On Saturday, Jan. 21, the international cannabis brand Cookies opened its first cannabis dispensary in Thailand. Located in Bangkok, the launch of Cookies Thailand marks a milestone for the brand as it enters its 6th country and becomes the 58th Cookies storefront worldwide.
“The fact that my first time going to Asia is to open up a Cookies store is not something I could have ever imagined and (is) really special,” said Berner, co-founder and CEO of Cookies. “This store is beautiful and we are grateful for our partners on the ground in Thailand who helped make this possible. Thailand is an incredibly unique place full of incredible culture and opening up a Cookies store with the support of the country of Thailand, I am grateful for. I hope Bangkok is ready for an exclusive menu of fire genetics. I can’t wait to open doors on a new continent on Saturday, (Jan. 21).”
To honor the Southeast Asian country’s vibrant culture, the 500-square-foot dispensary will boast a beautifully curated atmosphere with Thai-inspired wall paintings featuring a blessing from Thai Buddhist monks. As the first dispensary in Asia with a credit card machine, Cookies’ cultivars and products will be available for purchase, along with exclusive Cookies SF clothing and accessories, including local reserve merchandise specific to Thailand.
“Cookies Thailand evolved organically as my relationship with Berner has for over 20 years,” said Josh Schmidt, vice president of Natura and co-founder of California edibles brand Dee Thai. “Driven by the right intention, while honoring Thai culture and ethos, Cookies Thailand brings our friendship full circle, bonding my two loves — cannabis and Thailand.”
Cookies, founded in 2010 by Billboard-charting rapper and entrepreneur Berner and Bay Area breeder and cultivator Jai, offers a collection of over 70 proprietary cannabis cultivars and more than 2,000 products. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., the company opened its first retail store in 2018 and has since expanded to 58 retail locations in 18 markets across six countries.