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CNBC: This 60-year-old with an MBA now brings in millions selling cannabis candies

Whiteman, 60, is co-founder and CEO of Wana Brands, a manufacturer of cannabis-infused edibles based in Boulder, Colorado. Wana (short for “marijuana”) specializes in gummies. The candies don’t look like gummy bears or worms — that’s illegal in the state (too appealing to kids). Wana candies are small squares or circles dusted in sugar.… read more

Forbes: Meet Nancy Whiteman: A Cannabis Exec Making Serious Coin With Gummies

As founder and CEO of Wana Brands, Nancy Whiteman certainly doesn’t fit the stereotype of a cannabis entrepreneur. She’s 60 years old, Ivy League-educated and was the owner of a marketing consulting firm before detouring into the space eight years ago. Last year, her company, which makes cannabis gummies, was ranked number one in the edibles category in… read more

Company Week: Wana Brands

Co-founder and CEO Nancy Whiteman’s market-leading THC- and CBD-infused gummies have made her a nationally recognized leader in the cannabis industry. In 2017, Whiteman’s company racked up 17 percent of the market share in Colorado of cannabis edibles, according to a report issued by BDS Analytics — making Wana the category’s leading brand in the state.… read more

The Maven: Edible Review: Wana Brands Watermelon Sour Sativa Gummies

Wana Brands produces and distributes an entire line of delicious edibles, ranging from gummies to caramels. The first time I tried a Wana Brands product was when I was touring Mindful’s cultivation facility and dispensary in Denver in February of 2016. I bought a large bottle of their “jewels” to get me through my nights and travel for… read more

New York Times: Older Women and Medical Marijuana: A New Growth Industry

Since the industry is still finding its way, there is no “built-in institutional bias against women of any age,” said Nancy Whiteman, 58, a co-owner of Wana Brands of Boulder, Colo., which sells sour gummies, salted caramels and other products laced with THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient.… read more

Herb: CBD Gummies Are The New Easy Way To Medicate

One of Colorado’s top edible brands is launching a new line of strawberry CBD gummies. Here’s why these little treats are so amazing. Gummy vitamins were a big hit when they first entered the scene. Now, Wana Brands is offering consumers a new way to get their daily dose of CBD. Wana CBD Gummies are… read more

Inc: How the Queen of Legal Weed Is Targeting the Chardonnay Crowd

Can a 58-year-old former insurance executive build the first national marijuana brand? With these gummies, she just might. Nancy Whiteman still mourns those candied, spice-dusted almonds. “They were so good. They were so stinking good,” she sighs longingly. And so stinking hard to make–legally. Because Whiteman, the unlikely co-founder and co-owner of the most successful specialized… read more