The Global Rolling Paper Leader Republic Brings Together Their OCB Brand and Wakit Grinders in Exclusive Partnership
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GLENVIEW, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic, one of the world's largest and most prestigious brand portfolios of rolling papers and lifestyle accessories, announced today an exclusive wholesale distribution agreement with Wakit Grinders. The partnership taps into one of the most storied craft rolling paper brands made in France since 1918, Republic's OCB line of natural rolling papers and cones, to distribute Wakit rechargeable electric herb grinders to wholesale channels in the U.S. and Canada, and includes future plans to expand the Wakit product line.

"At OCB, we value creativity and inventiveness. Wakit is one of the most innovative brands in the category; that's why the partnership makes sense for us," said Charlie Bachmann of OCB Rolling Papers. "The quality of bud ground up from a Wakit grinder is the perfect consistency to fill OCB's signature thin, slow-burning rolling papers for a premium, natural experience the way nature intended, every time."

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Invented by G&E Innovations, Wakit Grinders feature a patented "ball-and-chain" design and are engineered to easily prep dried herbs to a uniform coarse consistency in seconds. With the push of a button, Wakit's spinning chain separates stems and seeds from the bud and produces a consistent grind for even burning.

"We have been researching Republic and OCB for years before we even met them. We are honored to be chosen by this historic brand as a partner, especially since our brands both share a similar passion for quality," said Gustavo Reyes, Founder of Wakit Grinders. "Through all the product testing we have done in finding a rolling paper that lets the flavor of the flower stand out and burns evenly without canoeing, OCB Rolling Papers are the cream of the crop."

Wakit Grinders are available for wholesale orders through OCB's North American distribution network.

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About OCB Rolling Papers
It's only natural to want the best in life. That's why for the past 200 years OCB has been crafting unparalleled rolling papers using all-natural ingredients. Plant fibers from bamboo, hemp and flax make these papers so thin, they are virtually transparent. And with vegetarian, GMO-free Acacia gum, these rolling papers burn slower, last longer and never fall apart, giving you a transcendental smoke, every time. It's all part of the OCB plant-to-puff promise that comes from a legacy of French artisan tradition, tracing back six generations. OCB is an industry leader in 100 countries and continues to deliver the best products to the world. For more information visit
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