GEORGETOWN KUSHCAKES BREAKS OUT OF THE DMV AND EXPANDS TO CALIFORNIA
By Rhys Thomas from East Coast Amsterdam
Perhaps you’ve seen their brands in Initiative 71 vendors in Washington DC. Georgetown Kushcakes was the first. Now there are more.
And they’re no longer just in Washington DC. You can find them now in California, and soon, they hope, in New York, Maryland, and Virginia.
Before they can enter those nascent markets in New York and Maryland and Virginia, the regulatory frameworks will need to be built. Government needs to catch up as Georgetown Kushcakes works to spread their high quality cannabis products throughout the legal markets in the United States.
Grand ambitions for a brand that just earlier this year celebrated their first birthday.
And it’s not just one brand. There are a number of brands under the Acronym Investment umbrella.
Georgetown Kushcakes was but the first.
In early 2020, two local childhood friends decided DC needed another cannabis brand. Of course we do. They’ve set out to build not just a local brand, but a set of brands that can be found coast to coast in legal cannabis marketplaces.
IN THE BEGINNING WAS A MEMORY FROM CHILDHOOD
That first kushcake was “inspired by the founder’s grandmother’s traditional peanut butter truffles that had forever been a staple of his childhood. After meticulously refining the enhanced recipe, this delicious treat was transformed into a perfectly dosed THC edible,” said David Luftglass of Acronym Investments in a recent email.
Georgetown Kushcakes stormed the Initiative-71 marketplace just as storefronts were taking serious hold in the District’s burgeoning Initiative 71 ecosystem. They partnered with local expert chefs, sourced top-tier ingredients, and embraced innovative production methods. They’ve taken hold and you can find them seemingly everywhere.
These brands all show a dedication to innovation.
And there are a number of brands in the Acronym Investment portfolio.
Here they are, with Georgetown Kushcakes at the head of the pack and descriptions from Acronym Investment Inc.
GEORGETOWN KUSHCAKES (AKA GTKC)
Cherished family recipes are reborn as the decadent, dreamy confections of Georgetown Kushcakes. Honoring the rich cultural heritage of one of Washington, D.C.’s most historic neighborhoods, Georgetown Kushcakes marries the fairy-tale elegance of patisserie-grade desserts with more modern infused delights in its premium truffles and handcrafted treats sure to please even the most discerning of palates.
MISTY MOUNTAIN CARTS
Born out a love for the legendary Colorado slopes, Misty Mountain Carts are for the free spirit equally at home on a chairlift rising above the tree line or hanging out on a Central Park bench between meetings. Misty Mountain Carts were developed to keep up with your unique adventure. Whether you’re skiing, hiking, climbing, or just gazing out your window, Misty Mountain is there for you.
Misty Mountain Carts feature artisan-curated resin and rosin infusions for exceptional flavor, inside of elite-quality glass cartridges crowned with cured wooden tips. Our commitment to nature extends beyond simple admiration as a portion of all Misty Mountain Cartridge revenue is donated to forest preservation efforts, so you can enjoy the outdoors your way and feel amazing about it, too.
KUSH KITCHEN OILS
Kush Kitchen Oils are designed by expert chefs, for consumers keen to take their culinary experience to the next level. These vegan, infused grapeseed oils use all-natural, locally sourced ingredients and are user-friendly for kitchen novices and experienced chefs alike. A refined, subtle supplement, Kush Kitchen Oils elevate any meal precisely without calling attention to their presence.
Designed to go with you anywhere, Citrus Tinctures are all about easy dosing, and delicious vibrant flavors. Citrus is exceptional in food, drinks, or just under the tongue. Citrus Tinctures are a reliable, discrete way to dose on the go, while traveling, or just when life gets busy. Made from infused MCT oil and all-natural ingredients, their convenience is surpassed only by their taste.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon, SR-71 Blackbird, and BAC Concorde, revolutionized our concept of what’s possible in modern aeronautics through innovative design and next-gen engineering wizardry.
Avi8tion Carts are here to do the same for the cartridge industry. Featuring the purest available hemp-derived, fully-legal, lab-tested Delta 8 THC, housed in standard 510-thread ceramic hardware, Avi8tion carts offer the value-oriented consumer access to the future of hemp technology.
GOLDEN GOOSE CONCENTRATES
Golden Goose Concentrates sources cannabis extracts for the most demanding curator. Collector-grade, supreme-potency concentrates are an elusive treat that the Golden Goose team believes enthusiasts should have access to. Golden Goose takes pride in its ability to source the most premium live resin diamonds and badders available in our nation’s capital city. If you’re a discerning connoisseur who accepts nothing but the best, welcome to our family.
Delicious sauces in single-serve packets to enhance meals for any occasion. We challenge you to find a dish that doesn’t pair with one of the original three flavors; Ketchup, Honey, and Sweet Baby Blaze BBQ. These 10mg packets are perfectly dosed, so our customers need not worry about overdoing it while living life. Discretion and simplicity are the core values of the Spiked Sauce brand
BRANDS BUILT TO COMPLEMENT ONE ANOTHER
This seems like a huge number of brands. Perhaps. But they work together. “Each brand fits into a different sector of the market so they do not cannibalize each other,” noted David Luftglass, president of Acronym Investment Inc, in a recent email.
He’s right. When you look at it, it’s fairly segmented. But they also have the ability to collaborate between brands, driving brand recognition and establishing new customers. If it’s not out soon, it will be: a line of Misty Mountain Carts infused with Golden Goose live resin.
That I want to try!
THE PATCHWORK REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT MAKES BUILDING NATION-WIDE BRANDS DIFFICULT
Since each state has it’s own regulatory environment, and since the federal government maintains it’s arcane classification of cannabis so that interstate cannabis is not permitted, the Acronym Brands must tread lightly. Noted David Luftgrass,
Each market is truly its own animal. For each market, we need a siloed licensed manufacturer, distributor, and supplier of raw materials. From there, we build out the sales team for the region and launch the products that best fit the market. For example, in California there are rules around edibles where they need to be 100 mg total, and dosable in 10mg doses. This type of legislation limits the products/brands that we are interested in launching out there.
Every market is different. And they recognize that; said David Luftgrass in a recent email, “We use our expansive portfolio of brands to be nimble and fit in as needed to specific markets. We are not expecting to roll out every brand in every market.”
FIND THE ACRONYM INVESTMENT BRANDS AT YOUR FAVORITE WASHINGTON DC INITIATIVE 71 ADULT-USE VENDOR
We’re mighty glad that Acronym Investments started here. That means we get the good stuff!
I’ve seen Georgetown Kushcakes and the other Acronymn Investment brands at a slew of vendors in the city. Here are two of my favorites.
FOR DELIVERY IN WASHINGTON DC
If you’re looking for Georgetown Kushcakes (and the other brands), buy a collectible card from Sugar Ray’s. Sugar Ray’s is an Initiative 71 vendor that carries Georgetown Kushcakes and some of the other brands too.
FOR STOREFRONT SHOPPING IN WASHINGTON DC
If you’d rather stop by a storefront for all your Acronym Investment brand products, head to 3232 Georgia Avenue NW. That’s the home of All The Buzz, an Initiative 71 tee-shirt store in the Park View neighborhood of Washington DC. Stop on by! They’re open daily from 10am to 9pm. They carry a full line-up of Georgetown Kushcakes products, as well as from the other brands.