Sensi Sweets Edibles producerset to hit the recreational market
By Patrick Wagner
ARLINGTON, Wash. – The owners of Cleo have been busy. The 10-person company responsible for Sensi Sweets Edibles, Omega Concentrates and the soon-to-launch Omega Cannabis Company has been hard at work transitioning from a medical operation to a recreational one.
The company started in 2011. Once the opportunity for recreational sales came into effect, the group shifted gears to switch over to the state-regulated system.
“One owner had the genetics, another had the building and another owner had the engineering knowledge,” Cleo spokesman Eugene Frid said. “I think a lot of the I-502 producers are ex-medical producers. At least the good ones are.”
Frid said that the company doesn’t just rely on its own yield as a Tier 3 producer. Cleo has been operating as a processor for numerous other producers in the area.
Over the course of its four-year lifespan, Cleo has aligned itself with some of the top extractors in the industry, Frid said.
“We have pretty much the two best extractors around. The first one is Farmer Joe (Parker) from Peace Oil. He’s a 19-time cup winner,” Frid said. “We also have the extraction team from A Greener Today, which also has 19 cups under their belts.”
With so many accolades, Cleo has positioned Omega Concentrates to remain in the limelight for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the Sensi Sweets Edibles brand is also transitioning toward the recreational market.
Frid said Sensi Sweets Edibles was a considerably different company back in 2013, when it only offered two different products. Cleo built the medical marijuana edibles company to supply nearly 40 items for the medical community.
Now Sensi Sweets Edibles is gearing up to bring its award-winning lemonade brand to Washington’s recreational stores this summer. Cleo plans to bring a mix of old and new products offered by Sensi Sweets Edibles over the coming years to the recreational market, including its Café Vita iced coffee beverage.
The third branch of Cleo is also on the horizon, with Omega Cannabis Company preparing to ship flower to Washington’s licensed retail stores.