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Wana Brands up for three Weedy Awards

—Company’s attention to quality and social responsibility recognized again— 

Los Angeles (Feb. 25, 2020)Wana Brands joins a roster of top-tier cannabis businesses as a finalist in three categories in WeedWeek’s 2020 Weedy Awards, to be presented in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 28.

The finalists were chosen by the readers of WeedWeek, home of the cannabis industry’s best newsletters and podcasts. From among the finalists, a panel of distinguished, influential judges will pick the winners during an event at The London, a five-star hotel and venue in West Hollywood.

Wana is recognized in three of the 10 categories: Socially Responsible Company, Environmentally Responsible Company, and Edibles. As it happens, those categories represent the very endeavors of which Wana is most proud.

“Wana is humbled to be included among such luminous companies, all of them doing such great things for the cannabis industry. It’s a cliché to say we’re proud just to be nominated, but we really are,” said Nancy Whiteman, CEO of Wana Brands.

In the Edibles category, the other finalists are Kiva, based in Oakland; Wyld, based in Clackamas, Ore.; and Yummi Karma, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. The other finalists in the Socially Responsible category are Eaze, a well-known cannabis-delivery service headquartered in San Francisco; and Bloom Farms, a maker of vape pens and other products, also based in San Francisco. In the Environmentally Responsible category, Wana is up against Flow Kana, a Northern California manufacturer; and Denver-based Sana Packaging, maker of sustainable packaging serving the cannabis industry.

Wana is the country’s No. 1 maker of infused edibles in dollars sold and has been recognized for the brand’s quality and consistency, as well as its efforts around environmental and social concerns and causes.

Wana Sour Gummies are handcrafted and infused with high-quality tincture during the cooking process to ensure the best tasting, highest quality, consistent gummie on the market. Wana gummies are made with fruit pectin, not gelatin. A specially selected fruit pectin gives Wana Sour Gummies their amazing texture and makes them 100% vegan. All Wana products are made with gluten-free ingredients and taste like real fruit, thanks to all-natural flavoring, coloring and sugar. Wana Gummies also have no sorbitol or mineral oil, both of which can cause stomach upset.

Wana Brands products are known for their quality, consistency and potency. The company has been providing third party testing of its products to ensure purity and potency since Wana was established in 2010. As such, consumers and retailers have come to trust the Wana name as the industry leader in infused gummies.

Wana Brands is one of only a handful of marijuana infused production companies that is Woman-Owned. Heralded as “The Queen of Legal Weed” by Inc. (May 2017) and “The Martha Stewart of Edibles” by Entrepreneur (Jan. 2019), Whiteman received the first-ever MJBizDaily 2019 Industry Impact Award in December 2019. She was one of six women included in High Times 100 in March 2019 and she was listed No. 3 in Cannabis Business Executive’s Top Women in Cannabis list in May 2019.

Wana Brands is focused on “Enhancing Your World” through a strategic Corporate Social Responsibility program that invests in local communities through Donations and Aid, Volunteering, Environmental Impact and Sustainability, and Ethical & Transparent Business Practices. Wana Brands makes sustainability a priority throughout the organization. In March, Wana Brands advanced industry innovation by unveiling a more sustainable packaging solution for its artisan edibles. The new containers reduce three layers of packaging to only one, with a tamper-evident shrink band adding another level of security. Since late 2017, Wana has worked to make its operations paperless by instituting digital reporting SOPs, making Wana’s procurement and receiving departments 95% paperless and helping to reduce their carbon footprint.

Wana will also exhibit at Hall of Flowers Season 4 Greater Palm Springs, April 1-2. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna Seldon McGregor at 917-971-7852 or shawna@themaverickpr.com.

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 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, California, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Oregon dispensaries, with Maryland, Oklahoma, Missouri and Florida (as regulations allow) among the states imminently coming online. Wana Brands expects to expand internationally to Canada by 2020. For more information or to subscribe to Wana’s e-newsletter, visit www.wanabrands.com. Follow Wana on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

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