Cookies & MKSI Investments to Launch Flagship Cannabis Dispensary in Iconic Downtown Oakland Place


OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. four, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MKSI Investments LLC is pleased to announce the grand opening of Cookies Oakland, a new flagship cannabis dispensary in the heart of downtown Oakland, California, with a kick off occasion and ribbon cutting on Friday, December 6th.

Situated at 1776 Broadway in Oakland, CA, the space is an iconic piece of cannabis history. Formerly, the place served as the headquarters of the renowned Oaksterdam University, America’s very first cannabis college.  Later, it was the property of California’s Proposition 19, the nation’s very first ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of cannabis.  The creating was later transformed into the Oakland Neighborhood Partners dispensary by Timothy Sherwood, a cannabis business veteran and longtime pal and associate of MKSI Investments.  When Mr Sherwood passed away in October 2018, OCP was left below the stewardship of Salwa Ibrahim and Martin Kaufman, Co-Founders of MKSI Investments.

“Our roots in legislative reform run deep so maintaining this space accurate to its cannabis legacy was vital to us,” mentioned Salwa Ibrahim, Co-Founder of MKSI Investments, and Blüm, the nation’s very first publicly traded cannabis dispensary chain.  “Cookies is the international leader in the cannabis business and compliments Downtown Oakland’s thriving company district effectively, we could not assume of a far better way to honor our pal Timothy.”

MKSI Investments was early to companion with Cookies, which is recognized as the world’s biggest cannabis customer-recognized label. No other business far better represents the intersection of culture and cannabis than Cookies. Identified worldwide for its legendary genetics and iconic blue branding, Cookies remains the industry’s benchmark.

“The cannabis business has thrived off and on in Downtown Oakland for more than 20 years,” mentioned Martin Kaufman, CEO of MKSI Investments. “The  Bay Location cannabis market place has been excellent to us. With the Fox Theater, the Paramount Theater and a number of higher rises inside blocks of the retailer, we’re seeking forward to placing tons of best notch cannabis out there for customers to love.  It really is a shame our pal Tim did not reside to see his strategy to fruition but I know he’d be proud.”  

“We could not have identified a far better place in Oakland, becoming in the old Oaksterdam place and subsequent to Dope Era is a blessing,” mentioned Berner, founder and CEO of Cookies. “With Oakland becoming property to our partners at Grandiflora and 1 of the cities alongside San Francisco to kick off the 215 movement back in ’96, it was only correct to bring Cookies to the Town.”

Cookies Oakland will officially open with a ribbon cutting occasion on December 6th at 10am. The very first 100 clients will get a free of charge present, and these who devote $250 or additional will get an invite to an exclusive, off web-site, grand opening celebration, featuring a reside DJ, drinks, and additional. The VIP celebration requires spot from 4pm – midnight, with meals accessible from five-8pm. Cookies Oakland will carry the complete family members of Cookies merchandise like Cookies, Lemonnade, Runtz, PowerzzzUp, Minntz and Grandiflora lines.


MKSI is a private cannabis investment fund and company accelerator founded by Martin Kaufman and Salwa Ibrahim, who each have a wide variety of encounter in the legal cannabis business. They have spent decades effectively founding, major and supporting organizations across each aspect of the business, from agriculture to advocacy, private equity to true estate, retail and beyond. MKSI’s skilled group of entrepreneurs identifies strategic possibilities and leverages a deep network of talent to turn creativity into outcomes. Nowadays, MKSI lends knowledge, network, capital and encounter to cannabis organizations with special possible for extended-term achievement.

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About Cookies

Curated for the connoisseur, the Cookies brand leads international cannabis culture from its headquarters in the Bay Location, California. Cookies has the most in-demand, speedy-moving, premium-priced cannabis merchandise in the planet, with a library of more than 50 cannabis varieties and solution lines like indoor, outside, and sungrown flower, pre-rolls, vape carts, edibles, and gel caps. Cookies’ two flagship retailers in Los Angeles on Melrose and Maywood plus a third place in Redding are stocked with elite, designer, higher-finish cannabis varieties grown in-property for unparalleled solution top quality manage.

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