CLS Holdings USA, Inc. (OTCQB:CLSH) (CSE:CLSH), the ''Company'' or ''CLS'', a diversified cannabis company operating as Cannabis Life Sciences, today announced the availability of its branded division's new vape products. City Trees, the Company's manufacturing subsidiary, is now offering five new distillate blends available in disposable vape pens, cartridges, and refill oil applicators. While City Trees currently has over 70% market penetration, the brand is poised to continue growing market share and strengthen its position as Nevada's premier extract producer with the release of these new products.
The new vape products come as the result of months of market research on in-demand strains and flavor profiles, with each blend serving a unique segment of consumers, while also allowing for the brand to develop custom creations. To address market demand for fruit-forward flavors, City Trees' new Mango Haze blend brings a unique tropical profile. The brand also sought to add variety with popular exotic strain blends, including GMO, Cherry Cola, and LV Confidential - a localized take on the popular strain, LA Confidential. To best serve the connoisseur market, the brand's new Gasolina blend brings recognizable flavors modelled after a variety of classic cannabis strains.
"Each of these new products does an incredible job of providing options that our existing consumers were looking for according to our research, from of-the-moment strains to custom, flavor-driven experiences" said Company President and COO Andrew Glashow. "Seeing how successful our rebrand was in 2020 gave us the ability to refocus efforts on product innovation, and these new blends are the first of many new expansions for the brand catalog."
As City Trees has continued to refine its offerings, it has risen among the ranks across all categories in which it produces. From the third to fourth quarter of 2020, the brand rose from the #10 position in best selling vape brands in Nevada to the #8 position, according to 2020 data provided by BDS Analytics. Within the vape category, a category with an estimated TAM valuation of $138 million annually, the brand also produces the #3 best selling cartridges in the 1000mg format. The Company continues to hold the #1 position in the tincture category in the state, with its Blue Agave tincture being the best selling tincture in Nevada. Among the best selling brands in the dabbable concentrate category, City Trees rose from #19 to #13 from the third to fourth quarters of 2020. The rising success of the brand is also reflected in increasing sales, with 23,646 units sold across all categories in December 2020, and 29,077 units sold in January 2021. With the additional products now available on City Trees' wholesale menus, the Company anticipates a continued rise in market penetration and growth throughout the rest of 2021.
About CLS Holdings USA, Inc.
CLS Holdings USA, Inc. (CLSH) is a diversified cannabis company that acts as an integrated cannabis producer and retailer through its Oasis Cannabis subsidiaries in Nevada and plans to expand to other states. CLS stands for "Cannabis Life Sciences," in recognition of the Company's patented proprietary method of extracting various cannabinoids from the marijuana plant and converting them into products with a higher level of quality and consistency. The Company's business model includes licensing operations, processing operations, processing facilities, sale of products, brand creation and consulting services. https://www.clsholdingsinc.com/
Founded in 2017, City Trees is a Nevada-based cannabis cultivation, production and distribution company. Offering a wide variety of products with consistent results, City Trees products are available in numerous dispensaries throughout the state of Nevada. https://citytrees.com
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 Total Addressable Market, or TAM, estimate is based on Nevada estimated sales data provided by BDS Analytics for December 2020. This estimate is based upon predicted results, is uncertain and involves known and unknown uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from this estimate.
 Figure reported as of January 28, 2021. Additional sales may increase this total for the remainder of January 2021.