BlueKudu; CO Company Highlight

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BlueKudu

4805 Kingston St.

Denver CO 80239

www.bluekudu.com

(720) 583-1216

How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?

BlueKudu is a premium edibles cannabis maker based in Denver, Colorado proudly creating a high end suite of products since 2011. Our CBD- and THC-infused chocolate bars come in 10 delicious flavors, and we will soon be adding brownies, gummy chews and lotions to our offerings.

We specialize in creating products made from all-natural top-quality ingredients using a process that ensures consistently accurate dosing and reliably pesticide- and residue-free edibles delivered in beautiful, safe packaging. We take quality control seriously and are proud to be opening our own grow facility in order to guarantee the cannabis we use meets our standards, along with our extraction and infusion processes and unbeatable customer service.

We take great care in maintaining compliance with all regulations. BlueKudu has never been the subject of a product recall.

What do you offer consumers/clients that others don’t?

The dispensaries that carry our products and the consumers who purchase them can rely on a consistently pleasant experience. Our chocolate bars come in a variety of popular flavors and have no unpleasant aftertaste.

We triple-test every batch we produce; first insisting the cannabis we use proves to be pesticide- and microbial-free, second we test the THC and CBD we extract from the plants using a natural ethanol-based process for potency, and finally we test for homogeneity so that each breakable 10mg square of chocolate in our 100mg bars has an equal amount of THC and CBD. The state requires edible cannabis to test within 15 percent of its labeled potency. BlueKudu aims to be within five percent of our labeled amount.  

How and why did your company start up?

BlueKudu was started within a couple years of the voters of Colorado approving legalized medical marijuana sales, with the goal of providing the best quality THC-infused edible chocolate on the market.. When recreational marijuana was approved, BlueKudu expanded its product line to include premium THC-infused chocolate bars, while maintaining the goal of creating the best tasting and most reliably dosed edible products in the state.

With the changing landscape of MMJ and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?

Like many companies, we are concerned about the impact a change in the DEA’s listing of marijuana from a Schedule 1 drug will have on our business and the vibrant industry that has developed over the past several years. We share the belief that large pharmaceutical and agricultural companies will quickly move in and dominate the industry, bringing a level of pricing and supply that will run many smaller operators out of business.

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The advantages we expect to have as laws continue to change across the country is the experience we will have gained during our time in business and the refinements we’ve been able to make to our products and processes. These lessons should allow us to successfully move into other markets prepared and ready to replicate the winning business model we’ve established in Colorado.

What are the goals and vision moving forward, for your company?

BlueKudu plans to continue expanding its product line, always with the same high-quality standards that current consumers have come to expect from our brand. In five years we plan to be partnering with like-minded businesses in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Florida to make and distribute BlueKudu premium edibles and products for consumers in those states. This fall we will add at least five new positions to our staff as we move into our new facility and begin our grow operation.

Any sneak peeks on new products or news you’d like to share?

Yes! We are working to introduce BlueKudu brownies and gummy bites before the end of the year, as well as a line of lotions. Topicals are gaining in popularity for people who have localized pain, such as muscle aches, they would like to treat with a rub on versus ingested product. We are always paying attention to market trends and consumer demands, gathering feedback from budtenders and discussing ways to keep innovating and creating exciting experiences. We love for consumers to walk into a dispensary and be delighted to find a new BlueKudu product to try and share!

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