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Kannaway Hosts Ignite! National Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona

Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary Kannaway® hosted their Ignite! National Conference in Arizona to bring together community of thousands of Brand Ambassadors.

The Kannaway® community of Brand Ambassadors gathered in Scottsdale this past weekend to network with Kannaway® executives and leaders, learn tips and techniques for building a business, and celebrate Kannaway®’s incredible success this year.

The weekend kicked off with Kannaway®’s Black Tie Incentive, an exclusive event reserved for Brand Ambassadors who hit and maintained Kannaway®’s top ranks during the qualification period.

These top leaders in Kannaway® were transported from the Phoenician Hotel, site of the Ignite! event, to the Harold Price House. Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who had a home and school nearby, designed the Harold Price House in 1954. A prime example of Wright’s architectural style, the sprawling home boasts 10 bedrooms and an uniquely styled open-air atrium with a floating ceiling effect.

Kannaway® BAs, all dressed to the nines, were wined and dined and had the opportunity to explore the notable house before dancing the night away to a guest performance of doo-wop era tunes by Virgil Gibson of the world famous Platters. It was an incredible night offered exclusively  Kannaway®’s top Brand Ambassadors.

The Ignite! event itself began on Friday evening and ran through Saturday night. There was a sense of celebration all weekend long, as everyone in attendance applauded the sustained growth Kannaway® has experienced. Seeing 11 times growth in just over a year, Kannaway® continues to take the steps necessary to remain on track to drive further success in the coming months, including updating BA tools, launching new products, and refining the Kannaway® experience.

To highlight Kannaway®’s achievements, the company sold over $100,000 worth of products during the Ignite! Event, including sales of its two newest products. Attendees at the Ignite! National Conference enjoyed event only pricing of up to $100 dollars off Kannaway®’s most popular products, like Kannaway® Premium Hemp Oil, Rev!ve, and Pure CBD product lines.

Also at the event, Kannaway® announced our plans for international expansion with the creation of Kannaway® Europe. As part of this expansion, the company introduced Alex Grapov as its new International Vice President. Alex has been tasked with opening the new Kannaway® Europe home office and driving the company’s overseas expansion.

Grapov has over 10 years’ experience in international business development and expansion. Prior to his new role, Russian-native Grapov served as Managing Director for European Operations and Senior Director of European Sales at two U.S. billion dollar companies, driving annual sales exceeding $100 million.

A main feature of the Ignite! National Conference was the incredible presentations given all weekend long. Speakers at the event included Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus, as well as Valerie Aloisio, Jeff Lessard, and Randy Schroeder, among many others. These speakers revealed the CBD facts, the selling tips, and the valuable tools available to BAs as they build their successful hemp oil businesses.

One of the speakers this weekend was Janelle Kim, one of the formulators of Kannaway®’s popular CBD oil products. During her presentation, Janelle announced the launch of an innovative new line of products in the Kannaway® store. Tranquility, Energy, and Immunity Kannaway Essential Oils are carefully designed botanical extract blends featuring essential oils, Bi-Bong™ herbal blends, and terpenes, beneficial compounds responsible for a plant’s scent and flavor. Aromatherapeutic Kannaway® Essential Oils can be added to oil diffusers or massaged into the body’s pressure points for focused benefits.

With special event pricing of just $75 for the Trio Pack featuring all three scents, a savings of nearly $10, Kannaway® completely sold out of the inventory brought to the event. Retailing at $42 with a BA price of $35, Kannaway®’s new Essential Oils are sure to become hot sellers in the Kannaway® store.

Dr. Titus also introduced a new, more potent HempVAP atomizer during his presentation at this past weekend’s event. Packed with 100 mg of CBD per cartridge and flavored only with terpenes, this MCT oil-based vape liquid provides more CBD per flavorful puff for a unparalleled vaping experience. This new vape in the Kannaway® store demonstrates the company’s commitment to remaining a pioneer in the CBD hemp oil industry.

On hand at the event was the Board of Directors for ECHO, Kannaway®’s charitable benefactor of choice. Board members Andrea Barnes and Wayne Moorehead discussed the role ECHO plans to play in the lives of families with special needs children. Standing for Education, Collaboration, and Hope, ECHO is an independent, nonprofit and charitable organization connecting special case sick children and families with the treatment options and financial aid services they need. For those facing extenuating circumstances, ECHO proudly supplies education and open-ended collaboration opportunities between doctors and patients to get them access to the treatment options they need most.

During the ECHO presentation, Brian Higuera, Secretary and Treasurer of ECHO’s Board of Directors, and his family got up to share their powerful experience raising a special needs daughter. Their tearful story moved everyone attending the event and served to accentuate the need for organizations like ECHO.

At the Ignite! event, Kannaway® raised over $12,500 for ECHO. Medical Marijuana, Inc. matched this total donation, doubling the amount Kannaway® was able to give to this important charity.

Kannaway® has a series of regional Red Carpet events planned through September, including stops in New Orleans, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, and New York. The next Kannaway® National Conference is scheduled for November in Denver.

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  • May 25, 2017
  • Jeffrey Stamberger