California cannabis consumers will soon have a new favorite shop to get the latest and greatest products. Juva Life Inc. (CSE: JUVA) (OTCQB: JUVAF) (FRANKFURT: 4VV), a life science company with pharmaceutical research and development and consumer-facing operations in cannabis production and distribution, announced that their subsidiary, Juva Retail RWC Inc, was granted a license to operate a retail cannabis storefront in Redwood City, California, at 2301 Broadway.
In Highly Competitive Process, Juva Life Approved to Launch Brick-and-Mortar Location
Juva was granted one of only four approvals allowing storefront retail cannabis businesses in commercial and mixed-use zones, following a rigorous and highly competitive application process.
The process included a rigorous, staff-led, merit-based application to ensure high-quality retail cannabis business operators would be thoroughly reviewed and sufficiently qualified before receiving a permit. All applications for cannabis storefront retail were required to provide relevant information, including neighborhood compatibility, security and safety plans, and community benefits plans.
Juva’s Founder and CEO Doug Chloupek said, “We thank the City of Redwood City for the care and attention they put to our retail storefront application, and we are honored that we have been awarded with the license.”
Juva Life the Highest Scoring Applicant in Redwood City, CA
Redwood City has a four-phase cannabis program that was developed hand in hand with community support following the state’s legalization of adult-use cannabis sales in 2016. Phase I ensured the applications were complete, Phase II involved critical evaluation and scoring, Phase III involved interviews and further scoring, and Phase IV was the final City Manager Selection of chosen businesses.
Juva Retail RWC Inc. was the highest-scoring applicant overall, being awarded a total of 1,876 points in Phase III, which, when combined with the Company’s Phase II score of 1,196 points, equals 3,072 points for a total score of 96%.
Chloupek continued, “The Juva retail storefront is a business milestone that we have strategically worked on for nearly two years. We look forward to providing our customers the same five-star service and best-in-class products we are known for offering through Juva Delivery at our new storefront location.”