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Interview: Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman

Nancy Whiteman is the CEO of Colorado-based Wana Brands, one of the largest edibles producers in the U.S. Known for its namesake brand of gummies, among other products, Wana is present in Colorado, California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Oregon, and Oklahoma dispensaries, with Maryland, Missouri, and Florida also set to come online. The company’s home state of Colorado accounted for $24 million in revenue last year. Wana has also recently partnered with Canadian company Indiva to bring its portfolio to the Canada market. SND assistant editor Danny Sullivan recently spoke with Whiteman about Wana’s strategy for edibles, the appeal of cannabis gummies, and how COVID-19 has impacted business so far. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 7, 2020

Illinois Posts Strong March Sales, New York Legalization Stalls Again

Illinois topped $30 million in cannabis sales for the third straight month in March, reaching $35.9 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 7, 2020

Cannabis Briefs for April 7, 2020

•The province of Ontario has rescinded cannabis retail’s “essential business” status and ordered all shops closed for the next two weeks. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 7, 2020

Impact Seminar: Green Thumb’s Ben Kovler On Building Brands In The Cannabis Space

Ben Kovler, founder, CEO, and chairman of Green Thumb Industries (GTI), represented the cannabis industry at the 44th Annual Impact Marketing Seminar, held earlier this month in New York. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2020

Harvest Health Cancels $850 Million Verano Acquisition, Closes Franklin Labs Deal

Tempe, Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation has abandoned its $850 million acquisition of Illinois-based Verano Holdings, originally announced last March. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2020

Cannabis Briefs for March 31, 2020

•Santa Rosa, California-based CannaCraft has converted a portion of its manufacturing space and production capacity to formulate and package individual bottles of hand sanitizer for donation throughout California. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2020

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