Kannaway is only hosting just one more event this year, but boy, is it going to be a big one. And for good reason… Kannaway has a lot to celebrate this year.
Since March of 2016, we have experienced 25 times growth, added thousands of new Brand Ambassadors, and opened up new markets here in the U.S. and internationally. We introduced a number of new product lines to our online store, like Kannaway Essential Oils, THC-free Pure CBD, and full-sprectrum Premium Hemp Oil, and we launched new incentives, including stock shares of our parent company Medical Marijuana, Inc. and the upcoming Inaugural Kannaway Cruise.
The Evolution National Convention, scheduled for the first weekend in November, will draw Kannaway Brand Ambassadors from all over the world to network, develop their talents for building a successful Kannaway business, and recognize the achievements of fellow BAs and the entire Kannaway family.
We have some exciting news, the great team at Magnetic Magazine featured the Kannaway Energy Chews in an article and said, “Kannaway’s Chocolate Energy Chews might be the best thing to hit the market since coffee; they are that good.”
Check out the amazing review of one of your favorite products here: “IMAGINE A CHOCOLATY “STARBURST LIKE” CHEW THAT GIVES YOU ENERGY AND MELLOWS YOU OUT”
Kannaway sponsored a booth on the red carpet at this year’s MTV Movie Awards, educating attendees about the health benefits of hemp and giving away hemp oil products to movie fans, celebrities, members of the media, and brand influencers.
The MTV Movie Awards were held on Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California, and aired the following night on April 10th. One of the premier movie events hosted in Los Angeles, the MTV Movie Awards draw celebrities and influencers from across a number of industries for a raucous evening celebrating this year’s best in movie moments.
The MTV Movie Awards have carried an air of irreverence since debuting in 1992, with past award categories including Most Desirable Male, Best Sandwich in a Movie, and Best Shirtless Performance. This year was no different, providing a number of attention grabbing moments from hosts Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The status quo challenging atmosphere of the event provided the perfect showcase for products made with cannabis, which is enjoying an unprecedented surge in popularity in recent years thanks in large part to widespread acceptance among millennials.
Anticipation swirled around this year’s event with the popular film Star Wars: The Force Awakens taking in double digit award nominations, but the real winners were found backstage. Kannaway, with Medical Marijuana, Inc. hosted a booth backstage at the red carpet where our team offered samples of our hemp oil products to attendees. Brand Ambassadors were on hand to answer questions about our hemp oil products and spread the word about the Medical Marijuana, Inc. portfolio of companies, including Kannaway.
Putting two of our popular products into the hands of celebrities, journalists, and influencers, Kannaway hopes to end the stigma surrounding cannabis by normalizing the use of hemp. Visitors to the booth were able to sample products from two of our top selling lines, HempVAP® and Cannabis Beauty Defined™.
HempVAP® was the first hemp oil vaporizer on the market. These slender vape pens contain no THC and no nicotine, avoiding the “buzz” or “high” other vape pens leave you with. Rather, HempVAP® botanical cartridges are filled with flavored hemp oil for a tobacco free alternative to smoking.
Cannabis Beauty Defined™ is a line of anti-aging skin care products formulated by expert herbalist Janelle Kim. Cannabis Beauty Defined™ introduces natural full spectrum hemp oil for the first time in high-end skin care.
Among those stars who stopped to learn about our products and pose for pictures were former Indianapolis Colt Weslye Saunders and Caroline Pearce (model, fitness expert, heptathlete, and former American Gladiator, Ice). Kannaway is excited to put our products in the hands of athletes and health and fitness experts who have the ability and the following to extend the reach of our brands.
Also in attendance at the Kannaway booth were Zoe Williams, humanist and contributor to The Guardian, recording artist Charley Cole, Camryn Howard from the MTV Movie Award winning film Straight Outta Compton, and Malea Rose from Kidnapped and Lauren Shaw of Zero Dark Thirty.
This isn’t the first time cannabis products have featured prominently at awards shows. In 2014, Sarah Silverman famously showed off her favorite accessory, a super slim vape pen, in front of the Emmy’s red carpet cameras, while earlier this year Leonardo DiCaprio was caught vaping an unknown substance from his vape pen several times during the SAG awards.
