SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Docklight Brands, Inc., a pioneering consumer products company with celebrated brands including Marley Natural® and Marley™ CBD, today announces the upcoming opening of the Toronto location in a retail development agreement with Fresh Vibe Ventures, Inc. to bring Marley Natural dispensaries to adult-use cannabis consumers throughout Canada.
Cedella Marley, singer, author, entrepreneur, and daughter of Bob & Rita Marley commented, “We are thrilled to be bringing the Marley Natural retail experience to Canada to expand on the brand’s already strong presence there, and to bring people together in an environment that celebrates the spirit and ethos of my family.”
Several prime retail sites have already been secured, and the first Marley Natural dispensary will open at 1887 Avenue Road, Toronto on Tuesday, April 12 from 10 am to 8 pm EST. Future locations are planned across Canada, with 35 stores expected by 2030.
“Bringing Bob Marley and the Marley Natural retail experience is an exciting opportunity for Canadian consumers. The team at Fresh Vibe Ventures has decades of success building retail and restaurant brands in Canada, and we are pleased to collaborate with them,” said Damian Marano, CEO of Docklight Brands.
“The cannabis retail environment in Canada is evolving rapidly, and we are ecstatic to bring Marley Natural retail into the space. We are committed to honoring the powerful legacy of the Marley name through authentic and engaging retail experiences that marry the power of Bob’s music, spirit, and positivity with modern-day cannabis culture. For consumers, we will offer a range of high-quality cannabis products and lifestyle accessories. For existing or prospective retailers looking to join the Marley Natural team, we aim to improve the landscape by providing unparalleled support, concierge level service, and data-driven competitive pricing of premium cannabis products,” said Kevin Wooder, president of Fresh Vibe Ventures Inc. “We are also committed to supporting minority businesses through a network of partnerships; we understand the need for greater social equity in the cannabis sector.”
Each store will be independently owned and operated. Interested parties can request more information by visiting marleynaturalretail.ca, calling (416) 525-3665 or following on Instagram @marleynaturalretailcanada.
About Docklight Brands
Docklight Brands, based in Seattle, WA, is a pioneering consumer brand company focused on cannabinoid products. We are bringing Bob Marley’s belief in the positive potential of the herb to consumers worldwide through Marley Natural® and Marley™ CBD, which offer a wide range of authentic products inspired by Bob’s spirit, ideals and deep-rooted respect for nature. THC products include flower, pre-rolls, smoking accessories and edibles, while CBD products span beverages, topicals and confections—all crafted with intention and respect. For more information, please visit marleynatural.com, enjoymarleycbd.com, or on Instagram follow @MarleyNatural.
About Fresh Vibe Ventures
Fresh Vibe Ventures is a leadership team with 40 years’ experience building and scaling restaurants and franchised retail across Canada. Our understanding of the retail and consumer environment is what separates us in the market. For more information, please visit freshvibe.ca.