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Introducing MOHI

With mindful drinking and alcohol alternatives on the rise, St Louis – based O’Fallon Brewery and SWADE cannabis is proud to announce the launch of a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused brew, MOHI, that invites consumers to craft their own experience.

In 2019, we started discussions with BeLeaf about the opportunity to create a unique beverage that contained cannabis, commented Jim Gorczyca, President of O’Fallon Brewery. “While just 1% of cannabis is consumed through beverages, only a fraction of that is beer because most cannabis beverages are sodas or seltzers. Only BeLeaf and very few others are taking the time to brew hand crafted beer, remove the alcohol and then infuse it with THC. It’s not easy but it’s worth it.”

MOHI is a non-alcoholic cannabis-infused option – featuring small-batch brewing techniques, craft beer taste, and only 80 calories. Each 12 oz can contains 5 mg of emulsified THC.

“We determined that consumers who like craft beer would also want similar options for non- alcohol beer” says Brian Owens, Head Brewmaster for O’Fallon Brewery. “The O’Fallon process is truly unique – we start with a traditional beer recipe which goes through full fermentation and then we gently remove the alcohol in vacuum under strict temperature controls. We end up with great NA beer that tastes as close to real beer as you can get.”

“Mohi uses natural flavors which give it a refreshing orange citrus and vanilla flavor and contains nano emulsified THC, BeLeaf CSO Stephanie Cernicek says, “this means that the onset occurs quickly and stronger than its traditional counterpart, usually within the first 15 minutes, and gives the patient full control of their experience.”

“We have seen the immediate embrace of THC-infused beverages, and the growing buzz around alcohol alternatives in society as a whole, so we knew the demand for new and better adult beverage options was exploding beyond the cannabis world and O’Fallon Brewery was the perfect place to start.” said BeLeaf Medical CMO Mitch Meyers. “We think the brand will be a favorite and we know that patients are looking for new ways to consume cannabis.”

“We have seen the immediate embrace of THC-infused beverages, and the growing buzz around alcohol alternatives in society as a whole, so we knew the demand for new and better adult beverage options was exploding beyond the cannabis world and O’Fallon Brewery was the perfect place to start.” said BeLeaf Medical CMO Mitch Meyers. “We think the brand will be a favorite and we know that patients are looking for new ways to consume cannabis.”

MOHI will be available beginning August 20th at all SWADE cannabis locations for Missouri medical card patients. For more information, visit our website at www.swadecannabis.com.

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PHYTOS launches Missouri’s first microdose line of products, midose.

Phytos Manufacturing, a BeLeaf Medical Company, is proud to announce a partnership with Ananda Brands and the launch of the midose. line of products. Verve, the first midose. product on the market, is an uplifting blend of all-natural botanical ingredients in a dose controlled, all-in-one vape pen. The vape pens were made available earlier this spring and are now in over 30 dispensaries in Missouri. A second product, quick dissolve sublingual tablets called midose. melts, will be available in the next few weeks. The positive feedback from patients has created great demand for the products all over the state.

“We want to be there for patients who are on the journey to achieve holistic wellness and balance in their daily life. We designed midose. (as in “my dose”) to be simple and straightforward to use, says Kate Simpson, Co-founder and Marketing Director with Ananda Brands, “there are 3 varieties of all-natural botanical blends that guide you toward what to expect from each one—whether it’s calm, clarity, or zzzs. Since each inhale and melt is precisely measured into a microdose, patients can feel confident that they are in the right zone every time.”

The 500mg, all-in-one midose. vape pen consists of ratios of THC and CBD, all-natural terpenes and botanical blends for the needs of anxiety relief, energy/focus and night time rest. These vape pens are dose controlled, allowing consistent 3 second pulls each time with the dosage hovering around 3mg THC per draw. This allows the patient to fully decide how many draws they need to feel just right in a controlled way.

midose. melts, a sublingual, quick-dissolve tablet, are all-natural with blends of 3mg THC and CBD ratios, terpenes and curated botanicals. These melts dissolve under the tongue within 1 minute and immediately enter the bloodstream allowing effects to be felt within 5 – 20 minutes, a much quicker onset than a gummy, capsule or other edible product. A traditional edible has to be digested and pass through the liver, delaying effects for up to an hour or more.

Finding the perfect balance is a personal process since each person reacts to cannabis differently. There’s no such thing as a “standard dose” and this is where the concept of microdosing is primed to take out the guessing games. Microdosing is taking the “low & slow” approach to cannabis and is gaining traction in the growing cannabis space. There used to be many variables around cannabis but that’s why midose. was created, to allow patients to maximize their health and well-being with an all-natural dose that works for them.

