BALTIMORE, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland's Curio Wellness today announces an exclusive long-term partnership with Colorado'sDixie Brands, Inc., owners of Dixie Elixirs and Edibles (Dixie), the leading U.S. Brand in cannabis-infused consumable and topical products. In August 2016, Curio Wellness was awarded stage one license pre-approval for growing and processing medical cannabis in the state of Maryland. This new partnership will introduce the country's top cannabis brand to the East Coast.
Over the past six years, Dixie has become the most distinguished and respected cannabis brand nationwide. Curio Wellness will exclusively manufacture and distribute Dixie products to dispensaries across the state of Maryland. Curio Wellness' exclusive partnership with Dixie Brands, Inc. signifies the organization's dedication to bringing the highest quality medical products to the state of Maryland in terms of predictability, reliability and safety. "Curio Wellness is focused on assuring that Maryland's medical cannabis patients have a high quality, diverse line of products that will meet all of their healthcare needs," said Michael Bronfein, CEO of Curio Wellness. "Our exclusive partnership with the number one cannabis brand in the country, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, ensures that Maryland patients have access to a breadth of products in various types of administration and consumption forms. We are proud to bring this trusted brand to Maryland." Curio Wellness will manufacture the Dixie line of products in its new, state-of-the-art facility in Timonium, MD. This facility, designed and built using both Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, includes 45,000 square feet of hygienic cultivation and 10,000 square feet of processing and manufacturing space, and contains a full clean room and analytical laboratory. Dixie Brand, Inc. CEO, Tripp Keber, is confident that Curio Wellness is the best partner to introduce their products to the East Coast. "We wanted to position our East Coast entrance with a company who shared our commitment to research, education, compliance and innovation in the medical cannabis industry. Curio Wellness has demonstrated this commitment, and we fully support their vision for providing superior patient care rooted in science. We are proud to partner with them exclusively in Maryland," said Keber. Bronfein and team see this partnership as another step toward increasing the accessibility of medical cannabis to those seeking a solution to their health complications. Curio Wellness expects to begin manufacturing and distributing Dixie products in 2017.