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Wana Brands adds champion snowmobiler to Athletes Program

—Wesley Bowerman cheated death, but lingering pain led him to Wana’s gummies— 

Boulder, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2020) ─ Champion snowmobiler Wesley Bowerman is the newest member of the Wana Brands’ Athletes Program. Bowerman has been riding and racing snowmobiles since he was a kid living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Now 40, he consistently ranked top 3 in points racing cross country snowmobiles for the past few years. These days, the Arvada, Colo., athlete is a backcountry freerider.

But it wasn’t just the wear and tear of his sport that persuaded Bowerman to use Wana Brands’ cannabis products, it was a serious health problem. “I was up in Leadville in 2018, and I was having a hard time breathing,” Bowerman recalled. “I thought maybe it was the altitude, but I’ve been riding here for 10 years and it had never felt like that.”

The next morning, a visit to the emergency room led to a startling diagnosis: prothrombin mutation, a genetic blood-clotting disorder. Bowerman was in intensive care for a week and a half. “The doctors couldn’t believe I wasn’t dead already, because the blood clots in my lungs were so big,” he continued. He underwent a series of risky blood-thinner treatments that could have killed him.

“I know the dangers of prescription painkillers, and I didn’t want to take them. So, I started trying to find an effective cannabis gummie to address my pain. I’ve sampled so many CBD/THC gummies, and no one else gave me the balance and the ratio that I was looking for. So many of them have put me into the couch or made me paranoid. But the Wana formula is precise and the ratios offer so many options. Wana Gummies are on point,” he said.

Bowerman’s go-to Wana products are Wana’s Pomegranate Blueberry Acai 5:1 CBD/THC and Strawberry Lemonade 1:1. “It’s a game changer to me,” he said. “The doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to do anything: snowmobile, travel, fly. But I’m doing all those things. I’ve defied the odds. I’m healthier than I’ve ever been.”

“Since launching the Wana Athlete program, I have been amazed to see the real stories about how athletes are reaching their greatest potential with the help of Wana products. I hope that Wesley’s story encourages people to talk to their doctors about alternative treatment options,” said Wana CEO Nancy Whiteman.

Of course, one doesn’t need a near-death experience to appreciate the benefits of cannabis. A research report released in November by Clear Path Market Research on behalf of the Cannabis Marketing Group found that people with active lifestyles are flocking to cannabis for exercise recovery and to maintain general health and wellness. According to the report, about 78% of cannabis consumers exercise regularly and some use cannabis for exercise recovery.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna Seldon McGregor at 917-971-7852 or

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