“Consistency is key with midose.” Phytos Chief Science Officer, Stephanie Cernicek said. “We created a product that provides patients with precise control over their experience. Each batch is tested twice to ensure the potency is exact and automated filling machines have been fine-tuned and calibrated to precisely fill each pen to exactly 500mg. We are excited to produce midose. products. After years of research and development, midose. has arrived with specifically formulated products, putting patients in control of their experience.”

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CANNABIS INFUSED ELEVATED CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AND SANDWICH COOKIES

Phytos, the manufacturing arm of BeLeaf Medical, one of the largest vertically integrated, announced today its launch and availability of cannabis-infused small-batch chocolates line KIZMET from Saddleback Chocolates. Previously introduced in 2018 as a CBD-infused confection, the line is now introducing chocolate peanut butter cups and chocolate covered sandwich cookies with more confections on the way.

“As the largest wholesaler of branded cannabis products, we continue to expand the reach of our brands and diversified offerings to appeal to all consumers who have different preferences and needs,” said Tom Muzzey, CEO of BeLeaf Medical. “It has been such a pleasure to see our Phytos brand grow in the last year and delight more consumers not only in St. Louis but throughout Missouri.”

Saddleback has taken their unmatched attention to detail and quality to the production of cannabis-infused KIZMET chocolates. “We are a high-end chocolatier focusing on premium quality in taste and texture of chocolate with the benefits of the best THC available in Missouri, hand-poured and made in small batches,” said Maureen Moore, CEO and Founder of Saddleback Chocolates. “We have perfected the smooth velvety rich and creamy texture experienced in our peanut butter cups through our private recipe, hand whipped fluffy peanut butter encased in milk chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate. Our chocolate sandwich cookies, double stuffed, are equally decadent…covered in milk chocolate with dark drizzle.”

Each Phytos product is precisely dosed to provide cannabis consumers with confidence to experiment with different flavors, textures and delivery. “Our unique, artisan chocolates will be debuting in dispensaries across the St. Louis region, and we’re excited to finally share a product that we’ve been working hard to perfect, says Stephanie Cernicek, Chief Science Officer for Phytos Manufacturing. “Our chocolate confections are an excellent option for those cannabis patients who would prefer another alternative to smoking. These discrete, portable chocolates produce a mellow, long lasting effect without the hassle and inconvenience of smoking.”

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PHYTOS launching first disposable vape pen in Missouri

PHYTOS launching first disposable vape pen in Missouri

March 18, 2021 (St. Louis, MO) Phytos is excited to announce the partnership with Greenlight Dispensaries to bring the first medical cannabis disposable vape pens to the Missouri Market. By working together to bring high quality cannabis infused products to market these two companies are at the frontlines of assisting Missouri patients with access to a wide array of product types.

The Sinse branded disposable vapes will be available initially at Swade Ellisville and  all the open Greenlight Dispensary locations starting Friday March 19th. While there will be a limited quantity immediately, more will be available soon. The first products launched will be Gelatto 33 and Cherry Pie. Kimbo Kush, Blue Dream and Pineapple Upsidedown Wedding Cake will soon follow.

This partnership was made possible by Next Wave Missouri and Phytos Manufacturing. “We are excited to Partner with Phytos for this launch said John Mueller, CEO of Greenlight Dispensaries.  Disposable vape pens are exploding in popularity due to the ease of use, convenience and portability”.  

“We are honored to be the first to market with this highly-anticipated product,” says Dr. Jamila Owens-Todd Research & Development Manager for PHYTOS Cannabis. “Phytos possesses a state-of-the-art computer automated filling machine to ensure that our products are produced precisely and consistently every time.”

The custom disposable vape pens utilize a patented CCELL technology and each stylish SINSE Vape is filled with CO2 distillate to deliver a smooth, even flow of cannabis with every pull. Test drive our Hybrid or Sativa formulas specially crafted to level-up your medicinal experience.

About: Greenlight comes to the medical market with nearly a decade of cannabis experience spanning several states where medical cannabis sales are already legal. Through traditional business sense and invocative ideas such as the first ever Marijuana Farmer’s Market and Cannabis Museum, Acres quickly became one of the most recognizable brands in Vegas. Greenlight will continue this path in medical cannabis to bring our patients not only the quality and consistency they desire, but a unique experience that will keep them coming in.

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St Louis based BeLeaf Medical launches female-led manufacturing brand Phytos.

St Louis based BeLeaf Medical launches female-led manufacturing brand Phytos.

St. Louis, MO: BeLeaf Medical is the FIRST vertically integrated medical cannabis company with cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing locations open and operating. Phytos, their manufacturing brand, passed an extensive series of required inspections from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to commence on their first of two awarded manufacturing licenses granted earlier this year. Phytos is proud to have a female-led team of strong, diverse women managed by Chief Science Officer Dr. Stephanie Cernicek, a PhD Chemist, Research and Development Manager, Dr. Jamila Owens-Todd, ND and Partner Mitch Meyers.

