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Wana Brands Director of Innovation to offer insight into Cannabis Edibles Product Development at Process Expo

Boulder, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2019)—As the cannabis industry continues to expand into the mainstream, Wana Brand’s Director of Innovation, Mike Hennesy, will speak about cannabis edibles product development at the upcoming Process Expo in Chicago on Tues., Oct. 8, at 1pm. The expo brings together 15,000 of the world’s most successful food and beverage processors, packaging professionals, equipment manufacturers and leaders in the field of academia.

In his role as Director of Innovation, Hennesy continues to position Wana Brands on the leading edge of cannabis science and technologies as the market leader in infused product innovation.

Hennesy oversees a diverse range of responsibilities including research and development, business analytics, training programs, and strategic partnership building. Hennesy developed Wana’s online interactive training program for budtenders and employees that covers the science of the endocannabinoid system. He also directed the development of Wana’s disposable vape line, including the line’s unique proprietary blend. Prior to his role as Director of Innovation managed a sales team of seven and has been instrumental in Wana’s availability in the vast majority of Colorado’s dispensaries and three-year growth rate of 269%.

“From genetics to extraction to processing to product forms, innovative cannabinoid product development offers its own host of opportunities and challenges. And that’s just scratching the surface,” Hennesy said. “I am looking forward to beginning a dialogue about cannabis product development with global leaders in food production at Process Expo.”

A native of Northern Virginia, Hennesy graduated from The University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) in 2012. He is currently enrolled in a Master Program for Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at The University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy. Hennesy served as Vice President of the ENST Society and was an active member of the Washington, D.C. chapters of NORML and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). Hennesy brings a diverse background to the industry as a certified Rescue Diver, Eagle Scout and outdoorsman. When not working, he still finds time for camping, hiking and snowboarding in the mountains around Boulder, Colo.

To schedule an interview with Mike Hennesy, please contact Shawna McGregor at or 917-971-7852.

Wana Brands: Enhance Your Life.

Included in the 2019 Inc. 5000 list at #1536 and boasting a three-year growth rate of 269%, Wana Brands is the No. 1 edibles brand in the United States, with more units and dollars sold than any other brand, according to BDS Analytics 2019 Brand Share Report. Wana leads the industry in quality, consistency and potency, providing a range of different options that enable customers to create the specific cannabis experience they want. Wana products offer diverse product forms including edibles, vapes and extended release capsules, four different CBD/THC ratios as well as a variety of different dosages, onset times and duration of effects. The portfolio is designed so products can be used singly or in combination to address specific health, wellness and recreational needs. Wana products are available in Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Arizona and Oregon dispensaries, and will soon be available in California and Florida (as regulations allow). For more information or to subscribe to Wana’s e-newsletter, visit Follow Wana on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

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