How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?
Kan+Ade is invested in making quality products that meet people’s expectations in taste, safety and experience. The heart of Kan+Ade lies in its THC-infused fruit flavored syrup—our medible mixers are suitable for either drinking or mixing with food and beverages. Recently, we branched out and added cannabis extract to our product line. Currently, we are in the works of partnering with another company to formulate a CBD lotion. Although Kan+Ade is most known for its syrup, we are excitedly building on our staple product and expanding our line.
What do you offer consumers/clients that others don’t?
Kan+Ade’s products are rigorously tested for contaminants. Unfortunately, the manufacturing and production processes in the cannabis market remain unregulated, leaving it up to the maker to ensure a product put into the stream of commerce is safe and clean. That said, many companies do not adhere to high standards in the making of their merchandise. But we do. We pride ourselves on our strict manufacturing practices, offering consumers a healthier alternative.
How and why did your company start up?
At first, Kan+Ade was nothing more than a lot of business talk amongst four friends, each of whom had worked in a different sector of this industry. After countless discussions, we finally rolled up our sleeves and began. We did it because it was an idea we all believed would be rewarding—the idea that we would relieve some people’s pain and deliver positive experiences to others.
With the changing landscape of medical and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?
As of January 1, 2018, it will be illegal for dispensaries to purchase marijuana and related products from unlicensed companies; consequently, we anticipate our biggest challenge will be to keep Kan+Ade on the market and continue our product distribution.
What words of advice would you offer anyone seeking to enter the world of cannabis business?
Be consistent and follow up—check the status of your plans, contacts and goals. The cannabis industry is already populated, and the number of people trying to get into it is increasing. Thus, with many determined novices out there, there is very little room for people already in the business to demonstrate weaker work habits. So keep at it and always revisit whatever is on your “pending” list.
What are the goals and vision moving forward, for your company? Where do you see your company in five years?
Our vision is to build a brand consumers love and trust. We do this by building meaningful relationships, whether we are signing a deal with a vendor or educating a patient on use and dosage. Regardless of the task, we do it with care, commitment and caution. And we are confident [that]our dedication will shine through, making Kan+Ade a company known for its well-crafted formulas and excellent service.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
Marijuana awareness. Not everyone understands how the rules are changing and their effects on related businesses. Not everything on the market is safe. Through Kan+Ade, we hope and strive to educate the people supporting our business.