Q&A: Catching up with the co-founder of Method Man’s T.I.C.A.L. cannabis brand August 2, 2022 By Griffin Coop Method Man’s T.I.C.A.L. brand is one of several national celebrity cannabis brands that are being produced and sold in Arkansas. BOLD Cultivation of Cotton Plant is cultivating two strains for T.I.C.A.L., which stands for Taking Into Consideration All Lives. We recently caught up with T.I.C.A.L. co-founder Bryan Zabinski, who goes by “Z,” to talk about T.I.C.A.L. and to learn more about how the business operates. To learn more, check out our story on celebrity brands being sold in Arkansas. What are your products in Arkansas? We have two strains in the market, Heavy Cream and Glueball, and two products: premium eighths and TICAL Tinies. More products are in development and will be coming soon. What states are you in? California, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada and Arkansas. Why did you decide to expand to Arkansas? We have always felt strongly about the Arkansas community, and we were introduced to a group of people that share our values. Since you don’t provide your own genetics to the cultivators, how do you arrive at what products will go out under the TICAL label in each state? We work closely with our partners to make sure they are producing flower strains exclusively for the TICAL brand. Do you have standards that the cultivators must maintain? Yes, we have quality control measures in place to ensure the best products go in our packaging. How do you ensure quality and consistency? It’s a team effort that starts with the partners. We only work with groups that take QC (quality control) very seriously. We then have team members in-state that keep a close eye on the finished product. Can you tell me a little about the name? And is it pronounced like TIE-CAL? Someone told me to pronounce it like TICKLE but I’m not sure that’s right. No that’s not right … haha … It is pronounced TA-CAL. Listen to the song “Tical” on Method Man’s “Tical” album. How involved is Method Man? He is a co-founder and offers his creative input in a lot of areas of business.