Our story

Changing the World and Making Cannabis Available for Everyone

Cannabis is one of nature’s greatest
resources and offers countless opportunities

Today, hemp cannabis and CBD are quickly becoming more and more accepted
by consumers across the world; however, this wasn’t the case when we became the first
company to begin research to the potential benefits of the cannabis sativa plant.

"This is a way for people to get involved in the cannabis industry by simply registering as a Kannaway Brand Ambassador, getting some great products, and being able to educate the world."

- Blake Schroeder

The first company of its kind, Kannaway is the natural choice

Kannaway is a company that manufactures and markets some of the world’s most important product innovations, sourced from one of the earth’s oldest natural resources - cannabis.

For most of the 20th century, cannabis plants, such as industrial hemp, were widely misunderstood, which lead to many people not seeing the incredible potential it holds. With thousands of practical uses, including wellness, nutrition, fibers, textiles, and environmentally friendly construction materials, Kannaway’s goal is to help make hemp an essential part of commerce and farming once again. With this goal in mind and driven by a small group of hemp pioneers, Kannaway began our journey to bring cannabis solutions back to the world again.

Since that first day, Kannaway has helped break down many of the barriers that prevented people accessing safe, reliable, and beneficial cannabis products. To begin with, there was no large-scale hemp production, no technology to produce, harvest, and process hemp on the scale we planned for. There was no safe, clean, solvent free way to extract cannabinoids, and no reliable manufacturing processes, so we invented them. In doing so, we became the first company to establish a global pipeline and legally deliver cannabidiol (CBD) cannabis products first across the United States of America and then internationally to over 30 countries around the world.

Even though Kannaway is now one of the largest, fastest growing cannabis companies in the world, our journey is only just beginning.

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Soil: Incredible products begin long before a product is made

Every little thing impacts the way plants and food grow– from the climate to the altitude, from the heritage of the seed to the experience of the farmer who tends it, and so on. This is why our team searched high and low to find the right farm, one that could adequately source our ingredients and meet our standards.

Our search eventually led us to one of the world’s leading agricultural and horticultural giants — the Netherlands. There, we found a partner who not only shared our excitement for the potential of cannabis, but one who meticulously cared for his crops, regularly testing the ground and soil to cultivate the highest quality hemp for our customers, free of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers.

Process: Creating a safe, clean, solvent free system

As vital as the origins of our ingredients are, they’re only the first step in our Soil to Sale ™ commitment. Instead of using toxic materials like propane or butane, we went the natural route. Our CO2 fluid extraction process converts the hemp plant into usable biomass. From there, we start moving through the different refinement processes to prepare our base hemp oils. The first step involves as little refinement as possible, leaving the CBD hemp oil in its most unaltered form, while the final involves using a proprietary process to filter almost all the plant material and remove excess waxes.

Safety: Setting the standard for others to follow

With safety being our top priority, the quality assurance that begins in our fields is then certified in our science labs. The guidelines we created help ensure the safest, best quality products using the purest ingredients for our customers. So, we developed a rigorous multi-tier lab testing process, or Triple Lab Testing ™, to ensure it meets our Soil to Sale ™ standards.

Education: Breaking down barriers across the world

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t end when our products are ready to sell. We believe we have a responsibility to help educate as many people as possible about the importance of the endocannabinoid system in our bodies, and the vital role cannabis plays in our wellbeing.

Our History

Making the difference, year after year

2009
First publicly traded cannabis company in the United States.
2010
First direct sales company to offer cannabis products.
2011
First to establish a global CBD pipeline, making cannabidiol and other beneficial cannabinoids available to people all over the world.
2012

First to deliver CBD cannabis brands across U.S. state lines and international borders. Making cannabidiol available across 50 states and in dozens of countries.

First to develop and distribute CBD chewing gum, which led to a US patent for the use of chewing gum as a delivery method for cannabinoids.

2013

First with a license to commercialize the U.S. National Institutes of Health Patent #6630507; titled: “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” Currently hold two license agreements for commercialization.

First to develop strict quality standards for cannabis products, including rigorous triple lab testing.

2014
First to deliver prescription CBD products to Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, and migraine sufferers.
2015
First to offer government subsidized botanical cannabis-based products to Brazil.
2016

First to provide access to medical cannabis products to Paraguay.

First to bring medical cannabis CBD based products to Mexico. First ever doctor-prescribed medical cannabis/CBD products to be introduced to Mexican markets. Developed the first ever fully THC-free version of botanical CBD.

2017
First to address the United Nations & World Health Organization about CBD.
2018
First direct sales company to offer CBD products to European markets.
2019
First CBD product to be listed in the PDR.
 

Dr. Stuart Titus:
A True Pioneer

Dr. Stuart Titus, Ph.D., is an industry innovator who has been involved in the growth of many companies, including Kannaway. Previously a Wall Street veteran, where he was a bond trader for 11 years, Dr. Titus’ diverse background in both finance and healthcare is the impetus behind his strong passion to help others by supporting the greater cannabis industry. Dr. Titus is an expert in cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system, and is regularly asked to keynote speak at major medical conferences around the world. With a fellowship with the American Academy of Pain Management and clinical association with the American Association of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Titus also previously practiced as a Physiotherapist. For over fifteen years, he ran clinics that specialized in integrative pain management and injury rehabilitation, treating over 40,000 patients. His first-hand experience with therapeutic hemp oil products as nutritional supplements led him to be a forerunner in the industrial hemp industry in the United States and around the world.

Leaders

Blake Schroeder
CEO, Kannaway
Brad Tayles
President, Kannaway
Alex Grapov
Vice President, International
Stephen Jones
CMO, Kannaway
Jim Gibson
Vice President, Operations
Rachel Harris
Vice President, IT
Chris Mahlmann
Director, Marketing
Justin Stephens
Director, Customer Support

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