NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via CannabisNewsWire – CannabisNewsWire ("CNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Hiku Brands Company Ltd. (CSE:HIKU) (OTC:DJACF), a client of CNW focused on handcrafted cannabis production, immersive retail experiences, and building a portfolio of iconic, engaging cannabis lifestyle brands.

To view the full publication, titled “Key Companies That Will Remap Canada’s Cannabis Retail Industry,” visit:

Gertner ran a $100 million business as head of an Asia-Pacific-wide sales team during his tenure in corporate strategy at Google. When he found that what he thought was his dream job was less than fulfilling, he shifted gears and co-founded Tokyo Smoke with his father Lorne Gertner, formerly PharmaCan chairman (now Cronos Group), who was dubbed the ‘Godfather of Canadian Cannabis.’

Tokyo Smoke is a seasoned retailer, already running stores online and several successful brick-and -mortar shops, selling a range of experiential products that feature the creative use of cannabis. Established already in key markets like Toronto and Calgary, Tokyo Smoke’s cannabis will soon be on shelves in legal recreational dispensaries in the United States.

Partnering with Doja Cannabis, a seasoned Kelowna-based pot producer, was Gertner’s first foray into production. The strategy of merging minds with industry expertise in producing and retailing pot brought Gertner, based in the east, and Kitsch, based in the west, to a new market in the Manitoban middle ground.

About Hiku Brands Company Ltd.

Hiku is focused on handcrafted cannabis production, immersive retail experiences, and building a portfolio of iconic, engaging cannabis lifestyle brands. Hiku is differentiated as the only Canadian craft cannabis producer with a significant national retail footprint and a growing brand house including premium cannabis lifestyle brands DOJA, Tokyo Smoke, and Van der Pop. Hiku’s wholly-owned subsidiary, DOJA Cannabis Ltd., is a federally licensed producer pursuant to the ACMPR, owning two production facilities in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The company operates a network of retail stores selling coffee, clothing and curated accessories, across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and matters set in the company's SEC filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.

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