Bison & Rose, a CBD and cannabis producer in Oklahoma, has signed a joint licensing agreement with Rebel Edibles to enter the Colorado cannabis market. The partnership also brings Rebel's caramel edibles to Oklahoma.
"We believe this partnership is a win-win for consumers in Colorado who want a highly effective joint and muscle cream and for the medical patients in Oklahoma who crave a delicious, high-quality edible," said Jacqui Mills, registered nurse and co-founder of Bison & Rose. "Having Bison & Rose topicals in Colorado is validation that there is always room for improvement, even in established markets, and applying science to product development in the cannabis and CBD space is highly effective."
Bison & Rose was founded by Jacqui and her husband Dr. Stan Mills, a Ph.D. pharmaceutical scientist who has spent his career in pharmaceutical technology researching cancer therapies. Dr. Mills is responsible for pioneering treatments for terminal illnesses and has had nine patents and drugs approved by the FDA.
Under the five-year licensing agreement, Rebel Edibles will market a single formula Bison & Rose Muscle and Joint Cream to the 225 stores in Colorado where Rebel is sold while seeking out new stores and points of distribution. Bison & Rose will carry the four flavors of Rebel caramel chews in two THC dosages in Oklahoma: Salted Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla and Apple Pie.
"After meeting Stan and Jacqui, it was clear they are doing things right in a challenging medical market like Oklahoma," said Kelly Murtha, founder of Rebel Edibles. "With roots in science, I deeply believe in Bison & Rose products and know this is the right partner to bring Rebel to the state."
The Rebel edible line features individually-wrapped gourmet caramels and fruit chews handcrafted with quality ingredients and natural flavors. The gluten-free caramels are made with 60% Couverture Belgium chocolate, Saigon cinnamon, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and organic cane sugar. The brand's Apple Pie Caramel Chew won second place for best edible at the 2019 Colorado High Times Cannabis Cup.
"We have always appreciated the consistency of these caramels and couldn't wait to bring the products to the medical market," Jacqui Mills said. "Rebel Edibles are Oklahoma's only premium infused caramel."