“We are excited to open this amazing cannabis manufacturing facility in St. Louis, allowing us to provide high-quality cannabis products with a relentless focus on patients and product safety.  AND being vertically integrated allows us to grow, manufacture and sell to patients quicker” said Mitch Meyers. 

The nearly 8,000 sq. ft. Phytos facility will utilize a variety of extraction methods, one of the most high-tech methods is CO2 extraction. This extraction method allows Phytos to utilize subcritical and supercritical CO2 to extract cannabinoids and other constituents of cannabis with little-to-no post processing. These methods are extremely precise and allow for consistent and reliable cannabis products.

“Phytos has the unique ability to produce live resin products due to shared facility space with our cultivation operation Sinse Cannabis, allowing our team to extract fresh plant material at sub-zero temperatures, preserving delicate terpenes and yielding a high-quality, flavorful concentrate,” says Dr Stephanie Cernicek.  “Additionally, Phytos possesses a state-of-the-art computer automated filling machine to fill vape pens, gummies, and tinctures ensuring that products are made accurately and consistently.”

Phytos is also partnering with other brands to provide customized cannabis-infused products, which should be available in February to Missouri patients who have been eagerly awaiting products like pre-rolled joints, edibles, vapes, and concentrates. Phytos will be the first in the state to offer topicals.  Patient favorite, SWADE brand Glass Prepacks, are expected to hit the shelves immediately and Pre-rolled joints will follow close behind.

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The Exacting Science of Edibles

The Exacting Science of Edibles

Dispensaries and cultivators are part of the new ecosystem of cannabis ventures here in Missouri—and they’re garnering plenty of buzz. But one element of this ecosystem is often overlooked: the Infused Product Facility. A company holding an infused-product license in Missouri—like PHYTOS—manufactures infused products, but the level of science and compliance required for success for this kind of facility is complex.  

Eighty-six licenses were conditionally awarded in Missouri for infused product facilities, and those facilities must meet or exceed rigorous benchmarks from start to finish of production. In the same way that Missouri requires strict tracking of all cannabis plants from seed to sale, manufacturing facilities like PHYTOS are responsible for upholding the highest scientific standards. This means that a manufacturing facility has to be able to offer space and storage for raw materials, allow for movement from place to place within the facility, enforce sanitary production of finished products, and transport those products to dispensaries—among other considerations. In short? There’s more to infused products than making cannabis-infused chocolates. 

PHYTOS and other infused product facilities do, of course, offer edibles—but that’s only the beginning. The facility is equipped to create a multitude of product types, ranging from food and beverages to topicals and skincare, to concentrates and vape cartridges. For PHYTOS, producing this wide variety of products is central to our mission—but it will never come at the expense of precision in every drop, dose, or drink. 

Interested in leveraging PHYTOS’ industry-leading expertise for your own company? PHYTOS is poised to produce reliable, safe, and meticulously consistent infused products for Missouri growers—and we can’t wait to introduce you to our capabilities. Get in touch now to start working with us.

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What is a Marijuana Infused Product (MIP) Facility?

What is a Marijuana Infused Product (MIP) Facility?

Dispensaries and cultivators are part of the new ecosystem of cannabis ventures here in Missouri—and they’re garnering plenty of buzz. But one element of this ecosystem is often overlooked: the Infused Product Facility. A company holding an infused-product license in Missouri—like PHYTOS—manufactures infused products, but the level of science and compliance required for success for this kind of facility is complex.  

Eighty-six licenses were conditionally awarded in Missouri for infused product facilities, and those facilities must meet or exceed rigorous benchmarks from start to finish of production. In the same way that Missouri requires strict tracking of all cannabis plants from seed to sale, manufacturing facilities like PHYTOS are responsible for upholding the highest scientific standards. This means that a manufacturing facility has to be able to offer space and storage for raw materials, allow for movement from place to place within the facility, enforce sanitary production of finished products, and transport those products to dispensaries—among other considerations. In short? There’s more to infused products than making cannabis-infused chocolates. 

PHYTOS and other infused product facilities do, of course, offer edibles—but that’s only the beginning. The facility is equipped to create a multitude of product types, ranging from food and beverages to topicals and skincare, to concentrates and vape cartridges. For PHYTOS, producing this wide variety of products is central to our mission—but it will never come at the expense of precision in every drop, dose, or drink. 

Interested in leveraging PHYTOS’ industry-leading expertise for your own company? PHYTOS is poised to produce reliable, safe, and meticulously consistent infused products for Missouri growers—and we can’t wait to introduce you to our capabilities. Get in touch now to start working with us.

PHYTOS precision, for your brand. Be among the first to join our group of partners.