Clever Leaves Partners With House of Kush for International

TOCANCIPÁ, Colombia, Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clever Leaves Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVR, CLVRW), a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids, today announced a partnership with a US cannabis brand announced the genetic innovation company House of Kush to become the exclusive breeder and distributor of proprietary genetics worldwide. Clever Leaves will be the exclusive producer of various genetics for House of Kush outside of the United States and Canada.

As the exclusive breeder of House of Kush worldwide, Clever Leaves will cultivate and commercialize proprietary House of Kush genetics at its facilities in Colombia and Portugal for the duration of the three-year agreement, after completing an initial phase of genetic evaluation and customization for each production site. This partnership will further strengthen Clever Leaves’ portfolio of smokable, high-THC bud already sold in Germany, Israel, and Australia.

Clever Leaves will produce various House of Kush strains including Bubba Kush Pre-98 and San Fernando Valley OG Kush at Clever Leaves’ Colombian and Portuguese facilities. In Colombia, the company operates 18 hectares of cultivated land and has obtained several international certifications, including EU GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification, a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification from the Colombian Institute for Food and Drug Control – Invima and Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) certification. Clever Leaves’ facility in Portugal is located on approximately nine million square feet of land, consists of approximately 260,000 square feet of greenhouse facilities and has been licensed by INFARMED IP, the Portuguese regulator overseeing the pharmaceutical industry in Portugal, to import, export and grow Cannabis, (EU-GMP) certification and are (GACP) certified.

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Andres Fajardo, CEO of Clever Leaves stated, “The strategic partnership with House of Kush leverages the core competencies of both companies. On the one hand, it will allow Clever Leaves to further expand its flower portfolio with world-renowned genetics. On the other hand, it will serve as a platform for House of Kush to expand its reach beyond the United States and Canada. Together we will be able to consistently offer high quality products to patients on a global scale.”

Steve Gardner, Co-Founder of House of Kush said, “This agreement expands our market presence beyond America in a meaningful and significant way. By working with a world leader in Clever Leaves, we are able to deliver our legacy genetics to customers around the world looking to incorporate some of the greatest strains of all time into their routines. We’re going to bring strains that people know, with a brand they can trust for product consistency.”

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Clever Leaves and House of Kush will work together to develop the right growing protocols to best meet the needs of the different genetics. The strains grown are offered to Clever Leaves customers worldwide through the company’s sales and distribution channels, and depending on specific business strategies, House of Kush may provide marketing and sales support or expand involvement in co-branding efforts.

About Clever Leaves Holdings Inc.
Clever Leaves is a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids. Its operations in Colombia and Portugal produce cannabinoid active ingredients (API) and finished products in flower and extract form for a growing base of B2B customers around the world. Clever Leaves aims to revolutionize the traditional cannabis production industry by utilizing environmentally responsible, ESG-friendly, industrial and cost-effective production methods with the world’s most stringent pharmaceutical quality certifications. For more information, please visit and follow Clever Leaves on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About House of Kush
House of Kush is a leading legacy cannabis genetics company based in the United States. They currently have partners in eight states, and several more will be added in 2023. As a majority Black-owned company, House of Kush pursues a social justice strategy that includes developing economic opportunity in Black and Brown communities across the country. They offer a customized portfolio of products in each state with the “Kush Certified” logo, which guarantees customers are receiving the legitimate legacy product. As a company, you rely on high-quality products with sustainability-oriented partners. For more information please visit and follow Kush Certified on FB, LI and Instagram.

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House of Kush Media Relations:
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