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SOMAÍ Group and its subsidiary RPK Biopharma expand partnership with Cookies to include Europe and the United Kingdom



LISBON, PORTUGAL, May 16, 2024 / — Grupo SOMAÍ (“SOMAÍ”) and its subsidiary, RPK Biopharma have expanded their existing partnership with Cookies Creative Consulting & Promotions, Inc., a California company (“CCC&P”) add additional territories to the dried flower portfolio and manufacture different extract products. The change allows SOMAÍ to exclusively cultivate, manufacture and distribute Cookies branded products through its distribution partners in the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Malta and the Czech Republic.

Cookies is recognized globally as the most sought-after and best-selling cannabis brand, with a growing international presence. The diverse portfolio, including more than 70 proprietary cannabis cultivars and more than 2.000 products that Cookies has developed over the years, has solidified its reputation for delivering premium quality to consumers around the world. The Cookies brand is a name synonymous with the US cannabis market and its long-awaited launch in Europe is expected to create a new standard of quality for flower and extracted products.

Under the terms of the agreement, SOMAÍ subsidiary RPK Biopharma will cultivate Cookies' licensed genetics in its state-of-the-art indoor cultivation facilities located in Portugal, to be subsequently distributed through its partners in Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Poland. , Malta and the Czech Republic. SOMAÍ will also leverage RPK Biopharma's vast EU-GMP processing capabilities to serve as a hub for the import of Cookies brand products from around the world. Additionally, SOMAÍ's medical subsidiary, SOMAÍ Pharmaceuticals, will utilize its cutting-edge EU-GMP manufacturing capabilities to transform Flower Cookies into a range of next-generation products, tailored to meet evolving patient demands, from oral drops and soft gel to vapor oils. and gum. Combined with Cookies' innovative, market-leading genetics, RPK's premium cultivation proficiency and SOMAÍ's innovative manufacturing expertise, the companies are poised to deliver premium cannabinoid therapeutics that meet standards of excellence in the largest and fastest growing markets. international.

Michael Sassano, Founder and Interim CEO of SOMAÍ Group, said: “SOMAÍ’s portfolio of over 86 stabilized extracts has just gotten bigger by bringing the next generation of the Cookie brand extract portfolio, which includes the oral drop series, vape, gel capsule series and edible series, to be launched in July for Europe and the UK. Making an EU-GMP cookie extract product line is a global product that we hope to bring to more and more countries as they allow cannabis extracts.

Tom Flow, Managing Director of RPK Biopharma, said: “Working with Berner, Parker and their team to bring Cookies to the German and UK market is a huge milestone for RPK Biopharma and also signifies the deep commitment we have to producing the Same best cannabis flowers and products. The European cannabis market is at a turning point, with Germany having just announced the decriminalization of cannabis. We are excited to bring one of the world’s best-known cannabis brands to patients across Europe, the UK and beyond.”

Gilbert Milam Jr. (Berner), co-founder and CEO of Cookies
“Germany is an exciting market for me for several reasons. The energy and vibrancy around legalization is contagious and is opening doors for Europe. Also in the early 2000s, my music was randomly played on a Jam Fm radio station and I took a trip to Germany and experienced the culture first hand in my 20s. The UK is fascinated by Californian cannabis and has helped create enthusiasm for some of the biggest strains in the US. This partnership is poised to be powerful and I cannot express how ready I am to share our genetics with Europe,” said Berner, co-founder and CEO of Cookies.

About the SOMAÍ Group
The SOMAÍ Group is a leading European biotechnology company with EU GMP, with a global presence distributing the largest and most advanced portfolio containing EU GMP certified cannabinoids. At SOMAÍ, we are building a leading global brand with the most robust pipeline of innovative cannabis products.

The SOMAÍ Group owns a state-of-the-art SOMAÍ Pharmaceuticals production facility and RPK Biopharma indoor cultivation facility in Lisbon, Portugal, and has global sales teams in the largest medical cannabis markets. We continue to make global brand acquisitions and partnerships that make us one of the few vertically integrated companies in the EU capable of meeting the diverse needs of the rapidly growing European cannabis markets.

About Cookies
Cookies is the most globally recognized cannabis company; founded in 2010 by rapper and entrepreneur Berner and Bay Area breeder and cultivator Jai. The company creates revolutionary genetics and offers a collection of more than 70 proprietary cannabis cultivars and more than 2.000 products. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company is actively involved in advocacy and social impact initiatives to enrich communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs. Cookies opened its first retail store in 2018 in Los Angeles, has since expanded to over 70 retail locations in over 20 markets across 6 countries, and was recently named one of America's Hottest Brands for 2021 by AdAge; the first cannabis brand to receive this award. To learn more about Cookies, visit, and to learn more about CBD Cookies, visit



[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]


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