their own retail stores in Easthampton, Springfield, and Salem, as well as at other retailers throughout Massachusetts and via delivery in select Boston neighborhoods. They also have operations in Pennsylvania and Florida. Further information about Insa and its products can be found at insa.com.