John Whiteman of Wana Brands joins us to discuss the Wana story. He takes us through his personal history and how he found himself in the cannabis space. John discusses the early days of the medical market in Colorado and the various products Wana tested before settling in on the current product assortment. The conversation happened a few weeks back and John brings up polling in Nevada…which works out well as Andrew Jolley of NV returns to give us an update on where we are with that ballot initiative as the opposition gets underway.
Speaker 2: John Whiteman and Andrew Jolley, John Whiteman, have wanna brands, joins us to discuss the story, takes us through his personal history and how he found himself in the cannabis space. John discussed the early days of the medical market in Colorado and the various products want to test it before settling in on the current product assortment. The conversation happened a few weeks back and John brings up polling in Nevada, which works out well, is Andrew Jolley of Nevada returns to give us an uptodate ballad initiative report as the opposition gets underway. Welcome to cannabis economy. I'm your host Seth Adler. Check us out on social with the handler can economy. That's two ends and the word economy, and if you're into more direct communication, feel free to send me an email@engageatCanneseconomy.com. John Weidman proceeded by Andrew Jolley and we've got a andrew major
Speaker 1: jolly from Nevada organic remedies. But, but you, you, you told me, you know, sure, that's the company name, but, uh, you guys are the source. That's what folks know you from. That's right. That's the name of our dispensary is the source. All right, so since we really didn't talk about the dispensary last time at all, before we get to a kind of the Nevada update from you, and thank you for providing it. Uh, you know, the stores. Tell us about it. Let's get into that a little bit. Uh, what is the latest from the source? Well, we've been open since December 10th of last year and we've been very, very fortunate. We have an amazing staff and great patients and we just opened our second location today. In fact, in Henderson. Look at. Alright. So, uh, you've got the two locations, uh, you know, what, what, uh, what's on the shelves? What are folks, uh, purchasing? What, uh, what is, uh, what's the
Speaker 4: low. Well, we've seen an enormous growth in the market here in the past year in Nevada. When we first opened, there were only a couple of cultivators, operational and now we have 30 or 40 and so we have 30 different strains of flower on our shelves. We probably have the same number of concentrates. We have a good selection of edibles, vapor products, cbd products, infused products. We have a lot of really, really good high quality products here in Nevada. Finally. So things are looking really good for, for our customers.
Speaker 1: Okay. So there we go. I mean, it, it, it has taken awhile. Um, but, but as far as, uh, as far as you guys are concerned that it sounds like it's a, it's turned a corner. We really have actual operating dispensaries with actual operating product.
Speaker 4: Yeah. Today we have 42 operating dispensary's in the state, about 35 of those are down here in the Las Vegas Valley. And like I said, we have a lot of cultivators and, and good edible companies that are operational. So yeah, we've seen a lot of positive growth in the industry over the past 12 months.
Speaker 1: And so, uh, it is time then, uh, to, to talk about a adult use, you know, the, the medical market is now, you know, on, on the board, so to speak. And so last time you gave us kind of an overview of, uh, of where we were and here we go. We're going to talk about where we are now. And uh, you just told me before we started that a, the opposition Kinda launched last week, so to speak.
Speaker 4: Yeah. They finally came out of the woodwork and launched a website and got some news coverage. They held a press conference and they're tired. Old Story is now out for people to, uh, to think about
Speaker 1: tired old story. What, uh, what talking points are a, is the opposition going within Nevada.
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