Dabstract, a premier cannabis extraction brand, will launch in Michigan in early 2021
Dabstract is known for its premier, top-shelf concentrates produced in Washington state. A multiple Dope Cup and High Times Cannabis Cup winner, Dabstract is also in the process of expanding into California, Massachusetts and Canada.
The brand’s foray into the midwestern cannabis market is the result of a partnership with extraction industry pioneer Josh Mayo, a Detroit native.
“Josh Mayo is one of the most influential forces in cannabis extraction in the country,” said Derek Thiel, Dabstract’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our team met Josh in 2015 when we were just starting production in Washington, and we couldn’t be more excited about partnering with him to bring the Dabstract name and the unparalleled quality it stands for to Michigan cannabis connoisseurs.”
The collaboration between Dabstract and Mayo’s company, Atwater Management, will begin with the release of cannabis vape products in the form of PAX Pods, with additional Dabstract products to be released down the road. Products will be available to retailers throughout Michigan.
“The marriage of Dabstract and Atwater is at its core a relationship based on innovative collaboration,” said Mayo. “I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of the perfect vintage of oil for consumers who accept and deserve nothing less, and I know that the Dabstract family has been on the same journey. We couldn’t be any more excited to show all of Michigan what can happen when two truly passionate companies’ technology and processes collide.”
While Dabstract was founded on the West Coast, its founders view the mid and eastern parts of the country as a pivotal part of the future of legal cannabis.
Since Michigan has a longstanding medical program, the consumer market is much more educated and demands a higher end consumer product than other newly legal states, according to Thiel. “This is where we thrive,” he said. “We wouldn’t trust our brand to anyone other than the talented folks over at Atwater to ensure that it is represented as the high-end connoisseur brand we’ve built from the ground up in Washington.”
Dabstract, a premier brand of recreational cannabis extracts, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Cannabis Group Inc (UCG). UCG offers laboratory design and brand and IP licensing for cannabis extraction facilities.