As market influencers learn about and interact with Hemp products from Kannaway, they will be more likely to use these products in their everyday lives and share their experiences with their followers and the media. Kannaway plans to continue to take advantage of the branding opportunities offered by these large media events to further normalize the use of cannabis based medical and lifestyle products.
Does this strategy work? Of course. The very next day Cannabis Beauty Defined was featured in Vogue Magazine, by a journalist we met at the event.
See all the entertainment industry insiders we caught up with below:
How many people set New Year resolutions and abandon them by the end of January? Why does this happen so frequently… especially with health and fitness goals? Some say it is a lack of real intention or a lack of motivation to continue. Some say the resolution or goal itself was not realistic or achievable. Whatever the case may be, one thing is clear…
Resolutions are Intentions in Disguise
Those things we really set out to accomplish this year… goals, dreams, beliefs… things we are willing to be accountable for and take action to accomplish. An intention is something we feel so strongly about and believe in with our heart and soul, so there is no risk of failure… only a journey on the path to get there. Where that path takes you along the way is anyone’s guess, so just enjoy the ride and believe that there is a reason for it all. When a bump in the road make you doubt the possibility of achieving your goal, try to open your mind and see the reason for the set back (aka “the bump in the road”). There is always a reason when we look back on other accomplishments in our lives and how we ended up getting to where we are today. What fantastic journeys we’ve all been on in our lives and most of it did not happen perfectly as planned.
Since it is a new year, a new moon and a new opportunity to set intentions, take full advantage of this time of the year to open the doors to what your future holds. The first step is getting your intentions on paper. You have to be able to visualize your intentions and goals for them to be realities. This is how we humans work after all, isn’t it?
- What you want to END this year
- What you want to BEGIN this year
Be very detailed and specific so that there is no mistaking what you intend to do.
Some examples of intentions are:
- I want my body to feel healthier with less pain, discomfort, and tension.
- I want my families finances to be secure and to finally have the financial freedom that we have been working towards.
- I will live a less stressful and anxiety ridden lifestyle that includes more time for meditation, yoga, personal improvement, acupuncture, reading and walking outside breathing in the nature around me.
- I will rid my life of toxic people, food, and environments to lead a healthier life.
- I will build my own business that gives me the freedom I seek to enjoy my family and gives me the ability to be the master of my own schedule.
- I will not say “Yes” to everything and everyone unless it makes me feel good, positive and prosperous in the endeavor.
- I will focus on the health of my whole family, helping them to achieve balance and wellness.
- I will surround myself with new experiences, physical fitness and engage my mind to stay mentally strong.
Whatever intentions you set, look at your list frequently and remind yourself why you set them. Feel good about them all and be willing to commit to the achievement or realization of them. Don’t set intentions you KNOW you will not be able to follow through on. Remember, we are human! We are capable of amazing things, but have limitations nonetheless. Know yours- mentally, physically, and spiritually- and go from there. Your intentions are a reflection of the world you live in and what is inside you as core values.
Your world just might improve in the process!
As another new year approaches, I think about how this one will be unique… different from the others that have come before it. How can I set my intentions for the year & create what I want it to be for myself and my family? Some say that every good thing that happens to us is pure luck, some say it is a predestined path we are on, some others say that it is karma coming back to us from past lives and we are here on this earth to learn a lesson- right a wrong- make someone else’s existence better. So, how do we begin… for me, it’s with a positive intention. A core belief that life can change for the better is what drives me. Remaining stagnant, wallowing in self-pity and pain is not an option.
For many of us, our favorite part of the holidays are the traditions—be it the lighting of the menorah, the “Black Friday” trip to the mall, singing Christmas carols, cooking something Grandma used to make, or picking out a tree.
This caesar salad is extra special because it’s filled with festive flare, packed with superfoods (i.e., hemp seeds, hemp oil, kale, pomegranate seeds), and built to serve a family. It’s a salad that will nourish, charm, and encourage heartwarming memories, and for those reasons, it’s one to be shared around the holidays.